Best Of 2012: Who Are The Year's Newest Movie Stars?
Lily Collins, Ben Whishaw and Rebel Wilson were among the silver-screen stunners of this year.
Of course, this character cabal wouldn't have been what it was if not for the breakout performances of Lily Collins, Ben Whishaw and Rebel Wilson — just a few of the fresh film faces we met in 2012. And as the year comes to a close, MTV News is reflecting on the dozen Hollywood noobs who made the marquee shine just that much brighter
Role: The 23-year-old daughter of Phil Collins carved out her own path in Hollywood with roles in "The Blind Side" and "Abduction," but it was her turn as Snow White in Tarsem Singh's kaleidoscopic "Mirror Mirror" that left a real impression.
Up Next: Collins will star as a Brooklyn teen who uncovers her family's mysterious history destroying demons in the big-screen adaptation of "The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones," hitting theaters August 23, 2013.
Role: Floppy-haired Brit Ben Whishaw hit big Stateside this year in a pair of films: The Wachowski's era-spanning drama "Cloud Atlas" and the latest Bond romp "Skyfall," though it will likely be Whishaw's tech-savvy quartermaster Q who will leave the most indelible impression. After all, he can do more damage on his laptop sitting in his pajamas before his first cup of Earl Grey than 007 can do in a year in the field.
Up Next: Whishaw can currently be seen in the second season of the BBC's winning period drama "The Hour." He'll next star alongside Matt Damon in 2013's "The Zero Theorem," and is rumored to be circling a role in Steven Spielberg's "Robopocalypse."
Role: The Aussie's outsized sense of humor was only hinted at in "Bridesmaids" — it took the role of Fat Amy in the aca-awesome musical comedy "Pitch Perfect" to get everyone singing along.
Up Next: Wilson has several encore performances arranged, including "Pain & Gain," starring Mark Wahlberg and Dwayne Johnson, and "Super Fun Night" (which she wrote), co-starring "Pitch Perfect" castmate Anna Camp.
Role: Little Quvenzhane Wallis melted hearts (and spurred plenty of awards-season speculation) with her role as Hushpuppy in the fantastical "Beasts of the Southern Wild."
Up Next: Wallis, along with "Beasts" father Dwight Henry, will appear in Steven McQueen's "Twelve Years a Slave," starring Brad Pitt and Michael Fassbender.
Role: The Indian teen had no acting experience when he landed the title role in Ang Lee's picturesque epic "Life of Pi," following a boy marooned in the Pacific Ocean with a Bengal tiger.
Up Next: College. The 19-year-old is currently studying philosophy at St. Stephen's College in New Delhi, though he hopes to make more movies in the future.
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Also "outsized sense of humor" - REALLY?