Alden Ehrenreich poses for a shot in Da Man magazine’s December 2011/January 2012 issue.
Here is what the 22-year-old actor had to share with the mag:
On how Steven Spielberg discovered him: “When I was 14, my friend Gianni and I used to create little short films to make ourselves laugh. A friend of his cousin’s asked us to make one for her bat mitzvah. We made this movie about me trying to sneak into her house because I was so in love with her and then she rejects me and I roll in the grass crying. It’s very ridiculous. They had it playing on a loop at her bat mitzvah and apparently Steven Spielberg saw it and thought I would be good for a film he was making at the time, so we were called afterward to have a meeting at Dreamworks. The movie didn’t happen but Dreamworks set me up with an agent. When Gianni and I showed this little movie to our moms before the bat mitzvah, they both said that we looked like fools and shouldn’t let anyone see it.”
On working with both Sofia and Francis Ford Coppola: “Francis emanates grandness. He has the aura of a king. Sofia is soft-spoken and very sweet and has a nice, somewhat sarcastic sense of humor—maybe like a princess—though, they’re directing styles are similar. They are both extremely personable and the way that they direct comes from a very connected and intimate place. They both make you feel very comfortable, which is huge. Francis says that, as a director, you preside over a film set. The director’s disposition sets the vibe for the entire film. They both create atmospheres in which many surprises can happen.”
On finishing school at NYU: “I am not in New York anymore but I’m finishing my last year at NYU through independent study credit and a screenwriting private lesson.”
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