Robert Pattinson and Kat Dennings at 12th Hollywood Film Festival's Awards Gala, on 27th October 2008.
#19 - Kat Dennings - She started in television - making appearances in shows like CSI, ER and Sex and the City. But it was in Charlie Bartlett that she really made such a good impression. As Susan, she plays the love interest of Anton Yelchin, who is playing the title role. Kendra @Jake Weird posted a review of the film, and was quite specific on Denning's role, exactly what I remember! "A pretty drama student, Susan Gardner (Kat Dennings), mistakes Charlie for a teacher when she sees him wearing a tie, and she is immediately attracted by his quirky manners, offhand remarks, and his skills in improvising theatre comedy. She is the daughter of the school's principal Nathan Gardner (Robert Downey Jr.), with whom she has a difficult relationship. Maybe this unsatisfactory family bond is one of the reasons for the mutual attraction between Susan and Charlie". I have to agree. That scene alone was enough for me to remember Dennings, and it's just a supporting role. In her more high-profile movie, Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist, Dennings plays Norah opposite Michael Cera who plays Nick.
Amanda Seyfried at Glamour Women Of The Year Awards, Berkeley Square Gardens in London, England, on 2nd June 2009.
# 17 - Amanda Seyfried - Moviegoers may regard Amanda Seyfriedas simply an "American actress", but Seyfried was formerly a successful child model too.She is best known for her roles as Sophie Sheridan in the feature film Mamma Mia! and as Karen Smith in Mean Girls; she has also appeared in Alpha Dog and in the television shows Veronica Mars, Big Love, and House.But Seyfried is not simply into supporting roles, no matter the acclaim. This year and the next are going to be Ms. Seyfried's years as she is regarded as one of the young actresses to dominate the movie scene.
Here's the breakdown why that seems to be the case: At the moment it looks like her chances of being taken more seriously are steadily increasing. She is currently filming Jennifer's Body - a movie scripted by Diablo Cody, the Oscar-winning stripper-turned-screenwriter who wrote this year's surprise Academy darling, Juno. ‘Diablo's a great girl', says Amanda, ‘not wild at all but very ambitious'. She was telling me about the way people treated her when she worked in strip clubs and we even went to one together here in Toronto. After that I never want to step into one of those clubs again.'
She has also completed work on the movie Boogie Woogie, shot in London with Joanna Lumley, Alan Cumming and Stellan Skarsgård - one of her potential Mamma Mia! fathers, this time playing her lover (‘but that was cool because he's very sexy').
# 15 - (Tie) - Emma Watson and Kristen Stewart
I am inclined to consider the stylish, fashionable and charming Miss Emma Watson simply as one of cinema's most refreshing and exciting young actresses, while the intense and highly-dedicated Kristen Stewart as the next most important Hollywood leading lady.
Kristen Stewart - She'll be Isabella Swan to all Twilight fans and will always be Edward Cullen's most beloved. But she has played a number of movie roles worth mentioning, among them as the unassuming Tracy Tatro, a country girl who fell in love with Emile Hirsch in Into the Wild, as the troubled and lonely teenager Martine in The Yellow Handerchief, and as Sam, the older and tomboyish daughter of Patricia Clarkson in The Safety of Objects, her debut film.She also portrayed the young Melina Sordino, ostracized by her schoolmates, alienated by both her mother and father, and is a rape victim who decided not to utter a word in the official Sundance selection, Speak. Of course, let us not forget her role as Jodie Foster's diabetic daughter Sarah in David Fincher's psychological thriller, Panic Room. It was in this hot-wired thriller that Kristen first received critical acclaim. Her latest as the alluringly sharp-tongued arcade girl, Em Lewin (opposite the talented Jesse Eisenberg) in Adventureland, is one of the first indication of her getting cast in more matured roles. Perhaps her next high-profile role - which maybe her most challenging yet - is playing the legendary Joan Jett in Floria Sigismondi's The Runaways, a coming-of-age biopic about '70s teenage band The Runaways.
