17 Young Actors That Will Soon Steal the Spotlight From Hollywood Superstars

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The sudden realization that your favorite actors are 40 and some are even 50 years old is scary. Even if they are still great on screen, we don’t need to be conservative and only watch the old-school actors. More than that, the young generation is just as great and exciting to watch.

We at Bright Side love movies and when new stars appear on the scene in Hollywood, we always tell our readers about them. This time, we decided to talk about these young stars that are totally going to steal the spotlight from their more experienced colleagues.

Angelina Jolie — Margaret Qualley

Many movie fans first saw this young actress in Once Upon a Time... in Hollywood. Margaret Qualley portrayed a hippy and won millions of people’s hearts. Her career actually started earlier, but it was the Tarantino film that got her a Screen Actors Guild nomination.

Natalie Portman — Millie Bobby Brown

Millie Bobby Brown is famous for the role of Eleven in Stranger Things. In 2020, the film Enola Holmes was released where Brown portrayed the main character.

Halle Berry — Zendaya

At this very moment, the most memorable role in the career of the actress is the part of Michelle in 2 Spider-Man movies. But this is not the only achievement she has. In 2020, Zendaya got an Emmy award for the show Euphoria.

Audrey Tautou — Anya Taylor-Joy

This girl became famous after she played the main role in Robert Eggers’s The Witch. After that, she appeared in M. Night Shyamalan’s Split and Glass. You could have also seen her in the 5th season of Peaky Blinders.

Matthew McConaughey — Charlie Plummer

Charlie Plummer’s career started to develop fast when he appeared in Ridley Scott’s crime drama All the Money in the World. At the moment, Plummer is working on several different projects and soon we will definitely see him on the big screen.

Javier Bardem — Noah Centineo

The TV series The Fosters has become a boost for the young actor. He’s worked before, but this is his most memorable role. Besides, Noah Centineo was in Netflix’s To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before. At the moment, Centineo is negotiating a part in the remake of Masters of the Universe.

Tilda Swinton — Honor Byrne (the daughter of Tilda Swinton)

Honor definitely inherited the bright and memorable features of her mother. Her breakthrough was the film The Souvenir by Joanna Hogg. She even got a nomination from the British Independent Film Awards.

Renée Zellweger — Erin Moriarty

Erin has worked on the same set with Mel Gibson and now she’s busy with the very popular show The Boys, based on the comic book.

Johnny Depp — Ezra Miller

Ezra Miller has been in the industry since 2008, but most viewers know him thanks to the role of Credence in Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them and Barry Allen in the DC superhero universe.

Idris Elba — Archie Madekwe

You may have seen Archie in the mini-series Les Misérables and the unusual 2019 horror Midsommar. The actor is working on several new projects right now.

Elijah Wood — Asa Butterfield

We think that if someone ever wants to shoot a remake of The Lord of the Rings, there’s no better candidate for the role of Frodo. Asa Butterfield debuted in 2008 in the film The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas.

Helena Bonham Carter — Maisie Williams

It will probably take Maisie Williams a long time to shake off the role of Arya Stark, but it was Game of Thrones that opened the path for her to the world of big movies. Recently, you might have seen her in The New Mutants.

Brad Pitt — Austin Butler

In 2021, Austin Butler will appear in the role of Elvis Presley in a biopic about the singer’s life. He even looks a bit like Elvis Presley — his lips and look are very similar. And one of his recent roles is as hippie Tex Watson in Once Upon a Time... in Hollywood.

Zoe Saldana — Sasha Lane

Sasha Lane has been in several low-budget, but still very interesting, movies like Hearts Beat Loud and The Miseducation of Cameron Post. And in 2019, she had a small role in Hellboy.

Jake Gyllenhaal — Ethan Cutkosky

Ethan Cutkosky is famous for his role as Carl Gallagher in Shameless. The actor has been on the show since 2011 — the very first days of this project.

Ben Stiller — Nat Wolff

This actor has already appeared in several interesting projects. For example, he portrayed the main character in the 2017 movie Death Note. Also, in 2020 he had the main role in the film Mortal, which was shown in Norway.

Monica Bellucci — Adèle Exarchopoulos

French actress Adèle Exarchopoulos is the youngest recipient of a Palme d’Or. She won the award for playing the main role in Blue Is the Warmest Color.

Do you have any favorites among young actors?


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What a ridiculous post! So if you’re over 40, you’re done with. Elijah isn’t even 40 yet. Embarassing and insulting, Brightside!


Saw some movies and series with these young actors, and they were great (like Once Upon a Time in Hollywood for example). Hopefully they will appear in some more brilliant films ion the future!


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