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on 28 Oct 2010 05:56

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Average listal rating (115 ratings) 5.3  IMDB Rating
1. Jaden Smith

Born: 7/8/98

Best Known For: "The Karate Kid". Launching a rap "career". Being the son of Will Smith and Jada Pinkett

Recommended SPF: Still early to tell, but with a Hollywood juggernaut like Will Smith for a father, young Jaden could become quite a cinematice presence. For now an SPF 8 should offer plenty protection.

Average listal rating (855 ratings) 7.4  IMDB Rating
2. Dakota Fanning

Born: 2/23/94

Best Known For: God, lots of films, including voice acting (Coraline). Holding her own with De Niro in "Hide and Seek".

Recommended SPF: Sadly, "Twilight" has gotten hold of her so it'll be several years before she participates in anything of consequence. But once she returns...look out. Better put on 30.

Average listal rating (391 ratings) 7.7  IMDB Rating
3. AnnaSophia Robb

Born: 12/8/93

Best Know For: "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory" "Race to Witch Mountain"

Recommended SPF: Set to appear in 4 new films in the next couple years, Robb is quickly becomming a force in childrens' films, but look for her to emerge as a legitimate leading lady. Go with an SPF 15

Average listal rating (80 ratings) 7.1  IMDB Rating
4. Alexander Ludwig

Born: 5/7/92

Best Know For: Shared a leading role with AnnaSophia in "Race to Witch Mountain"

SPF Factor: He's set to appear in "The Ring 3D" which won't see a release until 2012. SPF 4 is plenty.

Average listal rating (327 ratings) 7.1  IMDB Rating
5. Logan Lerman

Born: 1/19/92

Best Known For: "Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief" "The Number 23"

Recommended SPF: 25. With a role in the upcomming 3 Musketeers film and a lead role in the dramatic "Perks of Being a Wallflower" film adaptation, Lerman is set to make a splash.

Average listal rating (489 ratings) 7.1  IMDB Rating
6. Emma Roberts

Born: 2/10/91

Best Know For: Some minor stuff I don't much care about including some sort of music "career"...until, she broke out in the very good film "It's Kind of a Funny Story" with a solid performance.

Recommended SPF: Yes, this is Julia Roberts niece, and she seems to have a few acting chops. SPF 15 would be wise.

Average listal rating (260 ratings) 7.1  IMDB Rating
7. Rachel Hurd-Wood

Born: 8/17/90

Best Know For: Playing Wendy in 2003's Peter Pan. Also for her role in "Perfume: The Story of a Murderer"

Recommended SPF: Doesn't look like her career is poised to cause much stir beyond her British borders. I'll risk an SPF 6.

Average listal rating (118 ratings) 7.4  IMDB Rating
8. Dev Patel

Born: 4/23/90

Best Known For: His lead role in the great "Slumdog Millionaire".

Recommended SPF: How do you follow up 'Slumdog' with M. Night Shyamalan's "The Last Airbender"?? Grrr. Still, I'll say an SPF 20 is in order.

Average listal rating (1320 ratings) 7.6  IMDB Rating
9. Emma Watson

Born: 4/15/90

Best Know For: Growing up in front of all the world's eyes in those Harry Potter films.

Recommended SPF: Eh, her sun could easily set soon. But than again, perhaps not. An SPF 10 wouldn't be over-stating the case.

Average listal rating (1145 ratings) 6.1  IMDB Rating
10. Kristen Stewart

Born: 4/9/90

Best Known For: The surprisingly good "Adventure Land". Also "The Runaways" and oh yeah, those damn "Twilight" movies.

Recommended SPF: Winner of about a dozen Rising Star Awards, Best Young Actess awards, and such, Stewart stays busy. Barring a crippling drug addiction she should be big. SPF 35.
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Average listal rating (356 ratings) 7.4  IMDB Rating
11. Nicholas Hoult

Born: 12/7/89

Best Know For: His amazing job in 2002's delightful "About a Boy". Wearing that snappy jacket while taming ravens.

Recommended SPF: Go with a 12 for now. Never saw his work in "Clash of the Titans" but doens't sound like the high-road to legendary status.

