Bold Face: Breakthrough

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Bold Face explores the cult of celebrity and the styles, trends and brands that stars show off in movies, at events and living their daily lives. To be considered for inclusion please contact senior editor, Deirdre Carroll.


All A-list celebrities got their start somewhere and many can name the exact role that catapulted their career into superstardom. In the latest Bold Face we highlight three actors that are on the cusp of serious fame…

Forget the enviable acting pedigree (dad is actor Jeremy Irons), model and actor Max Irons is a rising star in his own right. He recently starred with Hollywood sweetheart, Amanda Seyfried, in the Leonardo DiCaprio produced werewolf thriller, “Red Riding Hood,” the modern, and decidedly adult, retelling of the classic children’s fable which was directed by Catherine Hardwicke of “Twilight” fame. Those credentials alone point to this film being the pivotal role that shoots the younger Irons into a fame all his own, but need further proof? Irons is currently in pre-production in the title role of “Vivaldi,” a biography of the composer’s early life, when, as a young priest, he became the music teacher for the illegitimate daughters of Venice courtesans. The film also stars Elle Fanning, Alfred Molina, Jacqueline Bisset and Tom Wilkinson. In typical superstar style, Max has gotten himself a pair of highly stylish sunnies by way of the Lacoste L603S from Marchon




Who is Jessica Chastain and how did she get a role opposite Brad Pitt in one of the most critically acclaimed movies of the year? Your guess is as good as mine, but nonetheless a breakthrough role has never been more clear than Chastain’s turn as Mrs. O’Brien, wife to Pitt’s character, in the Terrence Malick directed “Tree of Life.” The film won the coveted Palme d’Or Award at Cannes this year, is a contender for an Academy Award and has already grossed more than $22 million worldwide. Chastain was in Cannes with her co-stars to support the movie’s premiere and her red carpet style garnered her a great deal of attention, here she has paired her red dress with the Dolce&Gabbana Lace sun style DG4116 from Luxottica. Up next for the red headed actress is a role along side Emma Stone in “The Help” and the title role in Al Pacino’s (by way of Oscar Wilde) “Wilde Salome”…




A bit of an indie film darling, actor Paul Dano is poised for a major movie career. First grabbing audience’s attention for his surprisingly… generous… ending in “The Girl Next Door” and following it up as a troubled teen in "Little Miss Sunshine," Dano can next be seen in the big screen action film, “Cowboys and Aliens” staring Harrison Ford and Daniel Craig out in theaters on July 29. Next year you will be able to see him in the dramedy “Another Bullsh*t Night in Suck City” with Robert De Niro and Julianne Moore and the sci-fi mob assassin flick “Looper.” Dano is currently shooting the comedy “He Loves Me” with Annette Bening which will debut in 2014. For his role in the film as a writer looking for love in unusual ways, Dano has been fitted with the Eco 1054 and 101 frames from Modo.