Garrett Hedlund Biography
Garrett John Hedlund born on September 3, 1984. He is an American actor known for his roles in the films Friday Night Lights, Four Brothers, Eragon, Country Strong, for his role as Patroclus in the movie Troy and as Sam Flynn in the film Tron: Legacy.
Hedlund was born in Roseau, Minnesota, the son of Kristi and Robert Hedlund. He has an older brother, Nathaniel, and an older sister, Amanda. Hedlund was raised on a beef cattle farm near the small town of Wannaska, Minnesota. At fourteen, he moved with his mother to Scottsdale, Arizona. Once he arrived in Arizona, he paid to attend a talent convention with a scouting company called Pro Scout. This is where he was signed by a talent agency. After graduating from high school, he immediately moved in 2003 to Los Angeles to pursue an acting career.
Garrett made his acting debut in 2004 as Patroclus in Troy. The film, which starred Brad Pitt, was released May 14, 2004, to mixed reviews, but debuted #1 at the U.S. box office and went on to gross over US$487 million worldwide. He also starred as Don Billingsley in the 2004 drama Friday Night Lights.
He starred as Jack Mercer alongside Mark Wahlberg in the action/crime film Four Brothers. The film, which received mixed reviews, was a box office success earning $92 million worldwide. He next appeared in the film Eragon in a supporting role as Murtagh. The film, which was released December 13, 2006, and was a box office success, earned $249 million worldwide. The film received mostly mixed reviews with an approval rating of 52%. In 2007, he starred in the Garry Marshall-directed comedy-drama Georgia Rule, alongside Lindsay Lohan and Jane Fonda. The film, which was released May 11, 2007 was negatively received by critics and failed to surpass box office expectations, only making a lifetime gross of $41 million. He also starred in another film called Death Sentence in the role of Billy Darley. In 2009, he was rumored to appear in the independent film Hectic as Louis. In 2010, he played the leading role in the highly anticipated film Tron: Legacy, a sequel to the 1982 film Tron. The film was released on December 17, 2010.
Hedlund also co-starred with Gwyneth Paltrow and country singer / musician Tim McGraw in the country music drama Country Strong, Which was released on January 7, 2011. He is playing the role of Dean Moriarty in the movie of the Jack Kerouac novel On the Road filmed in 2010 in Montreal and various other locations in Canada. Additional scenes were shot in Argentina, Mexico and the United States. The film is scheduled to be released in 2011.Hedlund appeared on the cover of the January 2011 issue of W magazine. He appears in POPSTAR! magazine and other similar teen magazines.