Hollywood has a whole new generation of young actors who are ready to enter the spotlight. As much as we would like Tom Cruise or Jim Carrey to be young forever, this is obviously impossible. Hence, we have to start taking a look at the fresh faces in Hollywood. Which ones will turn out to be the next big money makers in the industry? Here is a selection of 10 talented young actors, of whom we expect a lot:

1. Dakota Fanning (born 1994)

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Dakota Fanning really deserves to be on top of this list.  At 17, she is already old in Hollywood, having played with such great actors as Tom Cruise, Robert de Niro, Kurt Russell or Denzel Washington. She is unanimously described as an amazing actor and a real professional. Kurt Russell, who worked with her when she was 9 years old said:  “I guarantee you, (Dakota) is the best actress I will work with in my entire career.” This, I think, says it all. We expect to see great things from Dakota, as she makes the first steps into more adult roles.

What she is known for : Twilight Saga Braking: Dawn, Eclipse and New Moon(2012-2009),  The runaways (2010),Push (2009), War of the worlds (2005) and Man on Fire (2004), to name just a few.

2. Robert Pattinson( born 1986)

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Robert Pattinson is an English actor, but not just that. He is also a singer and a model. While his singing and modelling career are a mystery to me, I do know that he is an exceptional actor, whose career is only starting to boost. He focused on the “Twilight Saga”, where he had (as you definitely know) the leading male role. This role brought him worldwide recognition.  While the saga in itself is controversial (the girls think it’s wonderful while the majority of the guys hate it), his acting was undeniably exceptional.

Other movies you know him from:Water for Elephants (2011), Remember Me (2010), Little Ashes (2009)

3. Jesse Eisenberg (born 1983)


This is one of the young actors who definitely have “the spark”. When playing in an average movie, he transforms it into a hit (see” Zombieland”), which says a lot about him. I do expect him to have a wonderful career, as he got not only talent, but charm as well. We mostly think of him as a dorky kind of teenager, so it is interesting to see what his future roles will be like, as he is now too old for playing teenagers.

We know him from: The Social Network (2010), Zombieland(2009) and Adventureland(2009)

4. Emma Roberts (born 1991)


As the daughter of Eric Roberts and –of course- the niece of Julia Roberts, her path in Hollywood could not be smoother. Even if she had no talent, she would still be considered great; however, she was certainly blessed by the gods with beauty and talent. This 20 years old rising star is not only an actress, but a singer and a model as well.

What she is known for: the television series “Unfabulous”, as well as Scream 4 (2011), The Art of Getting By (2011),It’s kind of a funny story, Twelve(2010) and Valentine’s Day(2010).

5. Daniel Radcliff (born 1989)


The cute little boy we used to call Harry has grown into a handsome young man. He has the looks and he definitely has talent, so his future career looks promising. However, he will most probably be stuck with the “Harry Potter” emblem for the rest of his life. After 10 years of interpreting this role, we can’t really see him as anyone else than Harry. He will probably have to work twice as hard as his colleagues to prove that he can overtop his previous performance. With a movie in post-production (“The Woman in black”), he seems to have already crossed the border.

6. Kristen Stewart (born 1990)


She is another young actress whose early career was marked by a role, namely that of Bella Swan, from the “Twilight” saga. With the entire family working behind the camera, she thought her own future will be that of a movie director. However, her talent was spotted by an agent since an early age, and she began having minor roles in movies since 10 years old. Today, gorgeous Kristen is already a very promising actress. We sure hope to see her in even better movies that really highlight her unique acting style.

What else she is known for: On the road (2011), Welcome to Rileys (2010), The runaways(2010), Adventureland(2009), Jumper(2008).

7. Mia Wasikowska (born 1989)

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Mia is one of the great young actresses in Hollywood and she is known best for having performed wonderfully in Tim Burton’s “Alice in Wonderland”. This Australian beauty started her career in television. She was seen then in the HBO television series “In treatment”. Her fresh look and her skilled performances will definitely insure her staying in Hollywood for a long while and I personally can’t expect to see her acting again.

Where you know her from: Restless (2011), Jane Eyre (2011), The Kids Are All Right (2010), Alice in Wanderland(2010).

8. Michael Cera (born 1988)

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This Canadian with Italian roots is really a funny young man. He is a bit quirky as well, which only makes him even more appreciated. I estimate that he will become a great star, one of the representatives of the next generation of comedy actors. His roles so far prove that he’s got what it takes and he is known to have loved acting since as early as 3 years old, so he will probably continue to work hard in order to improve and be successful.

You saw him in: Scott Pilgrim vs. the World (2010), Youth in Revolt (2010), Year One (2009) Juno (2007) and Superbad (2002).

9. Emma Watson(born 1990)

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Emma Watson grew up playing Harry Potter. She was cast for the role of Hermione Granger when she was only 9 years old and had no acting experience. At 21 years old, she is now worldwide famous and an acknowledged actress. After 8 Harry Potter movies, she is now ready to try something different and we will see her in “The Perks of being a Wallflower”, which is now in production and will be released in 2012.

10. Shia LaBeouf (born 1986)


Shia was first seen on the screen as one of Disney Channel’s star. However, he received much more important roles later on and he is now one of the young actors who are seen as rising celebrities.  Shia is not only a handsome, charming man but he also made a great impression worldwide, with his recent leading roles in Transformers.

You know him form: Transformers: Dark of the moon(2011), Wall Street: Money never sleeps (2010), Transformers : Revenge of the Fallen(2009), Disturbia(2007), Transformers(2007).

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