Notable Role: Charlie in The Perks of Being a Wallflower (2012)
When news broke that The Perks of Being a Wallflower was being turned into a movie, many devoted fans of the book were skeptical. Not only were they wary of how exactly an epistolary novel would translate to the screen, they were concerned that no actor could play Charlie with the depth achieved on the page.
Enter: Logan Lerman. Breaking out out with the action-adventure Percy Jackson franchise, Lerman established his dramatic chops as the mentally troubled high school freshman battling personal demons in Perks.