Miles Teller


  1. Andrew Garfield, The Amazing Spider-Man, 2010.
  2. Theo James, Divergent, 2013.        Hunger Games by any other name would sell as sweet… Who should be Tobias “Four” Eaton, trainer for those aiming to join the Dauntless faction of a future Chicago?  For his film of the first book in Veronica Roth’s dystopian trilogy, director and Yale graduate Neil Burger saw all the new faces… Teller, Luke Bracey, Jeremy Irvine, Alexander Ludwig, Alex Pettyfer, Jack Renor,  Brenton Thwaites and Lucas Till.
  3. Jai Courtney, Divergent, 2013.     Having lost his audition for “Four” in the start of another dystopian trilogy, Teller was given Eric – but said he could never be intimidating enough towards Theo James. OK ,said director Neil Burger, how about Peter?Fine!
  4. Ryan Gosling, La La Land, 2015.      Teller and Emma Watson turned into Gosling and Emma Stone as the jazz pianist and actress meeting in LA – in director Damien Chazelle’s follow up to his and Teller’s Whiplash breakthrough. So he’d done hjs musician thing ? Well, no. But the flop of Fantastic Four, 2014 – Marvel icon Stan Lee saw it coming and refused his usual seal of approval cameo – led to Teller being hastily axed.  As if the failure was his fault.
  5. Alden Ehrenreich, Solo: A Star Wars Story, 2017.   
  6. Austin Butler, Elvis, 2019.    The final six testing voices, gyrating pelvises and lip-lock sneers  as the King of Rock ‘n’ Roll  for  Aussie director Baz Luhrmann’s biopic came down to…  Ansel Elgort, already booked for Steven Spielberg’s West Side Story… Harry Styles, the One Direction pop idol, who debuted in Dunkirk… Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Quicksilver in  Avengers: Age of Ultron… and  Miles Teller, aka Mr Whiplash, sharing Top Gun: Maverick wih Tom Cruise.  In 2018, Butler worked with Denzel Washington  in Broadway’s latest The Iceman  Cometh and Baz got a call from D about  E.   ‘Look, I’ve just been onstage with this young actor. I’m telling you, his work ethic is unlike anything I’ve ever seen. I’ve never seen anyone who devotes every single second of their lives to perfecting a role.’” Selecting the dreaded Colonel Parker was easier.  Tom Hanks. (When sharing his producer’s hat with Steven Spielberg, they  chose Butler to head  their latest WWII series, Masters of the Air,TV, 2021). 

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