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Garrett Hedlund Biography

Birth Name:
Garrett John Hedlund
Birth Place:
Roseau, Minnesota, United States

Fast Facts

  • Early childhood was spent in a small farming town in Minnesota before moving to Scottsdale, AZ
  • Participated in several sports in high school, including wrestling and football
  • Graduated from high school a semester early to pursue acting career; modeled for L
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  • Bean and Teen magazine before his career took off
  • As part of his training to become an actor, he studied old screenplays, then watched the films and pretended he was auditioning for one of the roles
  • Nominated for Choice Breakout Movie Star---Male at the 2004 Teen Choice Awards


  • 2018Independent Spirit Awards-Robert Altman Award: winner
  • 2017Screen Actors Guild Awards-Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture: nominated