A low-key, likable actor, Patrick Fugit seemingly came out of nowhere to play Cameron Crowe's alter ego in the critically acclaimed and much loved valentine to rock-n-roll, "Almost Famous" (2000). As the wide-eyed, high school reporter at the center of the film's action, Fugit earned his share of accolades and attention. He played similarly naïve but goodhearted quirky love interests in the Michelle Pfeiffer drama "White Oleander" (2002) and as a pastor's skateboarding son romancing a pregnant classmate in the religious satire "Saved!" (2004). Falling a bit off the radar after his quick rise, Fugit starred in a string of little-seen projects, including "Wristcutters: A Love Story" (2006) and "Cirque du Freak: The Vampire's Assistant" (2009), but returned to the spotlight with an acclaimed supporting role in the retelling of the making of the 1970s groundbreaking Loud family documentary in "Cinema Verite" (HBO, 2011). Although he did not achieve household name status, Patrick Fugit built an impressive filmography on his own terms and based around his own unique charisma.