Fast five with Brenton Thwaites
The young ising Australian actor stands tall against seasoned performers Gerard Butler and Nikolaj Coster-Waldau in Gods Of Egypt
NAME Brenton Thwaites
BORN Aug 10, 1989 in Cairns, Queensland, Australia
FILMOGRAPHY Oculus (2013), Maleficent (2014), The Giver (2014), Gods Of Egypt (2016)
1 RISING FROM DOWN UNDER
Many Australian actors have made their mark in Hollywood and Thwaites looks set to be next in line.
The 26-year-old has the matinee idol package down pat - good looks, great physique and charming personality.
Last seen in the young adult movie The Giver, Thwaites is the new leading man in Gods Of Egypt, which opens here tomorrow.
2 GODS AND MONSTERS
In the fantasy flick, Thwaites plays Bek, a mortal caught between two towering Egyptian gods Set (Gerard Butler) and Horus (Nikolaj Coster-Waldau).
Bek teams up with Horus to take revenge on the power-hungry tyrant Set, who has usurped the throne and enslaved the whole of Egypt. As Bek holds the secret to Set's source of power, Horus agrees to bring his lover Zaya (Courtney Eaton) back from the dead if they succeed in taking down Set.
3 MALE BONDING
Working with Butler and Coster-Waldau was a wonderful experience for Thwaites, who said: "I really enjoyed the moments with Gerard and Nikolaj. The tension and energy between them were very cool to watch.
"Gerard's so powerful in the way he talks and his physicality is impressive... just the pure energy he brings to set makes it so exciting."
4 AHOY, MATEY
Following the US$150 million (S$211 million) Gods Of Egypt, Thwaites has booked himself a high-profile movie. He will be starring in Pirates Of The Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales as Henry Turner, the son of Orlando Bloom's Will.
He told entertainment website Collider.com: "It's about a young man who wants to reconnect with his father, who is now Davy Jones, the captain of The Flying Dutchman. There's a curse and he tries to fix it and save his dad."
5 OZ ALL THE WAY
The Home And Away alumnus may have relocated to Los Angeles for work, but Thwaites is still very much a laid-back Australian and he keeps a low profile.
"The truth is I'm born to act and to make movies, but I'm not born to fit into the Hollywood lifestyle," he told The Daily Telegraph.
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