ByZak Soejono, writer at
A lover of all things comic book related. I prefer DC over Marvel, but I still enjoy both.
Zak Soejono

Recently, I've been watching some small budget movies and realised the talent of young actors who aren't household names yet. I've compiled a lit of my favourite actors and actresses who will one day become huge stars. For now, they will pick up small roles here and there but I hope these actors and actresses grow into well known superstars.

5. Michael B. Jordan

Michael B. Jordan is a very talented young actor. The reason he's only number 5 is that he's already becoming prominent in the public eye. With roles in 'Fantastic Four' and the upcoming 'Rocky' spinoff, 'Creed', Jordan will be a huge star in the near future. He's very likeable and charming which will help him become popular among movie fans.

4. Tye Sheridan

I first saw Sheridan in 2012's 'Mud' where he starred alongside the very talented Matthew McConaughey at the young age of 15. In the movie, not only was Sheridan able to hold his own beside McConaughey, he almost out-shined the veteran actor. 2 years ago, Sheridan starred alongside Nic Cage in 'Joe' where he proved that he has grown as an actor. Sheridan has been casted as Cyclops in the upcoming 'X-Men: Apocalypse'. I have no doubt that Sheridan will have a very bright future.

3. Ezra Miller

I first heard of Ezra Miller when he was casted as the Flash. Since then I've seen a couple of his performances and I have been blown away. His performance in 'We Need to Talk About Kevin' was chilling and sent shivers up my spine. In 'Perks of Being a Wallflower', Miller played Patrick and managed to make me like the guy even more. In the role, he oozed confidence and charisma while also giving a heartfelt performance. Being casted as the next Flash has brought him into the eyes of many and he should be able to use that role to kickstart a mainstream career.

2. Rami Malek

Rami Malek is just beginning his huge career which he deserves. Before this year, the only thing Malek was known for was the 'Night at the Museum' franchise. This year saw a rise in Malek's career with a leading role in USA's 'Mr. Robot' where he has been doing an amazing job. He also earned a lead role in the PS4 exclusive, 'Until Dawn' where his performance made me realise his talent and made me start watching his show. Malek isn't slated to star in any major film soon but I know that he will be a fan favourite one day.

1. Olivia Cooke

My favourite rising actor/actress is none other than Olivia Cooke. I was first introduced to Cooke in A&E's 'Bates Motel' as the very likeable character of Emma. From the first episode I realised her talent and couldn't wait to see her take on more roles. Recently, I went to see 'Me and Earl and the Dying Girl' and her performance made me very excited to see what she does next. Cooke has the ability to play likeable characters very well which will make her very popular among fans. Cooke was recently casted in Steven Spielberg's upcoming film 'Ready Player One' and is also up for a role in Star Wars VIII. Cooke deserves to gain popularity and I'm sure she will.


Hollywood is full of young actors and actresses that deserve popularity that I wasn't able to mention. With such talented actors, I can't wait for the new generation of actors and actresses to take over.


Which of these actors/actresses is your favourite??


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