FRESH FACE: Jon Foster


His Current Gig: Jon Foster plays Graham Sloan in The Informers, an adaptation of Bret Easton Ellis’ novel about debauchery among the young, rich and beautiful in early 1980s Los Angeles. It’s no shock that former Abercrombie and Fitch model Foster plays one of the “young and beautiful.”

You Know This Face Because: Foster was a scene-stealer as Kim Basinger’s underage conquest in The Door in the Floor and has appeared in the horror flick Stay Alive and Law & Order: Special Victims Unit. He’s also little brother to actor Ben Foster of films including X-Men: The Last Stand and 30 Days of Night.

Why So Fresh? Foster didn’t rely on brotherly nepotism to attain his leading-man status. He worked his way up from bit parts (credits include “ampm cashier” in Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines) to meatier roles with industry veterans like Peter Saarsgard, Mickey Rourke and Jeff Bridges. The Informers reunites Foster with Basinger (who this time takes a turn as his mother) and plants him in the midst of a weighty ensemble including Billy Bob Thornton and Winona Ryder.

Something Smart He Said: On The Door in the Floor: “I was very, very lucky to have my first job be this one because it’s hard to be typecast in this kind of a movie. After something like this, you don’t really get chosen to do something like this again.”

Why We Love Him: Foster keeps it in the family. He shares an apartment with his brother and calls the elder Foster his “best friend and mentor.” Foster’s talent extends to the musical realm; he’s both a skilled drummer and guitar player, and the Boston-born, Iowa-bred actor also enjoys fixing up classic cars … you know, when he’s not busy becoming the next big thing.