The project, inspired by the experiences of the directors, ollows a young American-born recent high school grad and avid skateboarder on his summer vacation in Tel Aviv as Saddam Hussein threatens war on the city — forcing him to decide between returning to the safety of Los Angeles or staying with his friends and the girl that he loves.His grandmother will be played by Israeli actress Gila Almagor (“Munich”).Mc Auliffe’s mother, Claudia Keech, will proudly tell you that in 2012, he filmed three projects in three countries in three different accents.(She tells me this three times.) Aside from his mum, 17-year-old Mc Auliffe isn’t short of stakeholders betting on his success.This appears to be a defect in the browser which should be addressed soon.The simplest approach to avoid this problem is to continue to use the Facebook app but not use the in-app browser.Descending Mount Hollywood on a precariously steep slope, the young film star veers off the dirt path and shimmies down what looks like a natural-gas line. Sun setting rapidly, we have to improvise footholds and edge across a gap, chest to rock.We’ve come here, to Griffith Park — the money shot of LA hiking porn — ostensibly to conduct an interview. In this iteration of the Next Big Thing, the seeds of stardom are simple: Callan Mc Auliffe wanted to save money for a dog.
Earlier this month, he became the youngest recipient ever of a GQ Men of the Year award when GQ Australia crowned him with the Breakthrough of the Year title for 2012.
We'll have to wait and see when the movie comes out. What was the whole experience of working with Baz Luhrmann like? He's a very talented man, but he's so eccentric and lively and professional.
It was one of the fastest-moving sets I've been on.
Mc Auliffe called us from the Maine set of "Blue Potato," a coming-of-age story about two young French-Canadian teenagers plotting their escape from their boring town. For the most part the study came from watching some of the scenes that Leo had done to see some of the nuances he had in his performance, which certainly helped. I'm pretty sure I said "Freestyle." It seems like the one that requires the least amount of effort and gets you the furthest.
We chatted about everything from his Zen philosophy on fame to what it was like working with eccentric Luhrmann to the very bizarre questions he regularly gets from his die-hard fans. How did you react when you found out you got that part? I'm not in any way trying to play the young Leonardo Di Caprio, I'm playing the young Gatsby.