GARRETT HEDLUND (Beau Hutton) made an auspicious motion
picture debut as part of the all-star cast in Wolfgang Petersen's Troy, the
big-budget movie based on The Iliad, Homer's epic account of the Trojan War and
the bloody battle between the Achaeans (Greece) and Trojans. Hedlund, who
portrayed Patroclus, Achilles' teenage cousin who aspires to become a warrior,
co-starred opposite Brad Pitt (as Achilles), Eric Bana, Orlando Bloom and Diane
Hedlund is currently in production in On the Road opposite Sam Riley and
Kristen Stewart. The film, based on the novel by Jack Kerouac, will be directed
by Walter Salles and is scheduled for release in 2011.
Hedlund currently stars in Tron: Legacy for Walt Disney Studios. The film
also stars Olivia Wilde and Jeff Bridges.
Hedlund was most recently seen in Twentieth Century Fox's Death Sentence
opposite Kevin Bacon, Kelly Preston and John Goodman; Universal Pictures'
Georgia Rule for director Garry Marshall where he starred opposite Lindsay Lohan
and Jane Fonda and the film Eragon co-starring with Djimon Honsou, Jeremy Irons
and John Malkovich. Hedlund also starred in Paramount Pictures' Four Brothers,
for director John Singleton co-starring with Mark Wahlberg, Andre 3000 and
Tyrese Gibson and Universal's Friday Night Lights directed by Peter Berg and
produced by Brian Grazer and Imagine Entertainment. Hedlund starred as tailback
Don Billingsley, co-starring with Billy Bob Thornton, Derek Luke, Jay Hernandez,
Lucas Black and Tim McGraw.
Just eighteen when he debuted in Petersen's epic film, Hedlund was born in
northern Minnesota and spent his high school years in Scottsdale, Arizona. He
began taking private acting classes while in high school and took a unique
approach to his pursuit of the craft by reading screenplays of older films,
watching those films on video and then pretending he was auditioning for one of
the roles in the film. He also spent countless hours reading the Hollywood trade
papers at his local bookstore and calling agents in Los Angeles. He graduated
from high school a semester early and immediately packed his bags and headed for
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