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Brenton Thwaites: The Story Takes A Darker Turn

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Brenton Thwaites co-stars in the futuristic movie ‘The Giver' as a teenager who lives in what seems to be a utopia, but things change as he finds out more about his world.

Fun facts about Brenton Thwaites: (Source: Wikipedia)

1) He is an Australian actor, best known for portraying Luke Gallagher in the Fox8 teen drama series, SLiDE, and Stu Henderson in the soap opera Home and Away. Thwaites will be starring in The Giver as one of the male leads, Jonas, with Jeff Bridges and Meryl Streep.

2) to graduating from the Queensland University of Technology, Thwaites made his film debut in Charge Over You, a 2010 independent feature film. After he graduated, Thwaites went onto appear in an episode of Sea Patrol.

3) In November 2010, Thwaites, along with Adele Perovic, Ben Schumann, Emily Robins, and Gracie Gilbert,was cast in a new Fox8 Australian teen drama series, SLiDE.  The show follows five Brisbane teenagers making their way to adulthood. Thwaites believes his character, Luke Gallagher, "stands back a bit. He watches. He's struggling with family issues. He's drawn in as it was a chance to find better friends and an opportunity to be part of a group. He's a cool, accepted kid. Some friends he can love and help him mature." Thwaites made his first appearance on SLiDE in the series' premiere episode on 16 August 2011. The series ran one season.

‘The Giver' opens in theaters Friday, August 15th.

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