Monday, 14 January 2013

Chris Zylka, from 90210 to The Amazing Spider Man

Zylka was born Chris Settlemire in Warren, Ohio. He took his mother's maiden name as a stage name. Zylka began his career with a guest appearance on 90210 in 2008. He was soon cast in a recurring role in Everybody Hates Chris before also having guest appearances on the shows Hannah Montana, Cougar Town and Zeke and Luther.

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Zylka then landed a 16-episode recurring role as Joey Donner in 10 Things I Hate About You. Zylka began to move into films around this time, appearing in The People I've Slept With before starring in the Made-for-TV horror My Super Psycho Sweet 16. Zylka would later reprise this role in the sequel, My Super Psycho Sweet 16: Part 2. Zylka also appeared in Kaboom in 2010.

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Zylka starred in two animal attack-themed films, Shark Night 3D (2011) and Piranha 3DD (2012). Zylka portrayed Flash Thompson in The Amazing Spider-Man. He played the role of Jake in the television drama The Secret Circle. In 2012, Zylka joined the FX series American Horror Story, but was later let go after reportedly refusing to shave his head for the role.


BuddyTV ranked him #90 on its list of "TV's Sexiest Men of 2011". He formerly dated actress Lucy Hale.

Tuesday, 1 January 2013

Tom Sturridge : From being Julia, to being hotter

Tom Sturridge was born in London England.    He's the son of actress Phoebe Nicholls and, sometime actor and full-time director Charles Sturridge.  Tom started his acting career under the guidance of his father's directing, in a retelling of the Gullivers Travels TV production, when tom was just aged 11 years old.

After returning to schooling, Tom attended the prestigious Winchester Collage, but dropped out before he completed his A-Levels.  He returned to acting in 2004, with roles in 'Vanity Fair' and an excellent performance in 'Being Julia'.

In 2005, Tom played a demanding role in a TV production about William Shakespeare, playing William Herbert 'the fair youth', the gay lover of Shakespeare. A tough role, handled well saw tom go from strength to strength as an actor. In that same year he played a blink and you'll miss role in a bizarre mock documentary about two conjoined twins turned rock stars called 'Brothers Of The Head'.

In 2006, Tom took a part in a psychological thriller called 'Like Minds' (also known as 'Murderous Intent), and although that movie may have failed on some level's, it was the chilling performance by Tom Sturridge that won most of the positive notices.  Next it was rumored that Tom Sturridge was supposed to be cast in the big Hollywood production 'Jumper', but was dropped in favor of a bigger star in the form of Hayden Christensen.

Next, in 2009, after a near three year absence from the big screen, Tom returned in an all star comedy called 'The Boat That Rocked', directed by Richard Curtis. The fine cast also included Philip Seymour Hoffman, Rhys Ifans, and Bill Nighy.   Although the movie didn't set the box office on fire, it did further show Tom's potential as a future leading man.

Next, stepping up his acting credentials even further, Tom appeared in a stage play called 'Punk Rock'. So good was he in that role, he won the 2009 Critics' Circle Theatre Award.     Upcoming movies 'Waiting For Forever', 'Junkhearts' and 'On The Road' promise to continue Tom's ascendancy as one of the UK's best new actors.    Tom has a younger brother and sister, Matilda Sturridge and 'Arthur Sturridge', both have followed Tom into the acting profession.