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We have actually already spotted Carey Mulligan on this site, and she’s on the #5 spot of the list of 20 Actors Between 20-25 to Watch Until They’re 30… on the Actress list.

Carey Mulligan

Man, what a year Carey Mulligan has had, and with award season coming our way, we can only wait to see her more often, and everywhere. As of Oct. 15, Mulligan still leads the Oscar for Best Actress race for her role on An Education, and it’s been that way since July… and ever since the film premiered at Sundance.

She seems to capture your attention on screen, even in small roles like on My Boy Jack (with fellow The 20 to Watch Daniel Radcliffe), and she seems to have a certain maturity on screen that doesn’t make you think “oh, look at this girl,” but it’s more like “look at this woman.”

If she wins Best Actress (or just gets nominated), that’s enough reason to keep an eye on her future roles.

Surprise! On the #4 position, there’s Josh Peck.


The heck is wrong with you, Amy? Nickelodeon guy, really? Drake & Josh??? — Just hear me out. He may be a Nick dude, but he managed to participate on two very-non-Nick-friendly films~~~ Mean Creek (with fellow who didn’t make it, Rory Culkin), and he even dared to appear on Havoc (with Anne Hathaway, Bijou Phillips and Joseph Gordon-Levitt)… and that’s when he was still working for Nick.

Last year, he worked on The Wackness sharing the screen with Ben Kingsley, Famke Janssen, Mary-Kate Olsen and fellow the 20 to watch, Olivia Thirlby.

Peck has lost weight, grew up (he is even taller than his Drake & Josh castmate/friend), so he’s got that “not-looking-bad-yourself” thing in his favor. He just needs to stay away from so much voice work and Nick cameos (for a while) and begin pimping the acting chops.

We are actually making it half our list of Actresses now! On #6, Aoi Miyazaki.


Always, all the time, all I hear is “Miyazaki Aoi is so kawaii (cute) and how awesome she is,” and well~ she is also so very popular in Japan topping every list there could be. However, scratch all of that, and what have you got? You’ve got an actress.

I’ve seen her in a few couple of films, some of them are pretty great like Gaichu (Harmful Insect), or are very deeply sentimental like Sukida. Her films often have to deal with human emotions, though I’ve also seen her doing comedy~ but what truly makes me think she can pull it off if she decides to stay away from this love-interests type of films was her decision to play the lead on NHK’s historical drama, Atsuhime.

This role that lasted a whole year let Miyazaki play Atsuhime from her tender kid age, throughout her teens, her 20s, her30 up until her death in her late 40s. She played innocent, clueless but at the same time idealist. She matured and began learning how things in life and politics work, and stood by her ideas trying to make everything better for everyone. Miyazaki truly nailed it on this one.

This is why I’m putting her here.

On #5 of the Actors list is none other than Harry Potter star, Daniel Radcliffe.


Say what, you say. Yes, Daniel Radcliffe. Despite pretty much only working on the Harry Potter franchise, with other few projects here and there, he makes it to half list. Why? Because he wants it. He wants it bad, and he works hard for it because he knows he can’t just wait for things to come his way.

December Boys was okay, decent movie. My Boy Jack was okay too. But his choice to bare it all on Equus, and saying he wants to play gay (or transvestite, internet is unclear on the quote) on film, makes me think that he might as well end up playing a role similar to Macaulay Culkin with Party Monster, which would be very welcomed.

He seems to be involved on the film The Journey is the Destination about the life of photojournalist Dan Eldon. Radcliffe also seems interested in working the theater business with a Broadway appearance on the 1960s musical, How To Succeed In Business Without Really Trying. Worth keeping an eye~

So~~~ we’ve already covered half of the guys and half of the girls (though, 2 of the top5), and we’ve also talked about some of the people that didn’t make it into the list for several reasons. Now it’s time to get to know the rest of the people, this time around exchanging guys and girls in each posting.

Here it is! Amanda Seyfried (“Sigh-Frid”) on #7 of the Actress list.

Amanda Seyfried by Stewart Shining

Who would’ve thought that the “there’s a 30% chance it’s already raining” boob weather girl would be where she is now? Because I, for one, did enjoy watching Mean Girls and all the mean-girling-ness xD Afterward, she went and did some more TV before jumping into summer-blockbuster and ABBA reviver and Meryl-Streep loving Mamma Mia!

I mean, Big Love is a pretty great HBO project for Seyfried, but that with the combo of Mamma Mia gave her such huge boost, she’s only just begun. And actually, I thought she was pretty great in those first minutes of Jennifer’s Body… but we know M.Fox has been taking all the promo for that one. More Seyfried, Less Fox — that’s what I think.

She’s got Dear John coming up (directed by fellow Chocolat director, Lasse Hallström), Letters to Juliet (with Gael Garcia Bernal), and there’s also A Woman of No Importance (with Annette Bening, and fellow Driving Miss Daisy director Bruce Beresford), and that’s because things are just starting.

