Nicholas Hoult has already had a surprisingly varied career considering how young he is, and I mean it as no small compliment when I say that I think his work in "Mad Max: Fury Road" is among the best he's done so far.
When I look at him, I don't see that kid from "About A Boy" at all. It is safe to say that whatever awkward phase he may have gone through has long since ended. When he appeared on "Skins," he was so good at playing a nearly sociopathic party boy that it would have been easy for him to have been typecast from that point forward. And when he ended up playing Hank McCoy in "X-Men: First Class" and "X-Men: Days Of Future Past," he seemed to have turned yet another corner, settling into his skin in an admirable way. He brought a sweetness and a charm to Hank that made a huge difference in how easy he was to accept in the role.