25 Times Daniel Radcliffe Was The Absolute Best Gryffindor In Real Life

A Slytherin wouldn't do "Equus."

“You might belong in Gryffindor/Where dwell the brave at heart/Their daring, nerve and chivalry/Set Gryffindors apart.”

This rhyme comes from the best-selling Hogwarts artist Sorting Hat, and though the words (and school) themselves are — we think — fictional, that doesn’t mean they don’t apply to “Harry Potter” actor Daniel Radcliffe in real life. The iconic, beloved star turns a quarter-century on Wednesday (July 23), so what better way to honor him than by remembering the 25 moments in his life that have made him the ultimate Gryffindor?

1. When He Was Cast In The World’s Most Sought-After Role At Age 11

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Don’t think Draco Malfoy can boast the same.

2. When He Did “Equus”

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Performing nude with a horse in front of all of London and New York requires daring, nerve, and chivalry.

3. When He Wasn’t Afraid To Laugh At Himself On “Extras”

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