"New York, I Love You" star Anton Yelchin may have a funny sounding name, but with his boyish good looks and a fine head of curly hair, we can't help but swoon a bit when he graces the screen—big or small. He may be a tad young, and perhaps even a bit below the radar, but that doesn't mean we haven't been paying attention to him over the last few years. Plus, he made a movie with Kristen Stewart a lifetime before she was Bella Swan, so as we see it, the kid knows what he's doing when it comes to picking costars.
Press play on the video below to see more of this week's Hump Day Hottie, and then keep reading for more details about him.
Vital Stats: The 20-year-old was born in Russia to figure-skating parents, but he moved to the U.S. as a kid. He now lives in California and loves to play the guitar because he says it gives him "a lot of fulfillment." And when he's not busy building quite a resume of films, he's studying them at the University of Southern California. By the way, we have yet to find evidence that he's linked to any young ladies out there!
Where you might have already seen him: He's been "Charlie Bartlett" and he starred alongside KStew in "Fierce People" long before she graced a "Twilight" flick. Let's not forget, he's even shared the screen with fellow HDH Matthew Gray Gubler in an episode of "Criminal Minds." Oh yeah, did we mention he starred in blockbuster flicks like "Star Trek" and "Terminator Salvation"? There was even a time he was rumored to play the Green Lantern, before Ryan Reynolds got the role. So, he's kind of already a vet.
We also loved him on "Curb Your Enthusiasm" when he played Larry and Cheryl David's nephew who was a magician who only knew one trick. Anton, it appears, knows many based on the many hats his worn in his already robust career.
Why you should take notice of him now: His roster of upcoming roles is packed. He's starring alongside Blake Lively and Olivia Thirlby in the Brett Ratner directed segment in "New York, I Love You." In it, his character must take Olivia to the prom (after Blake breaks his heart!) and what happens from there is an eye-awakening experience for the young lovers. Currently, he's busy filming "The Beaver" and will soon release "Memoirs of a Teenage Amnesiac." We won't soon forget you, Anton, we promise.