We need to talk about Ezra Miller
Ok… You’ve probably heard about this dude. He’s only 25 years old but he can brag and brag about a couple of things.
Well first of all, he has a career that is almost one decade long, he’s been collaborating with one of the most acclaimed directors on the planet (Lynne Ramsay, Judd Apatow just to name a few) and he’s been a part of two successful franchises. Fantastic Beasts and Justice League of course.
He’s yet to appear once again in the role of Barry Allen/The Flash (in the upcoming Justice League) and it will the first time that he’s not in a cameo role from the DC cinematic universe. Ezra’s appearances in Batman V Superman- Dawn of Justice and Suicide Squad was waaaay short, actually and his fan’s are looking forward in seeing more of Ezra in the role of Flash.
This fan included. Now… I’m not particularly fond of the upcoming Justice League or Ben Affleck for that matter, but there is plenty of talent in the rest of the cast (Jason Momoa, Gal Gadot, JK Simmons, Ray Fisher) and we must not forget about the talented and versatile Ezra Miller.
He had his movie debut in 2008’s Afterschool but it was the role in We Need to Talk About Kevin that put him on the map and Hollywood took notice of his talent. The Perks of Being a Wallflower followed and it was in Judd Apatow’s Trainwreck’s that he had his reunion with his „movie mom“ Tilda Swinton.
But in honor of Justice League, and his portrayal of Barry Allen, let’s make a short but oh so important list of all the Ezra Miller movie projects that are worth checking out.
Director: Antonio Campos
Stars: Ezra Miller, Jeremy Allen White, Emory Cohen…
Fun fact about the movie: Feature film debut of Ezra Miller and Emory Cohen.
City Island (2009)
Director: Raymond De Felitta
Stars: Andy Garcia, Julianna Margulies, Steven Strait…
Fun fact about the movie: Dominik García-Lorido (Vivian Rizzo) is the real life daughter of Andy Garcia (Vincent Rizzo).
Every Day (2010)
Director: Richard Levine
Stars: Liev Schreiber, Helen Hunt, Carla Gugino…
Fun fact about the movie: Adam Keleman of Slant Magazine called the film “a quaint but inane portrait of a modern-day Big Apple family”.
We Need to Talk About Kevin (2011)
Director: Lynne Ramsay
Stars: Tilda Swinton, John C. Reilly, Ezra Miller…
Fun fact about the movie: The movie’s release in Norway was postponed following the terrorist attacks on July 22. Originally set to be released in autumn of 2011, the film entered the screens in the spring of 2012.
The Perks of Being a Wallflower (2012)
Director: Stephen Chbosky
Stars: Logan Lerman, Emma Watson, Ezra Miller…
Fun fact about the movie: Stephen Chbosky knew he wanted to cast Emma Watson once he saw her in Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (2009) and the scene when Ron breaks her heart and Harry consoles her. Chbosky said: “She broke my heart in that scene. She is crying and I just felt that she had all of the vulnerability that Sam needed.”
The Stanford Prison Experiment (2015)
Director: Kyle Patrick Alvarez
Stars: Ezra Miller, Tye Sheridan, Billy Crudup…
Fun fact about the movie: In the real life experiment the group was intentionally selected to exclude those with criminal backgrounds, psychological impairments, or medical problems. They all agreed to participate in a 7 to 14-day period and received $20 per day compared to the $15 a day given to them in the movie.
Director: Judd Apatow
Stars: Amy Schumer, Bill Hader, Brie Larson…
Fun fact about the movie: Colin Quinn, who plays Amy Schumer’s father, spent a lot of time with her real dad who really does have multiple sclerosis.
Justice League (2017)
Director: Zack Snyder
Stars: Ben Affleck, Gal Gadot, Jason Momoa…
Fun fact about the movie: The second time Ezra Miller and Billy Crudup have worked together. The first was The Stanford Prison Experiment (2015).