The 25-year-old One Life to Live alum will don Superman's tights for director Bryan Singer's summer 2006 release.
Meanwhile, on The WB's Smallville, this Canadian newcomer was so spot-on as Lois Lane that smitten producers are negotiating her return for next season.
For his breakthrough doc, Tarnation, Caouette used his iMac to assemble heartbreaking autobiographical footage (total budget: $218.32) that wowed crowds at Sundance.
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Sleeper stoner-hit Harold & Kumar Go to White Castle proved that not all movies starring Asian dudes have to involve martial arts.
The Spin City scribe wooed critics with The Big Love, a witty, chick-literate take on single life.
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This Canuck band was all over alt-radio with their first full-length CD, Make Up the Breakdown. They'll move to the majors when Sire releases their next disc in April.