Every great actor has their breakout role. Whether it is their first performance ever or it comes after years in the business, these are the roles that put them on the map. While there are countless of breakout performances over the course of film history here are 5 awesome ones from the 2010s.
Timothée Chalamet – Call Me By Your Name
2017 was a huge year for Timothée Chalamet. He played a supporting cast member in Greta Gerwig’s “Lady Bird” but his breakout performance came in “Call Me By Your Name.” Chalamet plays Elio, a 17 year old who falls in love with his family’s 24 year old house guest over the course of one summer in 1983. For his performance, Chalamet picked up an Oscar nomination at that years Academy Awards. Later this year, Chalamet will star in the much anticipated “Dune.”
Andrew Garfield – The Social Network
Before “The Social Network” Andrew Garfield had a string of roles as minor characters. However, “The Social Network” gave Garfield a spotlight by portraying one of the co-founders of Facebook. Since the film’s release in 2010, Garfield has starred in Sony’s “The Amazing Spider-Man,” Scorsese’s “Silence,” and “Under the Silver Lake.” Meanwhile, his upcoming film “Mainstream” just dropped a trailer.
Margot Robbie – The Wolf of Wall Street
Thanks to her role on the soap opera “Neighbours,” Margot Robbie was a budding star in Australia. However, her performance in “The Wolf of Wall Street” proved to be her breakout role. Since starring opposite of Leonardo DiCaprio, Robbie has earned two Oscar nominations, given countless acclaimed performances and become a successful producer.
Brie Larson – Short Term 12
“Short Term 12” marked Brie Larson‘s shift from comedies like “Scott Pilgrim” and “21 Jump Street” to dramatic roles. Larson’s performance and the film itself are critically underrated but it proved to producers that Larson has the acting chops to take on any role. As a result, she was cast as the lead in “Room” in 2015 and took home the Oscar for Best Actress for her performance. However, nowadays Larson is most known for portraying Captain Marvel in the MCU.
Michael B. Jordan – Fruitvale Station
Michael B. Jordan had a pretty successful career prior to “Fruitvale Station” in 2013. He had reoccurring roles on both “The Wire” and “Friday Night Lights” and even a supporting role in “Chronicle” in 2012. However, “Fruitvale Station” proved Jordan can be the leading man. Jordan’s portrayal of Oscar Grant in “Fruitvale Station” is one of the most heartfelt performances of the entire decade. Since its release, Jordan continued to team up with director Ryan Coogler in “Creed” and “Black Panther” while his performance in “Just Mercy” was also stellar.