Anton Yelchin (born 11.03.1989) Anton Yelchin is a Russian born American actor, best known for his role as Pavel Chekov in the 'Star Trek' reboot television series.
Childhood: Anton Yelchin was born in Saint Petersburg, Russia but grew up in California when his parents moved as refugees. His parents were figure skaters Irina Korina and Viktor Yelchin. Although he was not good at figure skating, he did enjoy playing the guitar and was in a band called The Hammerheads. He attended the Sherman Oaks Center for Enriched Studies and studied film at the University of Southern California.
Acting career: Anton Yelchin had early roles in 2000's 'A Time for Dancing' alongside Shiri Appleby and Larisa Oleynik, 2001's 'Delivering Milo' with Albert Finney and Bridget Fonda, and 'Along Came A Spider' which also starred Morgan Freeman. Also in 2001 he had the leading role in 'Hearts in Atlantis' opposite Anthony Hopkins which won him a Young Artist Award. In 2004, he began starring in the drama 'Huff' alongside Hank Azaria. The show ran for two seasons until 2006. He also appeared in coming-of-age movie 'House Of D' with Robin Williams. In 2006, he appeared in an episode of 'Law & Order: Criminal Intent' and had a rather more disturbing role in 'Criminal Minds'. The following year he was in crime drama 'Alpha Dog' opposite Emile Hirsch, Justin Timberlake, Sharon Stone and Bruce Willis, and played the lead character in 'Fierce People' with Diane Lane and Kristen Stewart. In 2008, he played the eponymous role in 'Charlie Bartlett' which also starred Robert Downey Jr., and appeared with music duo t.A.T.u. in 'You and I'. He also co-starred with Susan Sarandon and Justin Chatwin in comedy drama 'Middle of Nowhere'.
2009 saw him in the Oscar winning movie 'Star Trek' with Chris Pine and Zachary Quinto as well as sci-fi flick 'Terminator Salvation' with starred Christian Bale and Sam Worthington. In 2011, he and Felicity Jones starred in the romance 'Like Crazy', and he also starred in the 'Fright Night' remake with Colin Farrell and lent his voice to Clumsy Smurf in 'The Smurfs' movie. The next year he voiced the Albino Pirate in the stop-motion film 'The Pirates! In an Adventure with Scientists'. In 2013, Yelchin reprised the role of Chekov in 'Star Trek: Into Darkness'. Similarly, he reprised the role of Clumsy Smurf in 'The Smurfs 2'. Also in 2013, Yelchin was cast in the titular leading role of 'Odd Thomas', in which he portrayed a psychic that was able to see dead people before going about solving or avenging their murder.
The third instalment in the rebooted franchise pulled in $59.9m, but it still fell short of the previous two outings.
Star Trek Beyond has topped the US box office on its opening weekend, taking $59.9m. The film had one of best US openings of summer to date, however it failed to match the opening of Star Trek: Into Darkness which debuted with $70m in 2013.
Chris Pine in Star Trek Beyond.
The first film in the rebooted franchise, Star Trek, had scored even better when it opened in 2009, taking $75m. But Star Trek Beyond’s $59.9m was enough to knock off last week’s number one, The Secret Life of Pets, which fell to number two after taking $29.3m.
Reports suggest a flaw in his Jeep Grand Cherokee could be responsible.
Further details surrounding the untimely and horrific death of 'Star Trek' actor Anton Yelchin have arisen this week, with reports suggesting that his 2015 Jeep Grand Cherokee had a serious design flaw and was subject to a recall along with 1.1 million other Fiat Chrysler vehicles around the world.
Anton Yelchin owned a Jeep that had previously been complained about
If reports are to be believed, Anton Yelchin is not the first victim of this sort of incident from a Jeep, though no other deaths have been reported. Apparently, it could all be down to the electronic gear selector which doesn't work in the same way as the more typical lever which sits in certain positions for each transmission mode. Complaints have been filed to the manufacturers and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration by owners who have also had roll-away incidents as a result of the Jeep's confusing handling.
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It joins '10 Cloverfield Lane' and the upcoming ghost story 'The Conjuring 2'.
This year is quite the year for horror. We've already seen a good handful of epic chillers and it's not stopping there. Stephen King's 'Cell' is the latest movie to be announced for release later this year, but here's a look at what we've seen so far and what's to come this summer.
Meet the band in exhilarating horror 'Green Room'
1. Green Room - Patrick Stewart as a ruthless psychopath determined to murder a punk band may seem an unlikely concept but that's what makes this nerve shredding horror (directed by Jeremy Saulnier of 'Blue Ruin') so grippingly intense. When a band shows up at neo-Nazi bar for a show, they unwittingly find themselves witnesses to a brutal murder - and now they're next on the hitlist. Alongside Patrick Stewart, the movie also stars Joe Cole from 'Peaky Blinders', '28 Weeks Later' actress Imogen Poots and 'Star Trek Into Darkness' star Anton Yelchin.
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The Ain't Rights are a punk band looking for their big break and until that comes along, they're willing to tour and play any gig they're offered. When the band is given the chance to play a gig at short notice, they pack their bags and road trip to the Oregon venue.
The band work through their set of songs including a cover of The Dead Kennedys' track 'Nazi Punks F**k Off', some might say an odd choice of song given the current crowd of people they're playing to. As the band come off stage they return to the green room only to discover that they've stumbled upon a gruesome crime scene - a murder to be precise.
Locked in the green room and quickly evaluating their options, it seems that they're now the ones being targeted by the vicious venue owner, Darcy Banker, and his neo-Nazi gang. Held against their will, with no connection to the outside world, it becomes evident that Banker isn't going to allow the group to make it through the night alive.
