It's a near impossible feat to capture the hearts and minds of moviegoers when you're not a big-name star. But this fresh crop of film talent has managed to do just that. TheWrap has deemed the following performers worthy of the distinction -- breakout movie stars of 2017.
Tiffany Haddish had been lauded for her comedic prowess in Universal's "Girls Trip," and even won the Best Supporting Actress Award at the New York Film Critics Circle for the role. Now she has four other projects lined up: "All Between Us," "The Oath," "Limited Partners" and "Night School."
Who could forget Bill Skarsgard's creepy Pennywise in the horror hit "It?" The actor haunted kids all over the world in September but also starred in "Atomic Blonde" this year. He will next star in "Castle Rock," "Assassination Nation" and the "It" sequel.
Yes, the actress also was front and center in 2015's "Kingsman: The Secret Service," but this year, she was all over the place. Her steamy sex scene with Charlize Theron in "Atomic Blonde" made headlines, and the 35-year-old also had the villainous lead in "The Mummy."
"Get Out" has received praise from critics and fans alike, and Daniel Kaluuya received a solid round of acclaim for his lead role in the sleeper hit. It makes perfect sense that he has been nominated for a Golden Globe this year.
This darling 7-year-old charmed audiences in Sean Baker's "The Florida Project" this year, which is garnering awards season buzz. The role has gotten her several nominations, including a Gotham Award for Breakthrough Actor.
Timothee Chalamet is in the awards race with not one, but two films: "Call Me by Your Name" and "Lady Bird." The former is giving him strong Best Actor nods. Audiences will surely be seeing Chalamet in more movies soon.
Dafne Keen's performance as X23 in "Logan" was extremely memorable -- and her audition tape itself was lauded as one of the most extraordinary audition tapes Patrick Stewart has ever seen.
Did Barry Keoghan's performance in "The Killing of a Sacred Deer" make anyone else uncomfortable -- just because he was so incredible?
She stole the show in "Transformers: The Last Knight." And next, she'll star in "Sicario 2: Soldado."
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It seems like everyone is swooning over Dacre Montgomery these days after he appeared in "Power Rangers" and, on the small screen, "Stranger Things" Season 2. The Australian hunk will next be the lead in the third season of the aforementioned Netflix series, as well as the film, "The True History of the Kelly Gang."