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Ezra Miller

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Author Stephen Chbosky's The Perks of Being a Wallflower ranks among the most familiar and cherished books of Gen Y teenagerdom, that ubiquitous lime green book about high school friendship and self-discovery. Since Chbosky himself wrote and directed the recent film adaptation of Perks, which comes out on DVD today, it's no surprise that the warmth and power of his epistolary novel truly comes to life on the big screen. What's slightly more surprising is the utter precision of the casting: Logan Lerman is perfect as the conscientious, but troubled Charlie; Emma Watson is lovable as his new friend Sam; but best of all, Ezra Miller is wonderful as the funny, charismatic, and Dr. Frankenfurter-impersonating gay character Patrick.

Miller has been provocative on screen as the titular psychopathic teen of We Need to Talk About Kevin and as Ellen Barkln's son in Another Happy Day, »

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