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He's been wowing the industry this summer with his performance in the indie Fruitvale Station, but Jordan has been making strong impressions on audiences for years: As Wallace on The Wire, as Vince Howard on Friday Night Lights, and as a teenager with superpowers in the film Chronicle. Next: possibly playing Apollo Creed's grandson in the Rocky spinoff, Creed, hopefully directed by Fruitvale's Ryan Coogler. And maybe (just maybe) the Human Torch in The Fantastic Four reboot.
Bang! Bang! You're Not It! ''Action auditions are the worst. You've got maybe two lines: 'What's up, dude? Die! Die! Die!' and you act like you're shooting somebody, and you've got a rolled-up script as a gun. It's the most awkward thing ever.'' Sean Smith
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