You may not know the name Ansel Elgort yet (and oh, what a name it is!), but by the end of 2014 he’s guaranteed to have household recognition. Yes, even your clueless dad will soon be referring to “that Ansel fellow.” The 19-year-old actor’s first film, Carrie, is out today, and he’s got two much-anticipated projects dropping next year: Divergent and The Fault in our Stars. Fans are already obsessed with him even though he’s barely been onscreen. And we totally get it; his presence in Carrie is undeniable. America, get ready to meet your next big thing.
Here are five reasons you need to be paying attention to Ansel Elgort right now.
1. He impressed his Carrie co-stars and director, and it was his first film!
Carrie director Kimberly Peirce told VH1 why Ansel stood out over all the other guys who auditioned for the role of sweet jock Tommy Ross.
And his co-star Judy Greer lauded his professionalism and talent: “I really loved his performance in the movie. I knew he was going to be great but I was like, totally thrilled.”