Star Profile: Garrett Hedlund

Mimi ON Mar 15, 2012 AT 10:10 am

Garrett Hedlund

This rather delectable, American actor first caught our eye as the fullback football player in the 2004 film Friday Night Lights. With his upcoming lead role in On The Road, a film based on Jack Kerouac’s famous novel by the same name, we thought it time we delve a little deeper.

Garrett Hedlund was raised on a remote beef cattle farm in Minnesota. Somewhat unsurprisingly, before pursuing a career in acting, the 27-year-old, 6’2” Hollywood hunk dabbled in a spot of modelling, but age 14 he was discovered at a ProScout event and after high school, Hedlund headed for the LA hills to pursue his acting career.

Garrett Hedlund and Kristen Stewart in On The Road

Just one month acting landing in LA, he bagged a spot alongside Brad Pitt, playing Achilles’ cousin Patroclus in the epic blockbuster Troy. He went on to star as a high school football player in Friday Night Lights, where he played Tim McGraw‘s son, a particularly privileged role for Hedlund who grew up listening to the country artist. He has also made appearances in the movies, Country Strong, Eragon, Four Brothers and Tron: Legacy.


Sadly for us, Garrett is rumoured to be dating Kirsten Dunst - some ladies just get all the luck – but nevertheless there’s nothing to stop us looking and as such we can’t wait for the autumn launch of On The Road, for some feature-film-length viewing of him.

Kirsten Dunst and Garrett Hedlund

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