Miles Teller has been everywhere lately. His latest movie that has been released is That Awkward Moment costarring Zac Efron and Michael B. Jordan.
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By Carolyn Sung, CNN
Miles Teller is having anything but an “Awkward Moment.”
In just a few years, the versatile actor, who turns 27 on February 20, has gone from supporting roles to leading man. By the end of 2014, Teller will have starred in five films, including the current buddy comedy starring fellow heartthrobs Zac Efron and Michael B. Jordan.
Teller’s big screen debut was opposite Nicole Kidman in the Oscar-nominated film, “Rabbit Hole.” Since then, he’s co-starred with Shailene Woodley in 2013’s “The Spectacular Now,” a film the late Roger Ebert gave four stars to. This January, Teller had what he considers the biggest moment of his acting career so far – “Whiplash,” a film about a young jazz drummer, earned both the audience award and the Grand Jury Prize at the Sundance Film Festival. On the heels of that success, he was cast opposite Aaron Eckhart in “Bleed for This,” a biopic about boxer Vinny Pazienza, produced by Martin Scorsese.
He seems to be doing just fine on his own, but it’s hard not to root for Teller. Even with his star on the rise, he remains down to earth. He gets excited about purchasing a toaster oven, still lives an apartment with two high school friends and brings his parents as dates to film premieres. Of course, he’s also not above joking to CNN that he “remains the most famous” alumni from his high school.
Teller re-teamed with Woodley for “Divergent,” playing villain Peter in the film adaptation of the popular sci-fi young adult novels by Veronica Roth, and he’ll soon start filming the sequel, “Insurgent.” He is also rumored to be in the reboot of the superhero flick “The Fantastic Four,” and is being considered to play Dan Ackroyd for an untitled “Belushi” project.
Even with all this success, Teller still readily recalls being upset years ago when people laughed during his first drama scene performance. But clearly he’s doing something right.