Saturday, April 30, 2011
CRUSHWORTHY: Thomas McDonell from Prom
Why he's Crushworthy: Every generation has their brooding Johnny Depp-lookalike. The "My So Called Life" gen had Jared Leto, the Twihard gen had Robert Pattinson, and this yet-to-be-christened gen is about to be introduced to theirs. Prom didn't provide McDonell with a lot to work with, but he managed to make due with what he had. He was the only mature actor amongst amateurs, dominating the serious moments. He seemed as bored with the content as we were. But I think with the right drama, he could really show what he can do.
Where you can see him next: The comedy Fun Size with Victoria Justice ("Victorious"), Josh Pence (The Social Network), Chelsea Handler, and Johnny Knoxville; the Tim Burton horror mystery remake Dark Shadows with Johnny Depp, Helena Bonham Carter, Michelle Pfeiffer, Jackie Earle Haley (Watchmen), Chloe Moretz, and Eva Green (Casino Royale), where he'll play the young Depp; and the indie teen dramedy The Spectacular Now.