Morning Man Encore: Garrett Hedlund!
Originally posted Dec. 3, 2010
If you haven’t heard of Garrett Hedlund yet, chance are you will since he is one of the stars of the upcoming release Tron: Legacy in which he stars opposite Jeff Bridges – and a lot of special effects!
Garrett is just 26 and he was raised on a beef cattle farm in Minnesota before he moved with his mother to Scottsdale, AZ when he was 14. Once there, he paid to attend talent convention with a scouting company and was signed by a talent agent.
He left Arizona after high school graduation to pursue acting in LA.
He made his acting debut in 2004 as Patroclus in Troy with Brad Pitt then went on to co-star with Mark Wahlberg in Four Brothers.
His other film credits include Eragon and Georgia Rule. He will also appear in the January 2011 release Country Strong with Gwyneth Paltrow.
Garrett was in the running to play the title role in the upcoming Captain America flick but the role went to Chris Evans.
I think things will turn out just fine for this emerging star anyway.