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Actor Focus: Anton Yelchin

There is a young actor by the name of Anton Yelchin who I believe deserves way more publicity and attention than he gets. I love this dude and whenever I see he’s in a new movie, I get very giddy and know I need to see it right away. The first thing I ever saw him in was Alpha Dog. You can read about Alpha Dog in my last post

Here is a list of movies he’s done that you must see, in order of my favorite

4. Fierce People – This one, if I remember correctly, has a few disturbing scenes, and you’ll feel pretty bad for him. It’s more of a wacky film than anything. It has Kristen Stewart in it, but I kind of try to overlook that. I think it was pre-Twilight, anyway. Here is the story line according to IMDB:

Trapped in his mother’s Lower East Side apartment, sixteen-year-old Finn wants nothing more than to escape New York and spend the summer in South America studying the Iskanani Indians, or “Fierce People,” with the anthropologist father he’s never met. But Finn’s dreams are shattered when he is arrested in a desperate effort to help his drug-dependent mother, Liz, who scrapes by working as a masseuse. Determined to get their lives back on track, Liz moves the two of them into a guest house on the vast country estate of her ex-client, the aging aristocratic billionaire, Ogden C. Osbourne. In Osbourne’s close world of privilege and power, Finn and Liz encounter a tribe fiercer and more mysterious than anything they might find in the South American jungle: the super rich. While Liz battles her substance abuse and struggles to win back her son’s love and trust, Finn falls in love with Osbourne’s beautiful granddaughter, Maya, befriends her charismatic older brother, Bryce, and even wins


3. The Middle of Nowhere

The best part about Anton Yelchn is he pretty much stars with one of my favorite actresses in every movie he does. In this one it’s Eva Amurri Martino (Susan Sarandon’s daughter, who is also in this movie FYI).  Here is the plot line according to IMDB:

Summer in a small southern town: Grace wants to go to college, but her feckless mom has poisoned that well (no student loans because mom has welshed on credit cards in Grace’s name). Dorian wants to escape from his snobbish adoptive parents. They team up to sell marijuana – she hopes for enough to go to college. Both investigate family secretes, and things get complicated when Dorian falls for her, Grace falls for someone else, and Grace’s 15-year-old sister behaves badly. Can Dorian find independence and Grace get to college. And what constitutes a family, anyway?

View the Trailer here:

2. Like Crazy – This is definitely a chick flick and sad at times. I love it and guess who else is in it? Jennifer Lawrence. Oh yeah!  Here is the plot line according to IMDB:

Anna and Jacob fall instantly in love when they meet as students at an L.A. university. But Anna is British and when graduation approaches, Anna decides to stay and violate her student visa rather than returning to England. After a visit home, she is then unable to return to the United States. While fighting customs and immigration battles, Anna and Jacob must decide if their relationship is worth the distance and the hardship.

1. Charlie Barlett – Ohhhh my goodness. This movie is the whole reason this list HAD to be made. I freaking love this movie, and the best new is…ITS ON NETFLIX (so is Like Crazy, btw)…It’s hilarious and also stars KAT DENNINGS AND ROBERT DOWNEY JR. It also has Tyler Hilton and a bunch of Degrassi actors lol.. Here is the plot line according to IMDB:

Although cheerful, friendly, intelligent, well-dressed, authentic and wealthy, Charlie Bartlett has problems. With his father gone and his mother loopy and clueless, he’s been expelled from every private school for his victimless crimes. Now he’s in a public school getting punched out daily by the school thug. He ever longs to be popular – the go-to guy – and the true crux of his troubles is that he invariably finds the means to this end, whatever that might be. At Western Summit High, he makes peace with his tormentor by going into business with him – listening to kids’ problems and selling them prescription drugs. Charlie’s a hit, but attraction to Susan (daughter of the school’s laissez-faire principal), new security cameras on campus, a student’s overdose, and Charlie’s open world view all converge to get him in serious trouble. Can this self-made physician possibly heal himself and just be a kid?


CHECK HIM OUT. He’s also in the remake of Fright Night, Terminator Salvation, and Star Trek.