Monday, August 4, 2014

One To Watch: Jonathan Stanton

Above: Image from Jarriel Jones

Actor Jonathan Stanton has the body and determination to be an action star, but the actors main goal is to take on any character as long as it's exciting, interesting and most of all challenging. There was a time Asian actors struggled to find variety with roles, especially lead roles but Jonathan see's that beginning to change. In the 80's, African-Americans broke grounds followed by Latin-American actors and now the doors are opening for Asian-American actors, and Jonathan is ready to be one of the pioneers. The actor feels the industry is finally embracing Asian actors and are creating more opportunities within casting.

Image from Dexter Brown

Jonathan was inspired to pursue acting by an eclectic group of actors. Jonathan has followed the careers of Rupert Everett, Leonardo DiCaprio, Angelina Jolie, Ryan Gosling, Bruce Lee, Idris Elba and Meryl Streep. Some of movies that he has loved and have inspired him include: Drive, Wanted, Clueless, My Best Friend's Wedding, Enter the Dragon, The Wolf of Wall Street, and The Devil Wears Prada.

Jonathan has been making the transition from modeling to acting and finds the process exciting, discovering himself along the process of manoeuvring his way though his artistry. As you can clearly see from his images, Jonathan brings the same passion to his work as a model, as he does to his acting. There is an intensity and drive streaming from his beautiful brown eyes. Jonathan's drive, and his talent, were recently recognized when he was listed as one of the Top 40 Asian Actors Under 40 to Watch for in Hollywood on IMDB. Jonathan's star is on the rise and with his social media platforms show, he has been building a strong international following primarily in Asia and Europe.

2 images below from Juan Carlos Hernandez

Last two images from Jonathan Skow

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