These seven creative powerhouses are transgressing their traditional training and reinventing their fields for the future. And they look good doing it.
Too many actors make the whole playing-another-person thing look as exciting as long division, but Mackie, twenty-nine, a veteran of Million Dollar Baby, Half Nelson, and New York's Juilliard School, consistently delivers live-wire performances free of Method madness or other creaky techniques. This isn't in spite of his training -- it's because of it. "Some places you learn one technique and you get stuck. But at Juilliard I learned everything so that I could play anything." Look for Mackie in the new thriller Eagle Eye and as Tupac Shakur in January's Notorious.read more Esquire