The Fresh-faced Talent in The Last Airbender Cast

Wednesday, October 12 by Ed Mulero

"The Last Airbender" cast worked to bring the famous animated series to life with a ton of action and special effects. M. Night Shyamalan takes the story of a young Avatar named Aang, who must battle the Fire Nation from conquering the Air, Water and Earth Nations. Each actor elevates their game to portray their cartoon counterparts and recreate the magic of the epic series. Any great movie without a solid cast is like spaghetti without the meatballs, and "The Last Airbender" is no exception.

Dev Patel. The young actor joined the cast of "The Last Airbender" as Prince Zuko, the wayward son of the Fire Lord Ozai with a huge chip on his shoulder. He made a tremendous splash with "Slumdog Millionaire" as Jamal, who competes on a game show as well as the heart of his true love. Nowadays, he's steady working on projects as opposed to dodging gangsters or fireballs like "The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel" and "Cherry." 

Noah Ringer. A child actor got the break of his life from an open casting call to play the hero Aang in "The Last Airbender." He's moved on from being a super powered but follically-challenged monk to battling extraterrestrials in the Wild West in "Cowboys & Aliens." His future looks as bright as the special effects in his debut film.

Nicola Peltz. The green-eyed New York native helped the cast reproduce the magic of "The Last Airbender" as the motherly Katara. She wasn't going to rest on her laurels, as she has a role lined up for the movie "Eye of the Hurricane." The actress now has a budding acting career to look forward to—not bad for the daughter of a former model and Snapple billionaire.

Jackson Rathbone. This Singapore-born actor became a welcome addition to the cast of "The Last Airbender" with his extensive experience as Sokka. His credits feature work in TV and movies such as "Criminal Minds," "No Ordinary Family," "Twilight," and "New Moon." The fresh-faced thespian is a freight train of talent with a slew of movie roles for  "Breaking Dawn" and "Live at the Foxes Den."

Cliff Curtis. A native of New Zealand, Curtis brought his expertise and stoic presence to the cast of "The Last Airbender" as the Fire Lord Ozai. The multi-faceted veteran worked in such movies as "Training Day," "The Fountain," "Live Free or Die Hard," and "Three Kings" to name a few. The only thing that was missing from his resume was playing a mystic noble from an ancient civilization. 

-Eduardo Camacho

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