If you’ve been paying attention to some of the biggest new movies, chances are you’ve seen Jonathan Majors.
Jonathan has made a name for himself and it is no exaggeration to say that he is becoming one of the most in-demand actors today. So, to celebrate, here are 21 facts about him you probably didn’t know:
First, Jonathan was born on September 7, 1989 of He lived in California and lived with his brother and sister at Vandenberg Air Force Base until his mother moved him back to his hometown of Dallas, Texas.
Jonathan is talked On his childhood and how his mother was ‘really good at maintaining’ [him and his siblings] He was caught shoplifting, got into several fights, was suspended from school, was kicked out of his house, and had to live in his car while working two jobs.
Talking about growing up in a working-class family in a wealthy neighborhood, Jonathan Said, “I found myself fighting, being bullied and taking revenge.” After age 14, theater was the only constant in his life. He said, “I need that feeling, that impulsivity, that connection. I just wanted to be in the world and be part of it.”
he attended After graduating from the University of North Carolina School of the Arts, he entered the Yale School of Drama.
His first major acting credit was in the limited series When We Rising (2017), playing a younger version of Michael K. Williams’ character, Ken Jones. Jonathan and Michael later reunite. lovecraft country.
Actually, Jonathan Reserved When We Rising when he was still a student. He explained that the Yale School of Drama has a policy of not being able to leave for acting work, but they made an exception for him.
Jonathan received critical acclaim for his work in the 2019 film The last black man in San Francisco. His work as Montgomery Allen in the film is what made Marvel’s casting director Sarah Harry Finn notice He would make a great Can the Conqueror in the MCU..
Jonathan has a nine-year-old daughter.Talk about the lessons he taught his daughter Jonathan told ebony“We teach values and values and self-esteem at home. The important thing is that when she changes her hair, I make it clear to her that I liked it. I love it; another thing we teach is to smile. Your emotions are yours. No one can make you do or feel anything.
Jonathan is originally cast of Chicago 7 ordealHowever, due to scheduling conflicts, I had to drop out.At that time he was shooting a movie Da 5 Bloods, lovecraft countryand fall harder back to back following the release of the last black man in san francisco.
He earned his first Emmy nomination for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series for his work as Atticus “Tick” Freeman lovecraft country In 2021.In fact, until lovecraft countrya black actor in the same project have never done Recognized in all four acting categories.
Jonathan said he saw a lot of himself in The Tick lovecraft country, which is what initially attracted him to the role.he told Entertainment Weekly“I experienced hiding in a book and being alone. I also had an estranged father. [I related to]Also, having grown up in the South, I am familiar with the relationship between the African American and White communities in Texas. ”
He will join the MCU in 2021 as Kang, with a role that spans both TV shows and movies.he has already appeared Loki and Ant-Man & Wasp: Quantumaniasand he’s set to be one of the leads in the upcoming Avengers movie. Avengers: Secret Wars and Avengers: Kang Dynasty.
He is known around Hollywood for his “immersive approach” to acting. I will explain as a “blend of different method acting styles”. Instead of being “over-the-top” with his method acting approach, he views it as “doing whatever it takes”.
Jonathan trained Like a real boxer getting ready Creed III. Michael B. Jordan said he wanted Adonis and Damien to look like two “gladiators in the ring” and that was the inspiration for their training. To get in shape for boxing, I trained three times a day.
After that, his training continued Creed III for the movie magazine dreams, where he plays an aspiring bodybuilder. For this role, however, he exhaustion “I took about 18 months of training and consuming 6,100 calories a day to maintain 202 pounds on a 6-foot frame.”
Jonathan talks about Heath Ledger’s performance as Joker dark Knight inspired him.he told Entertainment Weekly“Okay, first of all, he’s gorgeous. He’s got that fucking jawline, and he didn’t give a fuck. He threw his body around. He was so full And I went, “I’m here for it.
In fact, in 2022, Jonathan I wrote an essay on Variety how he spoke dark Knight It shows what it means to be human. He spoke about the complexity his ledger brought to the Joker role and how he vividly remembers seeing the movie for the first time in theaters when he was 18.
Jonathan said that the actor watched the growth Denzel Washington, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Daniel Day-Lewis, Ben Kingsley.
but he also Said He is inspired by young talents such as Daniel Kaluuya, Zoe Kazan, Paul Dano, and Zendaya.
And finally, he helped found the Gotham Sydney Poitiers Initiative. I will explain “An ambitious series of programs developed around the spirit that Sidney Poitier brought to the world when he broke down the barriers of the film industry and the hearts and minds of audiences. SPI is dedicated to supporting the next generation of filmmakers. We aim to extend this legacy.”
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