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Fresh Faces In Movies: Who's Next?

First Posted: 08/04/11 06:51 PM ET   Updated: 10/16/11 06:12 AM ET

We all love A-List stars, but there are few things more exciting than catching a rising star at the beginning of his or her career.

After all, who doesn't love bragging to their friends that they saw someone's first movie and just knew they'd be big? And years later, when they have their big honorary Oscar award montage, won't it be fun to look back on the journey you took with that star, from fledgling neophyte to big screen legend?

Luckily, we live in a time that is boasting a great new generation of young actors and actresses, from teen stars to 20-somethings that have paid their dues and are shooting up to the top.

Here's a look at some of the most talented and promising newcomers to Hollywood stardom; let us know who else should be on the list!


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She's been working since she was three years old, first subbing for older sister Dakota in flashback scenes, but Elle has become a star in her own right this year. She starred in Sophia Copolla's "Somewhere," as a daughter reunited with her dad, and was the object of Joel Courtney's affection in JJ Abram's epic summer flick, "Super 8."
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