05th Jan 2016

Forbes’ 30 under 30: Xavier Dolan makes it !


Forbes magazine has released its “30 Under 30” list of young movers and shakers in Hollywood and the entertainment world, and Quebec’s whiz-kid director is on it. xavier Dolan 30 under 30 Forbes isn’t looking just at Hollywood. The list is one of a rather large handful of 30-under-30 lists that the magazine puts together for up-and-comers in sectors as wide-ranging as finance, consumer tech, sports, art and style, retail, education, music, science and more. For the Hollywood list, the magazine holds up Xavier Dolan’s drive as a defining factor, and talks about his early days: “I started directing movies at 19, to cast myself in a part because I was unemployed as an actor,” Dolan remembered. His 2014 film, Mommy, won the Jury Prize at Cannes, but it was his 2015 video for Adele’s Hello, which brought him to mainstream attention: The clip earned a record-breaking 27.7 million views in a day. “Despite their disparate paths, this year’s 30 Under 30 Hollywood & Entertainment members are the industry’s new powerhouses,” the magazine says. Read the full article

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