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.
Yelchin was killed in 2016 when his Jeep Grand Cherokee malfunctioned and pinned him to the security gate at his California home.
The parents of the late Star Trek actor Anton Yelchin have settled a wrongful death lawsuit with Fiat Chrysler, the makers of the Jeep Grand Cherokee SUV that killed their son in 2016.
The terms of the settlement, which was filed in the Los Angeles Superior Court earlier this week, were not disclosed, but a later statement indicated that the proceeds will go to the Anton Yelchin Foundation and also toward the filming of a documentary.
“The settlement will go to the Anton Yelchin Foundation and to the filming of a documentary on Anton’s life,” Yelchin’s publicist Jennifer Allen said in a statement to People on Thursday (March 22nd). “The mission of the Foundation is to empower and support young people engaged in creative arts who face career challenges due to debilitating disease or disability.”
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The late actor was remembered by his co-stars and friends at the weekend.
It's hard to believe it's been sixteen months since we lost young actor Anton Yelchin in a freak vehicular accident, and his friends and co-stars have proved that they continue to grieve for him as they celebrated his life at a service in Hollywood at the weekend.
Anton Yelchin at 'Intruders' premiere
Friends and family of the 'Star Trek' star, who died in June 2016 at 27-year-old, gathered at the Hollywood Forever Cemetery in Los Angeles yesterday (October 8th 2017) for the unveiling of a memorial statue in his honour in the Garden of Legends.
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When a pioneering inventor and scientist named Gordon Dunn (Martin Donovan) is assassinated in his office, a detective friend of his named Sam Bloom (Peter Dinklage) sets out to uncover the truth behind his murder. Gordon's biggest legacy is an invention that allows a person to record and play back memories on a screen just by thinking about it, and it's a tool that remains Sam's best hope at solving this brutal case. He sets out to track down everyone who might have had contact with Gordon before his death; from his wife and mistress to his business associates. Before long the whole story starts to unwind, leaving a trail of lies, betrayal and a horrifying truth that Sam was likely never expecting.
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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.
The 'Star Trek' actor died after getting trapped by his car.
Young 'Star Trek' actor Anton Yelchin has tragically died in a freak car accident at the age of just 27. The horrific event took place in the early hours of yesterday morning (June 19th 2016) at his home in San Fernando Valley, Los Angeles.
RIP Anton Yelchin
The rising star was found by his friends trapped between his car and his mailbox at around 1am on Sunday morning, with the car's engine still in neutral as if it had rolled backwards with the incline of the driveway after he had gotten out of the vehicle. No other details surrounding his death have as yet been announced.
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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.
Continue reading: 'Green Room' Tops Our List Of 2016's Most Exciting Horrors
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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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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Date of birth
11th March, 1989
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