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Casting cull for the next big hunk
Call it the hunt for the new male movie star — a youngster to step into the shoes of Tom Hanks, Brad Pitt or even Leonardo DiCaprio, who's already hit the ripe old age of 32. In the next year, Hollywood is betting literally a billion dollars on a raft of relative unknowns in the hopes of creating a star to appeal to the Millennial Generation, those born between 1978 and 2000, for whom Tom Cruise could be their father.
By Rachel Abramowitz
May 6, 2007