Lucas Hedges –

Lucas Hedges in Manchester by the Sea.

About Lucas Hedges (1996 – ____)

Lucas Hedges was born in Brooklyn Heights, New York, the second child of poet and actress Susan Bruce (Titman) and Oscar-nominated screenwriter and director Peter Hedges. He has an older brother, Simon. He grew up in Brooklyn Heights and Cobble Hill, frequently visiting his father's film sets. A graduate of Saint Ann's School, he is currently on a break from studying theatre at the University of North Carolina School of the Arts.

As a child, Hedges made his feature film debut as an extra in his father's film Dan in Real Life (2007). His line in the film was cut in post-production. He starred in a middle-school play production, when the casting director for Wes Anderson's Moonrise Kingdom (2012) was in the audience and eventually cast Hedges in the film, his first role, as Redford. He later appeared in Arthur Newman (2013), Jason Reitman's Labor Day (2013) and Terry Gilliam's film The Zero Theorem (2013). In 2014, Hedges made a cameo in Wes Anderson's The Grand Budapest Hotel and appeared in Michael Cuesta's Kill the Messenger, for which he received positive reviews.

In April 2015, Hedges joined the cast of Kenneth Lonergan's third feature film, Manchester by the Sea (2016). In it, he plays Patrick Chandler, a 16-year-old dealing with the recent death of his father and who is left in the care of his unwilling and troubled uncle. The film had its world premiere on January 23, 2016, at the Sundance Film Festival, where Hedges received rave reviews. For his performance, Hedges has been nominated for the Independent Spirit Award for Best Supporting Male, Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Supporting Role and Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor.

Hedges made his stage debut in January 2017 as the lead in the Trip Cullman-directed Off-Broadway play Yen, by playwright Anna Jordan, for which he received rave reviews.

Later in 2017 he is set to star in Greta Gerwig's directorial debut Lady Bird and Martin McDonagh's film Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri.

Lucas Hedges's movie credits include...

Year Movie Role
2007Dan in Real LifeLilly's Dance Partner
2012Moonrise KingdomRedford
2013Arthur NewmanKevin Avery
2013The Zero TheoremBob
2013Labor DayRichard
2014Kill the MessengerIan Webb
2014The Grand Budapest HotelPump Attendant
2016Manchester by the SeaPatrick Chandler
2017Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri
2017Lady Bird

Lucas Hedges's television credits include...

Year Show/Series Role
2015 The Slap Ritchie Joanou (née Collins)

Academy Nominations/Awards won by Lucas Hedges include...

Year Movie Award
2016Manchester by the SeaBest Supporting Actor (Nominated)

Memorable Quotes by Lucas Hedges

“ You learn from doing and you learn from experiencing what it feels like to be present and lost in the moment with another artist. ”

“ I have a very bad habit of just retreating from any given altercation. ”

“ My problem with my parents growing up was not that I was afraid to cry in front of them — they always wanted me to cry because they wanted me to be okay, but it felt kind of icky and gross to cry in front of my parents. So my problem was the polar opposite — I didn't want to cry in front of them because I didn't want to give them the satisfaction. ”

Things You May Not Know About Lucas Hedges

His paternal grandfather, The Rev. Robert Boyden Hedges, was an Episcopalian minister, and his maternal great-grandfather, The Rev. Dr. V. Carney Hargroves, was president of the Baptist World Alliance.

As of 2017, he has appeared in 2 films that have been Oscar nominated for Best Picture: The Grand Budapest Hotel (2014) and Manchester by the Sea (2016).

He is the first male aged 25 or under to have received an Academy Award nomination for acting since Jake Gyllenhaal for Brokeback Mountain (2005).

Hedges and Dev Patel are the first and, as of 2017, the only males born in the 1990s to have received an Academy Award nomination for acting (both were nominated for Best Supporting Actor for 2016 films, Hedges for Manchester by the Sea (2016) and Patel for Lion (2016)).

Is of English, German and Scots-Irish descent.

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Lucas Hedges in The Zero Theorem (2013)... with Christoph Waltz
in second picture... bottom picture with Waltz and David Thewlis.
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Hedges in The Slap (2015).
Hedges, Jeremy Renner and Rosemarie Dewitt in Kill the Messenger (2014).
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Lucas Hedges in Manchester by the Sea (2016)... top picture with Casey Affleck... third picture with Kara Hayward... fourth picture with Anna Baryshnikov and Jackson Damon... fifth picture with Matthew Broderick, Casey Affleck, and Gretchen Mol... sixth picture with Affleck, C.J. Wilson and Jami Tennille... seventh picture with Affleck... eighth picture with Affleck and Kenneth Lonergan... bottom picture with Tate Donovan.