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Dakota Goyo: Stole ‘Steel’ from Jackman

Youth Impact Report 2011: Up Next

The new DreamWorks/Disney release “Real Steel” has a pumped-up Hugh Jackman and various eight-foot robots bashing the rivets out of each other, but it’s 12-year-old Canadian Dakota Goyo who steals the show. Of course, it helps that as the robot-obsessed Max, the young actor exhibits more smarts and determination than the deadbeat dad (Jackman) who’d abandoned Max as a child.

“It was a great role for me as I love robots, too, though Max is nothing like me. I’m not rude and tough like him,” says Goyo, who appeared in his first commercial at age 2. Goyo’s been acting ever since and got his big break at 6 playing Josh Hartnett’s son in the boxing drama “Resurrecting the Champ.”

Still based in Toronto, Goyo is outpacing his L.A. rivals, and recent credits include “Defendor” opposite Woody Harrelson and playing young Thor in Marvel’s “Thor” earlier this summer.

Next up, he reteams with Jackman, lending his voice to the DreamWorks animated fairy tale “Rise of the Guardians.” “I love doing voiceover work,” says Goyo, who has big career plans. “One day I also want to direct.”

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