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For the first time ever, a new wave of young actors is taking over Hollywood on an entirely different term. They’re all entering the entertainment arena under the pretense of growing up in the digital age. There is now no longer one way to enter the industry, and this group of young actors understands this. Aspiring actors and creatives now have more power in their hands than ever before. This is a pivotal point in pop culture, and a point of great excitement. Social media does not define this group, yet enhances their potential in an evolving landscape. The following young men are leading this towering tsunami of talent in Hollywood.

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Charlie Plummer

This summer, Charlie Plummer made an incredible title role debut in King Jack. Taking home the Audience Award at the Tribeca Film Festival and the Someone To Watch Award from the Film Independent Spirit Awards, King Jack has propelled Plummer into a serious ‘one-to-watch.’ “There was a familial sense of love and trust between every single person working in the film, and I believe that this shows in the final product itself,” says Plummer on his first leading role. In addition to his newly solidified success in film, Plummer has completed an array of impressive projects including roles in HBO’s Boardwalk Empire, and Netflix’s Granite Flats; not to mention various theatre productions. “Getting the opportunity to directly collaborate with an audience every night [on stage] is such a gratifying experience. But with film and TV, the look of someone’s eyes or the slightest change in their tone can have so much meaning behind it. For me, cinema is really the medium in which I can get as close to life as possible, and that’s why I love it,” confesses Plummer. Having just wrapped a series of exciting projects, Plummer’s year is positioned to be his best yet. He plays the co-lead in the forthcoming Stargirl, and the lead Andrew Haigh’s feature film Lean On Pete, which also stars Chloë Sevigny and Steve Buscemi. Plummer is game for a challenge, and oozes genuine excitement saying, “My goal is to be as sincere as I possibly can in every moment. Trying to get to that place every day forces me to grow so much, and that alone is a tremendously exciting challenge.”

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Nouvelle Vague

For the first time ever, a new wave of young actors is taking over Hollywood on an entirely different term. They’re all entering the entertainment arena under the pretense of growing up in the digital age. There is now no longer one way to enter the industry, and this group of young actors understands this. Aspiring actors and creatives now have more power in their hands than ever before. This is a pivotal point in pop culture, and a point of great excitement. Social media does not define this group, yet enhances their potential in an evolving landscape. The following young men are leading this towering tsunami of talent in Hollywood.

Photography Bruno Staub. Words by Devin Barrett.
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Charlie Plummer

This summer, Charlie Plummer made an incredible title role debut in King Jack. Taking home the Audience Award at the Tribeca Film Festival and the Someone To Watch Award from the Film Independent Spirit Awards, King Jack has propelled Plummer into a serious ‘one-to-watch.’ “There was a familial sense of love and trust between every single person working in the film, and I believe that this shows in the final product itself,” says Plummer on his first leading role. In addition to his newly solidified success in film, Plummer has completed an array of impressive projects including roles in HBO’s Boardwalk Empire, and Netflix’s Granite Flats; not to mention various theatre productions. “Getting the opportunity to directly collaborate with an audience every night [on stage] is such a gratifying experience. But with film and TV, the look of someone’s eyes or the slightest change in their tone can have so much meaning behind it. For me, cinema is really the medium in which I can get as close to life as possible, and that’s why I love it,” confesses Plummer. Having just wrapped a series of exciting projects, Plummer’s year is positioned to be his best yet. He plays the co-lead in the forthcoming Stargirl, and the lead Andrew Haigh’s feature film Lean On Pete, which also stars Chloë Sevigny and Steve Buscemi. Plummer is game for a challenge, and oozes genuine excitement saying, “My goal is to be as sincere as I possibly can in every moment. Trying to get to that place every day forces me to grow so much, and that alone is a tremendously exciting challenge.”

Dominic Sherwood

English charmer Dominic Sherwood has captured a hungry teenage audience with film and television adaptations of bestselling Young Adult novels – Vampire Academy and Shadowhunters. With both of these projects comes a huge audience and an even greater responsibility – translating beloved characters from the page to the screen. Raised in the UK, Sherwood has always had his eye on acting, “ever since I was really young, this is all I’ve wanted to do. I find that a wider plethora of roles keeps my life interesting,” says Sherwood. He shifts gears from his more fantasy driven projects to star in the upcoming thriller The Other. Sherwood has also starred as a young Mick Jagger in Not Fade Away, as well as Taylor Swift’s love interest in her video for Style. When he isn’t acting, he loves to play music with friends; and if he weren’t acting, he’d jokingly be “unemployed.”

