Alex Russell

Not many actors make their debut Hollywood performance playing a superhero, but young Australian hunk Alex Russell can boast this fact with pride. Of course, he burst into international cineplexes not as Superman or ... Read more »
Born: 12/11/1987

Filmography

Actor (8)

Believe Me 2014 (Movie)

Sam (Actor)

Cut Snake 2014 (Movie)

Sparra Farrell (Actor)

Unbroken 2014 (Movie)

Pete Zamperini (Actor)

Carrie 2013 (Movie)

Billy Nolan (Actor)

Bait 3D 2012 (Movie)

Ryan (Actor)

Chronicle 2012 (Movie)

Matt Garretty (Actor)

Almost Kings 2009 (Movie)

Hass (Actor)

Wasted on the Young 2009 (Movie)

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Biography

Not many actors make their debut Hollywood performance playing a superhero, but young Australian hunk Alex Russell can boast this fact with pride. Of course, he burst into international cineplexes not as Superman or Batman, but as a very non-traditional kind of hero: an unsuspecting teen who, along with his two friends, stumbles upon telekinetic abilities in director Josh Trank's found-footage sci-fi hit "Chronicle". Before grappling with an American accent, Russell grew up in Rockhampton, Queensland as a quiet and reserved student at The Rockhampton Grammar School. He then moved on to the prestigious National Institute of Dramatic Art in Sydney, preparing him for his first on-screen performance in the 2010 drama "Wasted on the Young". Russell plays Zac, a teen in the upper-echelon of high-school popularity vyiing for the affections of a girl with his step-brother Darren, played by Oliver Ackland. Major roles in two 2011 short films followed: "The Best Man" and "Halloween Knight". In "Chronicle", Russell plays Matt Garetty, a cocky intellectual who second-guesses his friends' eagerness to push their newfound abilities to the limit. With an inventive marketing campaign involving remote-controlled "people" soaring over New York City and a fresh take on the found-footage genre, "Chronicle" proved to audiences worldwide that Russell is an actor to watch.

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