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Lucas Hedges (born December 12, 1996) is an American actor.[1][2] He is best known for his roles in the films Moonrise Kingdom, Kill the Messenger, and Manchester by the Sea, which earned him an Academy Award nomination.

Lucas Hedges
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Hedges in 2016
Born (1996-12-12) December 12, 1996 (age 20)
New York City, U.S.
Alma mater University of North Carolina School of the Arts
Occupation Actor
Years active 2007–present
Relatives Peter Hedges (father)

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Early life and educationEdit

Hedges was born in Brooklyn Heights, New York,[3] the second child of poet and actress Susan Bruce (née Titman) and Oscar-nominated screenwriter and director Peter Hedges. He has an older brother, Simon.[4] He grew up in Brooklyn Heights and Cobble Hill, frequently visiting his father's film sets.

A graduate of Saint Ann's School, he has taken a break from studying theatre at the University of North Carolina School of the Arts.[5][6][7][8][9]

CareerEdit

2007–2015: Early rolesEdit

As a child, Hedges made his feature film debut as an extra in his father's film Dan in Real Life (2007). His line in the film was cut in post-production.[10] He starred in a middle-school play production, when the casting director for Wes Anderson's Moonrise Kingdom (2012) was in the audience and eventually cast Hedges in the film, his first role, as Redford. He later appeared in Arthur Newman (2013), Jason Reitman's Labor Day (2013) and Terry Gilliam's film The Zero Theorem (2013). In 2014, Hedges made a cameo in Wes Anderson's The Grand Budapest Hotel and appeared in Michael Cuesta's Kill the Messenger, for which he received positive reviews.[11][12]

2016–present: breakthroughEdit

In April 2015, Hedges joined the cast of Kenneth Lonergan's third feature film, Manchester by the Sea (2016). In it, he plays Patrick Chandler, a 16-year-old dealing with the recent death of his father and who is left in the care of his unwilling and troubled uncle. The film had its world premiere on January 23, 2016, at the Sundance Film Festival,[13] where Hedges received rave reviews. [14] For his performance, Hedges has been nominated for the Independent Spirit Award for Best Supporting Male, Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Supporting Role and Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor, making him the eighth-youngest actor ever to be nominated in the latter category.[15]

On January 31, 2017, Hedges made his stage debut as the lead in the Trip Cullman-directed off-Broadway play Yen, by playwright Anna Jordan.[16] The play ran from February 19 until March 4 at the Lucille Lortel Theatre.[17] For his performance, Hedges received rave reviews and was nominated for the Lucille Lortel Award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Play and won the Theatre World Award for Outstanding Off-Broadway Debut Performance[18][19][20][21]

In 2017, he had prominent supporting roles in Greta Gerwig's directorial debut, Lady Bird, and Martin McDonagh's Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri, both comedy-drama films.[22][23]

On March 1, 2017, it was announced that Hedges would play the lead in Jonah Hill's upcoming directorial debut titled Mid-90s opposite his Manchester by the Sea co-star Michelle Williams. Williams was later replaced by Katherine Waterston.[24] On June 8, 2017, it was announced that Hedges will portray Garrard Conley in the film adaptation of his memoir Boy Erased, which he began filming in September 2017.[25] In December 2017, Hedges will begin principal production as the titular role of Ben in Ben is Back, to be directed by his father, Peter Hedges.[26]

FilmographyEdit

FilmEdit

Year Title Role Director Notes
2007 Dan in Real Life Lilly's Dance Partner Peter Hedges
2012 Moonrise Kingdom Redford Wes Anderson
2013 Arthur Newman Kevin Avery Dante Ariola
The Zero Theorem Bob Terry Gilliam
2014 Labor Day Richard Jason Reitman
The Grand Budapest Hotel Pump Attendant Wes Anderson
Kill the Messenger Ian Webb Michael Cuesta
2016 Manchester by the Sea Patrick Chandler Kenneth Lonergan
2017 Lady Bird Danny O'Neill Greta Gerwig
Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri Robbie Hayes Martin McDonagh
2018 Mid-90s Dabney Jonah Hill Post-production
Boy Erased Garrard Conley Joel Edgerton Post-production

TelevisionEdit

Year Title Role Notes
2015 The Slap Ritchie Joanou (né Collins) 5 episodes; American adaptation of the Australian series

