Harry Styles

  1. Matthew Morrison,Tulip Fever, 2014.    Producer Harvey Weinstein offered the One Direction singer a screen debut as Mattheus – and I’m betting not while in a robe in his hotel suite. Two years later, Styles debuted as Alex in Christopher Nolan’s recreation of Dunkirk
  2. Aneurin Barnard, The Goldfinch, 2018.    At one time, Styles was in one direction – for Boris, an Ukrainian émigré’s son who is the best friend of Theo, the hero of this adaptation of Donna Tartt’s Pulitzer-winning novel.
  3. 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… Alex Roe, a classmate of my grand-daughter in school in  Chiswick at age ten; he became  Pat Garrett in the Billy the Kid series…  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. Selecting the dreaded Colonel Parker was easier.  Tom Hanks.  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.’” PS Hanks (sharing his producer’s hat with Steven Spielberg) chose Butler to head  their latest WWII series, Masters of the Air, TV, 2021. 
  4. Jonah Hauer-King, The Little Mermaid, 2020.  Harry backed away  from Prince Eric falling the mermaid, Ariel, in  the latest live-action version of  a Disney toon..  JHK’s rivals for the Covid19-delayed gig included a whole raft of new guys: Asher Angel (Shazam ’s Billy Batson), Noah Centineo (the 2020 He-Man in Masters of the Universe), Cameron Cuffe (Seg-El in TV’s Krypton), Gavin Leatherwood (Nicholas Scratch in TV’s Chilling Adventures of Sabrina) and Christian Navarro (from 13 Reasons Why). … and even Captain America Chris Evans!

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