For any Hollywood performer worth their weight in Oscar gold, a breakout year is anticipated in order to reach the next plateau.
That minuscule 12-month timeframe is just the moment an actor needs to transition from bit player to global phenom. It has happened to all the greats (Tom Cruise, Will Smith, Angela Bassett) and continues to be the formula the stars of the future use to gauge their impact.
This year’s class of deserving, inspiring, and incredible on-camera talent bear a few distinguishable trademarks. Some come right out of left field, others are poised to be front-and-center in a blockbuster, while the rest are definitely on their way to the top.
With that said, we list these 17 new Hollywood stars who you should know. And if you already do know, tell us what you think about them in the comments section below!