The final installment in The Twilight Saga brings with it a slew of fresh faces; however, you may have seen more than a few of these actors before. In this Breaking Dawn edition of our “We knew they looked familiar” series, we highlight a few of the lesser known actors that have stepped into one of our favorite franchises.

Maggie Grace

Character in Breaking Dawn: Irina

You might recognize her from:

Taken & Taken 2, Lost

Her role in The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 2 is mostly as the catalyst for the intense Volturi/Cullen showdown, and Maggie Grace is no stranger to starting trouble. You may remember her role in both Taken and Taken 2 as Kim, the daughter of Bryan Mills (played by Liam Neeson) who gets kidnapped on a trip to Europe and has to be rescued by her father. She also made quite an impression on Lost playing Shannon Rutherford, Boone’s step sister. Maggie will be appearing next in The Following, a crime drama about a serial killer and a cop and the complicated relationship between a criminal and his captor years after their first encounter.

Cameron Bright

Character in Breaking Dawn: Alec

You might recognize him from:

Dark Angel, X-Men: The Last Stand, Juno

Alec, played brilliantly by Cameron Bright, and his twin sister Jane (played by Dakota Fanning) are two of the most sadistic members of the Volturi clan, as he takes pleasure in depriving his victims of all their senses in order to debilitate them so they can be easily killed. You may remember Bright from his appearances in Dark Angel as Johnny, or from Juno where he played an RPG nerd, but his most recognizable role outside The Twilight Saga would definitely be Jimmy the “leech” from X-Men: The Last Stand. He played the bald boy whose power was to neutralize others’ abilities, something that piqued the interest of those wishing to rid the world of mutants.

Myanna Buring

Character in Breaking Dawn: Tanya

You might recognize her from:

Doctor Who, Grindhouse

Tanya in The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn is a member of the Denali clan, the closest thing the Cullens have in way of friends. In Part 2, they are called to stand with the Cullens and confront the Volturi about the innocence of Renesmee, and she is played by the stunning Myanna Buring. She may seem familiar, especially if you are a Doctor Who fan. She appeared in Season 2, Episode 8 “The Impossible Planet” as Scooti Manista, a trainee maintence officer that meets her untimely demise when Toby is possessed by a mysterious spirit. She has also had a small part in the Quentin Tarrantino film Grindhouse, and will be appearing in the upcoming Downton Abbey Christmas Special.

Christopher Heyerdahl

Character in Breaking Dawn: Marcus

You might recognize him from:

True Blood, Supernatural, Smallville

Christopher has played Marcus, one of the most powerful members of the Volturi, in the last 3 installments of The Twilight Saga, but you may recognize him from a lot of other places. Since his television debut on 21 Jump Street in 1987, Heyerdahl has taken on many different supernatural roles and characters including: Zor-El on Smallville, Alistair on Supernatural, and Caulder in Blade:Trinity. His most recent television appearance as Dieter Braun on True Blood plays right to his acting strengths as he portrays an intelligence specialist for the Vampire Authority with a penchant for torture to get information.

Andrea Gabriel

Character in Breaking Dawn: Kebi

You might recognize her from:

Gossip Girl, Lost, House

Her role in The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 2 may be limited, she does after all play the mate to Amun which involves a certain amount of cowardice, but we’ll leave that for the movie. You may recognize her from her 3 episode stint on Gossip Girl playing Amira, a middle eastern friend of Chuck’s that quickly gets caught up in the relationship drama, or from Lost where she played Sayid’s long lost love Nadia, who was reunited with him when he returned from the island, only to be ripped apart permanently. She also made a short visit to House where she played Ronnie, a clinic patient, and put her comedic skills to good use.

Christian Camargo

Character in Breaking Dawn: Eleazar

You might recognize him from:

Dexter, The Hurt Locker, The Good Wife

Last, but certainly never least, is Christian Camargo who portrays Eleazar of the Denali clan in The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 2. He is a valuable ally to the Cullens as a former member of the Volturi and offers valuable information as to how they will handle the Renesmee situation. Christian has made quite a name for himself through the other roles he has accumulated, including roles in The Hurt Locker and The Good Wife, but one of his most noteworthy roles is that of Rudy Cooper, aka Brian Moser, on Dexter. He helped the Ice Truck Killer to shine in all his evil glory and was a huge part in the success of the show’s first season.

Quiz: How well do you remember the 2007 Oscars?

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As the 89th Academy Awards approach, we take a trip back to 2007 to see how memorable the ceremony really was 10 years ago.

Ah, the Oscars. What a night. Glitz and glamour, lots of rich and beautiful people crying and thanking each other. What’s not to like?

Related: 2016 Oscars: Leo finally wins, Mad Max: Fury Road cleans up

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As the 89th Academy Awards approach, we take a trip back to 2007 to see how memorable the ceremony really was 10 years ago.

Ah, the Oscars. What a night. Glitz and glamour, lots of rich and beautiful people crying and thanking each other. What’s not to like?

Related: 2016 Oscars: Leo finally wins, Mad Max: Fury Road cleans up

In 10 years, will we look back at the 2017 Oscars and remember every detail of Emma Stone and Ryan Gosling awkwardly accepting award after award for La La Land while the other nominees politely clap and try not to grit their teeth? Or will the event fade into distant memory?

