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Overview (3)

Born in Prestonsburg, Kentucky, USA
Birth NameRobert Boyd Holbrook
Height 6' 2" (1.88 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Boyd Holbrook is an American actor and fashion model. He has appeared in films such as Milk (2008), Out of the Furnace (2013), Gone Girl (2014), A Walk Among the Tombstones (2014), Run All Night (2015) and in the Netflix series Narcos.

In 2007 Holbrook sent a screenplay to director Gus Van Sant, who was impressed enough to give him the role of Denton Smith for the movie Milk (2008).

In 2017 he starred in the film Logan alongside Hugh Jackman.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Pedro Borges

Trivia (7)

Was formerly engaged to Elizabeth Olsen from March 2014 to January 2015.
Has worked with Liam Neeson twice in A Walk Among the Tombstones (2014) and Run All Night (2015).
Credits fellow actor Michael Shannon for advising him to join and ultimately begin work on theater productions.
Was discovered in his hometown of Kentucky by a modeling agent while working as a carpenter in a local theater.
Was chosen for the role of Donald Pierce in 'Logan' (2017) nearly three months after he initially auditioned for the part.
Replaced Benicio Del Toro for the role of 'McKenna' in 2018's sequel; 'The Predator'.
Submitted nearly 200 audition tapes during the start of his acting career before landing major roles.

Personal Quotes (11)

There was no theater in my high school. I think even our art program was cut - it was so bad. I didn't even know that was a possibility in college or in high school; I hadn't even thought of it. It was pretty negligent. My father has run a bulldozer all of his life, and my mom is in real estate.
When I got into high school, I got really into basketball. I had this itch that I wanted to just move. I didn't know what I wanted to do, but I knew that if basketball became a scholarship or something, it would be a means to that. It turned out I couldn't jump that high.
I unloaded planes for UPS in Louisville, Kentucky. It only was bad because it was called 'Earn to Learn,' where you pay for your tuition for college, but you have to work graveyard shift - midnight to eight A.M. - and then go to school at nine or 10 A.M. I was a zombie after two semesters.
I sort of tried to get a basketball scholarship out of high school, but that didn't happen. Then I started working for UPS, and that paid for tuition for school. I moved to a bigger town, Louisville. I did it for a year. I had to work the graveyard shift. And then you get off at eight for classes, so that sucked. Then I dropped out.
Most difficult is the labeling by other people that models are empty-headed bodies. I think if you look for negativity, you can find it anywhere.
I was working in Lexington when I recognized this actor, Michael Shannon, and I was like, 'What do you do?' He told me to get into a theater company, so I got into a theater company near my hometown. I was a carpenter there. And then I slowly got some work.
I'm country to the bone.
Sean Penn, for his acting as well as his writing and directing. There are so many actors I respect, but his reach is so wide.
I wanted to be an architect. I used to draw houses and buildings and construct buildings on my own.
I wrote a lot. I was in programs for drawing when I was a kid.
There are all kinds of directors I want to work with and all kinds of films that I want to do.

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