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The Next Generation of Hollywood's Leading Men

It takes talent and a lot of hard work to become the next big thing. In crisp linen suits, these seven young actors make it look easy.

Hunter Parrish
AGE: 22
HOMETOWN: Plano, Texas
YOU'VE SEEN HIM: As Melchior in the Tony Award-winning Broadway musical Spring Awakening; in It's Complicated alongside Alec Baldwin and Meryl Streep.
UP NEXT: A sixth season playing entrepreneurial young pot dealer Silas Botwin on the Showtime hit Weeds.
WILL WORK FOR FOOD: "My first job was a commercial for Ball Park Fun Franks. I had to hang upside down—this was before CGI, so I literally had to hang upside down—and they cut my head open and my brain fell out."
OCCUPATIONAL HAZARD: "When Weeds first started, people who weren't sure why they recognized me would ask me for marijuana—because they just knew, for some reason, I would have it."
WHAT HE'S WEARING: Suit and pocket square by Armani Collezioni. Shirt by Burberry London. Tie by Burberry Prorsum. Belt by Louis Vuitton.

NAME: James Badge Dale
AGE: 31
HOMETOWN: New York City
YOU'VE SEEN HIM: On the third season of 24; in Martin Scorsese's The Departed.
UP NEXT: HBO's World War II mini-series The Pacific; AMC's newest political-drama series, Rubicon; Robert Redford's The Conspirator, a film about the Lincoln assassination.
WHY WAR IS HELL: "While filming The Pacific in Australia, we were doing these field exercises, crawling around, and there were all these toads. The next day, just as a side note, they yelled to us, 'Yeah, don't touch the toads. They're poisonous. They'll kill you.' "
WHAT HE'S WEARING: Suit by Etro. Shirt by Spurr. Tie by Louis Vuitton. Belt by Trafalgar.

NAME: Dave Franco
AGE: 24
HOMETOWN: Palo Alto, California
You've seen him: As privileged med student Cole Aaronson on Scrubs. Oh, and you may have heard of his older brother, James.
UP NEXT: Noah Baumbach's Greenberg, with Ben Stiller; opposite Zac Efron in Burr Steers' coming-of-age drama The Death and Life of Charlie St. Cloud.
ON ALMOST BEING RECOGNIZED: "I got mistaken for myself at a Starbucks once. This guy came up to me and said, 'Hey, man, you look a lot like that guy, James Franco's little brother, Dave.' And I was like, 'Pssshhh. Man, that fool? That guy sucks.' "
WHAT HE'S WEARING: Suit by Ermenegildo Zegna. Shirt by Paul Smith. Belt, stylist's own.

NAME: Liam Hemsworth
AGE: 19
HOMETOWN: Phillip Island, Australia
YOU'VE SEEN HIM: As an MIT student in the Nicolas Cage thriller Knowing; in the pages of Us Weekly, for reportedly dating Miley Cyrus.
UP NEXT: Opposite Cyrus in Nicholas Sparks' teen drama The Last Song.
ROLES HE HOPES YOU'LL NEVER SEE: "I played a paraplegic on a show called Neighbours. Just turned up on set, sat in a wheelchair. The producer came up to me one day and said, 'We have to cut around that entire scene because your leg was moving.' "
ROLE HE REALLY HOPES YOU'LL NEVER SEE: "I did another show called Satisfaction, about upper-class prostitutes. I played a 16-year-old who hires a prostitute. I was butt naked in front of 50 people, which is totally comfortable."
WHAT HE'S WEARING: Suit by BOSS Black. Shirt by Ascot Chang.

NAME: Ben Hollingsworth
AGE: 25
HOMETOWN: Brockville, Ontario
YOU'VE SEEN HIM: Opposite Mischa Barton in Ashton Kutcher's quickly canceled CW series The Beautiful Life.
UP NEXT: Playing David Duchovny and Demi Moore's son in The Joneses.
ON THE TAO OF DUCHOVNY: "We'd be sitting in our chairs on set, and he'd say, 'Watch this, kid,' and get up and literally do nothing. Just complete silence on camera. And then he'd come back and say, 'Did you see that?'"
AN OFFICER AND A THESPIAN: "I was once in a theater production of A Few Good Men. I shaved my head, gained 30 pounds of muscle, and was walking around town in dog tags—I got a little Method. People came up to me and were like, 'Thank you for all you do.' And I'm like, 'Oh, you saw the show?'"
WHAT HE'S WEARING: Suit by Hermès. Shirt by Robert Geller.

NAME: Luke Evans
AGE: 30
HOMETOWN: Aberbargoed, Wales
YOU'VE SEEN HIM: If you're a West End regular, he's starred in London productions of Taboo, Avenue Q, and Rent.
UP NEXT: Louis Leterrier's Clash of the Titans, playing Apollo alongside Sam Worthington and Liam Neeson.
THE DOWNSIDE OF PLAYING A GOD: "I had long hair extensions down my back. I looked like some travel agent selling a package vacation to Torremolinos. I was very uncomfortable. I don't know how women do it."
MORBID EARLY GOAL: "When I was a teenager, I was fascinated with forensic pathology. When they asked me where I wanted to intern, I said a mortuary. They sent me to an interior-design shop instead."

NAME: Johnny Simmons
AGE: 23
YOU'VE SEEN HIM: Opposite a demonic Megan Fox in Jennifer's Body; in Frank Miller's comic-book film The Spirit.
UP NEXT: Playing a teen coping with a family tragedy in The Greatest, with Carey Mulligan and Pierce Brosnan; appearing with Michael Cera in Edgar Wright's Scott Pilgrim vs. the World.
BAD INFLUENCES: "The Simpsons was as bold as it got in my house. I grew up in a Southern Baptist conservative family. Have you ever watched Summer Heights High on HBO? I brought that home and it almost brought the house down."
ON LOOKING REALLY YOUNG FOR HIS AGE: "It's helped me get younger roles. That's a positive. But when I'm buying beer it's no good at all."
WHAT HE'S WEARING: Blazer by Kenneth Cole. Shirt by Steven Alan. Jeans by Levi's. Pocket square by Tom Ford.

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