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The Busiest Actors Of 2015


Being an actor isn't all partying and retweeting compliments you know, it's hard work. In 2015, there's going to be a lot of lonely press tours for some of Hollywood's finest. We've taken a look at the release schedule for the year and found the seven actors who have the most films coming out.

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Ethan Hawke

Films: Predestination, Good Kill, Anarchy, Ten Thousand Saints, Regression, Born To Be Blue, In A Valley Of Violence, The Phenom

Total: Eight

Fresh off one of his best ever performances in the rapturously received Boyhood, which may well net him an Oscar nomination, Ethan Hawke is heading into an extremely busy year. It's his usual mix of action films and smaller dramas, although it's pleasingly leaning to the latter with highlights set to include his role as Chet Baker in Born To Be Blue and opposite Emma Watson in Regression, from Alejandro Amenábar, director of The Others.


Samuel L Jackson

Films: Kingsman: The Secret Service, Big Game, The Avengers: Age Of Ultron, Barely Lethal, The Hateful Eight, Cell

Total: Six

To be honest, when is Samuel L Jackson not this busy? He's become known for churning them out at a fast pace and while he's been cropping up in more and more DTV thrillers of late, 2015 sees him sticking to mainly big screen blockbusters, including a return as Nick Fury in The Avengers: Age Of Ultron and an appearance in Quentin Tarantino's hugely anticipated western The Hateful Eight.

Mad Max

Tom Hardy

Films: Mad Max: Fury Road, Child 44, London Road, Legend, The Revenant

Total: Five

Tom Hardy has selected his films rather carefully since he initially broke out (save for This Means War) but 2015 looks to be the year that he'll truly join the A-List. He's taking on his first ever lead role in a blockbuster with the sci-fi reboot Mad Max: Fury Road, as well as playing both of the Krays in Legend and starring in Birdman director Alejandro González Iñárritu's latest The Revenant.


Michael Fassbender

Films: Untitled Terence Malick Project, Macbeth, Trespass Against Us, The Light Between Oceans, Slow West

Total: Five

After giving blockbusters a try with Prometheus and the most recent X-Men offering, Michael Fassbender's 2015 is aimed more at the arthouse end of the scale. His biggest role of the year will be starring alongside Marion Cotillard in Macbeth while he'll also be hoping he doesn't get cut out of Terence Malick's mysterious new film alongside Natalie Portman and Ryan Gosling as well as Blue Valentine director Derek Cianfrance's The Light Between Oceans with Rachel Weisz.

Testament Of Youth

Alicia Vikander

Films: Ex Machina, The Light Between Oceans, Testament of Youth, Tulip Fever, Untitled John Wells Project, Son of a GunSeventh Son, The Man From U.N.C.L.E.

Total: Eight

You might not have heard of the Swedish actress now but, given how busy she'll be in 2015, you might have a better awareness this time next year. She has an extremely varied year with roles in the untitled Bradley Cooper chef comedy, the 17th century romance Tulip Fever with Christoph Waltz, the fantasy adventure Seventh Son with Jeff Bridges and Guy Ritchie's spy adventure The Man From U.N.C.L.E. opposite Henry Cavill.

Last Days in the Desert

Ewan McGregor

Films: Son of a Gun, Jane Got a Gun, Last Days in the Desert, Miles Ahead, Mortdecai, Our Kind of Traitor

Total: Six

After a relatively quiet 2014, it's back to the grind for Ewan McGregor in 2015 with an interesting mix of films on the way. He's starring as Jesus in Last Days in the Desert, featuring opposite Natalie Portman in the troubled western Jane Got a Gun, headlining a John Le Carré thriller Our Kind of Traitor and appearing alongside Don Cheadle in the Miles Davis biopic Miles Ahead.

While We're Young

Naomi Watts

Films: Demolition, Insurgent, The Sea of Trees, While We're Young, Three Generations

Total: Five

While her recent output has veered from the ridiculous (Movie 43, Diana) to the sublime (Birdman, The Impossible), 2015 looks like it will put Naomi Watts back on track. She;s got a role alongside Ben Stiller in Noah Baumbach's comedy While We're Young, the Divergent sequel Insurgent, a major role with Jake Gyllenhaal in the potential Oscar contender Demolition and she'll be in Gus Van Sant's intriguing drama The Sea of Trees with Matthew McConaughey



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