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    Brayden Fitzsimmons
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    Inspired by @restlessmao thread about vanity fair’s rising stars (women) in 2010. Thought to be fun to find a similar comparison with men.

    Only one I could find was this 2013 cover story / piece from Esquire about “The Next Generation of Hollywood Stars”

    Esquire1

    Left to right

    Aaron Johnson
    Idris Elba
    Taylor Kitsch
    Garret Hedlund
    Aaron Paul
    Armie Hammer

    Esquire2

    Left to right:

    Kitsch & Elba
    Hedlund & Paul
    Johnson & Hammer

    Of the 6 men on the cover. Since that September 2013 cover, none of them have been Oscar nominated (so far), Paul is the only one to win an Emmy, Elba is the only one to win a SAG award and Johnson is the only one win a Golden Globe.

    With Box Office receipts (provided by TheNumbers.com). They rank as follows with lead roles

    Idris Elba – $835,620,808 (15 lead roles)
    Aaron Johnson – $805,501,882 (9 lead roles)
    Taylor Kitsch – $775,442,538 (7 lead roles)
    Armie Hammer – $538,602,855 (12 lead roles)
    Aaron Paul – $232,377,277 (12 lead roles)
    Garrett Hedlund – N/A (no lead roles)

    What are your thoughts about these actors back then and now?

    Did live up to the hype? the potential?

    Is there a promising star from this time you’re surprised wasn’t included? Or has surpassed them now?

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    methaddiction
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    Well we know who’s career is officially dead.

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    1 is a bonafide star, 2 are successful albeit often ignored actors, 2 are irrelevant, and 1 is a cannibal rapist.

    I often think these covers are jinxed. Like if you appear, there’s a good chance your career will tank and you’ll be a flop that people pity after coming across this from way back.

    FYC:

    Best Director - Lee Isaac Chung (Minari), Darius Marder (Sound of Metal)

    Lead Actor - Delroy Lindo (Da 5 Bloods), Mads Mikkelsen (Another Round), Riz Ahmed (Sound of Metal)

    Supporting Actor - Paul Raci (Sound of Metal)

    Supporting Actress - Youn Yuh-jung (Minari)

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    Inspired by @restlessmao thread about vanity fair’s rising stars (women) in 2010.

    Of the 6 men on the cover. Since that September 2013 cover, none of them have been Oscar nominated (so far), Paul is the only one to win an Emmy, Elba is the only one to win a SAG award and Johnson is the only one win a Golden Globe.

    Elba is a Golden Globes winner for “Luther.”

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    Brayden Fitzsimmons
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    Elba is a Golden Globes winner for “Luther.”

    That was prior to the cover’s release, didn’t include that (or Paul’s prior Emmys).

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    LOL this one didn’t age well.

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    Sad. But I kinda consider Hedlund to be a colead in Mudbound, no?

    Also, damn. I always thought Idris has been a star ever since.

    I just love movies. And awards.

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    I often think these covers are jinxed. Like if you appear, there’s a good chance your career will tank and you’ll be a flop that people pity after coming across this from way back.

    The covers of vanity fair are way better


    APRIL 1998: “THE HOT NEXT WAVE” Joaquin Phoenix, Vince Vaughn, Natalie Portman, Djimon Hounsou, Cate Blanchett, Tobey Maguire, Claire Forlani, Gretchen Mol, Christina Ricci, Ed Furlong, and Rufus Sewell.


    APRIL 1997: “THE NEXT WAVE” Cameron Diaz, Kate Winslet, Claire Danes, Renée Zellweger, Minnie Driver, Alison Elliott, Jada Pinkett, Jennifer Lopez, Charlize Theron, and Fairuza Balk.


    APRIL 1996: “BOYS’ TOWN” Tim Roth, Leonardo DiCaprio, Matthew McConaughey, Benicio Del Toro, Michael Rapaport, Stephen Dorff, Johnathon Schaech, David Arquette, Will Smith, and Skeet Ulrich.

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    Idris Elba is a star. I have the feeling that Garret Hedlund will get better roles after 40+. I think he will age well

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    The way I had to google who Taylor Kitsch was…

    FYC Emmys: "The Crown" in all categories, "I May Destroy You" in all categories, "It's a Sin" in all categories, "Small Axe" in all categories, Billie Piper ("I Hate Suzie"), Yvonne Strahovski ("Stateless") and Ruth Wilson ("His Dark Materials")

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    You can obviously separate Idris Elba from this list of actors who can’t even open a film, some can’t even get cast in one. But even Elba is that kind of star that you know, but don’t really watch his stuff.

    And Elba is also a Golden Globe winner. Not just Johnson.

    And shit on Hammer all you want, but at least he’s had individual SAG and Globe nods that have put him in the middle of an Oscar race. You can’t even come close to saying that about Kitsch, Hedlund and Paul.

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    The way that Hollywood desperately tried to make Armie Hammer happen for years and years despite flop after flop lol. I remember multiple articles at the time pondering why he was given opportunity after opportunity, and the main reason given was that he looked like a life-size Aryan Ken doll, which made him “viable” as a leading man. Ironically, that status would never fit him well. He wasn’t talented enough to be one of the great leading men of our time, but too distractingly handsome to be a notable character actor. It’s easy to throw him and his career out for the trash that he is now, but it’s sad to see all of that white mediocrity paraded around back then, with a few BIPOC tokens sprinkled in for good measure. And no, the internet will never forget “The Lone Ranger.”

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    I have always liked Garrett Hedlund. Too bad to see him going nowhere.

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