->''"I think you can always find interesting, complex and fascinating characters to play in different kinds of movies. It's in your hands."''

Anton Viktorovich Yelchin (Russian: Анто́н Ви́кторович Ельчи́н; March 11, 1989 June 19, 2016) was a Russian-born American film and television actor, best known for playing Pavel Chekov in the ''Film/StarTrek'' reboot films. His parents, champion figure skaters, fled the former Soviet Union when he was 6 months old. Immediately sucking at figure skating, Anton found a calling in acting, in which his parents supported him. He played mostly in intense dramas, and developed his career playing cute little boys, and then complex young men [[ComingOfAgeStory coming of age]].

He passed away in an auto-related incident on June 19, 2016.
!!Notable film credits:
* ''Film/AlongCameASpider'' (2001): as Dimitri Starodubov
* ''Film/HeartsInAtlantis'' (2001): as Bobby Garfield
* ''Film/AlphaDog'' (2006): as Zack Mazursky
* ''Film/CharlieBartlett'' (2007): as Charlie Bartlett
* ''Film/TerminatorSalvation'' (2009): as Kyle Reese
* ''Franchise/StarTrek'' reboot film series (200916): as Ensign Pavel Chekov
** ''Film/StarTrek'' (2009)
** ''Film/StarTrekIntoDarkness'' (2013)
** ''Film/StarTrekBeyond'' (2016) - Shared an InMemoriam dedication with the late Creator/LeonardNimoy.
* ''Film/TheBeaver'' (2011): as Porter Black
* ''Film/{{Fright Night|2011}}'' (2011): as Charley Brewster
* ''Film/LikeCrazy''(2011): as Jacob Matthew Helm
* ''Anime/FromUpOnPoppyHill'' (2011): as Shun Kazama (English dub)
* ''Film/TheSmurfs'' live-action films (2011-2013): as Clumsy Smurf; also voiced the role in two [[WesternAnimation/TheSmurfsAChristmasCarol short]] [[TheSmurfsTheLegendOfSmurfyHollow films]]
* ''Series/CurbYourEnthusiasm'': as Larry's cousin.
* ''WesternAnimation/ThePiratesBandOfMisfits'' (2012): The Albino Pirate (dubbed over Creator/RussellTovey for the American release of the film)
* ''Film/OddThomas'' (2013): as Odd Thomas
* ''Film/OnlyLoversLeftAlive'' (2013): as Ian
* ''Film/BuryingTheEx'' (2014): as Max
* ''Film/GreenRoom'' (2015): as Pat
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Trollhunters}}'' (2016): as James Lake
* ''{{Film/Thoroughbreds}}'' (2018): as Tim - this was his last role; he died two weeks after filming
!!This actor's roles provide examples of:
* {{Adorkable}}: Yelchin would commonly play characters who are either sensitive, shy, or quiet ones such as his take on Clumsy in the Live-Action films based on ''Franchise/TheSmurfs'' by Sony Pictures between 2011 and 2013.
* AdorablyPrecociousChild: Many of his early roles. He still had it when he plays Chekov.
* ChildrenAreInnocent: Of his earliest works, this trope is most noticeable in ''Film/DeliveringMilo'' and ''Literature/HeartsInAtlantis''.
* ComingOfAgeStory: Many of his roles were in these.
* CrazyPrepared: He'd already recorded several seasons of dialogue for ''Trollhunters'', preventing the need to recast the role despite his death occurring before the first season was even released.
* CruelAndUnusualDeath: His own, being crushed by his own car.[[note]]He had parked it on his driveway, which had a significant slope. The particular model of car was later subject to a recall to fix an issue that could prevent the parking brake from properly engaging; the car rolled down the slope and pinned him against a brick pillar. His parents have since filed a lawsuit alleging wrongful death.[[/note]] A lot of people were left surprised and saddened by that. However, the examiners did at least report that it was likely over quickly, due to his lungs being crushed.
* OhCrap: Anton built his career on this facial expression (gets a particularly awesome one in ''Film/NewYorkILoveYou'').
* OohMeAccentsSlipping: He had a tendency to speak extra slowly and clearly in some of his earlier roles to mask his very thick California accent.