Get to Know Taylor Swift’s Rumored New Beau Garrett Hedlund!

By: / April 6, 2011

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Taylor Swift was reportedly spotted on a romantic date with hunky actor Garrett Hedlund, but little is known about Swifty’s newest boy. Could he be the one for Taylor? Celebuzz has constructed a handy guide to the rising star to satisfy all of your burning questions.

First things first: Who is this guy?

Born in Roseau, Minnesota, 26-year-old Garrett moved to LA to pursue acting immediately after graduating high school. Ever since he made the big move, Garrett has enjoyed a string of successes after he nabbed his first role alongside Brad Pitt in Troy. Garrett has gone on to land small roles in Friday Night Lights, Four Brothers and Georgia Rule.

Wait, isn’t he the guy from Tron: Legacy?

Yes! Garrett is probably best known as the lead character in the 2010 film. Garrett also had a small role alongside Gwyneth Paltrow in another hit winter movie, Country Strong. Garrett will also star alongside Kristen Stewart in On the Road, which will feature the Twilight actress as Garett’s character’s wife.

Watch Garrett in Country Strong below.

What is Garrett’s connection to Taylor?

Aside from the irony of co-starring (twice!) alongside Tim McGraw (the name and influence behind Taylor’s first hit song) Garrett’s work with Gwyenth probably landed him a date with the pretty young singer. Gwyneth and Taylor have become very close over the past few years and the Oscar-winning mom set up TSwift with one of her other ex-boyfriends, Jake Gyllenhaal.

Is he a good match for Taylor?

Although Garrett is a few years older than Taylor, he does fit the criteria for her men: Cute and talented. If the dating rumors are true, they would make a perfect match!

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