Though he was five years removed from an Oscar nomination, in 2011
Looking at the movies slated for release in 2013, there's no obvious choice for this year's actor who will go from a mildly familiar name and face to an absolutely huge star who's like OMG the coolest hottest thing of all time. As of now, however, there are a few particular people worth considering:
In 2012, the widely disliked "This Means War" and generally ignored "People Like Us" failed to assert the "Star Trek" and "Unstoppable" star as a non-franchise, non-Denzel Washington-movie leading man. This year, Pine's return as Capt. Kirk in the highly anticipated sequel "Star Trek Into Darkness" and, perhaps more significantly, taking over the Jack Ryan role from the likes of
Being the youngest guy in "The Expendables 2" (and
He burst onto the scene playing both twins in "The Social Network," but neither "J. Edgar" nor "Mirror Mirror" favorably showcased Hammer's charm or talent. His starring role with Johnny Depp in "The Lone Ranger" could make Hammer a major talking point again, and several other reported upcoming top-line efforts could only further that perception.
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