Keira Knightley and Carey Mulligan are two of Hollywood's Hottest Young Stars under 25
Years on the List: 2007, 2008, 2009
What She’s Done: She played the sexiest swashbuckler ever in the ‘Pirates of the Caribbean‘ franchise, scored an Oscar nod for 2005’s ‘Pride & Prejudice‘ and bathed with Sienna Miller (platonically, of course) in this year’s ‘The Edge of Love.’
What’s Next: Though she won’t be returning for ‘Pirates 4,’ she has a quartet of films due in 2010 — including ‘London Boulevard‘ (opposite Colin Farrell), and ‘Never Let Me Go,’ based on Kazu Ishiguro’s acclaimed novel.
Industry Buzz: “I met her the night she wore Vera Wang and didn’t win a Golden Globe, and as modest as she was, I could tell that I was talking to a girl that knew she’d win a Globe — or even an Oscar — one day soon.” — Lien Ta, Hollywood.com
Years on List: 2009
What She's Done: Writing a letter to the producers won her the role of Kitty Bennett in the 2005 Keira Knightley starrer 'Pride & Prejudice,' and she appeared briefly in summer's 'Public Enemies.'
What's Next: She's getting immaculate grades for her role in the coming-of-age Sundance darling 'An Education,' with some pundits even whispering Oscar. She'll also be seen in December's 'Brothers' and next year stars in 'Wall Street 2' with Shia LaBeouf, whom she's rumored to now be dating.
Industry Buzz: "She's a British Katie Holmes in terms of her charming girl-next-door looks, but she also comes equipped with serious acting chops that have so far awarded her roles in big films ... Still quietly floating under the radar, look for Mulligan to become a household name come 2010 when 'An Education' (hopefully) nabs her an Oscar nod." -- Erik Davis, Cinematical.com