Anton Yelchin (1989-2016)

When talented people are lost to us, it’s always sad.

When that person was so young, it’s even worse.

Anton Yelchin’s parents, figure skaters with the Leningrad Ice Ballet, emigrated from Russia when Anton was 6 months old.  He began his acting career at the age of 10, guest starring on an episode of ER.  A few other roles came his way, and then Anton found a starring role in Hearts in Atlantis, opposite Anthony Hopkins.  As he matured, his roles did as well, in feature films and on TV.  From stark dramas (Alpha Dog) to comedies (Charlie Bartlett) to romances (Like Crazy), Anton earned the respect and admiration of those he worked with.  And he became more well-known and popular with audiences.

Never one to settle into one kind of part, Anton starred in big budget action/adventure films like the Star Trek reboot (portraying Pavel Chekov) and Terminator Salvation.  But he also did independent films such as Rudderless and Green Room.  Anton even voiced some animated characters, most notably in The Smurfs and From Up on Poppy Hill.  In addition, he was beginning work on directing a film.  Anton never stopped working.  In fact, at the time of his death, he had several movies waiting for release, including the third movie of the Star Trek reboot.

Anton Yelchin’s passing leaves Hollywood without one of its brightest and most talented young stars. 

Along Came a Spider
The Beaver
Charlie Bartlett
The Driftless Area
Fierce People
Green Room
Hearts in Atlantis
Like Crazy
New York, I Love You
Odd Thomas
Star Trek
Star Trek: Into Darkness
Terminator Salvation

From Up on Poppy Hill
The Pirates! : Band of Misfits
The Smurfs
The Smurfs 2


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