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Next Gen 2013: Hollywood's New Class

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    Issue 40 Next Gen Philip Sun - P 2013
    Christopher Patey
    Phillip Sun
    WME, agent

    In addition to handling two of awards season's buzziest actors -- Fruitvale Station's Michael B. Jordan and Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom's Idris Elba -- Sun has helped elevate the career of actor Sullivan Stapleton with projects including Animal Kingdom, Gangster Squad and the upcoming 300: Rise of an Empire.

    The William & Mary grad, whose father moved his family to Virginia so he could work for NASA when Sun was young, counts Lance Gross and Sophia Bush as clients and contributes to the teams associated with Robin Williams and Charlize Theron.

    IF I WEREN'T IN THE ENTERTAINMENT INDUSTRY: I'd be in politics, or I'd be a teacher. My parents were teachers in Taiwan, so it kind of runs in my blood.

    FAVORITE MOVIE: Top Gun because I grew up around military bases. My best friend and I always wanted to fly jets, to the point where I applied to be in the Air Force Academy. He actually is in the military flying now.

    MUST-SEE TV: Game of Thrones

    BOOK ON MY NIGHTSTAND: Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance. It's a philosophy book I read in high school, and I try to revisit it every now and then.

    POWER LUNCH SPOT: Dominick's on Beverly. You get to sit outside, and it's not pretentious.

    IN MY BIOPIC, THE ACTOR PLAYING ME WOULD BE: I don't know! That guy [Dante Basco] who plays Rufio in Hook?

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