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10 best actors under 30 - Hollywood News list

10. Shia LaBeouf (23)

Date of birth: June 11, 1986
Definitive role to date: Sam Witwicky in “Transformers” (2007)
and “Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen” (2009)
Other noteworthy roles: Kelly Ernswiler in “The Battle of Shaker Heights” (2003),
Stanley Yelnats IV/‘Caveman’ in “Holes” (2003),
Farber in “I, Robot” (2004),
Francis Ouimet in “The Greatest Game Ever Played” (2005),
Chas Kramer in “Constantine” (2005),
Dito [young] in “A Guide to Recognizing Your Saints” (2006),
Cooper in “Bobby” (2006),
Cody Maverick [voice] in “Surf’s Up” (2007),
Kale in “Disturbia” (2007),
Jerry Shaw in “Eagle Eye” (2008),
Mutt Williams in “Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull” (2008)

Seth Rogen and Joseph Gordon-Levitt on the set of I'm With Cancer (March 12th 2010)

9. Seth Rogen (27).

Date of birth: April 15, 1982
Definitive role to date: Ben Stone in “Knocked Up” (2007)
Other noteworthy roles: Eager Cameraman in “Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy” (2004),
Cal in “The 40 Year Old Virgin” (2005),
Neil in “You, Me and Dupree” (2006),
Officer Michaels in “Superbad” (2007),
Mantis [voice] in “Kung Fu Panda” (2008),
Admiral Seasholtz/Alien/Roach in “Fanboys” (2008),
Sporting Goods Manager in “Step Brothers” (2008),
Dale Denton in “Pineapple Express” (2008),
Zack in “Zack and Miri Make a Porno” (2008),
Ira Wright in “Funny People” (2009),
Ronnie Barnhardt in “Observe and Report” (2009)
8. Paul Dano (25)

Date of birth: June 19, 1984
Definitive role to date: Paul Sunday/Eli Sunday in “There Will Be Blood” (2007)
Other noteworthy roles: Howie Blitzer in “L.I.E.” (2001),
Martin Blythe in “The Emperor’s Club” (2002),
Asher [young] in “Taking Lives” (2004),
Klitz in “The Girl Next Door” (2004),
Paul in “The King” (2005),
Thaddius in “The Ballad of Jack and Rose” (2005),
Brian in “Fast Food Nation” (2006),
Dwayne Hoover in “Little Miss Sunshine” (2006),
Lucas in “The Good Heart” (2009),
VW Guy in “Taking Woodstock” (2009),
Alexander [voice] in “Where the Wild Things Are” (2009)

7. Jesse Eisenberg (26)

Date of birth: October 5, 1983
Definitive role to date: Walt Berkman in “The Squid and the Whale” (2005)
Other noteworthy roles: Nick in “Roger Dodger” (2002),
Louis Masoudi in “The Emperor’s Club” (2002),
Jamison in “The Village” (2004),
Benjamin Strauss in “The Hunting Party” (2007),
Mills Joquin in “The Living Wake” (2007),
Charlie Banks in “The Education of Charlie Banks” (2007),
James Brennan in “Adventureland” (2009),
Columbus in “Zombieland” (2009),
Cheston in “Solitary Man” (2009),
Sam Gold in “Holy Rollers” (2010)
6. Ben Whishaw (29)

Date of birth: October 14, 1980
Definitive role to date: Jean-Baptiste Grenouille in “Perfume: The Story of a Murderer” (2006)
Other noteworthy roles: Tom in “My Brother Tom” (2001),
Spud in “Enduring Love” (2004),
Sidney in “Layer Cake” (2004),
Arthur in “I’m Not There” (2007),
Sebastian Flyte in “Brideshead Revisited” (2008),
Rene Antall in “The International” (2009),
John Keats in “Bright Star” (2009)

5. Ben Foster (29)

Date of birth: October 29, 1980
Definitive role to date: Staff Sgt. Will Montgomery in “The Messenger” (2009)
Other noteworthy roles: Ben Kurtzman in “Liberty Heights” (1999),
Aaron Kreifels in “The Laramie Project” (2002),
Trevor Adams in “Bang Bang You’re Dead” (2002),
Eddie in “11:14” (2003),
Spacker Dave in “The Punisher” (2004),
Mars Krupcheck in “Hostage” (2005),
Warren Worthington III/Angel in “X-Men: The Last Stand” (2006),
Jake Mazursky in “Alpha Dog” (2006),
The Stranger in “30 Days of Night” (2007),
Charlie Prince in “3:10 to Yuma” (2007),
Bower in “Pandorum” (2009)

4. Emile Hirsch (25)

Date of birth: March 13, 1985
Definitive role to date: Chris McCandless in “Into the Wild” (2007)
Other noteworthy roles: Francis Doyle in “The Dangerous Lives of Altar Boys” (2002),
Sedgewick Bell in “The Emperor’s Club” (2002),
Duncan Mudge in “The Mudge Boy” (2003),
Matthew Kidman in “The Girl Next Door” (2004),
Tim Travis in “Imaginary Heroes” (2004),
Jay in “Lords of Dogtown” (2005),
Johnny Truelove in “Alpha Dog” (2006),
Tony in “The Air I Breathe” (2007),
Cleve Jones in “Milk” (2008),
Billy in “Taking Woodstock” (2009)

3. Joseph Gordon-Levitt (29)

Date of birth: February 17, 1981
Definitive role to date: Tom Hansen in “(500) Days of Summer” (2009)
Other noteworthy roles: Norman [young] in “A River Runs Through It” (1992),
Roger Bomman in “Angels in the Outfield” (1994),
Tony in “Sweet Jane” (1998),
Jimmy Howell in “Halloween H20: 20 Years Later” (1998),
Cameron James in “10 Things I Hate About You” (1999),
Lyle in “Manic” (2001),
Elder Paul Ryder in “Latter Days” (2003),
Neil in “Mysterious Skin” (2004),
Brendan in “Brick” (2005),
Chris Pratt in “The Lookout” (2007),
Tommy Burgess in “Stop-Loss” (2008),
Rex Lewis in “G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra” (2009),
Burt Rodriguez in “Elektra Luxx” (2010),
Hesher in “Hesher” (2010)

Jake Gyllenhaal in "Brothers" (2009).

2. Jake Gyllenhaal (29)

Date of birth: December 19, 1980
Definitive role to date: Jack Twist in “Brokeback Mountain” (2005)
Other noteworthy roles: Danny Robbins in “City Slickers” (1991),
Homer Hickam in “October Sky” (1999),
Jordan in “Lovely & Amazing” (2001),
Donnie Darko in “Donnie Darko” (2001),
Holden Worther in “The Good Girl” (2002),
Joe Nast in “Moonlight Mile” (2002),
Sam Hall in “The Day After Tomorrow” (2004),
Anthony Swofford in “Jarhead” (2005),
Hal in “Proof” (2005),
Douglas Freeman in “Rendition” (2007),
Robert Graysmith in “Zodiac” (2007),
Tommy Cahill in “Brothers” (2009)

#1 Ryan Gosling (29)

Date of birth: November 12, 1980
Definitive role to date: Noah Calhoun in “The Notebook” (2004)
Other noteworthy roles: Alan Bosley in “Remember the Titans” (2000),
Danny Balint in “The Believer” (2001),
Leland P. Fitzgerald in “The United States of Leland” (2003),
Henry Letham in “Stay” (2005),
Dan Dunne in “Half Nelson” (2006),
Willy Beachum in “Fracture” (2007),
Lars Lindstrom in “Lars and the Real Girl” (2007),
Dean in “Blue Valentine” (2010)
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