We’ve had our eye on Nicholas Braun ever since Kevin Smith’s Red State, hoping he’d find a vehicle to help him break out into the big time. However he seems to have a problem – he’s too tall. At 6ft 4.5in he has a tendency to tower over everyone else on the screen, which limits the roles the 24-year-old can get.
It’s not an insurmountable obstacle though (although can make things tough in the often blinkered world of casting directors) and he’d got some good roles coming up. Braun is still attached to the lead role in Kevin Smith’s hockey drama, Hit Somebody, which the director recently revealed was going to TV as a mini-series. He’ll also soon be dealing with the homos in Gay Dude, where he plays the straight friend of a gay guy, with the two high school pals agreeing to lose their virginity before they graduate, in true teen movie style. He also has Get A Job and Middleton in the can waiting for release.
Nicholas has previously been seen in Sky High, Prom, Chalet Girl and the TV version of 10 Things I Hate About You. Whether he’ll ever break big is still to be seen, but he’s got a friendly, open face and a geeky on-screen charm that should stand him in good stead.
Oh, and the reason we’ve decided to crush on him is due to his supporting role in The Watch, which reaches DVD in the UK on December 26th. He also appears as ponytail Derek in the gay-friendly The Perks Of Being A Wallflower, which will hit disc over here on February 11th.