For an individual, or a team of individuals to qualify for a slot in NerdyGeek’s list of “Rising Entertainers”, who have a rising presence in the entertainment industries, either as an actor (Film, theater, or TV) or a singer, or a combination of both, for at least five years, displaying great talent, skill, versatility, the range of their roles, and their ability to disappear underneath the skin of the characters they portray. Other factors include their body of work, and its quality; the ratio of strong and weak performances; awards and accolades from peers or industry leaders. Most importantly, the promise and potential these entertainers have displayed on their path to being legends.
Entertainers have been selected from: Bollywood (Hindi), Chinese Cinema, French Cinema, German Cinema, Hollywood (USA), Hollywood North (Canada), Hong Kong Cinema, Italian Cinema, Kollywood (Tamil), Mollywood (Malayalam), Russian Cinema, Sandalwood (Kannada), South Korean Cinema, Taiwan Cinema, Tollywood (Telugu), UK Film, and Vietnamese Cinema. Entertainers from other countries/industries are being added.
Aaron Eckhart, Aaron Paul, Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Abhishek Bachchan, Adam Baldwin, Adam Sandler, Adrianne Palicki, Akshaye Khanna, Alan Rickman, Alan Tudyk, Alfred Enoch, Alison Pill, Amanda Abbington, Amanda Peet, Amy Adams, Ananth Nag, Andrew Scott, Andy Garcia, Angela Bassett, Angelina Jolie, Anne Hathaway, Ansel Elgort, Anthony Head, Anthony Mackie, Anton Yelchin, Antonio Banderas, Arnold Vosloo, Arthur Darvill, Ashish Vidyarthi, Austin Butler.
Ben Affleck, Ben Stiller, Ben Whishaw, Benedict Cumberbatch, Beth Behrs, Bill Nighy, Bill Paxton, Billie Piper, Bipasha Basu, Blake Lively, Boman Irani, Bonnie Wright, Brad Pitt, Bradley Cooper, Bradley James, Brandon Routh, Brendan Gleeson, Brett Dalton, Bruce Willis.
Caity Lotz, Carlos Valdes, Catherine Tate, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Chad Michael Murray, Channing Tatum, Charlie Cox, Chiwetel Ejifor, Chloe Bennet, Chris Evans, Chris Hemsworth, Chris Pine, Chris Pratt, Christoph Waltz, Christopher Eccleston, Chyler Leigh, Cillian Murphy, Clark Gregg, Colin Firth, Colin Donnell, Colin Morgan, Colton Haynes.
Damon Wayans, Jr., Daniel Craig, Daniel Radcliffe, Danielle Panabaker, Dave Franco, David Harewood, David Ramsey, David Tennant, David Thewlis, Deborah Ann Woll, Dermot Mulroney, Denzel Washington, Dokota Fanning, Dominic Cooper, Drake Bell, Drew Barrymore, Dylan O’Brien.
Ed Westwick, Edward Norton, Elden Henson, Elijah Wood, Elizabeth Banks, Elizabeth Henstridge, Ellen Page, Élodie Yung, Emilia Clarke, Emily Bett Rickards, Emily Blunt, Emma Roberts, Emma Stone, Emma Thompson, Emma Watson, Enver Gjokaj, Eoin Macken, Eric Bana, Eva Green, Evanna Lynch, Ewan McGregor, Ezra Miller.
Farhan Akhtar, Freema Agyeman.
Gal Gadot, Gary Oldman, George Clooney, Gerard Butler, Grant Gustin, Greg Kinnear.
Hannah Simone, Hayley Atwell, Helena Bonham Carter, Henry Cavill, Henry Simmons, Hrithik Roshan, Hugh Dancy, Hugh Grant, Hugh Jackman, Hugh Laurie.
Iain De Caestecker, Ian McShane, Idris Elba, Imogen Poots, Ioan Gruffudd, Irrfan Khan, Ivana Baquero.
