The Brit // Charlie Cox
I've seen Casanova and I've seen Stardust, and I have to be honest with you, Charlie Cox has never made that much of an impression on me. He's kind of cute and his skittish behavior was endearing, but not exactly leading man worthy. It would appear though that Cox is more of a character actor. He shines with meatier roles. And he found one in "Boardwalk Empire." Joining Scorsese's HBO series as the Irish assassin who becomes Nucky's new "driver" was the best career move he could've ever made. He may get five minutes of screen time per episode, but they are unforgettable minutes. His quiet confidence and straightforward approach to asking for what he wants—amidst a city full of people who beat around the bush—is chilling. Cox has obviously grown into his own as an actor, and just in time.