Anton Yelchin was such a gifted actor. From his scene-stealing role in ‘Charlie Bartlett’ to playing Chekhov in ‘Star Trek,’ Anton’s movies will never be forgotten. Help us remember Anton after his tragic death by watching taking a look back at his best roles.
Anton Yelchin tragically died in a freak accident on June 19 at the young age of 27, and he leaves behind countless fans who fell in love with him after watching his movies. He rose to fame in Charlie Bartlett, took us along on adventures in Star Trek and made us cry in Like Crazy. Help remember Anton by rewatching his most beloved roles in movies.
Charlie Bartlett was undoubtedly Anton’s breakout role. In the movie, he plays an awkward teenager, who struggles to fit in at his new high school. His character appoints himself the school’s resident psychiatrist and even hands out prescription medication to the student body. Anton was so funny and completely charming as Charlie.
Anton played Pavel Chekov in the Star Trek reboot movies, starting in 2009. His character is a young genius whose insane math skills have helped Captain Kirk and the gang. Chekhov’s adorable accent is enough to make anyone smile. Anton just finished filming the latest Star Trek movie — Star Trek Beyond — which will be released on July 22.
Anton got in touch with his romantic side in the critically-acclaimed independent film Like Crazy. He and co-star Felicity Jones played a young couple who fall madly in love while attending college. However, they’re forced to part ways after Anna has to return to England. Their characters face the difficulties of a long distance relationship and must decide if they truly want to be together.
Anton played the role of Zack Mazursky in the 2006 American crime drama. His character is kidnapped and later killed as a result of his older brother’s drug debt. The movie co-starred Justin Timberlake, Emile Hirsch and Olivia Wilde.
Anton fought off his vampire neighbor, played by Colin Farrell, in this hilarious remake of the 1985 classic. In the era of vampire movies, this movie was a bright spot.
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