Garrett Hedlund is an American actor, who is the great entertainer and best known for his acting and singing. He has played numerous movies; Troy as Patroclus and Sam Flynn in Disney’s movie Tron: Legacy, are his blockbuster movies. Alongside with acting career, he is also a singer, “Chances Are”, “Silver Wings”, “Hide Me Baby” are some of his contributed vocal singles. The single “Give in to Me” has reached No.79 on the Billboard Hot 100 and No.96 on the Canadian Hot 100. He has won the Young Hollywood Award for the Actor of the Year in 2011. He pushed himself so hard to learn acting. He previously worked as a waiter to pay fees to learn acting, speeching, and script with Coach Jean Fowler.
What is Garrett famous for?
- Nominated for Best Ensemble in Black Reel Award for Four Brothers.
- His single, “Give in to Me” reached No.79 in the Billboard Hot 100 and No.96 on the Canadian Hot 100.
- A movie directed by Joseph Kosinski Tron: Legacy in 2010 has turned Garrett into nomination for the Maumi Fil Festival for Rising Star Award, Young Hollywood Actor of the Year, and Best Supporting Actor.
Garrett Hedlund Early Life
Garrett Helbund whose birth name is Garrett John Helbund was born on September 3, 1984, in Roseau County, Minnesota, United States. He is from mixed ethnicity from Swedish and German and Norwegian descent. His father’s name is Robert Martin Hedlund who is of Swedish descent and his mother’s name is Kristine Anne
who is of German and Norwegian descent. He has three siblings and he is the youngest child of his parents. He has one older brother named Nathaniel Hedlund and one older sister named Amanda Hedlund. Garrett was raised alongside with him brother and sister on a beef cattle near the small town of Wannaska, Minnesota. About his education, he went to Horizon High School in Scottsdale, Arizona when he moved to live with his mother in Arizona.
He holds an American Nationality with white Ethnicity. He is catholic by his religion and Virgo is his zodiac sign.
He has huge fan followers in his entertainment world but yet he is not present on social media.
Garrett Hedlund Movies
- As soon as he moved to Arizona with his mother he started doing a job as a waiter and saved his tips to pay fees for learning Acting, Speeching, and Script material with Coach Jean Fowler. He started his career in doing modeling for L.L.Bean and Teen magazine when he was on a teenager, then he moved to Los Angeles to pursue his acting career.
- Garrett’s first debuted film was Troy in 2004 where he played as Brad Pitt’s younger cousin Patroclus in the mythological epic movie which was released on May 14, 2004.
- In the same year, he starred another sports drama movie”Friday Night Lights” with Billy Bob Thornton, Connie Britton as Dob Billingsley.
- The crime drama movie “Four Brothers” where he co-starred with Mark Wahlberg as Jack Mercer gave him a good break for his career. He was nominated in Black Reel Award for Best Ensemble and the movie was directed by John Singleton in 2005.
- He has played numerous movies in different years, “Eragon” action fantasy movie as Murtagh in 2006, comedy-drama movie “Georgia Rule” as Harlan Wilson in 2007 with Lindsay Lohan, Jane Fonda, directed by Garry Marshall. The movie was criticized by the critics and failed to surpass the box office and able to make the only gross of $41 million worldwide.
- He has also starred “Death Sentence” movie in 2007, “Country Strong” movie in 2010, “Tron: The Next Day” in 2010 which was a short film. He has also starred in adventure drama movie by Walter Salles “On the Road” in 2012, “Inside Llewyn Davis” a French-American black comedy-drama in 2013, “Unbroken” an American war movie in 2014, also starred crime thriller movie “Mojave” in 2015 as Thomas” Tom” and “Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk” war movie directed by Ang Lee in 2016.
- He has also starred in the movie “Triple Frontier” as Ben in 2019, “Dreamland” drama thriller movie in 2019, and “Dirt Music” romantic drama movie in the same year 2019.
- His upcoming movie is “The United State vs Billie Holiday”
- where he played the character of Harry J. Anslinger and directed by Lee Daniels.
- He has also appeared in the TV talk show “When I was 17” in 2011 which was about celebrities of today and looked back on when they were 17 with pictures as an interview with family and friends.
- He has also appeared in another murder mystery series “Mosaic” and was published via HBO of six episodes in 2018.
- He has also provided his vocal for the video games in “Eragon” in 2006 as Murtagh and in “Mosaic” as Joel in 2017.
- He is a singer from his other profession. Garrett Hedlund’s first music album was for the movie Country Strong, in which he recorded several songs along with the movie cast. he sang numerous singles in different years.”Chances Are”, “Silver Wings”, “Hide Me Babe”, and “Give in to Me” are some of his hits single. More music of him is in Motion Picture. The duet song with Leighton Meester “Give in to Me” was the only song to chart as a single reaching No.79 on the Billboard Hot 100 and No.96 on the Canadian Hot 100.
Awards and Nominations
As of 2019, he has won two awards and nominated for 3 categories in different years.
- He has won the Young Hollywood Award for Actor of the Year in 2011.
- He has won the Maui Film Festival award for Rising Star in 2011.
- He was named Man of the Year at the Glamour Awards.
- He was nominated in Teen Choice Awards for Choice Breakout Movie star for “Troy” in 2004.
- He was nominated in Black Reel Awards for Best Ensemble for “Four Brothers” in 2006.
- He was nominated in Saturn Award for Best Supporting Actor in “Tron: Legacy” in 2011.
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Garrett Hedlund Girlfriend
As he was listed sexiest man by glamour magazine in 2011, his sexy looks melt on him. He is straight by sexual orientation. He is unmarried but in a relationship with actress Emma Roberts. It was reported in June 2020, they were expecting their first child together.
He has dated Kisten Dunst who was the co-star of the movie “On the Road” from 2012 to 2016.
It was rumored that he was hooked up with Lindsay Lohan while working in the comedy-dram “Georgia Rule”. There was a list of men who had slept with her on his own handwritten and Garrett’s name was also mentioned.
Garrett has also dated actress Rashida Jones for a couple of months. They were seen together celebrating the new year together and star-studded party at Marquee Nightclub in Las Vegas.
How tall is Garrett Hedlund?
He is a model, actor, and singer with a good looking guy. He has an Athletic body build and he stands for 1.89m (6 feet 2.5 inches) and weight of 91kg (201 lbs). He has the blonde color of Hair and Blue is his eye color. 44-15-35 inches (Chest-arms-waist) is his body measurement.
Garrett Hedlund Net Worth
He is a singer, actor, and model. He did some modeling work for the clothing and outdoor retail company L.L.Bean, Inc and for Teen magazine. His primary income source is from his acting career and endorsement. He is an actor who has won awards and nominated for various categories in different years. His estimated net worth as of 2020 is approx. $8 million.
Did You Know?
- Grew up as a huge fan of Tim McGraw only to have him play his father in Friday Night Lights (2004).
- He as won the role of Patroclus in Troy (2004) only one month after arriving in Los Angeles.
- His parents divorced when he was a young boy.
- He has participated in ice-skating, wresting and football during his high school.
- He loves to do hunting and going outdoors.
- When he was 15, went to various punk rock shows to photograph the bands and their fashions.
- Attended Horizon High School in Phoenix, Arizona but graduated a semester early to pursue acting.
- Broke his arm snowboarding and could not attend the London premiere of Eragon (2006) with his fellow cast members.
- His father is of Swedish descent. His mother is of three quarters German and one quarter Norwegian ancestry.
- Named the #8 Sexiest Man by Glamour magazine in 2011.
- He was born on the same date as Paz de la Huerta who was an american actress.