Logan Lerman

Logan Lerman never shied away from tackling emotionally draining roles throughout his acting career. His work as an impoverished and insightful farm boy in the family drama "A Painted House" (CBS, 2003), a child abuse victim in the thriller "The Butterfly Effect" (2004), and a reckless cowboy in "3:10 to Yuma" (2007) earned Lerman rave critical reviews, but by design or happenstance, he managed to fly under the radar, basking in the shadows of his more famous co-stars such as Jim Carrey, Russell Crowe and Renée Zellweger. It was not until his turn as an unlikely mythical hero in the fantasy flick "Percy Jackson & the Olympians: The Lightning Thief" (2010) that Lerman transformed into a real-life international superstar. While he had to possess the powers of a mythical hero onscreen to finally earn his shot at fame, it was still raw talent and endless drive that made Lerman one of the most successful and recognized actors of his generation.