Dominic Sherwood

English charmer Dominic Sherwood has captured a hungry teenage audience with film and television adaptations of bestselling Young Adult novels – Vampire Academy and Shadowhunters. With both of these projects comes a huge audience and an even greater responsibility – translating beloved characters from the page to the screen. Raised in the UK, Sherwood has always had his eye on acting, “ever since I was really young, this is all I’ve wanted to do. I find that a wider plethora of roles keeps my life interesting,” says Sherwood. He shifts gears from his more fantasy driven projects to star in the upcoming thriller The Other. Sherwood has also starred as a young Mick Jagger in Not Fade Away, as well as Taylor Swift’s love interest in her video for Style. When he isn’t acting, he loves to play music with friends; and if he weren’t acting, he’d jokingly be “unemployed.”

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Miles Heizer

America watched Miles Heizer grow up on NBC’s Parenthood when he scored a major role at age 14. Inspired and empowered by School of Rock, Heizer decided to explore acting at a young age. “I started off doing a really tragic children’s play in Kentucky. Then, I saw School of Rock and wanted to be every kid in that movie,” explains Heizer. He is an Internet dream starring in the digital era thriller Nerve. Alongside Emma Roberts and Dave Franco, he plays ‘Tommy,’ a computer hacker. To prepare for the role, Heizer “read a bunch about the dark web and ‘Anonymous.’” Slated to come out on Netflix later this year, the Internet thread carries through to Heizer’s next project 13 Reasons Why. Heizer is thrilled to share his passion for his work, saying, “movies and TV have such a big impact on me and getting to hopefully be a part of something like that for someone else is really exciting.”

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Miles Heizer

America watched Miles Heizer grow up on NBC’s Parenthood when he scored a major role at age 14. Inspired and empowered by School of Rock, Heizer decided to explore acting at a young age. “I started off doing a really tragic children’s play in Kentucky. Then, I saw School of Rock and wanted to be every kid in that movie,” explains Heizer. He is an Internet dream starring in the digital era thriller Nerve. Alongside Emma Roberts and Dave Franco, he plays ‘Tommy,’ a computer hacker. To prepare for the role, Heizer “read a bunch about the dark web and ‘Anonymous.’” Slated to come out on Netflix later this year, the Internet thread carries through to Heizer’s next project 13 Reasons Why. Heizer is thrilled to share his passion for his work, saying, “movies and TV have such a big impact on me and getting to hopefully be a part of something like that for someone else is really exciting.”

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Jake Paul

To label Jake Paul as simply a ‘social star’ is unfair. Yes, he has amassed an incredible social following, and captivated an audience on Vine – to the tune of nearly 5 million followers – but that phrase is no longer a defining characteristic of the millennial generation. The social media component is at simplest a marketing platform allowing young, driven kids to share their voice and personality on a global scale. Paul started creating content on Vine as a competition with his brother to see who could make the best videos, and it took off from there. This competitive spirit led Paul to move from his hometown of Cleveland, Ohio, to Los Angeles, “there is so much opportunity and no limit to success [in LA], and in Cleveland I felt like I was in a bubble,” he explains. Paul is the first social star to be cast as a series regular on the Disney Channel in Bizaardvark. Mirroring his real-life and digital persona – Paul plays ‘Dirk,’ a video blogging star. “I had always been acting in my videos, but just never called it ‘acting.’ When I moved to Los Angeles, that’s when people started calling it acting. It just naturally happened,” says Paul. When he’s off screen, Paul “can do really awesome headstands, and ride a wheelie on a motorcycle going 100mph.”

