Young Hollywood Hit Lists – 1996

movieline March 1996 cover

“A treasure trove of top tens to help you make your way through the booby-trapped jungle of Tinseltown’s younger stars, comers and soon-to-be-goners.”

I had a lot of fun revisiting predictions made by Movieline magazine in their 1991 Young Hollywood issue.  So naturally, I went back for more.  The format of the magazine changed every year.  Future issues didn’t include the same “Who’s Who”-style article I covered last time.  But, the 1996 issue included some fun top ten lists.

Here are some of my favorites along with some modern-day commentary of my own.

What follows are some Top Ten Lists published by Movieline Magazine in 1996.  The theme was Young Hollywood which Movieline defined as being “under 30″.  So everyone included in the lists was under 30 in 1996.

Along with the original list, I’ll be adding my own commentary.  Obviously, I have the benefit of hindsight on my side.

Everyone got the idea?  Okay, here’s the lists.  Feel free to skip around:

Ten Likeliest Future ‘Whatever Happened To . . . ?” Candidates

Ten Most Talented Actors

Ten Most Likely To Look Like Shelley Winters and/or Marlon Brando at 60

Ten Destined for Their Own Eponymous TV Sitcom

Ten Top Quotes from Movieline’s Past Interviews with Young Hollywood

Ten Most Likely To Be Alive and Kicking Careerwise in 30 Years

Next: Ten Likeliest Future ‘Whatever Happened To . . . ?” Candidates

Posted on November 20, 2013, in Movieline Articles, Movies and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 8 Comments.

  1. I’d never heard of Kylie Travis before reading this article. I looked her up on IMDb to see what popular film she was in that I had skipped back in the mid 90′s. There wasn’t one. I’m betting her manager or agent paid Movieline for the mention.

    I love the quote from Ethan Hawke. That guy has my sense of humor.

    • I think her big movie was Gia which wasn’t even released when this list was made. So you may be on to something. She was stunningly beautiful though.

      The Hawke quote was a howler. I thought the same thing when I saw the ads for “Whore”.

  2. OK.. well…. wow. lot to go through here. think i got it all…. but will have to check back to ensure no missed content.
    this is just one amazing blog!

    • Aw, shucks RB.

      These past two articles were largely cut and paste jobs from an old magazine. I just added pictures, formatted it and added a little commentary. I actually feel a little guilty about doing it. But it has been a fun trip down memory lane. And (shhh) it’s something I can do from work. I look forward to doing some more of these in the future. Movieline had different themes every month. So far, I have picked two Young Hollywood issues. But I plan to get into some of the other themes as well. They also had a sex issue every year. That could be fun.

  3. Just so you know, Joaquin Phoenix was in some pretty well-known films in the 80′s, including Parenthood, Space Camp and Russkies. To Die For was far from his debut role. Your list is a fun trip though…

  4. I’m sure it’s nothing you didn’t already know but: Mr. Edward Furlong is up for consideration

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