Who’s that Boy?….could 2009 be the year…

Today’s blog — breakout actors for 2009…some are better known than others, but here’s my personal rundown…


Let’s start with Yvan Pedneault….currently starring as Galileo in We Will Rock You in Toronto, Yvan has had lead after lead in French and English, from Roger in RENT to Linda Lamay’s UN ETERNEL HIVER…and his first CD is finally being released as we speak. This might be the breakout year for this French Canadian actor/singer/dancer.


Jamie Parker….you’ve seen him with great acting featured roles in THE HISTORY BOYS (West End, Broadway, and the movie), and as Tom Cruise’s young assistant in VALKYRIE. Keep an eye on this up and coming Brit.


Speaking of Brits, this is the year Matthew Goode finally becomes a bonafide superstar in America…with a flashy role in WATCHMEN, and last year’s wonderful BRIDESHEAD REVISITED, this Brit (hanging around waiting for superstardom since CHASING LIBERTY) has finally arrived.


Maulik Pancholi has been flying under the radar for years — first, while playing the showy Sunjaya on WEEDS, and most recently, and hilariously, the closeted Jonathan on 30 ROCK…someone give this man a movie role worthy of his versatile talents please!….


Pablo Schreiber (yes he is Liev’s little brother) has finally made it to the small screen after many years of Broadway and off-Broadway work…his recent showy role as a featured actor on LIFE ON MARS might finally send his career spinning in the right direction…


Argentinian Juan Pablo di Pace might finally break through in the US this year — already an Argentinian superstar, he made his first breakthrough American appearance as Colin Firth’s hunky Greek lover in MAMMA MIA. For a real eye-opener, google his name + penis + opera and you’ll find one of the most amusing stories of 2008…He’s the new Antonio Banderas…


Stanislav Ianevski….try saying that three times fast…better known as Victor Krumm in the HARRY POTTER movies…need I say more….


The last breakthrough artist of 2009, Clark Gregg (Okay, he’s already a mini-star on THE NEW ADVENTURES OF OLD CHRISTINE playing Richard, Christine’s ex husband) is another triple threat — he acts, he directs, he produces. Big things are coming his way this year…and it pays to plug people I knew while I was at NYU, even if they do have two first names and no last name…

And that is the view from Ann Arbor today…

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