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Arielle and Valéry don't exactly have a conventional marriage, they're happy enough and have two children together but they openly embrace the company of other extramarital partners - well, that is as long as the relationship doesn't involve kissing or any other physical contact.
When a chance meeting leads Arielle to make friends with gifted writer Brian, they instantly have a connection. He's quiet and much longer than the French mother, but it's obvious that both Arielle and Brian would like to meet again.
As Arielle begins to tell Brian that she can see Brian again between the hours of 5 and 7 she opens up to the youngster tells him about her French diplomat husband and their children. The information is hard to digest for Brian but feeling that their friendship is worth exploring further, Brian agrees to Arielle's rules. As their relationship deepens, Brian introduces Arielle to his parents; although obviously older than their son, she's a beautiful woman who both can see making their son happy - that is until they find out about the peculiar arrangement. As the pair grow closer, a relationship with no physical bond becomes ever harder. 2 hours a day isn't enough time for Brian and he wishes for far more than he knows he should morally ask for. Is there a way for Arielle and Brian's relationship to work?
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On the board between Mexico and the United States, something big is brewing. A war between the police force and Cartel drug-runners is ready to explode into something cataclysmic. When concert violinist Jacob (Anton Yelchin) returns to his family's home with his fiancé to see his brother, Buddy (Chris Marquette), spirits are high. Buddy is unable to attend the upcoming wedding, but has invited his brother down to see the new ranch he has built. Things don't add up, however, as there is no way that Buddy would ever have been able to afford to pay for all of the work that has been done. Slowly, the plot begins to unravel, and it turns out that Buddy isn't all that he seems.
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In a dark and corrupt world, the rich and powerful are the bad guys, while those who strive to bring them down are destined to fail. With sin and vice running wild, the dirty police force are pushed into a war with the criminals they have spent so long supporting. Cymbeline (Ed Harris) is a powerful drug lord that one day decides he no longer wants to pay the police for their protection, pushing both sides to put their financial goals aside and embark in a bitter and desperate battle to rid the world of one-another.
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Trapped in a terrorist prison and tortured, Evan Lake (Nicholas Cage) is eventually free and makes his way back to the United States and the CIA where he works. Becoming a hero for surviving and not revealing any secrets throughout his imprisonment, Lake's protégé, Milton Schultz, (Anton Yelchin) discovers that the man who held him hostage - the villainous terrorist Banir (Alexander Karim) - is alive and still active. After announcing to his supervisors the revelation, it is discovered that Lake is beginning to suffer from dementia and is faced with early retirement. But unable to leave a job undone, Lake and Schultz take it upon themselves to bring Banir to justice; fuelled by both the intent for justice and revenge.
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After Van Helsing, the first G.I. Joe and the Mummy movies, filmmaker Stephen Sommers just about keeps his excessive action instincts in check for this offbeat supernatural comedy. There are still aspects of a thriller here, but the characters have a surprising depth that adds to the humour and drama, providing both strong laughs and moving emotional moments.
Yelchin plays the title character, who isn't sure if his given name is just missing a first T or whether it was prophetic. As Odd grows up, he discovers that he can see dead people who need help solving their murders. The police chief (Dafoe) in his small desert town believes him because he gets every case right. And now Odd's girlfriend Stormy (Timlin) helps him piece together clues when it becomes apparent that something hugely horrific is about to happen. Odd also turns to his psychic friend Viola (Mbatha-Raw) as he grows increasingly worried about the rising presence of deathly creatures that swarm around people who are about to die.
Sommers sets this up with a wry wink, letting Yelchin play Odd as a nerdy nice guy who can't quite believe he has such a hot girlfriend. We like him instantly, so are happy to go along with the fantastical story. And the witty dialogue keeps us chuckling with its snappy commentary and absurd sideroads. Yelchin gives Odd a terrific sense of physical energy, which helps him develop sharp chemistry with everyone else on-screen. With his visions of something momentous on the horizon, the film feels like a comical variation on Donnie Darko.
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It's hardly surprising that laconic filmmaker Jim Jarmusch (Broken Flowers) has created such an inventively offbeat vampire movie, helped hugely by the ace casting of Tilda Swinton and Tom Hiddleston as extremely long-term lovers. Fans of the genre might find the movie a bit slow and relaxed, but sharp humour and especially strong characters make it unmissable.
In a run-down house in Detroit, centuries-old Adam (Hiddleston) is living in squalor while anonymously creating club music with the assistance of Ian (Yelchin), who finds things like antique guitars for him to play. He gets his supply of clean O-negative blood from a helpful doctor (Wright). Meanwhile in Tangiers, Adam's wife Eve (Swinton) relies on her old pal Marlowe (Hurt) for the blood she sips at sunrise like a cocktail before lapsing into a deep sleep. Bored, Eve decides to visit Adam, so books nighttime flights and arrives to a blissful reunion. But their solace is interrupted when her wild-child sister Eva (Wasikowska) turns up.
These may be creatures of the night, but over thousands of years they have discovered exactly what kind of art soothes their souls. And Eva's boisterous presence disrupts their languorous peace even more than the fact that the blood supply is becoming increasingly contaminated. Adam and Eve call humans "zombies" dismissively and joke about their influence on key events and inventions throughout history. Hiddleston and Swinton are utterly perfect for these roles, bringing out details that are hilarious as well as emotionally moving. They also let us see the years of boredom mixed with a glimmer of childish curiosity that would be required to survive for so long.
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Date of birth
11th March, 1989
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