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ryan gosling_01_06_12Sexy and rippling with talent… Ladies, get ready to drool over the actors who are storming their way to the top.

Ryan Gosling, 31

Best known for: Solid performances in Ides of March and Drive.

Career highlights: Academy Award nomination for Half Nelson. The man is on a roll – he has featured in six movies since 2010, including Crazy, Stupid, Love and Blue Valentine.

Trivia: Ryan got his screen break on the Mickey Mouse Club TV show as a child star alongside pop stars Justin Timberlake, Britney Spears and Christina Aguilera. Unable to read at school, Ryan was diagnosed with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and placed in a special needs school. His mother left work to homeschool him.

Coming soon: Blockbuster movies The Gangster Squad, The Place Beyond the Pines and Only God Forgives.


damian lewis_01_06_12Damian Lewis, 41

Best known for: His roles in TV serials Band of Brothers, The Forsyte Saga, Life and Homeland.

Career highlights: Being nominated twice for a Golden Globe award for his performances in Band of Brothers and TV drama, Homeland.

Trivia: Damian was so convincing as an American in Band of Brothers, the crew couldn’t believe he was British.

Coming soon: Keep your eyes peeled for The Sweeney and Romeo and Juliet.


michael fassbender_01_06_12Michael Fassbender, 35

Best known for: Starring in Quentin Tarantino’s Inglourious Basterds and X-Men: First Class.

Career highlights: Bagging the Hero Award at the Jameson Empire Film Awards for his performance as Magneto in X-Men: First Class. Won the British Independent Film Award for his role in Hunger.

Trivia: He lost 14kg in weight to play the role of hunger striker Bobby Sands in 2008 movie Hunger. Michael was restricted to just 600 calories a day.

Coming soon: Fassbender will star in science fiction film, Prometheus, out now. He will be playing the role of an android named David.


adam scott_01_06_12Adam Scott, 39

Best known for: Making you laugh in comedies Party Down and Parks and Recreation.

Career highlights: Being cast in 2002 movie, High Crimes.

Trivia: He was once a waiter.

Coming soon: Watch Adam in funny film, Bachelorette, alongside Kirsten Dunst and Isla Fisher.

 

taylor kitsch_01_06_12Taylor Kitsch, 31

Best known for: His role as Tim Riggins in the NBC television series Friday Night Lights.

Career highlights: Playing the coveted part of Gambit in X-Men Origins: Wolverine.

Trivia: A Canadian from British Columbia, Kitsch has modelled for some real big names including Diesel and Abercrombie & Fitch.

Coming soon: Kitcsh will be seen smouldering in forthcoming movies Battleship and Savages.


idris elba_01_06_12Idris Elba, 39

Best known for: Playing Russell ‘Stringer’ Bell in The Wire.

Career highlights: Golden Globe Best Actor award for Luther.

Trivia: He won a place in the National Youth Music Theatre due to a £1,500 Prince’s Trust grant.

Coming soon: Idris will star in sci-fi flicks, Prometheus and Pacific Rim.
 


This article was first published in at home with Lorraine Kelly in April 2012. [Read the digital edition here]


Photographs: PA Photos

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