Garrett Hedlund

Actor, Model
Where many model-turned-actors found it necessary to spend years proving themselves capable of doing credible work, small town country boy Garrett Hedlund went from obscurity to legitimacy only weeks after he landed in ... Read more »
Born: 09/03/1984 in Roseau, Minnesota, USA

Filmography

Actor (17)

Mojave 2015 (Movie)

Jack (Actor)

Pan 2015 (Movie)

James Hook (Actor)

Lullaby 2014 (Movie)

Jonathan (Actor)

Lullaby 2014 (Movie)

Jonathan (Actor)

The 2014 Independent Spirit Awards 2013 - 2014 (TV Show)

Presenter

Unbroken 2014 (Movie)

Fitzgerald (Actor)

Inside Llewyn Davis 2013 (Movie)

Johnny Five (Actor)

On the Road 2012 (Movie)

Dean Moriarty/Neal Cassady (Actor)

The 68th Annual Golden Globe Awards 2010 - 2011 (TV Show)

Presenter

Country Strong 2010 (Movie)

Beau Hutton (Actor)

Tron: Legacy 2010 (Movie)

Sam Flynn (Actor)

Death Sentence 2007 (Movie)

Billy Darley (Actor)

Georgia Rule 2007 (Movie)

Harlan (Actor)

Eragon 2006 (Movie)

Murtagh (Actor)

Four Brothers 2005 (Movie)

Jack Mercer (Actor)

Friday Night Lights 2004 (Movie)

Don Billingsley (Actor)

Troy 2004 (Movie)

Patroclus (Actor)
Music (1)

Country Strong 2010 (Movie)

("Silver wings") (Song Performer)

Biography

Where many model-turned-actors found it necessary to spend years proving themselves capable of doing credible work, small town country boy Garrett Hedlund went from obscurity to legitimacy only weeks after he landed in Los Angeles in pursuit of his passion for acting. Almost instantly, Hedlund found himself on Hollywood's radar as Patroclus in Wolfgang Petersen's epic "Troy" (2004), as well as one of the lead football players in the sports drama, "Friday Night Lights" (2004). Noteworthy for his portrayal as Mark Wahlberg's younger brother in crime thriller "Four Brothers" (2005), and for his role in the dragon fantasy "Eragon" (2006), Hedlund also made the occasional box-office misstep by appearing in the critically panned Lindsay Lohan drama, "Georgia Rule" (2007). That same year, Hedlund moved away from his "farmboy-thrust-into-the- big-city" image with the gritty "Death Sentence" (2007) and most importantly, made a fanboy splash as the lead in the highly-anticipated sci-fi sequel, "Tron Legacy" (2010), garnering the greatest buzz in his career up until that time and virtually securing viable leading man status for years to come.

Relationships

Nathaniel

Brother

Amanda

Sister

Kirsten Dunst Actor

Companion
Co-starred in feature adaptation "On the Road" (2012)

Robert Hedlund

Father
Divorced from Garrett's mother

Kristine Yanish

Mother
Divorced from Garrett's father; moved to Arizona with son after divorce

Milestones

2012

Cast as free-spirited Dean Moriarty in feature adaptation of "On the Road" by Jack Kerouac

2010

Played a rising young singer-songwriter opposite Gwyneth Paltrow in "Country Strong"

2010

Co-starred with Jeff Bridges in "Tron: Legacy," the sequel to the 1982 sci-fi classic "Tron"

2007

Cast in the Garry Marshall directed dark comedy "Georgia Rule"

2007

Acted opposite Kevin Bacon in the psychological thriller "Death Sentence"

2006

Cast in "Eragon," a fantasy/adventure movie based on the novel of the same name

2005

Starred in John Singleton's "Four Brothers," as one of four brothers out to avenge their mother's murder

2004

Made professional acting debut, playing Patroclus in Wolfgang Petersen's "Troy"

2004

Starred opposite Billy Bob Thornton in the football drama "Friday Night Lights"

Modeled for L.L. Bean and Teen Magazine

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