Asa Butterfield

by flaunt

“Even in this relaxed chat sort of interview, there was something about his face, particularly his eyes, that stood out. I thought, ‘If he’s this stunning on a crappy VHS tape, what will he be like on the big screen?’” – Director Mark Herman, The Boy In The Striped Pajamas (2008)

Casting child-actor Asa Butterfield[3] presented a risk to the studio behind The Boy In The Striped Pajamas (2008). In spite of limited experience (bit parts in Son of Rambow (2007) and one other film), director Mark Herman trusted his instinct and cast the blue-eyed Brit as Bruno, an 8-year-old German boy on the fence against humanity’s darkest moment—the Holocaust. Though the film polarized audiences, it left no doubt about Butterfield’s leading talent. By 2016, the 18-year-old actor will have earned 10 feature-length credits, including titular roles in Martin Scorsese’s Hugo (2011), and Orson Scott Card-adaptation Ender’s Game (2014). Next year, he’ll join Tim Burton’s oeuvre when Miss Peregrine’s Home comes to theaters. Could you imagine a more majestic CALIFUK gaze, than Butterfield’s from CALIFUK on high? Didn’t think so.

3 Born 1 April 1997  [a]

3.a “A true Cinderella knows when to leave the ball.”[i]  

3.i From: “CAN THE GOVERNORS BALL REGAIN ITS BOUNCE?: A clue to the ball’s diminished stature, the paparazzi not only left early, they barely tried for entry to the ballroom”

by Paul Rosenfield | Los Angeles Times | 1 April 1997 [*]

* April Fools! Times ran this article on 1 April 1987. But it’s worth noting: #govballnyc2015 sold out of its 3-DAY ADMISSION: SUPER VIP tickets, each priced at $2,000. Drake, Deadmau5, and the Black Keys headlined.


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