Now that guys like Harrison Ford, John Travolta, Brad Pitt, and Orlando Bloom have settled down, it's time for a new crop of young actors to take Hollywood--and the ladies--by storm. These guys make teenage girls swoon, inspire directors to take note and most importantly, have the acting chops to back up their heartthrob statuses.
In the September issue of VMAN, The Archetype Issue, the magazine crowns a group of young, talented newcomers as Hollywood's next big heartthrobs.
Logan Lerman, who plays D’Artagnan in this fall's "The Three Musketeers" and the starring role in next year's anticipated "The Perks of Being a Wallflower," is one of the young actors who made the list.
It looks like Percy Jackson is all grown up.
Even though the 19-year-old heartthrob seems to be landing some of the hottest roles in Hollywood at the moment, he admits that he never set out to become an actor--it just found him.
"I just kind of did it," Lerman told VMAN in regards to acting. "It was a blind leap of faith. I just went for it. A big 'f--k it' moment so to speak."
But that blind leap of faith turned into a burning passion for anything related to the cinema.
"I love watching movies; I'm a total cinephile," said Lerman. "I love learning about anything that goes into filmmaking, whether it be cinematography, editing, anything. Outside of that, I'm very passionate about music--anything from movie compositions or classical pieces to rock and pop. I love to play music. I love to listen to music. I just love music."
Joining young Lerman on the list is Xavier Samuel, a 27-year-old Aussie who shot to the top of the Hollywood hot list when he had a primary role in "The Twilight Saga: Eclipse." He also stars in Roland Emmerich's Shakespeare thriller "Anonymous," which is set for release this fall.
A self-described nomad, when asked how he defines success, Samuel takes the Bob Dylan approach.
"I think success has something to do with living life your own way," the Aussie actor told VMAN. Bob Dylan said: 'A man is a success if he wakes up in the morning and goes to bed at night and in between does what he wants to do.' That sounds about right."
But there are a few extra things--aside from complete freedom--that make being deemed a young successful heartthrob worthwhile for Samuel.
"Money, cash, hos."
Joking or not, he has a point.
To read the entire interview and to see who else makes the list of young Hollywood heartthrobs, check out the September issue of VMAN, The Archetype Issue, on stands Sept. 1.