J. K. Simmons, Jackie Chan, Jaggesh, Jake Johnson, James D’Arcy, James Franco, James Marden, James McAvoy, James Phelps, Jason Bateman, Jason Isaacs, Jason Sudeikis, Javier Bardem, Jean Reno, Jeff Bridges, Jeff Daniels, Jeffery Dean Morgan, Jennifer Lawrence, Jeremy Jordan, Jeremy Renner, Jesse L Martin, Jessica Alba, Jim Broadbent, Jimmy Shergill, Joel Edgerton, John Barrowman, John Cho, John Gallagher Jr., John Malkovich, John Simm, John Slattery, John Stamos, Johnny Depp, Jon Bernthal, Jonah Hill, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Josh Hutcherson, Josh Peck, Jude Law, Julia Roberts, Julian Morris, Julianne Moore, Justin Bartha, Justin Long.
Kajol, Kal Penn, Karen Gillan, Kat Dennings, Kate Mara, Kate Winslet, Katie McGrath, Kay Kay Menon, Keira Knightley, Keri Russell, Kevin Costner, Kevin James, Kit Harington, Kristen Stewart, Krysten Ritter.
Lake Bell, Lamorne Morris, Laura Linney, Lauren German, Lena Headey, Leonardo DiCapro, Leslie Mann, Liam Neeson, Liev Schreiber, Logan Lerman, Louise Brealey, Luke Evans, Luptia Nyong’o.
Mads Mikkelsen, Malashri, Manoj Bajpai, Manu Bennett, Marion Cotillard, Mark Gatiss, Mark Ruffalo, Mark Strong, Mark Wahlberg, Martin Freeman, Matt Damon, Matt Smith, Matthew Goode, Matthew Lewis, Matthew McConaughey, Max Greenfield, Mehcad Brooks, Melissa Benoist, Melissa Fumero, Meryl Streep, Mia Wasikowska, Michael B. Jordan, Michael Douglas, Michael Fassbender, Michael Keaton, Michael Pena, Michael Shannon, Mike Colter, Mila Kunis, Miles Teller, Ming-Na Wen, Morena Baccarin.
Nana Patekar, Neil Patrick Harris, Natalie Portman, Nathan Fillion, Nicholas Hoult, Nick Blood, Nick Frost, Nick Offerman, Nina Dobrev, Noel Clarke.
Oliver Phelps, Olivia Munn, Olivia Wilde, Orlando Bloom, Owen Wilson.
Parineeti Chopra, Patrick Dempsey, Paul Blackthorne, Paul Dano, Paul Giamatti, Paul Rudd, Penelope Cruz, Peter Capaldi, Peter Dinklage, Pierce Brosnan, Poppy Drayton, Prakash Raj, Preity Zinta, Prema, Priyanka Chopra.
Rachel McAdams, Rachael Taylor, Rachel Weisz, Ralph Fiennes, Rana Daggubati, Ranbir Kapoor, Rani Mukerji, Rebel Wilson, Reese Witherspoon, Rhys Ifans, Richard Armitage, Richard Gere, Rick Cosnett, Robbie Coltrane, Robert Downey Jr., Robert Pattinson, Rosamund Pike, Rosario Dawson, Rose Byrne, Rupert Graves, Rupert Grint, Ruth Negga, Ryan Gosling, Ryan Reynolds.
Salma Hayek, Salman Khan, Sam Rockwell, Sam Worthington, Samuel L. Jackson, Sandra Bullock, Santiago Cabrera, Scarlett Johansson, Sebastian Stan, Seth Rogen, Shah Rukh Khan, Shailene Woodley, Simon Pegg, Sophia Myles, Stanely Tucci, Steve Carell, Steve Martin, Steve Zahn, Summer Glau.
Taraji P. Henson, Teresa Palmer, Terrence Howard, Thomas Brodie-Sangster, Tilda Swinton, Timothy Olyphant, Toby Kebbell, Tom Cavanagh, Tom Ellis, Tom Felton, Tom Hanks, Tom Hardy, Tom Hiddleston, Tom Hopper, Topher Grace, Ty Burrell.
Una Stubbs, Upendra.
Val Kilmer, Victor Garber, Vidya Balan, Ving Rhames.
Will Smith, Woody Harrelson.
Zac Efron, Zachary Quinto, Zoe Kazan, Zoe Saldana, Zooey Deschanel.
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