Emily Blunt is listed one of Metro Mix’s ’15 Breakout Actors of 2000s’.
One of the great pleasures of the movies is discovering an exciting new actor. Those performers that thrill and impress with their talent, looks, relatability and star power.
The following 15 actors made their marks in the past decade, making good on breakout roles with equally impressive bodies of work. They’re the actors we’re most excited to follow into the next decade, when we know they’ll be joined by a whole new crop of breakout stars.
Anyone who saw Blunt’s seductive turn in the teen lesbian romance “My Summer of Love” knew this girl deserved to be a star. But not many people actually did see that little British indie, so it wasn’t until she socked over the role of Meryl Streep’s caustic cutthroat assistant in “The Devil Wears Prada” that audiences really caught on to her irresistible charms.
Blunt has since demonstrated her range as an uptight literary lover in “The Jane Austen Book Club,” a whip smart publicist in “The Great Buck Howard,” a well-intentioned screw-up in “Sunshine Cleaning” and a girl becoming a woman and the Queen of England simultaneously in “The Young Victoria.” Just try taking your eyes off her.