Cape Town – Meet the 26-year-old actor that’s being credited for stealing the spotlight from Hollywood heavyweights like George Clooney in the Coen Brother’s latest cinematic masterpiece.
The handsome Alden Ehrenreich takes on the role of cowboy Hobie Doyle in Hail, Caesar! and not only cements his career in Hollywood but also blasts his A-list co-stars out of the water with his likable charisma.
The Los Angeles Times says Ehrenreich "steals scenes with guileless charm, impeccable comic timing and an array of rope tricks", while BuzzFeed introduces him as the actor who "even outshines Channing Tatum".
Whilst he’s already being labelled the "breakout star"of 2016 this isn’t his first rodeo. Ehrenreich’s past roles include playing Cate Blanchett’s son in Woody Allen’s film Blue Jasmine, a starring role in Beautiful Creatures as well as a small role in Stoker.
Discovered by Spielberg
But his latest project under the watchful eye of Ethan and Joel Coen will undoubtedly see him skyrocket to success.
The young Jewish star was first discovered by Steven Spielberg after he saw him performing in a friend's bat mitzvah video and helped him get roles in CSI and Supernatural. But his debut movie role however was in Francis Ford Coppola’s black-and-white family drama, Tetro.
Born in Los Angeles, Ehrenreich started acting at the Palisades Elementary School in Pacific Palisades and after graduating from high school, he studied acting at New York University but never finished his degree, reports The Wall Street Journal.
Coming up next
Ehreinreich’s next big project sees him starring opposite Jennifer Aniston in the The Yellow Birds in which he plays as Brandon Bartle, an Iraq war soldier who covers up the death of a friend and bunkmate. He’s also just wrapped filming in Warren Beatty’s untitled film about Howard Hughes.
Little is known about the star’s personal life as he steers clear of public social media accounts and talking about his life off screen. There’s been a lot of buzz around his sexuality with both male and female fans swooning over the green-eyed heartthrob.
For now Ehrenreich serves up the perfect amount of mystery and sexiness, combined with heaps of natural talent to catapult him into the spotlight – a place where he doesn’t necessarily feel most comfortable being.
"We’ll see what happens," he told Mashable. "I have no idea. For me, the best part of the experience has already happened."
Hail, Caesar! opens in SA cinemas on Friday, 19 February.
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