“I've been told I'm too good looking for certain roles, but that's okay, it just motivates me to go deeper.”
“I had to jump on the tractor and do my chores. I would have just killed to be in town, to be able to Rollerblade hand-in-hand with somebody I had a crush on. I just wanted to get off the farm, to find my outlet.”
“I was into punk rock back when I was in high school. I used to go around to dive venues and take photographs. But now it's been just much more about the country stuff and soulful folk.”
Garrett Hedlund (born September 3, 1984 in Roseau, Minnesota) is an American actor. Garrett grew up on a remote beef cattle farm in rural Minnesota. At age 14, he moved to Arizona to live with his mother, working as a waiter to fund his acting lessons. During that time, Garret also started modelling, scoring jobs with L.L. Bean and Teen magazine. In 2003, Garrett moved to Los Angeles to pursue acting. His first film role was in 2004’s Troy. Later that year, he starred as Don Billingsley in the hit, Friday Night Lights, which took his career to the next level. Garret went on to have roles in movies Four Brothers, Earagon, TRON: Legacy, Inside Llewyn Davis and Unbroken. For his part in Country Strong, Garrett recorded several songs for the film and its soundtrack, gaining praise from critics for his musical talents.
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Garrett is known for being a film actor, with noted roles in Friday Night Lights, TRON: Legacy and Unbroken.
Garret is of Swedish and German/Norweigian descent. He was a huge fan of punk rock as a teenager, going to many shows to photograph the bands and their performances. He reportedly turned down the role of Finnick in The Hunger Games franchise, as well as the roles of Christian Grey in the film adaptation of Fifty Shades Of Grey, Steve Rogers in Captain America and Peter Quill in Guardians Of The Galaxy. In 2012, Garett started dating actress Kirsten Dunst.