That’s Not Jennifer In Justin’s Arms

By: Cliff Renfrew / March 19, 2013

Jennifer Aniston Engaged!
The actress is set to wed beau Justin Theroux.
Justin Theroux is preparing for his biggest role ever: husband to superstar Jennifer Aniston.

But while the world now knows him as a successful actor/writer (and the future Mr. Aniston), he was once just an aspiring drama student at Bennington College in Vermont — and Celebuzz has photos of the star in his early years.

“Justin was a talented, hard-working and popular student, and he has gone on to have a great career,” an insider said.

Theroux honed his acting skills at prestigious Bennington by taking part in a student production of Translations, a gritty three-act play by Irish playwright Brian Friel. Set in the fictional Irish town of Baile Beag, it explores the consequences when the British Army translate place names from Gaelic into the King’s English.

The dedicated student would go on to graduate in 1993 with a B.A. in Visual Arts and Drama, just one year before his wife-to-be became a household name by appearing as Rachel Green in Friends.

After graduating from Bennington, Theroux, now 41, landed various Broadway stage roles like Observe The Sons before gaining notoriety starring in David Lynch’s Mulholland Drive.

Theroux further increased his stock in Tinseltown by landing roles in films like Charlie’s Angels: Full Throttle, Romy and Michelle’s High School Reunion and Zoolander.

He’s also carved out a career for himself as a successful screenwriter in Hollywood penning such films as Tropic Thunder, Iron Man 2 and Rock of Ages.

“Justin showed of various skills at Bennington College and he was strong at acting, directing and writing, while he was here. And although he comes from a very illustrious family of writers, he has gone on to become very successful in his own right,” said the source.

Theroux started dating Aniston — his Wanderlust co-star — in May 2011; the happy couple got engaged on his 41st birthday last August after he got down on one knee with a massive 10-carat diamond ring.

Theroux was previously involved in a long-term relationship with stylist Heidi Bivens; Aniston split with ex-hubby Brad Pitt in 2005 after five years of marriage.

Aniston and Theroux are expected to marry early this summer.

Do you think Justin and Jennifer a good match? Will their marriage last? Leave your comments below.

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