10 Famous Young Actors

Friday, March 25 by Shawn Lealos

The ten most famous young actors are generally popular among teen girls everywhere. The actors on this list fit that criteria but also provide solid entertainment for the general movie going population as well. These men are not just poster boys, but some of the best young talent working in movies today.

  1. Taylor LautnerTaylor Lautner got his big scree break when Robert Rodriguez cast him in the kid’s flick “The Adventures of Shark Boy and Lava Girl.” He is now one of the most famous young actors in the world thanks to Team Jacob and the worldwide success of “The Twilight Saga.”
  2. Robert PattinsonRobert Pattinson has starred in two of the biggest franchises in the world, making him a favorite of teenage girls everywhere. While he started off with the “Harry Potter” franchise, he soon moved on to “Twilight” where his role as the vampire Edward made him one of cinema’s most famous young actors.
  3. Daniel Radcliffe – The entire world has watched Daniel Radcliffe grow up. He started off as the twelve-year old lead in the first Harry Potter movie in 2001. Ten years later, Radcliffe is 21-years old and is preparing for the release of the final movie in the franchise that made him one of the world’s most famous young actors.
  4. Rupert Grint – Much like his co-star Daniel Radcliffe, the world has watched Rupert Grint grow up. In 2001, this famous young actor began his movie career as a gangly teenager, seemingly uncomfortable in his own skin. In 2011, he has become one of the finest actors in the franchise.
  5. Tom Felton – Tom Felton will have the easiest time shaking the stigma of being a “Harry Potter” kid when the franchise ends. Since he played the bad guy, Darco Malfoy, he is seen less than the major actors but, in the small scenes he appeared, has proven to have the talent to have a solid career after “Potter” ends.
  6. Jesse EisenbergJesse Eisenberg was nominated for an Oscar for his role in the 2010 David Fincher movie, “The Social Network.” The young star has appeared in some of the best moves in the year leading up to that, including “Zombieland” and “Adventureland.”
  7. Michael CeraMichael Cera starred in one of the best movies of 2010, “Scott Pilgrim vs. The World.” He remains one of the most famous young actors working today thanks to performances in crowd pleasers like “Juno,” “Nick and Norah’s Infinite Playlist” and “Superbad.”
  8. Zac EfronZac Efron became one of the most famous young actors on the planet before he ever appeared in a theatrical movie. Efron made his name on the most popular television movie of all-time “High School Musical.” He has since began working in more serious films, proving he may be more than just another teen idol.
  9. Shia LaBeoufShia LeBeouf is the most successful famous young actor on this list. He started his career on TV, making his name on the series “Even Stevens.” He has since worked with Steven Spielberg, Oliver Stone and Michael Bay in some of cinema’s biggest blockbusters.
  10. Anton YelchinAnton Yelchin is a name that not many people know but, when they see his face, they recognize him as one of the most famous young actors. In 2009 alone he played Chekov in the “Star Trek” reboot and Kyle Reese in “Terminator: Salvation.”
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