Beautiful Creatures has hit cinemas, introducing 23-year-old Alden Ehrenreich to a far wider audience. For a while it’s seemed like it was going to be ‘when’ rather than ‘if’ Alden hit the big time, and this movie may be his big break.
Ehrenreich was first noticed at 14, when Steven Spielberg saw him in a short film screened at a friend’s bat mitzvah. That led to numerous auditions and Francis Ford Coppola casting him in the lead role in his well received but little seen 2009 movie, Tetro. Since then he’s been in the running for some major roles, including the rebooted Spider-man and Hunger Games, before landing the male lead in Beautiful Creatures.
He’ll also been seen soon in Stoker, alongside Mia Wasikowska, Matthew Goode and Nicole Kidman, while later in the year he’ll pop up in Running Wild and Blue Jasmine.
I thought it was well worth gathering some images together of the cute young man, although he needs more shirtless roles, as he looks like he’s got a bit of cub chest fur going on that we need to see more of!