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Garrett is on the cover of the newest issue of Flaunt Magazine. There is an article as well as a great new photoshoot.


Fifteen Ways of Looking at Garrett Hedlund
A Heartfelt Unpeeling Process

 

I

The blackbird whirled in the autumn winds.
It was a small part of the pantomime.
—Wallace Stevens, from “Thirteen Ways of Looking at a Blackbird”

II

It’s good to have Garrett Hedlund standing next to you upon discovering a brunch reservation is required and no brunch reservation has in fact been made. They’ll seat you anyway. You can brunch anywhere.

III

Perhaps best known as the face of the Tron sequel, 29-year-old Garrett Hedlund is that strange and beatific embodiment of Hollywood lore, the flesh-and-blood protagonist of an old tale, that of the dreamy Midwest farm boy with stars in his eyes, looking to make good on big-screen aspirations.

At 14, he left his father’s remote cattle farm in Wannaska, Minnesota and began heading west. First, to his mother’s digs in Phoenix, Arizona, where, over the next couple years, he became an unabashed cold-caller of agents and managers, repeatedly taking the ninety-minute flight to Burbank for any audition he could get.

Then he swam out to the deep end—drove to Los Angeles. Within two weeks of moving, the script for Troy fell into his lap. All that paddling apparently paid off. Rather than sink or swim, Hedlund seems to be coasting on a deluxe inflatable with built-in beer koozies.

 

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Flaunt Magazine - Fifteen Ways Of Looking At Garrett
Laura
10 Jul, 2014




There was a red carpet premiere for Lullaby tonight (May 6) in Los Angeles.

Interviews with director Andrew Levitas and Anne Archer are beneath the cut.

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Videos - Lullaby Red Carpet Premiere
Laura
06 May, 2014






A thousand and one thank yous to my friend Juliana for translating the article from the March issue of L’Optimum Style for us! Juliana did a fantastic job with this and if you repost this anywhere else, please give credit to both her and Mrhedlund.com.

And last but not least, magazine is on newsstands now in France and can be purchased HERE or downloaded digitally HERE.

ON THE ROAD TO GLORY

From the farm to the movies, the history of this new “Hollywood darling” already has every bit of the American dream. With his appearance à la James Dean, with whom Garrett Hedlund also shares some biographic characteristics, the ambassador of La Nui de l’Homme, of Yves Saint Laurent, becomes untouchable. Will he get the big role that will seal his destiny?

What’s the main point in common between the Coen brothers and Garrett Hedlund, who got a role in their last movie, Inside Llewyn Davis (2013), in which the young actor of 29 years-old plays a mysterious road pal? Tip: That comes from the past, to a place where it’s pretty chilly. The right answer is that all the three of them are from Minnesota, a rural State on the north of the United States, around 3.000 kilometers from Hollywood. There’s nothing glamorous there (like Fargo, a dark comedy by Ethan and Joel Coen set in Minnesota and North Dakota, might lead us to believe), its cereal fields and cruel winters don’t stimulate its habitants to pursue a carrier in the cinema. Especially when, like Garrett Hedlund, one grows up in a farm not far from the Canadian border. But when you are a handsome young man, tall, slim, blonde and with blue eyes that you know how to use to make a bad boy look like a charming snake, then you can start on dreaming…

I didn’t grow up watching many movies: there was only a little movie theater there, I must have gone two or three times, and then we didn’t have many TV channels at the farm. The fact of not being saturated by all of that, never having too much of that, made it even more fascinating, I wanted to be part of it, or at least to dream to be able to”, he explains. “I decided not to listen to those who wanted to ruin the dream, which made me to be a little lonely”, he tells and a quote from Albert Einstein comes handy (“Great spirits have always encountered violent opposition from mediocre minds”, or something like that.)

So, he, the little poor boy from the Midwest, wanted to abandon his place and his farm-boy boots, other trait that can be used to compare him to James Dean or even Brad Pitt, to whom he’s frequently compared to. James Dean didn’t, in fact, have a father who was a farmer in Indiana? And Brad Pitt, didn’t he grow up in the Missouri in a conservative family, before he got emancipated? Right, but Garrett doesn’t have yet his Rebel Without a Cause or his Legends of the Fall to put him in the rank of new sex symbol and to turn him into the girls’ idol. While he waits, he has already taken steps.  “When I [moved to] Arizona at 14 years old (to join his mother – ed) there was no more than a state that separated me from California”, tells Garrett. Before going through those 600 kilometers that separated him from the glory, he decided to take acting classes, paying 80 dollars/hour (his Wikipedia page says 60, but maybe he counts the interests rates) with a personal coach to recite the monologues. A big expense, whatever it is, for a young man who couldn’t afford books or a “lectic” (meaning electric) guitar, according to the expression he had written, as a kid, on a gift list to Santa.

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Article - ON THE ROAD TO GLORY
Laura
28 Feb, 2014




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The magazine is on newsstands now in France. It can be purchased internationally HERE and digitally HERE.

Garrett On Cover of L'Optimum Style
Laura
27 Feb, 2014








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