11 February 2009

Feature Story - Amber Heard

The nature of Hollywood industry is always to renew itself, always to introduce new faces, young actors on the verge of the stardom.

It happens every year, and although these new faces do a lot of noise, most of them disappear very quickly into the abyss, without leaving any remarkable memory. Some get married, some are getting fat, some get too much into drugs, and some are just being stupid, ruining their starting careers.

In best case scenario, they will get their own "E! True Hollywood Story" special, or appear on TMZ as "remember her/him?" item.

So it's very nice to discover actors that take seriously what they do, getting mature, developing their acting skills and getting bigger roles. One of such fresh faces is Amber Heard. She is only 22 years old, but she is holding a resume of more than 20 film and TV appearances in just 4 years in Hollywood. Known mostly from teenage movies (Alpha Dog, Never Back Down) she is developing quite serious following with a lot of fans. It's easy to understand why just by looking at her pictures, and since she has no problem to take her clothes off in front of the camera, her future looks especially bright.

This can only last for so long, when she is still young, and without ability to act all this will end by the age of 30. But from what it seems this is not going to be the case with her, because right now she is moving strong into the big world. Short appearance in Pineapple Express was just a beginning, in 2009 she will be seen as leading actress, or part of the leading ensemble, in 5(!) movies, ranging from a comedy to serious drama.

And that's not all. The really big step awaits her in 2010, with leading roles in two announced movies so far. One is the The Ward, the directional return of John Carpenter after almost 10 years since his last movie, and the other one is The Rum Diary, based on the book by Hunter S. Thompson (Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas), and starring also, pay attention, Johnny Depp and Aaron Eckhart.

No need to say that expectations from both these movies are high, and Amber Heard is going to get a lot of attention. So prepare to hear her name, she is not going to disappear any time soon.

Meantime here is the trailer for her upcoming movie The Informers with another bunch of top actors, and she shows some skin too. Enjoy.

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