Gabriel Basso

Young actor Gabriel Basso made the usual rounds of contemporaries of his generation--an episode of "iCarly," for example--before scoring his first lead role in the family drama "Alabama Moon" in 2009. The following year, Basso joined the cast of the acclaimed comedy-drama "The Big C" as the son of Laura Linney's cancer-stricken lead character, which dramatically raised his profile. In 2011, he earned further plaudits when he co-starred in the award-winning blockbuster hit "Super 8." In J.J. Abrams' smartly sentimental ode to classic Spielberg-style science fiction adventures Basso played Martin, the "leading man" of the kids' film within the film.