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Young Actor Makes 'Impossible' Difficult to Forget

April 22, 2013

Tom Holland.

Remember the name. He's such a heartbreakingly good actor in "The Impossible," you won't think of the film without flashing on his face.

He plays the oldest child in a family pulled apart following a tsunami. He and his mother -- played by Naomi Watts -- are in one part of the devastation. His dad (Ewan McGregor) and his brothers are in another.

How they survive -- and struggle to get back together -- makes this a powerful piece of work.

Director Juan Antonio Bayona based it on the actual experience of a family caught in the 2004 Indian Ocean; they were Spanish. Watts and McGregor are not. Read More