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's parents, Irina and Victor, are suing the manufacturers of the Jeep Grand Cherokee that killed their son after it rolled backwards down his steep driveway in L.A.
The parents of the late Star Trek actor Anton Yelchin broke down in tears at a press conference as they revealed that they’re planning to sue car manufacturers Fiat Chrysler for the “wrongful death” of their son.
On June 19th this year, Yelchin was discovered pinned against the closed gate of his driveway at his home in Studio City, California, after his Jeep Grand Cherokee had rolled backwards after it was parked, and crushed him to death.
The 27 year old actor’s parents, Irina and Victor, gave an emotional press conference on Wednesday (August 3rd), during which they announced their intention to sue Fiat Chrysler, the manufacturer of the Jeep Grand Cherokee model in question, as well as manufacturer ZF North American and the AutoNation car retailer.
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.
This is where the Star Trek franchise officially shifts from thoughtful drama into thunderous action. Fast & Furious director Justin Lin brings a kinetic energy to this third chapter in the rebooted space saga, leaping between chases and battles to keep viewers on the edge of their seats. Combined with constant witty interaction, the film is massively entertaining, even if the plot ultimately feels a bit thin.
It's been three years since the crew of the Enterprise started their five-year mission, and they're in need of a break. So they head to the nearest spaceport for some down-time, which is soon interrupted when Captain Kirk (Chris Pine) and his team (Zachary Quinto, Karl Urban, Zoe Saldana, Simon Pegg, John Cho and Anton Yelchin) are called to travel through a dangerous nebula to rescue a kidnapped crew from a villainous thug called Krall (Idris Elba). On arrival, the Enterprise is overwhelmed by Krall's bee-like military swarm. Stranded on a strange planet, the crew teams up with Jaylah (Sofia Boutella), a feisty survivor of one of Krall's earlier attacks. And as they realise the extent of Krall's evil plan, they're not sure that they can stop him.
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Anton Yelchin's character Chekov will not be recast in the next 'Star Trek' production as a mark of respect for the late actor who died last month.
Anton Yelchin's character Chekov will not be recast in the next 'Star Trek' production.
The 50-year-old producer of the popular sci-fi sequel has revealed the role of Ensign Pavel played by the late actor - who died last month after being trapped by his own car in an accident occurring on the driveway of his Los Angeles home aged 27 - will not return as a mark of respect for the star.
Abrams said: ''There's no replacing him. There's no recasting. I can't possibly imagine that, and I think Anton deserves better.''
Continue reading: Anton Yelchin's Character Chekov Won't Be Recast In The Next 'Star Trek'
The late 'Star Trek Beyond' actor's parents, Irina and Viktor, took out a full-page ad in The Hollywood Reporter to thank fans for their outpouring of sympathy.
Almost a month after his tragically early passing, the parents of the late Star Trek actor Anton Yelchin have placed a touching advert in The Hollywood Reporter thanking fans for their kind words and support following their son’s death.
Yelchin, famous for playing Pavel Chekov in Star Trek, Star Trek Into Darkness and Star Trek Beyond, died from blunt traumatic asphyxia at his home in Studio City, California at the age of 27 last month, after a freak accident when his car rolled backwards and pinned him against his gate.
On Monday (July 18th), the actor’s parents Irina Korina and Viktor Yelchin acknowledged the outpouring of support from his fans by taking out a full-page spot in The Hollywood Reporter.
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When the Starship Enterprise finds itself under forceful attack, the crew on board fight to their best ability but it's not enough. The unstoppable wave of aliens constantly bombarding the ship means that the crew must accept defeat and flee to an unknown planet. Given the crew were deep into a five year mission, their location to the rest of the Federation is unknown and a rescue mission is going to be far from easy.
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The cast are doing everything they can to preserve his memory.
The show must go on. That's the attitude of bereaved 'Star Trek Beyond' cast member and screenwriter Simon Pegg, who's determined to make the promotional run of the new movie all about the late Anton Yelchin, who tragically passed away at the age of just 27 last month.
Anton Yelchin is honoured by his 'Star Trek' castmates
'Star Trek' stars are still reeling from the loss of their close friend and colleague; Anton Yelchin protrayed Pavel Chekov in the 2009's 'Star Trek' and 2013's 'Star Trek Into Darkness' and had just completed the latest instalment of the franchise when he died suddenly in a freak car accident at his San Fernando Valley home on June 19th 2016. Simon Pegg, who plays Scotty, is refusing to let his memory be forgotten.
Yelchin died last month in a car accident at his home in Los Angeles.
Star Trek actor Zachary Quinto paid tribute to his late co-star Anton Yelchin during his appearance on Stephen Colbert's 'Late Show' on Friday evening. Yelchin played Pavel Chekov in the sci-fi series and will posthumously appear with Quinto in the upcoming Star Trek: Beyond.
Zachary Quinto has paid tribute to late Star Trek co-star Anton Yelchin.
“I don’t even know how to talk about it,” he told host Stephen Colbert. “We already knew that this would be a really bitter-sweet experience because of the loss of Leonard [Nimoy] last year, but this has been absolutely devastating for all of us.”
Yelchin died on June 24th in a freak accident at his home in Los Angeles.
Star Trek actor Anton Yelchin was laid to rest in a private funeral attended by close friends and family on Friday, E! News has confirmed. The 27-year-old actor died tragically in a freak accident on June 24th, when his Jeep rolled backwards and pinned him against a brick mailbox and a security fence, in the driveway of his Los Angeles home.
Anton Yelchin has been laid to rest in a private funeral.
Yelchin was found by friends who went to check on him after he didn’t show up for a rehearsal that morning. The L.A. county coroner later ruled his death an accident by "blunt traumatic asphyxia" from the force of the car against his body.
Continue reading: Private Funeral Held For 'Star Trek' Actor Anton Yelchin
More than just a 'Star Trek' actor.
Headlines this week have been filled with the death of 'Star Trek' actor Anton Yelchin, but the truth is this was a rising star who had plenty more going for him than the blockbuster movie franchise. Wipe away the 'Star Trek' veneer and you've got an actor whose starred alongside some of the biggest names in Hollywood within the confines of independent filmmaking.
Anton Yelchin had a vast filmography under his belt
As well as 'Star Trek Beyond', Yelchin has a number of posthumous releases from Mark Palansky's sci-fi thriller 'Rememory' to Peer Pedersen's family drama 'We Don't Belong Here'. But he wasn't merely an up-and-coming star; over the past year or two, he's firmly cemented himself as a household name with these other epic releases:
Continue reading: Beyond The Stars: 5 Other Anton Yelchin Films You Have To See
Alia Shawkat, Imogen Poots, Jeremy Saulnier, Patrick Stewart , Anton Yelchin - Green Room premiere red carpet arrival at Ryerson Theatre during the 2015 Toronto International Film Festival. - Toronto, Canada - Friday 11th September 2015
Date of birth
11th March, 1989
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