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Ellen Page has no business being on this list. She’s only 23. She hasn’t been around long enough to earn a place on it. We didn’t want to put her on it, but her work demands it. The thing is, Ellen Page may be only 23 but she’s already been in more good movies than more famous, more well-traveled, better respected Hollywood actors twice her age. That just can’t be an accident. Sure she had a role in the mostly terrible X-Men 3, but the brilliant part of that decision is that the entire movie was so shallow and empty odds are you’ve already forgotten it. But starting with Hard Candy in 2005 she’s made it a point to show up in some of the best and most interesting movies released every year and worked with some of the best writers and directors the movie industry has to offer. Maybe it’s her unconventional look or her even more unconventional style of acting that keeps them casting her, but a lot of it, you have to think, has been up to her. It’s not just that she keeps picking good movies, but she keeps picking different movies. Movies that no one else is doing. She’s been a molested child out for revenge, a pregnant hipster, a genius prodigy, a roller girl, and a dream designer. All of that in a space of less than five years. Ellen Page is too young to be on this list, too new to have a reliable track record. But here she is anyway.
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Ellen in Marie Claire.
Ellen & Drew in Marie Claire.
Ellen’s character poster for ‘Inception’.