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Dylan Sprayberry

Catapulted to the forefront of names to watch in Hollywood, Dylan Sprayberry scored the coveted role of the young Clark Kent at age 13 in the 2013 blockbuster Man of Steel. Co-starring in the film alongside Oscar winners Kevin Costner and Russell Crowe and Oscar nominees Amy Adams, Michael Shannon, and Diane Lane, Sprayberry’s career started off on an undoubtedly robust note. Now, 18, Sprayberry is charming viewers and stealing the spotlight with his deep brooding stare in MTV’s cult show Teen Wolf. Playing ‘Liam Dunbar,’ a Lacrosse playing bad boy, Sprayberry has seduced the show’s fans with an enviable physique. Despite the role’s overwhelming demand for an intense workout regime, Sprayberry says the prep work was more mentally driven, “I had to prepare myself for the next step I was taking in my career, and making sure I was going to give my 100%. It’s cool because I’m not too much older than what my character is supposed to be so you get to watch me grow physically with the character. I was putting

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Jake Paul

To label Jake Paul as simply a ‘social star’ is unfair. Yes, he has amassed an incredible social following, and captivated an audience on Vine – to the tune of nearly 5 million followers – but that phrase is no longer a defining characteristic of the millennial generation. The social media component is at simplest a marketing platform allowing young, driven kids to share their voice and personality on a global scale. Paul started creating content on Vine as a competition with his brother to see who could make the best videos, and it took off from there. This competitive spirit led Paul to move from his hometown of Cleveland, Ohio, to Los Angeles, “there is so much opportunity and no limit to success [in LA], and in Cleveland I felt like I was in a bubble,” he explains. Paul is the first social star to be cast as a series regular on the Disney Channel in Bizaardvark. Mirroring his real-life and digital persona – Paul plays ‘Dirk,’ a video blogging star. “I had always been acting in my videos, but just never called it ‘acting.’ When I moved to Los Angeles, that’s when people started calling it acting. It just naturally happened,” says Paul. When he’s off screen, Paul “can do really awesome headstands, and ride a wheelie on a motorcycle going 100mph.”

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Dylan Sprayberry

Catapulted to the forefront of names to watch in Hollywood, Dylan Sprayberry scored the coveted role of the young Clark Kent at age 13 in the 2013 blockbuster Man of Steel. Co-starring in the film alongside Oscar winners Kevin Costner and Russell Crowe and Oscar nominees Amy Adams, Michael Shannon, and Diane Lane, Sprayberry’s career started off on an undoubtedly robust note. Now, 18, Sprayberry is charming viewers and stealing the spotlight with his deep brooding stare in MTV’s cult show Teen Wolf. Playing ‘Liam Dunbar,’ a Lacrosse playing bad boy, Sprayberry has seduced the show’s fans with an enviable physique. Despite the role’s overwhelming demand for an intense workout regime, Sprayberry says the prep work was more mentally driven, “I had to prepare myself for the next step I was taking in my career, and making sure I was going to give my 100%. It’s cool because I’m not too much older than what my character is supposed to be so you get to watch me grow physically with the character. I was putting

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on muscle for the fourth season then I leaned out for the fifth and sixth.” Not a stranger to this dedication and transformation, Sprayberry’s favorite movie growing up was Castaway, admiring Tom Hanks for his physical and mental transformation. A native of Houston, Texas, he and his family made the move to Los Angeles at a very young age landing him an impressive array of roles including recurring roles on Emmy-winning “State of the Union” and USA’s “Common Law.” Sprayberry has also guest starred on “Glee,” allowing him to tap into his other love – music. “I’m in love with music,” confesses Sprayberry, “but I’m not a singer. I love the guitar.” His ideal date would be “flying to New York for a punk show,” and if he weren’t acting, he would “for sure be in a band.” This fall, Sprayberry takes on his next role as ‘Flynn’ in Vanished: Left Behind – Next Generation, a thrilling sci-fi project premiering in cinemas for one night only on September 28th. “I’ve always been an actor. I’ve always been creative. The only thing that’s changed is that I’ve gained a following; otherwise, I’m the same ol’ Dyl,” explains Sprayberry. He’s captivated the internet-gen, acquiring an Instagram following of over 1.3 million – a component, which he describes as simply, “part of my job. I use my social media as a platform for supporting projects I’m in. That’s what’s most important to me about social media – supporting the art that I’m involved in. If you don’t practice your craft and really care about the art of acting, your career will be short lived.” This ethos carries throughout Sprayberry’s persona highlighting the best advice he’s received, “know yourself so you may know the character.”

