Thanks to his part in Christopher Nolan's Oppenheimer, Alden Ehrenreich appears to have achieved a rare Hollywood return.
In just two weeks, the star-driven biographical drama has outperformed Solo: A Star Wars Story at the box office.
Which is the movie that ought to have made Ehrenreich famous. Not only did Oppenheimer treble its budget, but it also got a lot of critical acclaim for the performances of its entire cast.
Alden Ehrenreich may have a little role in Oppenheimer, but he still has some standout scenes.
The Solo actor portrays an unnamed Senate aide opposite Robert Downey Jr., who plays Lewis Strauss.
Ehrenreich has received accolades for his portrayal despite having little screen time and succeeding in standing out in a movie with more well-known actors than most.
The talk surrounding the actor is reminiscent of the hype Ehrenreich generated for his performance in Hail, Caesar!, a movie by the Coen Brothers that helped establish him as a rising star.
Even after Solo's failure hampered him, Ehrenreich's career now appears hopeful given the success of Oppenheimer and the actor's other 2023 projects.