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Smit-McPhee in LET ME IN.

About Kodi Smit-McPhee (1996 – ____)

Kodi Smit-McPhee was born in Adelaide, South Australia, the son of Sonja and Andy McPhee. His father is an actor and former professional wrestler. His sister is actress and singer Sianoa Smit-McPhee.

Smit-McPhee's first feature film role was in Romulus, My Father, which garnered him the 2007 AFI Award for Best Young Actor as well as a Best Actor nomination. His appearance in 2009's The Road saw him receive a Critics' Choice Award nomination for Best Young Actor and a 2010 Australian Film Institute (AFI) nomination for Best International Actor. The following year, he starred in Let Me In, for which he received a 2010 Critics Choice Award nomination for Best Young Actor for his performance in the film; he was also nominated for the film Matching Jack the same year. In 2012, he filmed The Congress. The film premiered at the 2013 Directors' Fortnight at the prestigious Cannes Film Festival.

Smit-McPhee then starred in ParaNorman, in which he lent his voice as the lead role of Norman. The film was nominated for Best Animated Feature for the 2013 Academy Awards, and also received a 2013 BAFTA Award nomination for Best Animated Film. Later the same year, Smit-McPhee had a role in Dead Europe, which premiered at the 2012 Toronto International Film Festival. His next role came in The Wilderness of James in the title role of James. He also starred in A Birder's Guide to Everything, which premiered at the 2013 Tribeca Film Festival, and played Benvolio in a film adaption of Romeo and Juliet. He co-starred in the 20th Century Fox film Dawn of the Planet of the Apes. The project reunited him with director Matt Reeves, with whom he previously worked on the film Let Me In.

In 2013, Smit-McPhee filmed the action science fiction film Young Ones. The film premiered at the Sundance Film Festival in January 2014. Soon after, he appeared in Slow West, which was released in 2015. In March 2014, he was cast in the Nine Network's eight-part drama series Gallipoli; which was broadcast in February and March 2015, the year that marks the 100th anniversary of the Gallipoli landing. He plays 17-year-old Thomas "Tolly" Johnson, who ages himself up so that he can enlist with his brother Bevan and ends up fighting at Gallipoli in the campaign that helped create the Anzac legend. The series is produced by Endemol Australia and was shot over a three-month period starting in March 2014. Smit-McPhee played Nightcrawler in X-Men: Apocalypse, a role whose older version was previously played by Alan Cumming.

Smit-McPhee lives in Los Angeles, California, with his sister.

Kodi Smit-McPhee's movie credits include...

Year Movie Role
2005StrandedTeddy
2006Fatal Contact: Bird Flu in AmericaToby Connelly
2007Romulus, My FatherRaimond
2007The KingYoung John Wesley
2009TinytownDavis
2009The RoadBoy
2010Let Me InOwen
2010Matching JackFinn
2012ParaNormanNorman Babcock
2012Dead EuropeJosef
2013The CongressAaron Wright
2013Romeo & JulietBenvolio
2013A Birder's Guide to EverythingDavid Portnoy
2014Dawn of the Planet of the ApesAlexander
2014All the WildernessJames Charm
2014Young OnesJerome Holm
2014Maya the BeeWilly
2015Slow WestJay Cavendish
2016X-Men: ApocalypseKurt Wagner / Nightcrawler
2017The Solutrean

Kodi Smit-McPhee's television credits include...

Year Show/Series Role
2006Nightmares and Dreamscapes:
From the Stories of Stephen King
Brandon
2006Nightmares and Dreamscapes:
From the Stories of Stephen King
Jackson Evans
2006Monarch CoveYoung Jake
2015GallipoliThomas "Tolly" Johnson

Memorable Quotes by Kodi Smit-McPhee

“ I thought that 'Twilight' would be a kind of girl movie, but it was cool. ”

“ My friends in Australia, they grew up with me acting, so they're used to it. ”

“ In L.A., I live right across from Universal Studios. ”

Things You May Not Know About Kodi Smit-McPhee

He is the brother of Sianoa Smit-McPhee.

He trained at Drama with a Difference.

He is good friends with actor Garrett Backstrom.

His favorite movie is Reservoir Dogs (1992).

He is of English, Scottish, and Dutch ancestry.

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Kodi Smit-McPhee, third from left, in A Birder's Guide to Everything (2013).
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Smit-McPhee with Isabelle Fuhrman in All the Wilderness (2014).
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Smit-McPhee, with Keri Russell, Enrique Marciano, Kirk Acevedo,
and Jason Clarke in Dawn of the Planet of the Apes (2014).
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In Dead Europe (2012).
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In Let Me In (2010)... pictures five through eight with Chloe Grace Moretz.
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With Christian Cooke and Douglas Booth in Romeo & Juliet (2013).
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Smit-McPhee in Romulus, My Father (2007)... second picture
with Franka Potente... bottom two pictures with Eric Bana.
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With Michael Fassbender in Slow West (2015).
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With Viggo Mortensen in The Road (2009).
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Kodi Smit-McPhee in X-Men: Apocalypse (2016)... top picture with Tye Sheridan.