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Born: September 3, 1984 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Roseau, Minnesota, USA Profession: actor, model

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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.

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.

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CAST: (feature film)

1.
 Pan (2015)
2.
 Lullaby (2014)
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 Mojave (2013)
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 Tron: Legacy (2010)
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 Country Strong (2010)
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 Death Sentence (2007)
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 Georgia Rule (2007)
9.
 Eragon (2006)
10.
 Four Brothers (2005) Cast
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Modeled for L.L. Bean and <i>Teen</i> Magazine
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"
2005:
Starred in John Singleton's "Four Brothers," as one of four brothers out to avenge their mother's murder
2006:
Cast in "Eragon," a fantasy/adventure movie based on the novel of the same name
2007:
Cast in the Garry Marshall directed dark comedy "Georgia Rule"
2007:
Acted opposite Kevin Bacon in the psychological thriller "Death Sentence"
2010:
Co-starred with Jeff Bridges in "Tron: Legacy," the sequel to the 1982 sci-fi classic "Tron"
2010:
Played a rising young singer-songwriter opposite Gwyneth Paltrow in "Country Strong"
2012:
Cast as free-spirited Dean Moriarty in feature adaptation of "On the Road" by Jack Kerouac
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Notes

"I've been told I'm too good-looking for certain roles, but that's okay," laughs the actor. "It just motivates me to go deeper."---Hedlund quoted in Interview May 2004

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