Average listal rating (758 ratings) 7.1  IMDB Rating
12. Hayden Panettiere

Born: 8/21/89

Best Known For: Being real easy to look at. Her role in the TV drama "Heroes" A slew of unmemorable roles in mostly unmemorable films.

Recommended SPF: 30 if a few shining scripts come her way. "Scream 4" may or may not count. An 8 otherwise. Best to pack both.

Average listal rating (317 ratings) 7.2  IMDB Rating
13. Juno Temple

Born: 7/21/89

Best Known For: "Year One" Yep, that horrible cave man pic with Jack Black and Michael Cera.

Recommended SPF: This is a wait and see, but so far looks pretty cloudy. SPF 8.

Average listal rating (29 ratings) 6.3  IMDB Rating
14. Tristan Wilds

Born: 7/15/89

Best Known For: "Half Nelson" "The Secret Life of Bees"

Recommended SPF: While he hasn't gotten much attention yet, he certainly hasn't received negative publicity either by starring in something godawful. One of the two projects on the way, "Red Tails" should mark his breakout role. George Lucas co-wrote this historical military adventure-drama due out soon. SPF 20

Average listal rating (169 ratings) 7.3  IMDB Rating
15. Anton Yelchin

Born: 3/11/89

Best Known For: Young Kyle Reese in "Terminator: Salvation" Also starred in "Star Trek".

Recommended SPF: With the lead role in the "Fright Night" remake coming up as well as a return in the "Star Trek" prequel (of course you knew that would happen) things look bright for this young man. SPF 25 for sure.

Average listal rating (102 ratings) 7.1  IMDB Rating
16. Jeremy Sumpter

Born: 2/5/89

Best Known For: Not much. "Friday Night Lights" television series.

Recommended SPF: Tough call between baby oil and a 2.

Average listal rating (467 ratings) 6.3  IMDB Rating
17. Vanessa Hudgens

Born: 12/13/88

Best Known For: Uh, um, you know that one movie, uh, what's the one? Oh, right, "Beastly". Whaddaya mean you never heard of it?

Recommended SPF: When every up and coming female starlet insists on being both an acress and a musician, often neither goes anywhere. Break out the SPF 2.

Average listal rating (960 ratings) 8.1  IMDB Rating
18. Emma Stone

Born: 11/6/88

Best Know For: Her smoky, sexy voice, and classic good looks. She broke through with "Superbad" and followed up with two more winners: "Zombieland" and the critically praised "Easy A".

Recommended SPF: Emma Stone is a future star to stay, no doubt about it. With 4 upcoming projects that all show promise, I recommended the highest SPF available: 50.
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Average listal rating (428 ratings) 6.8  IMDB Rating
19. Michael Cera

Born: 6/7/88

Best Known For: Being every geeks hero, simultaneously becoming the Next Big Thing.

Recommended SPF: Interestingly Cera doesn't appear to have any film roles coming up. But you just know that he's working like hell on a comic-book with an acoustic sing-along insert CD. Cera's pale and promising enough to wear a SPF 40 year-round.

Average listal rating (707 ratings) 7.6  IMDB Rating
20. Evan Rachel Wood

Born: 9/7/87

Best Known For: Her multi-talented performance in "Across the Universe" and her best role so-far in Woody Allen's "Whatever Works".

Recommended SPF: Critics can't get enough of her, and if she can survive a wedding engagement to shock-rocker/media-clown Marilyn Manson, she can survive anything. Make it a 45.

Average listal rating (640 ratings) 7.2  IMDB Rating
21. Blake Lively

Born: 8/25/87

Best Known For: Her rapidly emerging modeling/acting career, recently highlighted by a fantastic supporting performance in "The Town".

Recommended SPF: This girl photographs great and can really act. Watch out for her. SPF 45 all the way.

Average listal rating (323 ratings) 7.3  IMDB Rating
22. Katie Cassidy

Born: 11/25/86

Best Known For: Her role in "Taken" starring Liam Neeson, and being the hands-down best aspect of the 2010 "Nightmare on Elm Street" remake.

Recommended SPF: 25. Cassidy has some real talent, and the looks to back it. It would be a shame if she doesn't break out of the 'Scream Queen' pattern that's already in effect.

