Blast from the past

Miles Teller’s Finest Movies (Before Top Gun 2)


You’ve probably heard the news. Miles Teller  has been cast in the upcoming Top Gun sequel.

Teller will star opposite Tom Cruise, but in the role of Nick “Goose” Bradshaw’s son (originally played by Anthony Edwards). Teller beat out Nicholas Hoult and Glen Powell for the role, while young talents like Dylan O’Brien and Austin Butler were in the mix for this role in a previous stages of pre-production.

Cruise and Val Kilmer are the only 2 confirmed actors (besides Teller) in the sequel called Top Gun Maverick, and the production of this movie began late last month. The director Kosinski, already collaborated with Teller on the last year’s drama Only The Brave, and with Cruise on the SF classic Oblivion. Cruise is one of the producers of the movie, and Top Gun Maverick, is set to be released on July 12, 2019. But until then let’s look back at Miles’s finest movies.

There is no doubt that Miles Teller is one hell of an actor. Talented and versatile, he’s a gift to every movie director. And frankly I’ve been a fan of his since I saw him in his debut movie. Not that many actors can say that they acted in an Oscar nominated movie opposite Nicole Kidman, Diane Wiest and Aaron Echart.

But Miles did and was phenomenal in it. The supporting role in Rabbit Hole opened doors for him in Hollywood and hi grabbed every opportunity that came along after that. SF/thriller franchise? Check. Another Oscar nominated movie? Check. Marvel movie? Check. He was brilliant in War Dogs and in Bleed For This.

To be honest, Teller is the perfect choice for this role, and I have no doubt that he will give us another brilliant performance. But, until then…

These are my favorite Miles Teller movies. Or should I say… Miles Teller’s finest.

Rabbit Hole (2010)

Director: John Cameron Mitchell
Stars: Nicole Kidman, Aaron Eckhart, Dianne Wiest…
Fun Fact About The Movie: According to Aaron Eckhart, he attended a support group meeting for parents who had lost a child – in character. He told his character’s story to the group and was consoled by the group’s members.

The Spectacular Now (2013)

Director: James Ponsoldt
Stars: Miles Teller, Shailene Woodley, Kyle Chandler…
Fun Fact About The Movie: In order to secure actress Jennifer Jason Leigh, whose agents were hesitant about the role due to the small budget, producers told her agents that Julianne Moore also desperately wanted the role and if she didn’t say yes within that day, they’d give it to Moore.

Whiplash (2014)

Director: Damien Chazelle
Stars: Miles Teller, J.K. Simmons, Melissa Benoist…
Fun Fact About The Movie: J.K. Simmons has won 47 awards for his role as Fletcher.

War Dogs (2016)

Director: Todd Phillips
Stars: Jonah Hill, Miles Teller, Steve Lantz…
Fun Fact About The Movie: The action that took place in Albania was filmed in Romania, even the language of the workers at the warehouse was Romanian.

Bleed for This (2016)

Director: Ben Younger
Stars: Miles Teller, Aaron Eckhart, Katey Sagal…
Fun Fact About The Movie: Miles himself was in a near-fatal car crash just one year before his friend died in a car crash. He now wears a green bracelet that reads “Buckle up for Bo” in his honor. The bracelet can be seen in most of his films except for when it doesn’t fit his character.

Only the Brave (2017)

Director: Joseph Kosinski
Stars: Josh Brolin, Miles Teller, Jeff Bridges…
Fun Fact About The Movie: The boots Jennifer Connelly wore in the movie are the actual boots belonging to the real Amanda Marsh.


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