Maybe we can get an answer to that question by dialling back the clock to 2007 and see just how clearly we remember the 79th Academy Awards.

How did you do? Tell us how well you remember the 79th Academy Awards in the comments!

The nominations for the 89th Academy Awards will be unveiled Tuesday, January 24.

You may know that one of those dogs-are-so-great-and-warm-our-hearts movies, A Dog’s Purpose, is hitting theaters very soon. Unfortunately, it’s now embroiled in controversy.

TMZ has released a video from the film’s Canadian set depicting a German Shepherd being forced into a fast-moving stream of water. As you can tell, the dog clearly does not want to go in it.

The most upsetting part of the video comes at the very end when we see the dog finally in the fake river but having trouble staying above water. The crew calls cut to rescue him/her.

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You may know that one of those dogs-are-so-great-and-warm-our-hearts movies, A Dog’s Purpose, is hitting theaters very soon. Unfortunately, it’s now embroiled in controversy.

TMZ has released a video from the film’s Canadian set depicting a German Shepherd being forced into a fast-moving stream of water. As you can tell, the dog clearly does not want to go in it.

The most upsetting part of the video comes at the very end when we see the dog finally in the fake river but having trouble staying above water. The crew calls cut to rescue him/her.

“Sources connected to production tell us eight outboard motors were used to churn the water and recreate a rushing river,” says TMZ. “The dog eventually got in the water — or was forced in — but was quickly submerged.”

At 1:28 in the below trailer you can see a scene that looks similar to what was being filmed in TMZ’s video:

Universal and their partners at Amblin told TMZ in a statement, “Fostering a safe environment and ensuring the ethical treatment of our animal actors was of the utmost importance to those involved in making this film and we will look into the circumstances surrounding this video.”

A Dog’s Purpose stars Dennis Quaid and Britt Robertson. It opens next Friday, January 27.

Update: Josh Gad, who voices a dog in the movie, issued the following statement on Instagram. He speaks highly of the film but says he finds the leaked video “disturbing.”

“While I do not know all of the details and cannot speak to the level of care and caution that went into this moment (as I was never on set for the marking of this film), I am shaken and sad to see any animal put in a situation against its will.”

Since apparently some of you did not see the statement I issued last night, here it is again.

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We’re suddenly way less interested in seeing this.

Moviegoers may be getting the Spidey we’ve all been hoping for! A new report reveals that Sony’s animated Spider-Man movie, set to hit theaters in 2018, will focus on the Miles Morales Spidey.

Update (January 18, 2017): Sony Animation confirmed on Wednesday, January 18 that their animated Spider-Man movie will star Miles Morales!

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Moviegoers may be getting the Spidey we’ve all been hoping for! A new report reveals that Sony’s animated Spider-Man movie, set to hit theaters in 2018, will focus on the Miles Morales Spidey.

Update (January 18, 2017): Sony Animation confirmed on Wednesday, January 18 that their animated Spider-Man movie will star Miles Morales!

Original story (May 2016): Heroic Hollywood, who has a good record of breaking superhero news, is the source behind the exciting development. As was previously announced, the animated Spider-Man movie will be produced by LEGO Movie helmers Phil Lord and Chris Miller. The duo are also set to direct the Star Wars Han Solo spinoff for Lucasfilm.

Who is Miles Morales? As we wrote in a lengthy tell-all about the character last year:

Miles Morales is the current Spider-Man in Marvel’s Ultimate Comics series. Introduced in 2011, Miles is a black-hispanic young man who, like Peter Parker, is a talented scientist and self-proclaimed nerd. However, unlike his predecessor, Morales steps into the superhero’s shoes at the surprisingly young age of 13.

Raised in Brooklyn, Miles was born into a family plagued by criminal activity. Before settling down with his wife Rio, Miles’s father Jefferson used to be crime partners with his brother Aaron (Miles’s uncle). However, where Jefferson tried to shrink away from the lifestyle, Aaron continues to embrace it — assuming the role of classic Marvel villain the Prowler. After pulling off a heist on Oscorp, Aaron unknowingly takes a genetically modified spider home with him. It is at Aaron’s house that Miles is bit by the spider and starts the transformation into Spider-Man.

Where Peter Parker relished the opportunity to become spidey, Miles is reluctant to enter the world of vigilantism. What’s more, his family’s criminal history causes him to question whether or not he can ever be a hero, or if evil is hardwired into him.

Oh, and one other cool thing about him: The guy is immortal, unlike the Peter Parker version of Spider-Man.

Related: Who is Miles Morales? We explain everything

The rumor mill was alive with chatter about the MCU’s Spidey being the Miles Morales version last year, but obviously those reports never panned out. The Peter Parker version of Spider-Man was introduced in Captain America: Civil War, played by Tom Holland. He’s getting his own spinoff film, Spider-Man: Homecoming, next year.

Telling the Miles Morales story on screen may be just the thing the animated Spider-Man movie needs in order for it to draw people into the theaters in December 2018. We’ve had enough Peter Parker stories!

2018 will be a great year for super hero diversity: Marvel’s Black Panther starring Chadwick Boseman will be released a few months earlier.