Now, I did recognize one movie he was in. He played Prince Phillip in Maleficent. I do remember him in this movie. But, he is not a heartthrob. He's cute. But, heartthrob implies so much more then that. Sleek, muscular, young, boyish good looks, otherwise known as Zac Efron. Brenton Thwaites has not made heartthrob status yet. Although, more of us will know who he is soon. He's starring in the lead of the movie The Giver opposite Meryl Streep and Jeff Bridges.
This also brought attention to his participation in Helen Hunt's directorial pursuit Ride. A movie that general concept is of a mother traveling to California to be with her son after he drops out of school to become a surfer. In her quote she dismissed him as the right choice for the character, but that he had the drive need to really pull it off.
If you are under the age of eighteen, you are probably still wondering who Helen Hunt is. She is a talented actress, writer, and director. I forgot how much I missed her until I was reminded of her. Lately she's been staying out from in front of the camera. Instead doing more behind the scenes work.
But, I get it. Not everyone watches TV. So, let me list just a few movies she's been in. Just off the top of my head I see, Twister, What Women Want, As Good As It Gets. With Helen Hunt, though, she never is quite good enough, because she always manages to improve upon something I already thought she conquered.
I'm just obsessed with this movie. You should see it. I mean it almost won an Academy Award. What more do you need. As Helen Hunt continues slaying thirty years into her career, it won't be long before one of her own movies becomes an Avatar level blockbuster. Whether it be Ride or another venture ten years from now. It will happen and when it does. I will be the first to congratulate her.