Who is Brenton Thwaites?
Brenton Thwaites is an actor who became famous in Hollywood and all over the world for his role in the popular Fox8 teen drama ‘Slide’ as Luke and later appeared on the soap opera ‘Home and Away.’ His interest in acting started back in Australia, during college where he studied acting. In 2010, he made his debut with the independent film’ Charge over You.’ It gained him the much-needed confidence, and he made a move to Sydney to give his acting career a professional turn.
The actor has recently seen in ‘Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell no Tales,’ his biggest acting stunt until now. After years of appearing in TV shows and independent films, he finally got a chance to enter in Hollywood from ‘Oculus,’ a horror flick. His role was appreciated, and later he got cast alongside Angelina Jolie and Jeff Bridges in big-budget studio films like ‘Maleficent’ and ‘The Giver,’ and just like that, his career in Hollywood found the right track.
|Celebrated Name||Brenton Thwaites|
|Birth Date||August 10, 1989|
|Birth Place||Queensland, Australia|
|Parents||Father: Peter Thwaites
Mother: Fiona Thwaites
|Net Worth||$5 million|
|Height||6 feet 2 inches (1.88 m/188 cm)|
|Weight||79 kg (174 lbs)|
|Eye Color||Dark Brown|
|Hair Color||Dark Brown|
Brenton Thwaites was born on 10th August 1989 in Queensland, Australia, to Fiona and Peter Thwaites. He has a sister, Stacey. He has Leo sun sign and is currently 30 years old.
Nationality and Physical Stats (Height & Weight)
Brenton Thwaites holds an Australian nationality and belongs to White ethnicity. He has a pair of dark brown eyes and the same colored hair. Besides, he has an athletic body type. He stands 6 feet 2 inches (1.88m/188cm) tall and weighs around 79 kg (174lbs).
Education/Early Life of Brenton Thwaites
Brenton Thwaites finished his early schooling from Cairns State High School, in 2006 and during all this time, he was never much interested in becoming an actor. However, he liked the idea of being on the screen someday but becoming a policeman, or a firefighter was on the top of his priority list. Films on the life of firefighters dominated his collection of movies.
Moreover, he also wanted to try new things with his career. So, at the age of 16, he played Romeo in a stage rendition of ‘Romeo and Juliet.’ Just like that, the acting bug caught him, and he enrolled in the Queensland University of Technology and studied acting, before graduating in 2010. Being an Australian, he admired Chris Hemsworth and Heath Ledger, fellow Australians who went on to make a big name for themselves in the most sparkling film industry in the world, Hollywood.
Brenton Thwaites, before graduating from the college, had already worked in a low budget independent film titled ‘Charge over You,’ which came out in 2010. Then he started small, with soap operas and low budget independent films in Sydney. He also turned his attention towards television shows. He auditioned for several of them, ultimately grabbing a role in ‘Sea Patrol,’ and a short film by the title ‘Headsmen’ also came out in his initial struggling days. Towards the end of 2010, he appeared in an Australian teen drama about five teenage boys in the series’ Slide’. The series became a mega success, making Brenton one of the fresh faces to look out for in the future. The series, however short-lived and wasn’t renewed for a second season. But Brenton achieved what he needed.
Likewise, after ‘Slide,’ he carved himself a role in ‘Home and Away’ in 2011, which was one of the TV series running longest in Australian TV history. He portrayed the recurring role of Stu, a rough young man. His performance received mixed reviews from the critics. Just around that time in mid-2011, Brenton planned to move to Los Angeles. But before leaving, he starred in a TV film Blue Lagoon.
The move to America proved to be quite lucky for him, and his first film in Hollywood titled ‘Oculus,’ a horror flick released in 2013. He got positive reviews from the critics and the audience for his performance. After this film, he received many opportunities in Hollywood. Later for a few weeks, he again went to Australia to shoot a thriller film, Son of a Gun. This film released in Australia in 2014 to acclaim. American reviewers also kept an eye on him and praised Brenton’s performance. After returning back to America, he received prominent roles. He was starred in the movie ‘Maleficent,’ alongside Angelina Jolie along with that Brenton made a roaring entry into the big leagues of American franchise films. Likewise, his film was ‘The Signal, ‘ which got him an entry into the Sundance Film Festival.
One other important milestone in his career was in the film ‘The Giver’ alongside Hollywood legends such as Jeff Bridges and Meryl Streep. The film got mixed reviews, and some critics reviewed the film more negatively, but Brenton’s performance got widespread acclaim. In contrast, in 2016, Brenton’s historical fantasy film ‘Gods of Egypt’ with Gerard Butler got real reviews and responses.
Brenton’s biggest film of his career, which also happened to be one of the biggest movies of the year ‘Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell no Tales’ released in 2017. He starred alongside Orlando Bloom, Geoffrey Rush, Brenton Thwaites, Cameron Boyce, Keira Knightley, Javier Bardem, Kurt Iswareinko, and Jonathan Pryce. This film was a mega-hit and became the highest-grossing film of his career. Recently, we can see him in 2018 ‘Office Uprising’ and ‘An Interview with God’ and ‘A Violent Separation’ in 2019.
Personal Life of Brenton Thwaites
Brenton Thwaites started dating Chloe Pacey in 2015, while he was shooting for ‘Pirates of the Caribbean’ in Australia. The two have been in a long-term relationship since then, and Chloe gave birth to his daughter in 2016. Likewise, lots of rumors also spread about his relationship with singer Taylor Swift. They got a lot of media attention as the two were seen hanging out in Los Angeles clubs quite a lot of times.
Similarly, Brenton has claimed openly that he is a bisexual and has dated a few men back in the day.
Brenton Thwaites is an active user of Instagram. His Instagram account (@brentonthwaites) has 714 thousand followers. He also joined Twitter in 2012, his Twitter (@brentonthwaites) also has 77.3 thousand followers. He doesn’t have any verified Facebook page yet.
Brenton Thwaites has won several awards in the year 2014, and they are the AiF Breakthrough Award, EuroCinmea Kawananakoa Award, and GQ Men of the Year. Also, he has received the nomination of the Teen Choice Award in 2017 and 2019.
Brenton Thwaites Net Worth
Brenton Thwaites earns from his acting career. He has appeared in numerous films, television series, and stage play. His primary income comes from working in the entertainment industry. As of 2020, his net worth is approximately $5 million.