Harry Styles, Paul Mescal, more breakout fall movie stars

One of the perks of a fall season full of adult drama and hit titles is the chance to watch actors sink their chops into juicy showcase roles.

The following four actors are each poised for big screen breaks over the next two months that could carry them into awards season.

Danielle Deadwyler, “Until”

Danielle Deadwyler at the National Board of Review Annual Awards Gala

Danielle Deadwyler at the National Board of Review Annual Awards Gala at Cipriani 42nd Street on March 15, 2022 in New York City.

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After a steady rise in a variety of TV projects, Deadwyler delivered a stunning double win last year with supporting roles in the HBO Max limited series Station Eleven and the star-studded Netflix western The Harder They Fall. Now she is in the emotional historical drama Till as Mamie Till-Mobley, a mother who becomes a civil rights activist and icon after the brutal death of her son Emmett.

Harry Styles, “Don’t Worry Darling” and “My Cop”

Harry Styles on stage during Radio 1's Big Weekend 2022 at War Memorial Park on May 29, 2022 in Coventry, England.

Harry Styles on stage during Radio 1’s Big Weekend 2022 at War Memorial Park on May 29, 2022 in Coventry, England.

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Already one of the biggest pop stars on the planet today, Styles, who appeared in Christopher Nolan’s Dunkirk, is stepping into his most significant film roles yet. In Olivia Wilde’s thriller Don’t Worry Darling, he’s the seemingly perfect husband of Florence Pugh’s troubled housewife, and in the Amazon drama My Policeman, he’s a gay man hiding his sexuality in oppressive 1950s Britain.

Paul Mescal, “Aftersun” and “God’s Creatures”

Paul Mescal attends the Fashion Awards 2021 at Royal Albert Hall on November 29, 2021 in London, England.

Paul Mescal attends the Fashion Awards 2021 at Royal Albert Hall on November 29, 2021 in London, England.

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The Emmy-nominated Normal People had two film premieres at the Cannes Film Festival this year, and both are due out from A24 this fall. Thriller God’s Creatures stars Emily Watson as the matriarch of a family in a small fishing village, but Aftersun, where Mescal plays a young father who bonds with his daughter on a bittersweet summer vacation, brought the actor more “normal” to a rave at people level.

Dolly De Leon, “Triangle of Sadness”

Director Ruben Ostlund and Dolly De Leon pose with the Palme d'Or award for the film

Director Ruben Ostlund and actor Dolly De Leon pose with the Palme d’Or award for the film ‘Triangle of Sadness’ during the winners photocall during the 75th annual Cannes Film Festival May 28, 2022 in Cannes, France.

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The veteran Filipino actress hit the Cannes Film Festival like a hurricane with her scene-stealing role in Ruben Ostlund’s Palme d’Or award-winning social satire. Many felt she got away with the whole film, and her impressive turn in the film’s third act could make De Leon an Oscar time.

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