Archive for the ‘On Garrett’ Category


If you should happen to see this, everyone from TeamHedlund wishes you a wonderful birthday! Here is the card that is still being signed as we speak – over 100 fans from all over the world left messages. Thank you, guys!!

And Frans from Garrettminds made a lovely video to celebrate.

Happy 29th Birthday, Garrett!
03 Sep, 2013

September 3rd will be here before we know it! Make sure you sign Garrett’s card and wish him a Happy Birthday. Please be aware that any comments that are inappropriate will be deleted (this includes desperate pleas to do Fifty Shades of Grey).

The card will be sent to Garrett, so this is your chance to let him know about your support for his career, favorite characters, what his music means to you, etc – last year he even responded with a really sweet thank you note.

Thank you to Frans at Garrett Minds for the graphic!

Also, please pass the word around on twitter, facebook, tumblr, etc. Thanks! – Laura


Sign Garrett's Birthday Card - Time is Running Out!
22 Aug, 2013

From the Beef. It’s What’s For Dinner facebook page:

What’s your greatest grilling memory? Allow us, with a little help from our new voice Garrett Hedlund, to help you remember.

New "Beef. It's What's For Dinner" Commercial
25 May, 2013

It’s great to see some of Garrett’s photography since he’s been mentioning it recently in interviews – Laura



Kirsten Dunst Gets Personal In Wren’s New Capsule Collection

Wren designer Melissa Coker first worked with power stylist and Lula editor in chief Leith Clark on several short fashion films for the label, starring the likes of Tavi Gevinson and Gia Coppola. At the time, they were designer and stylist. But then, the ideas started to bubble up. “We were on set and I was looking at the clothes, saying, ‘What if you did it like this?’ or ‘Maybe this should be like that,’” Clark recalled. “Eventually she was like, ‘Why don’t you just design a collection?’”

Sometimes it is that easy. Clark took the reins, looked into her own closet for inspiration, and proposed easy pieces that she’d want to wear herself. She created prints from the work of three of her favorite illustrators (Mercedes Helnwein, Fanny Bostrom, and Jenny Mörtsell) on T-shirts, and asked Coker to whip up a rusty knit hat similar to one that a little girl is wearing in a painting hanging in her parents’ bathroom. Other pieces include schoolgirlish floral frocks with peter pan collars and nipped-in jackets with retro appeal.

To keep the more-the-merrier theme going, Clark asked her close friend and client Kirsten Dunst to pose for the look book, which was shot by Dunst’s boyfriend Garrett Hedlund in Los Angeles. “Normally I style her so it was fun to flip roles and design the clothes and see how Kristen would wear them herself. It was a multi-faceted experience,” said Clark. She sent off the clothes and left Dunst and Hedlund to style and shoot themselves; the fruits of that labor debut here on “There are some things that weren’t realized from the collection that are still lingering,” Clark hinted, “so stay tuned for a sequel.”


Kirsten Dunst Fashion Photos by Garrett
25 May, 2013

Thought Provoking Campaign Sizzles with New Voice

The new “Beef. It’s What’s For Dinner.” consumer advertising campaign is premiering this month, bringing the recognizable tagline to older millennials and Gen-Xers. The new campaign, funded by the beef checkoff, will feature sizzling beef recipes, juicy details about essential nutrients and the voice of one of Hollywood’s most promising new talents.

“This campaign builds upon the core benefits that only beef offers — its great taste and 10 essential nutrients. While most folks just look at beef for its sizzle or great flavor, it’s made up of more than that. Its nutrients are what make it the most powerful protein and what makes beef above all else,” said Michele Murray, consumer marketing executive director, for the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association, which contracts to manage advertising for the beef checkoff. “It doesn’t hurt that the voice delivering the message on the other side of the radio epitomizes health and sizzle too.”

New Voice for a New Target

The new “Above All Else” campaign aims to reach the next generation of beef eaters — the older millennial and Gen-Xer, aged 25 to 44 — who care about food and nutrition.

While keeping many brand mainstays, such as Aaron Copeland’s “Rodeo” music, the new beef campaign will switch up the voice behind the famous words, “Beef. It’s What’s For Dinner.” Sparking a new interest for the older millennial and Gen-X target, Garrett Hedlund’s voice will take a starring role in the campaign’s radio spots. Garrett personally represents healthful living, and his strong, warm voice is perfect for provoking new understanding about beef. “I’m proud to represent America’s farmers and ranchers,” noted Hedlund. “I grew up on my father’s cattle operation, so I’m right at home as the new voice of beef.”

Born in Roseau, Minn., Garrett spent his early years on a cattle operation. He was just 18 when he landed a role in the epic film Troy (2004) playing opposite Brad Pitt. Following his debut in Troy, Garrett went on to Friday Night Lights (2004) and Tron Legacy (2010). His latest roles include Country Strong (2011), in which he plays a rising young country star opposite Gwyneth Paltrow, as well as On the Road, in theaters now.


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23 Apr, 2013

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‘On the Road’ with Garrett Hedlund

Garrett Hedlund is going to be a star. The last time I felt this way about an actor in a less than stellar spotlight was after catching Heath Ledger in the double feature of 10 Things I Hate About You and A Knight’s Tale. They’re a pair of largely forgettable movies that pop up on cable from time to time, but each film deserves a second look (and tends to steal minutes away from a casual viewing experience) thanks to Ledger and that rugged voice of his. It took Brokeback Mountain to prove me right and of course, his now legendarily memorable turn as the Joker in The Dark Knight (with the posthumous Academy Award just to make sure we never forget him). There’s not a day that goes by when I’m sitting in a screening or watching something on television and I wonder what this “particular” movie would have been like if Ledger had been around.

But there’s hope out there because Hedlund has now slipped into that space Ledger left behind. In Country Strong, he was a quiet marvel, singing and strumming his way through this twang-fest with confidence only the best are born with. Far from a wannabe, Hedlund was already a star; we just didn’t know it yet. He was largely left waiting again in Tron: Legacy because that film was all about the spectacle and well, the legacy of the original film rather than figuring out how to capitalize on a star who, in some intriguing ways, has a good bit in common with Jeff Bridges, the actor who plays his character’s father.

All of this discussion, though, has taken me away from his latest appearance in On the Road, in part because the film, for all of its prestigious pedigree, is another missed opportunity.

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29 Mar, 2013