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We’ve seen the women who will dominate the silver screen but who are the men who we’ll soon be seeing more on the big screen? From the likes of Oscar Isaac to Miles Teller, the big names have changed in the last few years, but the talent they each have hasn’t wavered. Click through to see five of the best up and coming actors out there right now.

Adam Driver

Adam Driver

You’ve seen him on HBO’s Girls as Lena Dunham’s on again and off again eccentric boyfriend. Well, now he’s going to be starring in the next Stars Wars film, and his role as villain Kylo Ren in The Force Awakens is sure to be under fan speculation until its winter release.

Outside of the Star Wars universe, he has been doing small roles here and there that have shown not only is he hungry but he also wants to flex his range. From his interesting and heavily vocal role in Inside Llewyn Davis to his playboy role in the dramedy This is Where I Leave You, Driver is showing he is a force to be reckoned with.

Nat Wolff

Nat Wolff

Wolff started as a member of the notorious and outrageous Naked Brothers Band, where their trials  and tribulations were documented all over Nickelodeon for the kids to see. Lately, he’s been trying his hand at indie flicks, and with each film, he seems to give you more than the last time. In 2013’s Stuck in Love, Wolff shined as a member of the ensemble cast that included veterans like Greg Kinnear, Kristen Bell, and Jennifer Connelly.

Since then, Wolff has found some more stardom working on films such as The Fault in Our Stars, then starring in his own John Green flick Paper Towns.

Next, Wolff will be starring in the film In Dubious Battle, where he’ll be working alongside Josh Hutcherson, Robert Duvall, and James Franco.

Michael B. Jordan

Michael B. Jordan

This is likely the name on this list you’ve probably been hearing about the most over the last few years. Jordan also got his start on television starring in the fan favorite Friday Night Lights and as a sadly short-lived character in HBO’s The Wire.

Jordan’s name has been picking up steam since he starred in 2013’s Fruitvale Station, with many saying his performance in that role was deserving of an Oscar. Since then he hasn’t slowed down, doing a few films with his on-screen friend Miles Teller. They both landed roles in this summer’s talked about Fantastic Four.

Jordan is also going to be starring in Creed as Apollo Creed’s son from the Rocky series.

Tom Holland

Tom Holland

Holland is the youngest actor to appear on this list, but with his recent casting in the role of a lifetime as the new Spider-Man, he’s an actor that deserves to be on the list. He is supposed to be making his first on-film appearance as Spider-Man in next summer’s Captain America: Civil War.

Holland’s inclusion into the Marvel Cinematic Universe comes after Sony and Marvel had finally reached their joint deal a few months back. Before he was thrown into stardom he had got his start doing theatre as Billy Elliot and was also casted in a Ron Howard film In the Heart of the Sea, which is scheduled to be released this fall.

Dane DeHaan

Dane DeHaan

DeHaan’s big break came a few years back in 2012’s Chronicle. DeHaan starred as Andrew Detmer, who begins to developing telekinetic powers along with his group of friends. Detmer slowly falls to pieces on screen as he becomes more and more deranged, and DeHaan makes what could have been just a super hero film feel more real and gritty with his convincing performance.

Since then, he has been working steadily in films such as The Place Beyond the Pines and was even casted in the short lived The Amazing Spider-Man Series as Harry Osborn. Next, DeHaan will be starring in the film Life, alongside with Robert Pattison coming out Fall this year.

These guys are on my list, but who am I missing? Comment below with the up-and-coming actors you’ve had your eye on.

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