Sharlto Copley in District 9The buzz on 'District 9' out of Comic-Con was almost loud enough to drown out all those 'Twilight' fans. Entertainment Weekly touts it as "the must-see movie of the summer." And now that the sci-fi thriller -- in which aliens who've landed in Johannesburg, South Africa, are rounded up and housed in a slum-like refugee settlement camp -- is hitting theaters, the first thought most moviegoers will have is, "Wow, that was some awesome splattering of heads." The second one is, "Who the heck is that guy playing the lead?"

His name's Sharlto Copley, and the South African filmmaker-turned-actor may be poised, at the ripe old age of 35, to become this summer's unlikeliest action star. (Christian who?) So just who is this guy, and where did he come from? You're about to find out.
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