Dylan O’Brien is one actor that is very famous among the young people and movie lovers all over the world. He’s already a household name.
Born on the 26th Of August, 1991 in New York City, USA, Dylan has grown to become one of the most popular American actors and musician alive today. His mother, Lisa Rhodes, was an actress who also runs a training school for actors. His father is an Irish man who was a camera operator. He has an elder sister who is sixteen months ahead of him.
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After his birth, Dylan remained in New Jersey until he left for Hermosa Beach, California at the age of 12 with his family. Initially, Dylan hoped to become a cinematographer like his father but after his initial sting in the mainstream movie industry, he decided to ditch the cinematography. Though other sources said his initial interest was in sports broadcasting, his successful voyage into movie industry ensure those counts for nothing today. Fortunately for him, his career has experienced huge success as he quickly moved up in the industry.
Dylan’s thriving movie career dated back to his days at the high school. He happened to have done a number of YouTube videos on his channel. The videos were seen by a movie director who was rather impressed by the quality of his talents.
So, he did a web series with her and was so impressed with the outcome that he decided to give acting career a real push. He consequently landed the role of Stiles on MTV’s Teen Wolf after four auditions. Along the line, he met with a fellow actress during the movie, “the First Time,” Britt Robertson and has been in a relationship with her since then.
Recently, he was said to have got injured during the casting of Maze Runner: The Death Cure and was hospitalised. The movie was instantly suspended indefinitely before new dates were later pegged for 2018.
Before his acting career started officially, Dylan O’Brien had been honing his skills through his YouTube videos that were focused on short comedy films. He also played the drums for the independent rock band, “Slow Kids”.
One of his first major breaks came when he played the role of Stiles in the MTV’s series, Teen Wolf. Though the initial plan was for him to be cast as Scott but Dylan opted for Stiles after reading the script and fell in love with the character of Stiles. He was eventually cast as Stiles after four auditions.
Other films he has acted in are High Road which was directed by Upright Citizens Brigade’s co-founder, Matt Walsh. The comedy also starred popular comedians like Lizzy Caplan, Horatio Sanz and Abby Elliot. This was in 2011.
In 2012, he also acted in the romantic comedy, The First Time where he met his girlfriend, Britt Robertson. The film was directed by Jon Kasdan.
Other films he has acted in are:
- Shawn Levy’s comedy film, The Internship with Vince Vaugh in 2013.
- Same year, he missed starring in the science fiction thriller, Glimmer due to conflicts in time schedules.
- He was a part of the Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials which began in 2014 and was released in 2015. The movie was a huge success globally.
In fact, the film became the fourth highest-grossing film series based on young-adult books. The other three leading in the category were the series: Harry Potter, The Twilight Sage and The Hunger Games.
Expectedly, Yahoo! Movies chose Dylan as one of the leading stars to watch for in 2014.
The other films he has acted in are Deepwater Horizon directed by Caleb Holloway in 2016. Hopefully, he will be strong enough after his 2016’s accident to finish his part in the series, Maze Runner: The Death Cure slated for 2018.
Dylan has been a type of dude that full of life and drive. This has strongly shown in his rapid rise through the movie industry. But he met a setback sometime last year when he got injured in April 2016 while working on the film, Maize Runner: The Death Cure. The injury was said to be serious but not life-threatening.
O’Brien has though recovered but the series has been pushed to 2018.
Dylan O’Brien is very vocal and active in the media and, especially the social media. Some of his popular quotes in the media are listed below:
- “I feel like I’m good with girls. I’ve always felt like that’s been natural for me.”
- While growing up, he said he was “…in love with Jennifer Aniston from ‘Friends’.”
- “The thing I like a lot about acting is I’ll never learn enough.”
- “I just want to work with good filmmakers and do good projects that mean something to me and play interesting characters.”
Nominations and Awards
Some of the awards already won by Dylan are the Young Hollywood Awards (For his role in Teen Wolf) shared with Tyler Posey, Crystal Reed, Tyler Hoechlin and Holland Roden. He also won the Teen Choice Awards from same film in Choice TV Villian for 2014. He also won the Breakthrough Actor from Young Hollywood Awards same year.
In 2015, he won the Best Fight (with Will Poulter) Best Hero and Best Break Breakthrough Performance from the MTV Movie Awards.
Besides these, Dylan has also won about seven other popular awards until 2016.
Social Media Impacts
Dylan O’Brien is very active and famous on the social media. With less than two thousand followings, he commands about five million followers on Twitter. And, he drives very hectic traffic on the page. His twitter id is @dylanbrien.
He also has a very strong presence on the Facebook, Instagram and the Snapchat. His Snapchat Id is @obdylan.
If you are O’Brien’s fan, give me one good reason why you shouldn’t follow him right away. Get on board and enjoy the best of Dylan O’Brien’s SnapChat’s moves. You will be happy you did.