(Re-posted from limitémagazine.com)
In this second and final installment of the “Young Hollywood” series, we explore some of film’s young actors under the age of 30.
Please feel free to add on to the conversation by posting a comment on others you feel should be added onto this list.
(Click here to check out Young Hollywood — Part 1: The Filmmakers.)
by Curtis John, with contributions by Daniel Quitério
From: Conyers, GA
Credits: Super 8 (2011), The Curious Case of Benjamin Button (2008)
While JJ Abrams’s Super 8 wasn’t the blockbuster that many were expecting, the true success of it is that it put Elle Fanning squarely on the Hollywood map. It’s not as if she hasn’t appeared in other flicks or that we don’t look twice at her surname and realize that her sister Dakota has the coolest of movie credits to her name at only age 17.
It’s not that.
It’s that a look in her doe-like eyes tells us that there is still innocence and no (at least not yet) annoying precociousness that imbues many young Hollywood actresses.
In her still young career, Fanning has managed to step out of her older sister’s shadow, taking on some demanding parts and proving herself as a formidable actress, in her own right. Among them is the title role in 2008’s Phoebe in Wonderland, in which she starred opposite Patricia Clarkson, Felicity Huffman, and Bill Pullman as a troubled girl in a school play. Two years later, she starred in Sofia Coppola’s fourth feature, Somewhere (2010).
As she continues to build her career, let us enjoy the skill with which young Elle amuses us and treasure its pureness, and hope that she can be the star she’s destined to be as she appears next in Twixt with Val Kilmer and We Bought a Zoo with Matt Damon, both of which are slated to release later this year.