To get a close look at some of Hollywood's most promising up-and-coming stars, just take a look at a list of the Transformers 3 Characters. Transformers 3 is the third installment of the Transformers film franchise and is known officially by the name "Transformers: Dark of the Moon." The release date for the Michael Bay-directed action adventure movie is for July 1, 2011 in the United States.

  1. Shia LaBeouf returns to his role as young Sam Witwicky in the third Transformers movie. The Los Angeles native's character is the main role in the movie, and is a friend of the alien robots, the "Autobots." Other noteworthy roles for the curly-haired actor include movies such as "Eagle Eye", "Disturbia", "Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps" and "New York, I Love You."

  2. Lanky British supermodel Rosie Huntington-Whiteley reprises Megan Fox's former role as Sam's love interest in the new Transformers movie. Her character is Carly, another human Autobots ally. The Devon, England-born actress is well-known in the fashion world for her modeling work with the lingerie giants Victoria's Secret.

  3. Tall North Dakota-bred actor Josh Duhamel returns to his role as a field commander named Major William Lennox. The character is the head of N.E.S.T., which stands for Non-Biological Extraterrestrial Species Team. Josh Duhamel also is known for his roles in movies and television programs including "Las Vegas," "The Romantics," "Win a Date With Tad Hamilton," "Life as We Know It" and "Turistas."

  4. Tyrese Gibson portrays the United States Airforce sergeant Robert Epps in "Transformers: Dark of the Moon." The Los Angeles-born actor also is a well-known rapper and vocalist, and previously also worked as a model. Tyrese Gibson has made a name for himself in Hollywood with roles in movies like "2 Fast 2 Furious," "Fou Brothers," "Flight of the Phoenix" and "Legion." The actor also worked as a VJ for MTV Networks.