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Young Hollywood: Yelchin, Wood, Hammer, Dunst on making it big

November 7, 2011 |  6:00 pm

Evan Rachel Wood, Anton Yelchin, Kirsten Dunst and Armie Hammer at the LA Times Young Hollywood roundtable

Evan Rachel Wood, Anton Yelchin, Kirsten Dunst and Armie Hammer can all be seen playing challenging roles in an eclectic mix of buzzed-about films this fall, but as the crowd at the Los Angeles Times' second-annual Young Hollywood roundtable discovered Friday night, the actors have had quite varied experiences coming up in the industry.

The performers' responses to the initial question of the evening reflected that diversity of experience: Asked what each considered to be his or her first big "Hollywood moment," the actors offered unique anecdotes.

Yelchin, 22, reflected on his first jaunt to a seedy Hollywood "video arcade/pizza shop/sex shop" with his grandfather. Hammer, 25, recalled his anxiety over being introduced to director Clint Eastwood only a day before he began shooting "J. Edgar." Dunst, 29, said she felt like she'd made it when she realized R.E.M. lead singer Michael Stipe was her neighbor. And 24-year-old Wood's memory had to do with Jeremy Sisto — the actor who played Elton in "Clueless."

To hear their stories in full, check out this first clip from the event. Check back with 24 Frames this week, because we'll continue to post short videos with additional highlights from the conversation.


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— Amy Kaufman


Photo: Evan Rachel Wood, left, Anton Yelchin, Kirsten Dunst and Armie Hammer before the second annual L.A. Times Young Hollywood roundtable. Credit: David Livingston / Getty Images.

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