Lucas Hedges

Lucas Hedges (born December 12, 1996) is an American actor. He is best known for his roles in Wes Anderson's Moonrise Kingdom (2012), the crime biopic Kill the Messenger (2014), the coming-of-age film Lady Bird (2017), and the drama Manchester by the Sea (2016), which earned him an Academy Award nomination.

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Moonrise Kingdom (2012)

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Set on an island off the coast of New England in the summer of 1965, Moonrise Kingdom tells the story of two twelve-year-olds who fall in love, make a secret pact, and run away together into the wilderness. As various authorities try to hunt them down, a violent ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Wes Anderson
CAST:  Bruce Willis  •  Bill Murray  •  Frances McDormand  •  Tilda Swinton

Set on an island off the coast of New England in the summer of 1965, Moonrise Kingdom tells the story of two twelve-year-olds who fall in love, make a secret pact, and run away together into the wilderness. As various authorities try to hunt them down, a violent ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Wes Anderson
CAST:  Bruce Willis  •  Bill Murray  •  Frances McDormand  •  Tilda Swinton

Dan in Real Life (2007)

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Advice columnist, Dan Burns is an expert on relationships, but somehow struggles to succeed as a brother, a son and a single parent to three precocious daughters. Things get even more complicated when Dan finds out that the woman he falls in love with is actually ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Peter Hedges
CAST:  Steve Carell  •  Juliette Binoche  •  Dane Cook  •  Dianne Wiest

Advice columnist, Dan Burns is an expert on relationships, but somehow struggles to succeed as a brother, a son and a single parent to three precocious daughters. Things get even more complicated when Dan finds out that the woman he falls in love with is actually ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Peter Hedges
CAST:  Steve Carell  •  Juliette Binoche  •  Dane Cook  •  Dianne Wiest

Anesthesia (2016)

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Multiple lives intersect in the aftermath of the violent mugging of a Columbia University philosophy professor.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Tim Blake Nelson
CAST:  Kristen Stewart  •  Glenn Close  •  Corey Stoll  •  Katie Chang

Multiple lives intersect in the aftermath of the violent mugging of a Columbia University philosophy professor.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Tim Blake Nelson
CAST:  Kristen Stewart  •  Glenn Close  •  Corey Stoll  •  Katie Chang

Labor Day (2013)

Depressed single mom Adele and her son Henry offer a wounded, fearsome man a ride. As police search town for the escaped convict, the mother and son gradually learn his true story as their options become increasingly limited.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jason Reitman
CAST:  Josh Brolin  •  Kate Winslet  •  Clark Gregg  •  James Van Der Beek

Depressed single mom Adele and her son Henry offer a wounded, fearsome man a ride. As police search town for the escaped convict, the mother and son gradually learn his true story as their options become increasingly limited.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jason Reitman
CAST:  Josh Brolin  •  Kate Winslet  •  Clark Gregg  •  James Van Der Beek

The Grand Budapest Hotel (2014)

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The Grand Budapest Hotel tells of a legendary concierge at a famous European hotel between the wars and his friendship with a young employee who becomes his trusted protégé. The story involves the theft and recovery of a priceless Renaissance painting, the battle ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Wes Anderson
CAST:  Ralph Fiennes  •  Tony Revolori  •  F. Murray Abraham  •  Mathieu Amalric

The Grand Budapest Hotel tells of a legendary concierge at a famous European hotel between the wars and his friendship with a young employee who becomes his trusted protégé. The story involves the theft and recovery of a priceless Renaissance painting, the battle ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Wes Anderson
CAST:  Ralph Fiennes  •  Tony Revolori  •  F. Murray Abraham  •  Mathieu Amalric

The Zero Theorem (2013)

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A computer hacker's goal to discover the reason for human existence continually finds his work interrupted thanks to the Management; this time, they send a teenager and lusty love interest to distract him.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Terry Gilliam
CAST:  Christoph Waltz  •  David Thewlis  •  Mélanie Thierry  •  Lucas Hedges

A computer hacker's goal to discover the reason for human existence continually finds his work interrupted thanks to the Management; this time, they send a teenager and lusty love interest to distract him.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Terry Gilliam
CAST:  Christoph Waltz  •  David Thewlis  •  Mélanie Thierry  •  Lucas Hedges

Ben Is Back (2018)

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19-year-old Ben Burns unexpectedly returns home to his family's suburban home on Christmas Eve morning. Ben's mother, Holly, is relieved and welcoming but wary of her son staying clean. Over a turbulent 24 hours, new truths are revealed, and a mother's undying love ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Peter Hedges
CAST:  Julia Roberts  •  Lucas Hedges  •  Kathryn Newton  •  Courtney B. Vance

