MILES TELLER (David) follows "War Dogs" with starring roles in
three very different dramas. He will next be seen in the inspirational true
story "Bleed for This," playing former World Champion Boxer Vinny Pazienza, who
made one of sports' most incredible comebacks following a near-fatal car crash.
Executive produced by Martin Scorsese, the film is slated for release this
November. Teller recently wrapped filming "Thank You for Your Service," about
the effects of PTSD on those returning home from war. He is currently filming
the true-life drama "Granite Mountain," about the elite crew of men battling the
2013 wildfire in Prescott, Arizona, that tragically claimed the lives of 19
Teller earned his BFA from New York University's prestigious Tisch School of the
Arts and acted in several shorts before making an auspicious feature film debut
opposite Nicole Kidman in John Cameron Mitchell's "Rabbit Hole." In the 2010
film, based on the Pulitzer Prize-winning play, Teller played a loner teen who
escapes into a world of comic books and science fiction.
Over the next three years, he starred in the remake of "Footloose"; the Todd
Phillips-produced outrageous hit comedy "Project X"; and the comedy "21 & Over,"
written and directed by Jon Lucas and Scott Moore. He first gained widespread
critical acclaim for his work in James Ponsoldt's independent feature "The
Spectacular Now." His performance brought him the Dramatic Special Jury Award
for Acting at the 2013 Sundance Film Festival, shared with co-star Shailene
In 2014, Teller earned praise from both critics and audiences for his riveting
performance in the award-winning drama "Whiplash," opposite J.K. Simmons. The
film received the Grand Jury Prize and Audience Award at the Sundance and the
Deauville Film Festivals and also brought Teller a Gotham Award nomination for
Best Actor. That same year, he reunited with Woodley to co-star in the hit
sci-fi action adventure "Divergent." He has since reprised his role in the
sequels, "Insurgent" and "Allegiant."
Teller's additional film credits include the comedy "That Awkward Moment," the
action adventure "Fantastic Four," and the comedy "Get a Job," opposite Anna