"Sam hates the name."
"I don't hate the name!"
"Man, I told you it was too artsy, bro."
"Don't blame me, I liked 'The Old Man and the Three'..."
The first time I ever watched Anton Yelchin in anything, I was a kid, and he was a kid too, in the Syfy (formerly Sci-Fi) mini-series Taken.
Sharing the same filmic space as fellow child actor Dakota Fanning could have been daunting, considering her prolific filmography and evident excellence at such a young age.
But Yelchin was just as exceptionally extraordinary an actor, as the unearthly Jacob in the show.
So I wound up growing up alongside him growing up on-screen, and I was really happy to see him continue…