10 Things You Need to Know About ‘The Giver’ Star Brenton Thwaites

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Get ready for the name “Brenton Thwaites” to be on your daily celeb radar.

With the upcoming release of the highly-anticipated film The Giver, based off of Lois Lowry‘s acclaimed bestselling book about a “perfect” world that’s actually not so perfect, Thwaites is about to see his acting career take off! And with his impressive acting chops, energetic personality, awesome sense of humor, and, hello, that gorgeous Australian accent, this talented gent is basically the definition of crush-worthy.

Brenton has been a rising actor since he graduated in 2010 after studying acting at the Queensland University of Technology in his native Australia. After making his big break playing Luke Gallagher in the hit Australian TV show SLiDE, the 25-year-old has gone on to star in huge movies such as Oculus and Maleficient alongside stars like Karen Gillan and Angelina Jolie respectively.

As we can’t wait to watch Brenton star alongside Jeff Bridges and Meryl Streep when The Giver hits theaters this Friday, we did a little digging to find out more about this swoon-worthy actor.

Launch the gallery above to learn more about Brenton!