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Alden Caleb Ehrenreich (/ˈɛrənraɪk/;[1] born November 22, 1989) is an American actor.[2][3] He made his feature film debut in Francis Ford Coppola's independent film Tetro
(2009) and appeared in Coppola's subsequent film Twixt (2011). In 2013, he appeared in Woody Allen's Blue Jasmine, Park Chan-wook's Stoker, and starred in Richard LaGravenese's Beautiful Creatures. In 2016, he starred as Hobie Doyle in the Coen brothers
Coen brothers
comedy Hail, Caesar!
Hail, Caesar!
In 2018, he will star as Han Solo
in Solo: A Star Wars
Star Wars
Story, centering around the character's younger years.


1 Early life 2 Career 3 Filmography

3.1 Film 3.2 Television

4 References 5 External links

Early life[edit] Ehrenreich was born in Los Angeles, California.[4] He is the only child of Sari (née Newmann), an interior designer, and Mark Ehrenreich, an accountant. He is named after the director Phil Alden Robinson.[5] His stepfather, Harry Aronowitz, is an orthodontist.[2][3][6] Alden is Jewish; his ancestors were Jewish emigrants from Austria, Hungary, Russia, and Poland, and he was raised in Reconstructionist Judaism.[4] Ehrenreich began acting at the Palisades Elementary School in Pacific Palisades, Los Angeles, and continued doing so at Crossroads School in Santa Monica, California. After graduating from high school, he studied acting at New York University, but never finished his degree.[7] In 2009, he co-founded "The Collectin" with his friend Zoë Worth in New York[8] that consists of actors, writers, producers and directors who collaborate on films and theater performances.[9] Career[edit] Ehrenreich was discovered at a friend's Bat Mitzvah
Bat Mitzvah
reception by Steven Spielberg,[10] when Spielberg watched a comedy video created by Ehrenreich and a friend, "which began in the present and eventually cut to 20 or 30 years later, with Mr. Ehrenreich, in a kimono, screaming to stop a wedding." Ehrenreich has described the comedic performance he gave in the movie as, "I ran around as a skinny little punk, trying on girls' clothes and eating dirt." He was then contacted by DreamWorks, a studio which Spielberg helped found, and met with its casting director.[11][12] Spielberg said: "[Ehrenreich] was in a bat mitzvah video that my daughter acted with him in for their best friend. They showed me the video and I loved it and I got him an agent. That's sort of how it all began."[13] The meeting with Spielberg led to acting roles on television shows such as Supernatural and CSI: Crime Scene Investigation.[14][15] In 2007, Ehrenreich auditioned and won the role of Bennie Tetrocini in Francis Ford Coppola's Tetro.[16] Coppola requested Ehrenreich read a passage from The Catcher in the Rye
The Catcher in the Rye
for his main audition.[3] The film was released in limited release in 2009 and received generally positive reviews from critics, who praised Ehrenreich's performance.[17][18] In 2011, he played a minor role in Coppola's subsequent film Twixt and appeared alongside Natalie Portman
Natalie Portman
in the Sofia Coppola-directed Miss Dior Cherie
Miss Dior Cherie
commercial.[19] In 2013, he starred as Ethan Wate in the film adaptation of the novel Beautiful Creatures, and appeared as Whip Taylor in Park Chan-wook's thriller film Stoker. He then played the stepson of Cate Blanchett
Cate Blanchett
in the Woody Allen-directed drama film Blue Jasmine. In 2016, Ehrenreich became more widely known for his co-leading role as Hobie Doyle in the Coen brothers
Coen brothers
film Hail, Caesar!, alongside a cast that included Josh Brolin and George Clooney.[20] Many critics praised Ehrenreich's performance in particular.[21] That same year, Ehrenreich starred in the leading role of Frank Forbes in Warren Beatty's romantic comedy-drama Rules Don't Apply.[22] He then starred in The Yellow Birds with Tye Sheridan, Jack Huston, and Jennifer Aniston, which premiered at the 2017 Sundance Film Festival.[23] In March 2016, The Hollywood Reporter
The Hollywood Reporter
reported that Ehrenreich was one of a number of actors to audition for the role of Han Solo
Han Solo
for the upcoming Star Wars
Star Wars
anthology film, and had made the final shortlist.[24] On April 16, 2016, Deadline.com reported that he was the frontrunner for the role following a series of secret screen tests.[25] On May 5, 2016, Ehrenreich was cast as Han Solo, with the film following Solo's early life before the events of the original 1977 Star Wars.[26][27] Despite winning the role, Lucasfilm later hired an acting coach for Ehrenreich, as they were unhappy with his performance prior to this decision.[28] Filmography[edit] Film[edit]

Year Title Role Director(s) Notes

2008 Switcheroo! Dan Bryan Basham Short film

2009 Tetro Bennie Tetrocini Francis Ford Coppola

2009 Greased Ben Roxine Helberg Short film

2010 Somewhere Actor at Party Sofia Coppola Uncredited[29]

2010 Ten Fingers Harry Sam Boyd Short film

2011 Twixt Flamingo Francis Ford Coppola

2011 A Dentist Alan Goldenberg Joshua Margolin Short film

2013 Beautiful Creatures Ethan Wate Richard LaGravenese Nominated – Teen Choice Award for Choice Movie Actor: Romance Nominated – Teen Choice Award for Choice Movie: Liplock (shared with Alice Englert)

2013 Stoker Whip Taylor Chan-wook Park

2013 Blue Jasmine Danny Francis Woody Allen Nominated – Gold Derby Award for Best Ensemble Cast

2013 Teenage 1940s Teenager Matt Wolf Documentary

2013 Maple Leaves Jesse Sophie Brooks Short film

2015 Running Wild Eli Melanie Shaw

2016 Hail, Caesar! Hobie Doyle Joel Coen & Ethan Coen Nominated – Chicago Film Critics Association Award for Best Supporting Actor Nominated – Detroit Film Critics Society Award for Best Supporting Actor Nominated – Georgia Film Critics Association Award for Breakthrough Actor Nominated – Golden Schmoes Award for Breakthrough Performance of the Year Nominated – Indiewire Critics' Poll Award for Best Supporting Actor Nominated – International Cinephile Society Award for Best Supporting Actor Nominated – International Online Cinema Award for Best Supporting Actor Nominated – San Diego Film Critics Society Award for Breakthrough Artist Nominated – San Diego Film Critics Society Award for Best Comedic Performance Nominated – Village Voice Film Poll Award for Best Supporting Actor

2016 Rules Don't Apply Frank Forbes Warren Beatty Nominated – Georgia Film Critics Association Award for Breakthrough Actor

2017 The Yellow Birds Brandon Bartle Alexandre Moors

2018 Solo: A Star Wars
Star Wars
Story Han Solo Ron Howard Post-production


Year Title Role Notes

2005 Supernatural Ben Collins Episode: "Wendigo"

2006 CSI: Crime Scene Investigation Sven Episode: "Built to Kill, Part 2"


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Han Solo
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Jack Huston
& Jennifer Aniston Join War Pic 'The Yellow Birds'". Deadline.com.  ^ Kit, Borys (March 15, 2016). "Disney's Young Han Solo
Han Solo
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Alden Ehrenreich
Emerges As Front-Runner For Han Solo
Han Solo
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Alden Ehrenreich
Lands The Lead In 'Star Wars' Han Solo
Han Solo
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