Nov 14 2011

8 New Generation Male Actors That Could Hold an Oscar Someday

Published by at 8:01 am under Lists

As skeptical as I am about movies today, it doesn’t mean I don’t think there’s talent out there.  I just think that today’s movies have more emphasis on visuals than stories and acting than say 15 years ago.

However, there are still great movies that come around once in a while and usually it’s that combo of a great story and an unforgettable performance that will keep me going to the theater.

Speaking of great performances, who are the next generation of Oscar winners?  I’ve selected seven that I think fit the bill…

Joseph Gordon Levitt

I think it’s just a matter of time before Levitt wins an Oscar.   He probably could have gotten one for 500 days of Summer.   I personally thought he’d be the successor if they ever resurrect the Joker role in all the Batman movies.   Levitt’s been around a very long time and has definitely earned his spurs.  Guy started at 8 years old and he’s barely 30.

Jesse Eisenberg

He’s already been nomiated once and I think he’ll get nominated again.  The only flaw with Eisenberg is that he’s made for roles where he plays kind of a sad, dorky dork type of a guy.  Not sure if he’s being typecast just yet but it remains to be see how versatile an actor he is.  But something tells me another Zuckerberg type role is in his future.

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17 Responses to “8 New Generation Male Actors That Could Hold an Oscar Someday”

  1. Uncoolaidmanon 14 Nov 2011 at 8:55 am

    JGL definitely should, but probably won’t, get an oscar nomination for 50/50. His best role to date, by far.

  2. Dresteron 14 Nov 2011 at 9:07 am

    Who is that Henry Lee Hopper you are talking about? He has made one mediocre movie.

  3. Nicky W.on 14 Nov 2011 at 9:15 am

    Great list and everything but…what about actresses?

  4. MetFanMacon 14 Nov 2011 at 9:20 am

    Good on you for nominating Shia LaBeouf. He gets so much hate for his roles that people often ignore his acting chops.

  5. Nattybon 14 Nov 2011 at 9:43 am

    Good Call Nicky, we’ll get to the females in another article.

  6. sk0uton 14 Nov 2011 at 12:14 pm

    Joseph Gordon Levitt is just getting better and better. Especially after 50/50. It’s only a matter of time before he nabs one. Like Nattyb said, you should do a female article too. That’d be pretty interesting.

  7. RadioSlayeron 14 Nov 2011 at 12:34 pm

    I saw Shia LaBeouf in one movie I liked, and he was terrible in it. It was easy to brush off though, because it was New York, I Love You, so his scene was fairly short.

  8. Dresteron 14 Nov 2011 at 1:19 pm

    Lol @skOut

  9. Jimon 14 Nov 2011 at 1:39 pm

    Michael Pitt I like… great Murder By Numbers intro and rockz in Boardwalk Empire… but needs a good movie to break through.

  10. Jeffon 14 Nov 2011 at 2:18 pm

    After watching Drive I must say that Ryan Gosling is my new hero.

  11. Steveon 14 Nov 2011 at 2:58 pm

    Lol, I don’t know who more than half these actors are.

  12. Allanon 14 Nov 2011 at 7:17 pm

    No Emile Hirsch?

  13. Daneon 14 Nov 2011 at 8:56 pm

    Actresses I would nominate for a future Oscar

    Carey Mulligan
    Jennifer Lawrence
    Anna Kendrick
    Felicity Jones
    Emilia Clarke
    Rooney Mara
    Kate Mara
    Emma Watson

  14. Kiton 14 Nov 2011 at 11:11 pm

    Gosling has been around a while, but he only just turned 31.

  15. Jackieon 15 Nov 2011 at 12:57 am

    LOL, Jesse Eisenberg is a terrible actor. If he can get an oscar anyone in Hollywood can.

  16. Markon 15 Nov 2011 at 9:09 pm

    Definitely JGL, been watching him since Brick and after The Lookout was a huge fan…

    I like JE and the best thing he has done to date is prove he is not another Micheal Cera…

    No love for Ben Foster? In the least he deserves as much consideration as JF and RG… He was a scene steal in Alpha Dog, held his own against Russell Crowe in 3:10 to Yuma and the really the only good thing about 30 Days of Night…

  17. Justinon 17 Nov 2011 at 12:00 am

    Obviously JGL has it but I was also surprised no love for Ben Foster. The guy has been pretty versatile in his roles (from geek to bad guy to hero) and seems to really enjoy getting deep into each character.

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