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First play I ever did was 'Footloose.' I played the part of Willard when I was 16. I think I wore my drama teacher's jeans and her belt - that's how small I was. I know a lot of Willard's back story from the musical that's not explored in the film. Like he's got this whole relationship with his mama, and he sings this song 'Mama Says.'
Originally considered to turn down the lead in Whiplash
(2014), because he wished to take a few month off. However, his manager was excited about the script and encouraged Teller to do the film. The movie eventually won the Audience Award and the Grand Jury Prize for the US dramatic category at the 2014 Sundance Film Festival.