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Miller in We Need to Talk About Kevin.

About Ezra Miller (1992 – ____)

Ezra Matthew Miller was born and raised in Wyckoff, New Jersey. His mother, Marta (Koch), is a modern dancer. His father, Robert S. Miller, was senior vice president and managing director of Hyperion Books, and later became a publisher at Workman Publishing. Miller has two older sisters, Saiya and Caitlin. His father is Jewish and his mother, who has German and Dutch ancestry, is from a Christian background. Ezra considers himself Jewish and spiritual.

When he was six, Miller started to train as an opera singer, to help him overcome a speech impediment. He has sung with the Metropolitan Opera, and performed in the American premiere of Philip Glass’s opera White Raven. He attended Rockland Country Day School and The Hudson School, dropping out after the release of the film Afterschool.

Miller began his film career in 2008 with the Antonio Campos’s Afterschool, in which he played a teenager at a boarding school. After that, Miller appeared in City Island, with Andy Garcia, Julianna Margulies, and Steven Strait, and co-starred in Beware the Gonzo and Every Day, both of which premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival. Miller next appeared in the BBC Films movie We Need to Talk About Kevin with John C. Reilly and Tilda Swinton, which was directed and adapted by Lynne Ramsay from American author Lionel Shriver's 2003 novel of the same name. The film became a Cannes Film Festival sensation, winning critical acclaim. Miller also acted as Damien on the Showtime's hit comedy television program Californication. He appeared on Royal Pains as Tucker Bryant for two seasons. In the movie adaptation of the novel The Perks of Being a Wallflower he played Patrick, opposite Logan Lerman and Emma Watson. The film was released on September 21, 2012.

Warner Brothers has announced that he will star as Barry Allen/The Flash in a live-action film adaptation of the DC Comics character The Flash set to be released in 2018. He first appeared as the character in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, and will reprise the role in Justice League.

Miller has described himself as queer, specifying: "The way I would choose to identify myself wouldn’t be gay. I’ve been attracted mostly to ‘shes’ but I’ve been with many people and I’m open to love wherever it can be"; and that he has "a lot of really wonderful friends who are of very different sexes and genders. I am very much in love with no one in particular." Miller has also stated in an interview that he found out he 'liked kissing boys' when he was younger.

On June 28, 2011, in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, where he was shooting The Perks of Being a Wallflower, Miller was a passenger in a vehicle that was pulled over for a broken brake light, and police discovered that he had 20 grams of marijuana in his possession. He was initially charged with drug possession, but the charge was later dropped by a judge. Instead of these charges, Miller faced a penalty of $600 for two citations of disorderly conduct. Miller later commented: "I don't feel like there's any need to hide the fact that I smoke pot. It's a harmless herbal substance that increases sensory appreciation."

Ezra Miller's movie credits include...

Year Movie Role
2009Law & Order: Special Victims UnitEthan Morse
2009–10Royal PainsTucker Bryant
2009City IslandVincent "Vinnie" Rizzo Jr.
2010Every DayJonah
2010Beware the GonzoEddie "Gonzo" Gilman
2011Another Happy DayElliot Hellman
2011Busted WalkJay Turner
2011We Need to Talk About KevinKevin Khatchadourian
2012The Perks of Being a WallflowerPatrick
2014Madame BovaryLeon Dupuis
2015The Stanford Prison ExperimentDaniel Culp
2016Batman v Superman: Dawn of JusticeBarry Allen / The Flash
2016 Suicide SquadCameo
2016Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find ThemCredence Barebone
2017Justice LeagueBarry Allen / The Flash

Memorable Quotes by Ezra Miller

[on We Need to Talk About Kevin (2011)] “ My agent sent me the script and I went into a sort of wrathful, thirsting pursuit. I immediately became ravenous, and I just started pursuing it like a stalker. ”

[on We Need to Talk About Kevin (2011)] “ If there's one ambiguity that I feel comfortable clearing up, it's that I never for a second was thinking about how to portray someone innately evil. ”

[on his heritage and religion, in a 2012 Haaretz interview] “ My father is Jewish, my mother is not, but I consider myself entirely Jewish even though according to Jewish law I am not. I encourage everyone to understand that the rules [of Jewish matrilineal descent] were written before anyone could do DNA tests... I know that I am a descendant of Abraham through my father... I definitely plan to [visit Israel]. ”

Things You May Not Know About Ezra Miller

He was considered one of the 55 faces of the future by Nylon Magazine's Young Hollywood Issue.

He dropped out of school (The Hudson School) at the age of 16, after beginning his film acting career with Afterschool (2008).

Ezra's mother is of 3/4 German and 1/4 Dutch ancestry, while Ezra's father is from an Ashkenazi Jewish family (from Germany, Russia, and Austria). Ezra's father's step-brother is a rabbi, and Ezra's father's step-nephew is writer Gideon Lewis-Kraus.

He turned down the role of Lucien Carr in Kill Your Darlings (2013).

He was a huge fan of the Harry Potter franchise long before appearing in the prequel Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them.

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Ezra Miller in We Need to Talk About Kevin (2011)...
pictures two and three with Tilda Swinton.
Miller in Trainwreck (2015), with Jon Glaser,
Randall Park, Amy Schumer, and Vanessa Bayer.
Miller in The Stanford Prison Experiment (2015)... with Michael
Angarano, Chris Sheffield, Brett Davern, Johnny Simmons, and Ki Hong Lee.
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Miller in The Perks of Being a Wallflower (2012)... top picture with Mae Whitman and Erin Wilhelmi... with Emma Watson in second picture... with Logan Lerman in picture three... with Lernan, Watson, Whitman, and Wilhelmi in fourth picture... with Lerman and Watson in pictures five and six.
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In Royal Pains (2009-2010)... top picture with Mark Feuerstein... second picture with Feuerstein and Meredith Hagner... third picture with Feuerstein, Hagner, Andrew McCarthy, and Jill Flint... fifth picture with Feuerstein and Hagner... bottom picture with Hagner.
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In Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them (2016)...
top picture with Samantha Morton, Jenn Murray, and Faith
Wood-Blagrove... with Colin Farrell in second and fourth pictures...
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In Every Day (2010)... top picture with Helen Hunt
and Live Schreiber... bottom picture with Hunt.
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In City Island (2009)... with Andy Garcia, Julianna
Margulies, Steven Strait, and Carrie Baker Reynolds.
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Ezra Miller in Beware the Gonzo (2010)... top picture with
Griffin Newman, Zoe Kravitz, Edward Gelbinovich,
and Stefanie Y. Hong... bottom picture with Kravitz.