Below is a compiled list of the most interesting facts about Garrett Hedlund. Check it out!
Born in Roseau, Minnesota, Garrett John Hedlund is the son of Kristi Anne (Yanish) and Robert Martin Hedlund. He has two older siblings, Nathaniel and Amanda. His father is of Swedish descent and his mother is of German and Norwegian ancestry.
Interesting Facts about Garrett Hedlund
- Nominated for Choice Breakout Movie Star – Male for “Troy” in the 2004 Teen Choice Awards.
- Current residence: In an apartment in Los Angeles (which he bought with the money he made from Troy (2004)).
- Good friends with TRON: Legacy (2010) co-star Olivia Wilde.
- Was discovered at a ProScout event.
- Enjoys hunting and the outdoors.
- Participated in ice skating, wrestling and football during high school.
- Won the role of Patroclus in Troy (2004) only one month after arriving in Los Angeles to pursue an acting career.
- Attended Horizon High School in Phoenix, Arizona but graduated a semester early to pursue acting.
- When he was 15, went to various punk rock shows to photograph the bands and their fashions.
- Born on the same date as Paz de la Huerta.
- His father is of Swedish descent. His mother is of three quarters German and one quarter Norwegian ancestry.
- His partner Emma Roberts announced via Instagram post on 31 August 2020 that they are expecting their first child, a boy.
Personal Quotes by Garrett Hedlund
Growing up, I would watch a movie on video and would go to the back of the VHS and locate the address for Universal Pictures or MGM or whatever. I’d write to the studios asking them if I could be in a movie. They never wrote me back.- Garrett Hedlund
I’ve been told I’m too good looking for certain roles, but that’s okay, it just motivates me to go deeper.- Garrett Hedlund
When I read the ‘Country Strong’ script, I thought, ‘Can’t they just hand-double it? Can’t I just do the rest of the movie and not have to do the performing?’ It took me six months to learn to sing and play guitar at the same time.- Garrett Hedlund
I fantasised about F. Scott Fitzgerald’s ‘The Great Gatsby’ – I loved it, and then I read everything J. D. Salinger had to offer. Then I was turned on to Kerouac, and his spontaneous prose, his stream of consciousness way of writing. I admired him so much, and I romanticised so much about the ’40s and ’50s.- Garrett Hedlund
I’ve always had a longstanding dream, ever since I was a kid, where I was running on a big lake of ice and I kept running and kept running, just about to where I was trying to get to, and I fell through the ice, and then I couldn’t find the hole where I fell through to get back out again.- Garrett Hedlund