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on muscle for the fourth season then I leaned out for the fifth and sixth.” Not a stranger to this dedication and transformation, Sprayberry’s favorite movie growing up was Castaway, admiring Tom Hanks for his physical and mental transformation. A native of Houston, Texas, he and his family made the move to Los Angeles at a very young age landing him an impressive array of roles including recurring roles on Emmy-winning “State of the Union” and USA’s “Common Law.” Sprayberry has also guest starred on “Glee,” allowing him to tap into his other love – music. “I’m in love with music,” confesses Sprayberry, “but I’m not a singer. I love the guitar.” His ideal date would be “flying to New York for a punk show,” and if he weren’t acting, he would “for sure be in a band.” This fall, Sprayberry takes on his next role as ‘Flynn’ in Vanished: Left Behind – Next Generation, a thrilling sci-fi project premiering in cinemas for one night only on September 28th. “I’ve always been an actor. I’ve always been creative. The only thing that’s changed is that I’ve gained a following; otherwise, I’m the same ol’ Dyl,” explains Sprayberry. He’s captivated the internet-gen, acquiring an Instagram following of over 1.3 million – a component, which he describes as simply, “part of my job. I use my social media as a platform for supporting projects I’m in. That’s what’s most important to me about social media – supporting the art that I’m involved in. If you don’t practice your craft and really care about the art of acting, your career will be short lived.” This ethos carries throughout Sprayberry’s persona highlighting the best advice he’s received, “know yourself so you may know the character.”

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Clay Acker

“Acting is the thrill of becoming someone else. Being alive in a moment with zero restrictions on the line between you and the character,” describes Clay Acker. Originally from Pennsylvania, Acker received a Bachelor’s degree in Communications from Gannon University, but he always had his eye on performing,“I started doing comedy skits with my friends in between contestants in our high school talent show, and I’ve been addicted to performing ever since,” says Acker. After graduation, he realized this lasting sensation and like most aspiring actors moved to Hollywood, California. Unlike some of the aspiring millennial actors, Acker is “uninterested in social media,” but welcomes the assistance of the Internet age. “I think that it’s different starting out now because I don’t know what life was like before Google. The ability to research everything about a role from the comfort of your home is a huge advantage in this day and age,” he explains. Starring in fall’s latest addition to the zombie-horror genre, Kudzu Zombies, Acker was able to live out his dream of being an “actor on location, being paid.” He continues saying, “to me, there is no feeling better than being on set, no matter what you’re doing, it’s the greatest place on earth.”

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Clay Acker

“Acting is the thrill of becoming someone else. Being alive in a moment with zero restrictions on the line between you and the character,” describes Clay Acker. Originally from Pennsylvania, Acker received a Bachelor’s degree in Communications from Gannon University, but he always had his eye on performing,“I started doing comedy skits with my friends in between contestants in our high school talent show, and I’ve been addicted to performing ever since,” says Acker. After graduation, he realized this lasting sensation and like most aspiring actors moved to Hollywood, California. Unlike some of the aspiring millennial actors, Acker is “uninterested in social media,” but welcomes the assistance of the Internet age. “I think that it’s different starting out now because I don’t know what life was like before Google. The ability to research everything about a role from the comfort of your home is a huge advantage in this day and age,” he explains. Starring in fall’s latest addition to the zombie-horror genre, Kudzu Zombies, Acker was able to live out his dream of being an “actor on location, being paid.” He continues saying, “to me, there is no feeling better than being on set, no matter what you’re doing, it’s the greatest place on earth.”

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Photography Bruno Staub, Fashion Editor David Vivirido, Words Devin Barrett.
Casting Director Kegan Webb, Fashion Coordinator Gabriella Norberg, Fashion Assistant Amanda Phillips, Fashion 2nd Assistant Grayson Vaughan, Grooming Ramsell Martinez, Grooming Assistant Wendy Martinez, Photo Assistant Chad Brooks, Digital Tech Denis Scklovsky, Production Madeleine Cooke.

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Casting Director Kegan Webb, Fashion Coordinator Gabriella Norberg, Fashion Assistant Amanda Phillips, Fashion 2nd Assistant Grayson Vaughan, Grooming Ramsell Martinez, Grooming Assistant Wendy Martinez, Photo Assistant Chad Brooks, Digital Tech Denis Scklovsky, Production Madeleine Cooke.

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Special Thanks to the Hollywood Roosevelt.
As seen in Hercules Universal XXI.