Originally Posted by psk2310
Agree about Shailene Woodley & other young actors like her co-star Miles Teller & Michael B Jordan... They're talking projects for $$$ (tent pole movies) instead of just picking quality projects. Money & fame will come with doing quality work... Look at Ryan Gosling... Can't say it enough... Agents and/or having smart people around you is such a key for these young actors...
I don't mean to sound like a d bag but this is an incredible naive and misinformed statement. Please do your research before making a comment like this.
I'm sure you've heard the saying when it comes to actors "one for the studio, one for me" that's a real thing.
Miles Teller doesn't have a big role in the Divergent franchise but it was a smart career decision to latch onto a franchise. Teller in turn also starred in The Spectacular Now and Whiplash - two indie-ish films that are the best of his career and have been praised by all who have seen in.
Teller's next few films are following a similar pattern - rom com for image with Two Night Stand, superhero franchise in Fantastic Four, potential Oscar campaign for the Boxing film he's doing called Bleed for This, and another project to show his range in a musical with Emma Watson - where he is pairing with his Whiplash director. How is that not a diverse portfolio being built by an actor who is only 27?!?!?
Woodley is already Hollywood's darling thanks to Divergent. I'm a fan of hers but I want to see her challenge herself more. She plays an interesting role in White Bird in a Blizzard, but has tied herself up with all these sequels to the franchise. She is someone who is in danger of getting trapped by a studio. She could end up being in her mid 30's by the time she decides to do real character films that will really earn her praise for acting.
Michael B. Jordan starting getting oscar buzz for his portrayal of Oscar Grant in Fruitvale Station, how can you knock him? He's also doing Fantastic Four with Miles, and playing Apollo Creed's nephew in a boxing film called Creed.
Comparing anyone to Gosling is foolish, he is the cream of the crop in Hollywood. But these young actors are on the right path for sure.
Gosling started acting when he was 15, mostly TV stuff. No one knew who he was until The Notebook when girls started fawning over him. After that it was 3 years till he made a film that people saw in Fracture - no one really saw Half Nelson or Stay until after they "found out" who Gosling was and went back to look through his films. Then he took risks and showed everyone how important it is to pick the right director, right script and show your skill in the proper light.
Miles Teller, Michael B. Jordan, Paul Dano, Anton Yelchin and a ton of actors younger than them like Kaitlyn Dever, Tye Sheridan, Jacob Lofland etc etc are the future of Hollywood.