Some are making the transition from TV, some have finally found the movie to make their name through, and others are entirely fresh faces; Yahoo! Movies picks the newbies to watch this year in the movie world.
CHADWICK BOSEMAN: Formerly of the ABC Family drama "Lincoln Heights," he'll take a swing at big-screen stardom with his portrayal of legendary baseball player Jackie Robinson in "42." Boseman is also starring in the action movie "The Kill Hole," which is in post-production.
JOSH HUTCHERSON: He previously appeared as the nephew of Brendan Fraser's character in "Journey to the Center of the Earth": now grown up, he's got starring roles in three 2012 films ("The Hunger Games," "Journey 2: The Mysterious Island" and "Carmel"), as well as an appearance the "Red Dawn" remake.
MARTIN FREEMAN: Fans of "The Office" will recognize him from the original, U.K. version; now he plays the young Bilbo Baggins in Peter Jackson's two-part "Hobbit."
New Line Cinema
MACKENZIE FOY: After a slew of small roles in TV shows like "Hawaii Five-0" and "Charmed," she's set for a major role as Renesmee Carlie Cullen -- daughter of Edward and Bella -- in "The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn -- Part 2."
TAYLOR KITSCH: One of the stars of TV's acclaimed "Friday Night Lights," he hits the big time with major roles in three of the most-anticipated movies of 2012: the sci-fi epics "John Carter" and "Battleship," and Oliver Stone's "Savages."
Walt Disney Pictures
BENJAMIN WALKER: After small roles in "Kinsey" and "Flags of Our Fathers," he's back with a fang on the big screen as the titular character in "Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter."
NIKOLAJ COSTER-WALDAU: The charismatic star of "Game of Thrones" hits the American big screen opposite Jessica Chastain in the horror film "Mama."
GRAHAM PHILLIPS:The 18-year-old could be a Sundance breakout, thanks to a starring role opposite Vera Farmiga and David Duchovny in "Goats." If Phillips wins as much acclaim as he did for his starring stint in the Broadway musical "13," he could have a very good year.
CALEB LANDRY JONES: After a minor role as Banshee in "X-Men: First Class," he'll star opposite Mark Wahlberg in the January thriller "Contraband." Jones is pegged for two additional movies in 2012: "Antiviral" and "Byzantium."
20th Century Fox
SURAJ SHARMA: With zero acting experience, he has reason to feel intimidated with his starring role in the feature-film adaptation of Yann Martel's hugely popular novel "Life of Pi." But under the direction of Ang Lee, Sharma is in good hands.
20th Century Fox