17 Young Actors That Will Soon Steal the Spotlight From Hollywood Superstars


It’s frightening to realise that your favourite stars are 40, and some are even 50 years old. We don’t need to be conservative and only watch old-school actors, even if they’re still excellent on film. More than that, the younger generation is equally impressive and fascinating to observe.

Angelina Jolie — Margaret Qualley

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Many moviegoers first saw this young girl in Hollywood’s Once Upon a Time… Margaret Qualley played a hippy and captured the hearts of millions of people. Her acting career began earlier, but it was for the Tarantino film that she was nominated for a Screen Actors Guild Award.

Natalie Portman — Millie Bobby Brown

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Millie Bobby Brown is best known for her portrayal as Eleven in the Netflix series Stranger Things. Brown starred as Enola Holmes in the film Enola Holmes, which was released in 2020.

Halle Berry — Zendaya

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The actress’s most noteworthy role in her career is Michelle in two Spider-Man films, which she played twice. But this isn’t her only accomplishment. In 2020, Zendaya got an Emmy award for the show Euphoria.

Audrey Tautou — Anya Taylor-Joy

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This young lady rose to fame after starring in Robert Eggers’ novel The Witch. She then starred in M. Night Shyamalan’s films Split and Glass. She also appeared in the fifth season of Peaky Blinders.

Matthew McConaughey — Charlie Plummer

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When Charlie Plummer starred in Ridley Scott’s criminal film All the Money in the World, his career took off quickly. Plummer is now working on a number of projects, and we should expect to see him on the big screen shortly.

Javier Bardem — Noah Centineo

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The Fosters, a TV show, has given the young actor a boost. He’s done other things previously, but this is his most memorable performance. Noah Centineo was also in the Netflix film To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before. Centineo is currently negotiating a role in the Masters of the Universe reboot.

Honor Byrne — Tilda Swinton (the daughter of Tilda Swinton)

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Honor obviously inherited her mother’s colourful and striking features. Joanna Hogg’s film The Souvenir was her debut. She was even nominated for a British Independent Film Awards nomination.

Renée Zellweger — Erin Moriarty

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Erin has worked on the same set as Mel Gibson and is currently starring in the hit drama The Boys, which is based on the comic book.

Johnny Depp — Ezra Miller

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Ezra Miller has been in the business since 2008, although most people are familiar with him from his roles as Credence in Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them and Barry Allen in the DC Comics universe.

Idris Elba — Archie Madekwe

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Archie has been in the miniseries Les Misérables as well as the strange 2019 horror Midsommar. Currently, the actor is working on a number of new projects.

Elijah Wood — Asa Butterfield

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We believe there is no better contender for the role of Frodo in a Lord of the Rings remake than Sam Worthington. In 2008, Asa Butterfield made his film debut in The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas.

Helena Bonham Carter — Maisie Williams

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It’ll undoubtedly take a long time for Maisie Williams to get over her portrayal as Arya Stark, but Game of Thrones paved the way for her in the big screen. You may have recently seen her in The New Mutants.

Brad Pitt — Austin Butler

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Austin Butler will play Elvis Presley in a biopic on the singer’s life that will premiere in 2021. His lips and appearance are quite similar to Elvis Presley’s. One of his most recent roles is in Once Upon a Time… in Hollywood as hippie Tex Watson.

Zoe Saldana — Sasha Lane

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Sasha Lane has starred in a number of low-budget films, including Hearts Beat Loud and The Miseducation of Cameron Post. She also had a brief role in Hellboy in 2019.

Jake Gyllenhaal — Ethan Cutkosky

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Ethan Cutkosky is most known for his role in Shameless as Carl Gallagher. The actor has been a part of the project since its inception in 2011.

Ben Stiller — Nat Wolff

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This actor has already starred in a number of noteworthy projects. He played the main role in the 2017 film Death Note, for example. In addition, he starred in the film Mortal, which premiered in Norway in 2020.

Monica Bellucci — Adèle Exarchopoulos


Adèle Exarchopoulos, a French actress, is the youngest person to win the Palme d’Or. She received the prize for her performance as the lead in Blue Is the Warmest Color.

Do you have any young actors as favourites?

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