The Breakout Performances Of 2013


2013 has been a great year for entertainment. We’ve seen a surplus of phenomenal, Academy-bait films in the past few months, from big-budgeted blockbusters like Gravity to character-driven indies like Nebraska, that will make the upcoming Oscar race one of the most crowded in years.

TV is also arguably as powerful as it has ever been – this past year saw the epic conclusion of AMC’s Breaking Bad, the arrival of Netflix as a force to be reckoned with, the introduction of SHOWTIME’s Masters of Sex and brilliant, smaller shows on a wide range of networks. Even FOX got in on the action with Sleepy Hollow, the guilty pleasure show to end all guilty pleasure shows.

2013 has also seen a wide variety of actors and actresses emerge, some of them seemingly out of thin air, to deliver a diverse range of powerhouse performances across cinema and television.

Join us as we take a look back at the breakout stars of 2013 and see what they’re up to next.