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Alex Pettyfer’s image rehabilitation is working and has some entertainment observers predicting that it could result in him once again being considered by filmmakers as a leading man for their projects.
In 2012 after the release of the film “Magic Mike” he was considered one of the rising stars in Hollywood and a name that numerous film casting agents, directors and producers had on their ‘short’ list of potential leading men.
Unfortunately for him rumours and articles started emerging of the difficulties he had with writer/director/star Channing Tatum on the set of “Magic Mike” and the unwillingness of the director to bring him back for the sequel even though the film was a huge box office success.
The public disclosure of the philosophical differences he had on the set of “Magic Mike” resulted in his work opportunities diminishing.
In 2011 he was seen in three movies and after the success of “Magic Mike” in 2012 many entertainment observers thought he would be receiving many more Hollywood projects. However, that has not been the situation for him as since the 2012 release of “Magic Mike” he has appeared in only two movies: Lee Daniels’ “The Butler” and “Endless Love”.
Some entertainment observers believe that casting agents, producers and directors have been taking a cautious approach with the English actor and wanting to see if he would be a ‘problem’ on the set or would he be able to work as a productive member of the cast.
On his current film, “Elvis & Nixon”, a movie in which he plays one of the friends of the singing superstar and later becomes his bodyguard and so far he has proven to be professional, committed and there has been no mention of him being difficult to work with which is helping change his reputation among other filmmakers.
It seems like Alex Pettyfer has learned from his past conduct on the “Magic Mike” set as now some entertainment observers are predicting that 2015 could be the year his name is once again included in discussions about the best young leading man candidates, especially if he completes filming on “Elvis & Nixon” without there being any news of trouble on the set because of him.
The Alex Pettyfer situation is a lesson that all actors must remember: one can lose the opportunity to be a star if one proves difficult to work with and repairing one’s reputation is a very difficult and long process that if one can avoid, they should.
Alex Pettyfer’s birthday was yesterday and he was thrown into a pool at his party! Watch the video below.
Hollywood hunk and “Magic Mike” star, Alex Pettyfer, turned 24 years on Thursday, but the actor started his birthday celebration at midnight and was unexpectedly thrown into the pool. His closest friends from across the pond flew to Los Angeles to join in the fun, along with Joe Jonas and his girlfriend, Blanda Eggenschwiler. Check out this video to see how Alex celebrated his birthday during the day, and tune in to “The Insider With Yahoo” for the latest in entertainment news.
Will actor Alex Pettyfer make Hollywood history as the first gay action hero? He has been signed by Lee Daniels, the director of “The Butler” to star in the role and his co-star is going to be an African-American actor that Lee Daniels is still on the search for. The fact that Alex Pettyfer was the man selected for this role by Lee Daniels speaks volumes about his reputation as an actor within the Hollywood film community. Lee Daniels is renowned for pushing the envelope in his movies and he works with the best acting talent who he requires to have exceptional dramatic range to convey the range of emotions he is going to pull out of his actors.
Alex Pettyfer is a young English actor/model and in the course of his career he has ascended to such an exceptional position within the actors of Hollywood that Lee Daniels seems to have made this talented actor his ‘muse’ and in the course of such a choice put him at the center of potentially being one of the landmark figures in Hollywood cinematic history. Never before has there been a gay action hero let alone one who has an interracial relationship and Lee Daniels, a director who made 100 million dollars in his last film might be one of the few directors who has the clout to bring this film to movie screens.
The rumour mill has been quiet about whether Alex Pettyfer will actually be able to play this role as it is dependent on Lee Daniels getting the film financed but Alex Pettyfer by his selection for the role as leading man in this movie has become recognized as an actor of exceptional ability.
Alex Pettyfer is also rumoured to be part of the cast of JJ Abrams upcoming film “Star Wars: Episode VII.