Great movie actors and actresses are slowly shedding off their glows. Some of which might still radiate amazing acts but not for long. Where’s Angelina Jolie, Brad Pitt, Tom Cruise and not to mention Jackie Chan, Sylvester Stalone, Jet Li and a lot more we seldom see in the silver screen. That is why I’m spying the new ones who seem struggling to shine through the crowd.
First one: know him? He’s The Covenant (2006) and 10,000 BC (2008) lead actor, Steven Strait. He has great acting skills but not enough. His performance in 10,000 BC as D’Leh was primitive yet lacks the spark of a next best actor. He seems promising though but people wants more. After watching The Covenant, I thought he’d come out fresh and bankable but it seem people are not buying it.
Next: Logan Lerman. Probably saw Percy Jackson and the Olympians: The Lightning Thief, well, he’s best known for playing that title character. Apart from this, Logan already won a few number of awards way back from his younger years. He’s been in 15 movies which includes The Patriot, The Butterfly Effect, Jack and Bobby, 3:10 to Yuma, Meet Bill, etc. But still, he seems to be needing a lot more. Well, there’s plenty of time for this 19-year-old actor.
Third: The Green Arrow, Justin Hartley, in Smallville. Seeing him for the first time, he really looks like the next Brad Pitt. But after a series of roles both on film and television, he still didn’t get that glow. He can act, he can do actions but he lacks the charm(?). Many girls, I guess, are probably throbbing around him and waiting for his tv appearances. But to add it up, he’s already in his early thirties. Can he still make it? Let’s find out.
Fourth: Alex Rider in the Stormbreaker, Alex Pettyfer. Three nominations with an award, not bad for a newcomer. But that was before. After that, be barely manage to get notice on the silver screen. This year, 2011, he got the starring roles for I Am Number Four and Beastly. He finally, slowly getting out to be big. Hopefully it’ll last.
Lastly: Eragon’s lead star, Ed Speleers. He’s been into a couple of films after his debut of Eragon on 2006. It was said it was trilogy film, but it wasn’t followed after it didn’t make a hit. Ed has potentials to be in chick flicks but action-adventure or fantasy, I don’t know. This year, he has A Good Place to Die and The Good War. But you would you watch it? Kindda, less likely.
In order to make it bigtime in the movie industry, one must acquire skills to act, charm to persuade, a clean character outside the industry, and of course luck — not — of course, a good material movie. Even how charming they are but without a good storyline, then they’ll have to keep on trying harder.