Kodi Smit-McPhee

An accomplished and award-winning actor before he even reached his teen years, Australian Kodi Smit-McPhee won international acclaim for his portrayals of sensitive yet worldly young men in "Romulus, My Father" (2007), "The Road" (2009) and "Let Me In" (2010). He rose quickly from featured player in U.S. and Australian television productions to "Romulus," a dramatic adaptation of philosophy professor Raimond Gaita's troubled childhood, which earned Smit-McPhee the Australian Film Institute Award for Best Young Actor. He then impressed American audiences as Viggo Mortensen's son in John Hillcoat's gripping action-drama "The Road" before landing the coveted role of a bullied boy who finds friendship with a child vampire in "Let Me In." Smit-McPhee's scope of talent indicated he would continue to give extraordinary performances for years to come.