Average listal rating (499 ratings) 7.1  IMDB Rating
23. Kat Dennings

Born: 6/13/86

Best Known For: Playing Catherine Keener's smart-mouth daughter, Marla, in "40 Year-old Virgin".

Recommende SPF: After a handful of small projects in recent years, Dennings is about to receive some big exposure in next year's "Thor". Much remains to be proven though, and an SPF 15 should do the trick.
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Average listal rating (602 ratings) 7.6  IMDB Rating
24. Amber Heard

Born: 4/22/86

Best Known For: Her stunning good looks, as her acting talent has yet to be really show-cased.

Recommende SPF: 12. She's got a 3D film coming out soon, and also a likely good film, ("The Rum Diaries") sometime in 2011. We shall see...

Average listal rating (833 ratings) 7.6  IMDB Rating
25. Amanda Seyfried

Born: 12/3/85

Best Known For: Her starring role in "Mamma Mia!" and starring opposite Megan Fox in the campy, fun, surprisingly clever "Jennifer's Body".

Recommended SPF: Seyfried has been quietly building a respectable television/film career and there's no reason to think she'll slow down. SPF 40

Average listal rating (586 ratings) 7.2  IMDB Rating
26. Michelle Trachtenberg

Born: 8/11/85

Best Known For: "Buffy the Vampire Slayer" television series, and a handful of roles in bad movies in more recent years.

Recommended SPF: So far pretty slow out of the gate, I can't give Michelle anymore than an SPF 10.

Average listal rating (446 ratings) 7.5  IMDB Rating
27. Anna Kendrick

Born: 8/9/85

Best Known For: Going toe-to-toe with George Cloony in "Up in the Air". Fantastic performance from a promising young actress.

Recommended SPF: Don't writer her off because of her "Twilight" involvement. Kendrick has taken some great scripts other-wise and has really shined. SPF 30.

Average listal rating (445 ratings) 7.5  IMDB Rating
28. Carey Mulligan

Born: 5/28/85

Best Known For: Absolutely killing in last year's "An Education" as well as this year's "Wall Street" sequel. Being British.

Recommended SPF: 40, easily. Carey Mulligan hasn't touched a bad script yet and has a real screen presence.
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Average listal rating (392 ratings) 7.5  IMDB Rating
29. Emile Hirsch

Born: 3/13/85

Best Known For: "Into the Wild" "Milk" "Speed Racer" "The Girl Next Door"

Recommended SPF: This is a promising young future-star in the making, with a couple projects coming up, notably another "Hamlet" adaptation. Get used to this guy being around. SPF 35.

Average listal rating (729 ratings) 6.6  IMDB Rating
30. Shia LaBeouf

Born: 6/11/86


...gotta wear shades.

A look at 30 of Hollywood's young up-and-coming actors. List is presented in order of youngest to oldest and each actor is assigned an SPF rating.

SPF, of course stands for Sun Protection Factor, and sun-block products are generally available in SPF 2 through 50-- SPF 50 offering the most protection from the sun's rays.

With this in mind my SPF rating is a measure of both the hype surrounding each actor and my assessment of the likelihood that the person in question becomes a legitimate, enduring star.

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Posted: 3 years, 9 months ago at Nov 25 5:20
i agree with u entirely. but how about elle fanning and andrew garfield?
Posted: 3 years, 9 months ago at Nov 25 5:45
Interesting list. I like how you wrote nothing for Shia. Heh.

I expect failure for the Fright Night remake. Also perhaps for the Perks adaptation (which definitely won't live up to the book).
Posted: 3 years, 9 months ago at Nov 25 12:09
@ sim7-- Thanks. I wanted elle fanning, but couldn't find a pic of her wearing sunglasses... Andrew Garfield is a good call too, but would be a full 2 years older than anyone else on the list....

@ giraffe-- thank you. Yeah, wasn't big on "Fight Night" in the first place, so not terribly concerned about how the remake goes. "Walflower" however could make a great coming of age drama if handled well. But yeah, the book set a pretty high bar. But I guess that why people adapt them into film... unless they're Twilight books.
Posted: 3 years, 7 months ago at Jan 17 21:45
Very nice idea. Good job ;)

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