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Hedges in 2016
December 12, 1996 |
New York City, U.S.
|Alma mater||University of North Carolina School of the Arts|
|Relatives||Peter Hedges (father)|
Lucas Hedges (born December 12, 1996) is an American actor. He is best known for his roles in the films Moonrise Kingdom, Kill the Messenger, and Manchester by the Sea, the last of which earned him a nomination for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor.
Hedges was born in Brooklyn Heights, New York, the second child of poet and actress Susan Bruce (née Titman) and Oscar-nominated screenwriter and director Peter Hedges. He has an older brother, Simon. He grew up in Brooklyn Heights and Cobble Hill, frequently visiting his father's film sets.
As a child, Hedges made his feature film debut as an extra in his father's film Dan in Real Life (2007). His line in the film was cut in post-production. He starred in a middle-school play production, when the casting director for Wes Anderson's Moonrise Kingdom (2012) was in the audience and eventually cast Hedges in the film, his first role, as Redford. He later appeared in Arthur Newman (2013), Jason Reitman's Labor Day (2013) and Terry Gilliam's film The Zero Theorem (2013). In 2014, Hedges made a cameo in Wes Anderson's The Grand Budapest Hotel and appeared in Michael Cuesta's Kill the Messenger, for which he received positive reviews.
In April 2015, Hedges joined the cast of Kenneth Lonergan's third feature film, Manchester by the Sea (2016). In it, he plays Patrick Chandler, a 16-year-old dealing with the recent death of his father and who is left in the care of his unwilling and troubled uncle. The film had its world premiere on January 23, 2016, at the Sundance Film Festival, where Hedges received rave reviews.  For his performance, Hedges has been nominated for the Independent Spirit Award for Best Supporting Male, Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Supporting Role and Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor, making him the eighth-youngest actor ever to be nominated in the latter category.
On January 31, 2017, Hedges made his stage debut as the lead in the Trip Cullman-directed off-Broadway play Yen, by playwright Anna Jordan. The play ran from February 19 until March 4 at the Lucille Lortel Theatre. For his performance, Hedges received rave reviews and was nominated for the Lucille Lortel Award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Play.
In 2017, he will star in Greta Gerwig's directorial debut, Lady Bird, and Martin McDonagh's film Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri. On March 1, 2017, it was announced that Hedges will play the lead in Jonah Hill's upcoming directorial debut titled Mid 90's opposite his Manchester by the Sea co-star Michelle Williams.
|2007||Dan in Real Life||Lilly's Dance Partner||Peter Hedges|
|2012||Moonrise Kingdom||Redford||Wes Anderson|
|2013||Arthur Newman||Kevin Avery||Dante Ariola|
|2013||The Zero Theorem||Bob||Terry Gilliam|
|2013||Labor Day||Richard||Jason Reitman|
|2014||Kill the Messenger||Ian Webb||Michael Cuesta|
|2014||The Grand Budapest Hotel||Pump Attendant||Wes Anderson|
|2016||Manchester by the Sea||Patrick Chandler||Kenneth Lonergan||Chicago Film Critics Association Award for Most Promising Performer
Critics' Choice Movie Award for Best Young Performer
National Board of Review Award for Breakthrough Male Performance
Washington D.C. Area Film Critics Association Award for Best Youth Performance
Nominated—Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor
Nominated—AACTA International Award for Best Supporting Actor
Nominated—Alliance of Women Film Journalists Award for Best Actor in a Supporting Role
Nominated—BAFTA Rising Star Award
Nominated—Chicago Film Critics Association Award for Best Supporting Actor
Nominated—Critics' Choice Movie Award for Best Supporting Actor
Nominated—Critics' Choice Movie Award for Best Ensemble
Nominated—Dallas–Fort Worth Film Critics Association Award for Best Supporting Actor
Nominated—Detroit Film Critics Society Award for Breakthrough Artist
Nominated—Detroit Film Critics Society Award for Best Supporting Actor
Nominated—Florida Film Critics Circle Breakout Award
Nominated—Gotham Film Award for Breakthrough Actor
Nominated—Houston Film Critics Society Award for Best Supporting Actor
Nominated—Independent Spirit Award for Best Supporting Male
Nominated—Online Film Critics Society Award for Best Supporting Actor
Nominated—San Diego Film Critics Society for Breakthrough Artist
Nominated—Satellite Award for Best Supporting Actor – Motion Picture
Nominated—Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Supporting Role
Nominated— Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture
Nominated—St. Louis Gateway Film Critics Association Award for Best Supporting Actor
Nominated—Vancouver Film Critics Circle Award for Best Supporting Actor
Nominated—Washington D.C. Area Film Critics Association Award for Best Supporting Actor
Nominated—Washington D.C. Area Film Critics Association Award for Best Ensemble
|2017||Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri||Martin McDonagh||In post-production|
|2017||Lady Bird||Danny||Greta Gerwig||In post-production|
|2015||The Slap||Ritchie Joanou (né Collins)||American adaptation of the Australian series|
|2017||Yen||Hench||Lucille Lortel Theatre||Lucille Lortel Award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Play|