Each time I watched Anton on the screen, it felt like he was reaching out and pulling me into whatever universe he was occupying at the moment. His filmography is expansive and diverse, ranging from commercial hits like Star Trek to goofy, indie coming-of-age flicks like Charlie Bartlett. One of his latest and final credits was Jeremy Saulnier's Green Room, a brutal and intense horror film. Anton's performance in this film encapsulates his strengths as an actor: emotional rawness, ability to transform into any character thrown his way, an almost chameleon-like sensibility that makes his performances immediately relatable to the viewer.
Anton Yelchin's presence in the film industry will be greatly missed. This loss leaves a gaping hole in the hearts of many, as well as in the heart of the American film industry. He brought life to each screen he graced. It was a pleasure and honor watching him grow as an actor, and I am devastated that will not see what was left in store for him, which was certain to be great.
Rest in peace, Anton Yelchin.