A Mesmerizing Misfit

By Sara Vilkomerson
Updated August 02, 2013 at 04:00 AM EDT

Why Him
When DeHaan played a tortured, manipulative patient on HBO’s In Treatment, audiences were riveted. His roles in Chronicle and The Place Beyond the Pines prove he’s got even more to give.

Best Advice
”Gabriel Byrne wrote me a letter that said, ‘Make leaps and don’t be afraid to jump off cliffs.’ It’s the idea of going for it and not thinking about the consequences.”

The Future
This fall DeHaan, 26, stars in Metallica Through the Never and the Beat-poet drama Kill Your Darlings; next year he’ll play Harry Osborn in The Amazing Spider-Man 2. ”That dude? He brings the pain,” says superfan Jamie Foxx.