Jay Gatsby is pretty dishy as far as literary icons go. So it’s no wonder “Great Gatsby” director Baz Luhrmann enlisted Leonardo DiCaprio to play him in the splashy big-screen adaptation. And we also have to give Baz props for casting Callan McAuliffe as a young Jay in the film. In honor of his role, we are naming Callan this week’s Hump Day Hottie.
Check out Callan talking about his part, and keep reading for more details about him!
Vital stats: The 18-year-old grew up in a suburb outside of Sydney with his family. And while in school, he focused a lot on sports and acting. Now, he’s focused on thanking us here at Hollywood Crush for bestowing HDH status upon him.
“I’m so grateful. I’d like to thank who needs thanking. I don’t know who they are. Nonetheless, I’m very deeply honored, and I think this is probably the highlight of my career,” he told us at the movie’s premiere. “And it’s all going to be downhill from this point. So thanks for that.”
Somehow, Callan, we doubt that.
Where you might have already seen him: He’s racked up roles on Australian shows like “Packed to the Rafters,” “Blue Water High” and “Comedy Inc.” But he was introduced to U.S. audiences when he appeared in “I Am Number 4.”
Why you should take notice of him now: This week he plays the young Jay Gatsby, pre-millionaire days, in the highly anticipated 3D version of the classic F. Scott Fitzgerald novel. And, if you crushed on Leo back in his “Romeo + Juliet” days, then consider Callan his heir apparent in every way. Callan has also nabbed roles in a few other upcoming projects including “Kite” and “Beneath the Harvest Sky.”
Until next week, when we choose another Hump Day Hottie, you can salute Callan by gawking at the photo above!