• Mon, Jan 24 2011

5 Facts About ‘Like Crazy’ Star Anton Yelchin

With the Sundance Film Festival well underway, tons of indie flicks are getting premiere screenings in the hopes of being picked up by a major distributor. That’s not bothering the people behind the improvised teen drama Like Crazy, as the movie – about a young couple who fall in love in college before the real world drives them apart – was picked up by Paramount at the beginning of the festival to the tune of $4 million.

We’re guessing that a large chunk of that change rested on the amazingly hot shoulders of its young male lead, Charlie Bartlett star Anton Yelchin, who is also gearing up to star in the remake of the 80s horror film Fright Night. Here’s 5 fun facts to know about the 21-year-old Russian before he blows up.

He comes by his performance genes honestly

His parents, Irina Korina and Viktor Yelchin were both Soviet Russian figure skaters who were exiled from SFSR due to their religion. If it hadn’t been for their Jewish heritage, they might have won their nation 1st place in figure skating in the 1972 Olympics.

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