The exceedingly handsome actor Douglas Booth - one of a select group of British up-and-comers like Robert Pattinson and James McAvoy who were often deemed too handsome to be taken seriously - never accepted other's perceptions, going on to star in a variety of esteemed projects on both sides of the Atlantic. The former teen model first rose to prominence in his native country when cast as notorious pop idol Boy George in "Worried about the Boy" (BBC, 2010) and earned further plaudits for his work in "Christopher and His Kind" (BBC Worldwide, 2010), leading to his first Hollywood role in "LOL" (2012), opposite Disney star Miley Cyrus. The widely panned film proved to be a misstep, but did nothing to slow his momentum in America. Booth gained additional attention for his turn as Pip opposite Gillian Anderson's Miss Havisham in a BBC miniseries of Charles Dickens' "Great Expectations" (2011), though some felt that he was cast solely on the basis of his pretty-boy looks. Regardless, Booth's star potential earned him several Hollywood assignments, including roles in Carlo Carlei's version of "Romeo and Juliet" (2013) and Darren Aronofsky's biblical epic, "Noah" (2014). Although his physical beauty was often cited as a distraction, Booth showed intelligence and diversity in his early career choices, the sort of foresight that usually proved naysayers wrong and resulted in career durability.