Emma Watson at the US premiere of "Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince".Emma Watson - Born in France but very definitely known as a young British actress, Emma Watson has become an attractive, stylish and versatile talent. AskMen wrote an awesome profile of Emma, and below happens to be my favorite part:
Some actors never experience commercial success, and then there’s Emma Watson. The Oxford schoolgirl made her acting debut in 2001 in an intimate little film called Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone. Based on the best-selling novel by J.K. Rowling, the blockbuster film went on to make $975 million worldwide en route to becoming one of the most lucrative movies of all time. "The biggest ego boost of my life", is how Emma Watson described her recent Burberry campaign shoot with Mario Testino - and now we can have an exclusive peek at just what that incredible day was like for the young actress."Emma is part of the Burberry family, we've worked with her on lots of different things", Burberry creative director Christopher Bailey revealed whilst on location in Westminster with Watson and Testino. "She is one of the great new British icons."
Michelle Williams with Heath Ledger and Jake Gyllenhaal at Toronto Film Festival, "Brokeback Mountain" After-Party, September 10, 2005.
# 12 - Michelle Williams - Nobody can deny that Michelle Williams is one fine young actress. In fact, Ms. Williams maybe regarded as one of today's most sought-after actress. After her impressive portrayal of Jen Lindley in Dawson's Creek, she made the succesful transition into the big screen via a list of notable films.Her first starring role was as Arlene in the film Dick, a satire of the Watergate scandal, opposite Kirsten Dunst. She starred opposite Christina Ricci in Prozac Nation, and also appeared in the HBO film If These Walls Could Talk 2, and several acclaimed indie pictures such as The United States of Leland, Me Without You, and Imaginary Heroes. For her performance in The Station Agent, Williams, along with the rest of the cast, received a Screen Actors Guild award nomination for Best Acting Ensemble. In 2005, critics and audiences took note of Williams' performance in Ang Lee's Brokeback Mountain. For her performance, she won a Critic's Choice Award and received Golden Globe, BAFTA, and Academy Award nominations for Best Supporting Actress.In 2006 she appeared in The Hawk Is Dying with Paul Giamatti. In 2007, she was in The Hottest State opposite Ethan Hawke; and in the Todd Haynes directed I'm Not There with Cate Blanchett, Richard Gere, Heath Ledger, and Julianne Moore. In 2008, she starred with Ewan McGregor and Hugh Jackman in the Marcel Langenegger directed film Deception.Williams has been noted to "repeatedly taken chances on under-the-radar indies", such as The Station Agent and The Hawk Is Dying, "while catching the attention of auteurs like Wim Wenders (Land of Plenty), Todd Haynes (I'm Not There); and Martin Scorsese's Shutter Island (based on the novel it adapts, Shutter Island by Dennis Lehane) - that will also star Leonardo DiCaprio and Mark Ruffalo.
Along with the Scorsese film, she shot four other films in succession. Independent filmmaker Kelly Reichardt's Wendy and Lucy was shown on September 27 and 28, 2008 at the New York Film Festival and opened on December 10, 2008. Williams appears "in every scene as a young woman living hand to mouth on the road when her car breaks down and her dog goes missing in a blue-collar Oregon town. She is one of a "vivid ensemble cast orbiting around Philip Seymour Hoffman's harried theater director" in Synecdoche, New York, the first film directed by Charlie Kaufman, the screenwriter of Being John Malkovich, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind and Adaptation.Two other films include director Lukas Moodysson's Mammoth with Gael García Bernal; and Incendiary, which premiered at the Sundance Film Festival in 2008. Williams recently said that she is "going to take a year off" as she "stopped feeling creative a little while ago, and ... [is] just realizing it now," and is also "feeling the strain of being a working single mom" and, the untimely death of her husband, Heath Ledger.
Williams can be seen in the upcoming romance film Blue Valentine with Ryan Gosling; the film is currently in pre-production and has a release date of 2010".