9. Garrett Hedlund
While the talented Jeff Bridges may be the big draw for the sci-fi sequel Tron: Legacy, the movie itself belongs to Garrett Hedlund. As Sam Flynn, Hedlund makes the most of his first big screen starring role and leaves audiences wanting more. Like Bridges, he also has two films out as the new year rolls around. In addition to his role in Legacy, he stars alongside Gwyneth Paltrow in the drama Country Strong. Far from just being a pretty face, though there is no doubt he more than qualifies for that title, it’s clear the 26-year old actor has big things in store for him beyond the Grid. In 2011, he’s set to star in On the Road, the film adaptation of the Jack Kerouac novel of the same name directed by Walter Salles and produced by Francis Ford Coppola.