British actor Jamie Bell tugged on international heartstrings and earned a Best Actor BAFTA for his film debut as aspiring dancer and local outcast "Billy Elliot" (2000). He was only 12 years old at the time, but universally hailed for his uncommon talent as a dancer as well as an actor. Bell parlayed his star-making turn into another story of scrappy can-do spirit, "Nicholas Nickelby" (2002), and banked on his strength with adolescent misfits in a number of American independent films including "The Chumscrubber" (2005). Hot on the heels of essaying disaffected teens, Bell made a surprisingly seamless transition to adult parts. Co-starring roles in Doug Liman's sci-fi blockbuster "Jumper" (2007) and Clint Eastwood's heavy-hitting World War II drama "Flags of Our Fathers" (2006) proved that Bell's early acclaim was not simply a fluke of great casting, but the discovery of a significantly talented and versatile up-and-comer.