So finally~~~ The bottom 5 of the Top10 actors you should be watching until they turn 30. And here’s another asshole. Because there is a 95% chance that he is a douche with all those reports and things he says. Plus, he’s short… that’s probably where the bad attitude comes from.
Not everyone can be Tom Cruise.

You may ask why he is ahead of freaking Shia LaBeouf, after all LaBeouf has 2 franchises – but those are pretty boring franchises. Skull wasn’t that good of an Indiana Jones film, and Transformers 2 was rubbish. ANYWAY, why is Hirsch on #6 of the list???

Emile Hirsch

His jump from TV to the big screen was on The Dangerous Lives of Altar Boys (with Kieran Culkin, Jena Malone and… Jodie Foster!) — so that’s pretty awesome. He later was placed into the spotlight with The Girl Next Door sharing screen with Elisha Cuthbert  (oh, what the heck happened to you) and Paul Dano.

He’s also been involved on Imaginary Heroes (Sigourney Weaver, Jeff Daniels, Michelle Williams),  Lords of Dogtown (with a whole bunch of people including Heath Ledger and Michael Angarano), he later should’ve been nominated for his role on the Sean Penn’s directed film Into the Wild, and became part of Milk sharing the screen with Penn himself.

So that’s freaking impressive, liking his attitude or not. Would I dish my hard earned cash on someone who’s such an asshole? No, I wouldn’t. This is why Hirsch’s thing isn’t a blockbuster. But is it worth keeping an eye on the roles he chooses? Yes, he has chosen interesting projects since he left the small screen for the silver one, and there is no reason why he shouldn’t be looking for other roles like that.

And no. Hamlet is not a brilliant idea, but Hardwicke could make it work.

Gosh~ I was so unwilling to add Shia LaBeouf, but I know I must suck up my subjectivity, and just freaking add him despite me not really liking him. He’s pretty annoying when he talks (after all, he’s one of those new generation Disney kids), but I’ve watched a couple of his films, and yeah… whatever, he’s got 2 franchise under his belt.

Shia LaBeouf

So why is he on my #7 spot, if I hate him so much? Some small reasons. The first, he was on A Guide to Recognizing your Saints. And he’s also showing up on New York, I Love You — but at this point who isn’t, right? Anyway, those two movie choices tell me that he is willing to do something else, and given that Hollywood seems to love him, I wouldn’t be surprised if he’s receiving every script that’s on the market. Huge possibilities right there~~~

Oh, Jamie, Jamie Jamie. You were Billy Elliot, I had a huge crush on you – I think you dated Evan Rachel Wood, and also pissed away your charisma by saying you didn’t wanna do a film related to a musical ever, unless it’s something like Moulin Rouge! 2 — which is in itself a very bad idea. With all of that, I still find his projects interesting and this is why I’ve put him on my #8.


First he did Billy Elliot, then he got to work on a written-by Lars Von Trier project, which puts him very high on the pretty cool career choices list. Then he worked on The Chumscrubber, and later on Hallam Foe (aka. Mister Foe) which was another pretty interesting choice of role.
He even worked with Clint Eastwood~~~

So now how about taking back that thing about musicals, and show you’re not afraid of getting pinned as a dancer and “light-hearted” entertainment. I know you’d be brilliant in Cabaret. LOL

Continuing with the guys’ countdown – on #9, Hayato Ichihara!
Again, he is not known outside the Japanese film/drama watchers, but if you really wanna get cracking just watch All About Lily Chou Chou to see why you need to keep on watching what roles he is willing to choose.

Hayato Ichihara

Now, I haven’t seen Hayato in much as of lately, other than that Jounetsu interview they did this year. However, I know how well that program worked for #2 The 20 to Watch fellow actress Yu Aoi. So the fact that they are doing one on him now should probably tells us something~~~

He’s won Best Newcomer in 2004 for his role on Worst by Chance, playing a guy that must learn how to deal with the stigma of being half Japanese and half Korean. The fact that he chose to work on this film, and All About Lily Chou Chou should already make you curious what other stuff he would like to choose given the opportunity. Of course, it also helps that he has that aura that exudes boyish charm (even if his character is a total klutz) like in the film Rainbow Song. So be sure to watch his films!

So let’s begin with some of the guys, whom I must say were a lot harder to spot. Even in my final list, I feel maybe I could have done a little bit better. Let’s just hope the guys step it up, right?

On the #10 position!!!
Anton Yelchin~~~

Anton Yelchin

Yelchin has already been spotted before in this blog – it is no small feature to have shared the screen with actors like Anthony Hopkins, and Morgan Freeman~~~ He’s also appearing on a segment of New York, I Love You (alongside James Caan, Blake Lively, and fellow The 20 to Watch actress Olivia Thirlby). Add to that, small roles on the Terminator and Star Trek franchises, and I’m pretty much sold.

Plus, he’s been directed by, and sharing the screen with Jodie Foster now.
And he’s only freaking 20 years old~~~