They’re young, they’re attractive and, according to this year’s “25 Under 25: Hollywood’s Hottest Young Stars” list, they are the hottest young things in Hollywood.
This year’s list includes bombshell beauties Megan Fox, 22, and Scarlett Johansson, 23, and acknowledges the new wave of adorably dorky comedians like Michael Cera, 20, and Christopher Mintz-Plasse (a.k.a. McLovin), 19. Household names like Miley Cyrus, 15, “High School Musical” star Zac Efron, 20, and “Gossip Girl” Blake Lively, 21, round out the list.
“There are several returning people, but what’s really exciting is there’s this whole new crop coming up,” Moviefone Editor in Chief Scott Robson told Reuters. “We look at what they’ve done in the past, but we’re mostly concerned with what they have coming over the course of the next year and where it positions them,” he added.
Emma Watson, 18, is on the list, as well as Dakota Fanning, 14, who’s been making headlines for her role in the dark indie flick “Hounddog.” Also making the cut is former “Mean Girl” Amanda Seyfried, 23. Along with her role in the HBO series “Big Love” and her recent star turn in “Mamma Mia!,” Seyfried also has a few movies lined up, including one with fellow list-maker Fox.
Burgeoning action stud Shia LaBeouf, 22, charted again after making his first appearance on the list last year. Also returning to the list are British actors Keira Knightley, 23, and Daniel Radcliffe, 19.
Other stars worthy of the “Hottest Under 25″ title include “Twilight” actress Kristen Stewart, 18; Oscar-nominated “Juno” lead Ellen Page, 21; and fellow Oscar nominee Saoirse Ronan, 14, who received a nod for her role in “Atonement.”
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