TheatreEdit

Year Title Role Theater Notes
2017 Yen Hench Lucille Lortel Theatre

Awards and nominationsEdit

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Hedges, Peter (January 1, 1999). "Baby Anger". Dramatists Play Service, Inc. Retrieved February 21, 2017 – via Google Books. 
  2. ^ [1] Interview of Peter Hedges for his film Dan in Real Life.
  3. ^ "Lucas Hedges, Born and Raised in Brooklyn Heights, Gets Buzz for Role in 'Manchester by the Sea'". December 30, 2016. Retrieved February 21, 2017. 
  4. ^ Weinreich, Regina (July 24, 2012). "Garden Party at Goose Creek: The Odd Life of Timothy Green". Retrieved February 21, 2017. 
  5. ^ Nordstrom, Leigh (January 24, 2016). "Sundance 2016: Five Minutes with Lucas Hedges". WWD. Retrieved December 1, 2016. 
  6. ^ Blickley, Leigh (November 21, 2016). "Get To Know The Breakout Star Of 'Manchester By The Sea,' Lucas Hedges". The Huffington Post. Retrieved December 1, 2016. 
  7. ^ "Lucas Hedges". Independent Spirit Awards. Retrieved December 3, 2016. 
  8. ^ Kaufman, Sarah. "Lucas Hedges, Born and Raised in Brooklyn Heights, Gets Buzz for Role in 'Manchester by the Sea'", Patch Media, December 30, 2016. Accessed December 31, 2016. "Hedges was born and raised in Brooklyn and grew up in Cobble Hill and Brooklyn Heights. He graduated from Saint Ann's School, a private, arts-based school on Pierrepont Street."
  9. ^ Lewis, Rebecca (January 5, 2017). "Spider-Man star Tom Holland among BAFTA'S 2017 EE Rising Star nominees". Metro. Retrieved January 23, 2017. 
  10. ^ Rosen, Lisa (November 10, 2016). "Lucas Hedges finds the lightness within the dark drama of 'Manchester by the Sea'". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved December 4, 2016. 
  11. ^ Perez, Rodrigo (September 26, 2014). "Review: 'Kill The Messenger' Starring Jeremy Renner, Mary Elizabeth Winstead & Rosemarie DeWitt". IndieWire. Retrieved December 4, 2016. 
  12. ^ McCarthy, Todd (September 26, 2014). "'Kill the Messenger': Film Review". Retrieved December 4, 2016. 
  13. ^ "Manchester by The Sea". Sundance Film Festival. Retrieved September 3, 2016. 
  14. ^ Chang, Justin (January 23, 2016). "Sundance Film Review: 'Manchester by the Sea'". Variety. Retrieved December 4, 2016. 
  15. ^ Eng, Joyce (24 January 2017). "Oscar Snubs and Surprises: Amy Adams Out, but Mel Gibson Is Welcomed Back In". TV Guide. Retrieved 26 January 2017. 
  16. ^ Gerard, Jeremy (31 January 2017). "'Yen' Review: Oscar Nominee Lucas Hedges Simmers, Explodes In Stage Debut". Deadline.com. Retrieved 1 February 2017. 
  17. ^ Lee, Ashley (October 27, 2016). "Lucas Hedges to Star in Off-Broadway Play 'Yen' (Exclusive)". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved December 4, 2016. 
  18. ^ "Ben Platt, Sutton Foster, Lucas Hedges & More Nominated for 2017 Lucille Lortel Awards". Broadway.com. 4 April 2017. Retrieved 10 April 2017. 
  19. ^ Brantley, Ben (31 January 2017). "Review: 'Yen' Is a Den of Family Dysfunction". The New York Times. Retrieved 1 February 2017. 
  20. ^ Scheck, Frank (31 January 2017). "'Yen': Theater Review". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 1 February 2017. 
  21. ^ Lefkowitz, Andy (11 May 2017). "Josh Groban, Christy Altomare, Lucas Hedges & More Win Theatre World Awards". Broadway.com. Retrieved 12 June 2017. 
  22. ^ "Lucas Hedges ('Manchester by the Sea') on his character's 'deep emotional well'". YouTube. Retrieved December 4, 2016. 
  23. ^ Sneider, Jeff (April 7, 2016). "Peter Dinklage, John Hawkes, Lucas Hedges Join Martin McDonagh's New Movie (Exclusive)". The Wrap. Retrieved December 4, 2016. 
  24. ^ Mazzanti, Mike (1 March 2017). "Jonah Hill's Directorial Debut 'Mid '90s' to Reunite 'Manchester by the Sea' Stars". Retrieved 11 March 2017. 
  25. ^ Fleming Jr., Mike (8 June 2017). "Joel Edgerton To Direct, Lucas Hedges To Star In Gay Deprogram Drama 'Boy Erased'". Deadline. Retrieved 12 June 2017. 
  26. ^ http://deadline.com/2017/10/julia-roberts-lucas-hedges-ben-is-back-peter-hedges-black-bear-30west-1202192880/

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