We're going to tu, now, to one of hollywood's hottest up-and-coming young actors. Dane dehaan is breaking out in a new way. He's being compared to leonardo DiCAPRIO. Abbie boudreau has spent some time... See More
We're going to tu, now, to one of hollywood's hottest up-and-coming young actors. Dane dehaan is breaking out in a new way. He's being compared to leonardo DiCAPRIO. Abbie boudreau has spent some time with him. Reporter: He's taking hollywood by storm. 27-year-old dane dehaan. Do you look at yourself and think, I can't believe it's happening? That's what I'm constantly doing. All of this is what I never expected to happen. Reporter: Next year, you'll see him in "the amazing spider-man 2." But its his role along daniel radcliffe, in this small, independent film, that's generating big buzz. "Kill your darlings" which was shot in 24 days, is based on a true story. It's about new york's literary SCENE IN THE 1940s. Dehaan stars as a muse of student poets who later become famous writers. As serious a film as it looks, there's just as many light moments. The beat poets had a lot of fun in college. You know? So, if we didn't capture that fun, we wouldn't have made a successful film. Reporter: He says his big break came when he landed the role of jeffrey on hbo's "inintriguement." That's the first time that hollywood started to pay attention to me. Do you want me to leave? Reporter: Dehaan, the self-described theater geek, who says he grew up imagining he was a superhero, is going to play a villain on the big screen. I play harry osbourne in "the amazing spider-man 2." How excited are you? I'm excited. I really am. That's how I started. Playing pretend and dressing up as superheros. Now, I get to do it for a living. Reporter: While some critics compare him to the great james dean, dehaan hopes to one day make his own mark on tinseltown. Maybe one day, someone will be like you remind me of dane dehaan. Reporter: I have a feeling that might happen. I hope so. Reporter: For "good morning america," abbie boudreau, abc
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