19-year-old Ben Burns unexpectedly returns home to his family's suburban home on Christmas Eve morning. Ben's mother, Holly, is relieved and welcoming but wary of her son staying clean. Over a turbulent 24 hours, new truths are revealed, and a mother's undying love ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Peter Hedges
CAST:  Julia Roberts  •  Lucas Hedges  •  Kathryn Newton  •  Courtney B. Vance

Arthur Newman (2012)

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A story of a man who fakes his own death and assumes a new identity in order to escape his life, who then moves in with a woman who is also trying to leave her past behind.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Dante Ariola
CAST:  Colin Firth  •  Emily Blunt  •  Anne Heche  •  David Andrews

A story of a man who fakes his own death and assumes a new identity in order to escape his life, who then moves in with a woman who is also trying to leave her past behind.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Dante Ariola
CAST:  Colin Firth  •  Emily Blunt  •  Anne Heche  •  David Andrews

Kill the Messenger (2014)

A reporter becomes the target of a vicious smear campaign that drives him to the point of suicide after he exposes the CIA's role in arming Contra rebels in Nicaragua and importing cocaine into California. Based on the true story of journalist Gary Webb.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Michael Cuesta
CAST:  Mary Elizabeth Winstead  •  Jeremy Renner  •  Michael Sheen  •  Ray Liotta

A reporter becomes the target of a vicious smear campaign that drives him to the point of suicide after he exposes the CIA's role in arming Contra rebels in Nicaragua and importing cocaine into California. Based on the true story of journalist Gary Webb.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Michael Cuesta
CAST:  Mary Elizabeth Winstead  •  Jeremy Renner  •  Michael Sheen  •  Ray Liotta

Manchester by the Sea (2016)

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After his older brother passes away, Lee Chandler is forced to return home to care for his 16-year-old nephew. There he is compelled to deal with a tragic past that separated him from his family and the community where he was born and raised.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Kenneth Lonergan
CAST:  Casey Affleck  •  Michelle Williams  •  Kyle Chandler  •  Lucas Hedges

After his older brother passes away, Lee Chandler is forced to return home to care for his 16-year-old nephew. There he is compelled to deal with a tragic past that separated him from his family and the community where he was born and raised.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Kenneth Lonergan
CAST:  Casey Affleck  •  Michelle Williams  •  Kyle Chandler  •  Lucas Hedges

Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri (2017)

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After seven months have passed without a culprit in her daughter's murder case, Mildred Hayes makes a bold move, painting three signs leading into her town with a controversial message directed at Bill Willoughby, the town's revered chief of police. When his ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Martin McDonagh
CAST:  Frances McDormand  •  Woody Harrelson  •  Sam Rockwell  •  John Hawkes

After seven months have passed without a culprit in her daughter's murder case, Mildred Hayes makes a bold move, painting three signs leading into her town with a controversial message directed at Bill Willoughby, the town's revered chief of police. When his ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Martin McDonagh
CAST:  Frances McDormand  •  Woody Harrelson  •  Sam Rockwell  •  John Hawkes

Lady Bird (2017)

Lady Bird McPherson, a strong willed, deeply opinionated, artistic 17 year old comes of age in Sacramento. Her relationship with her mother and her upbringing are questioned and tested as she plans to head off to college.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Greta Gerwig
CAST:  Saoirse Ronan  •  Laurie Metcalf  •  Tracy Letts  •  Lucas Hedges

Lady Bird McPherson, a strong willed, deeply opinionated, artistic 17 year old comes of age in Sacramento. Her relationship with her mother and her upbringing are questioned and tested as she plans to head off to college.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Greta Gerwig
CAST:  Saoirse Ronan  •  Laurie Metcalf  •  Tracy Letts  •  Lucas Hedges

Pigeonhearts (2017)

Two teenagers push the boundaries of their friendship while they explore an abandoned farmhouse together.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Grant Conversano
CAST:  Lucas Hedges  •  Emma Geer

Two teenagers push the boundaries of their friendship while they explore an abandoned farmhouse together.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Grant Conversano
CAST:  Lucas Hedges  •  Emma Geer

Boy Erased (2018)

Jared, the son of a Baptist pastor in a small American town, is outed to his parents at age 19. Jared is faced with an ultimatum: attend a gay conversion therapy program – or be permanently exiled and shunned by his family, friends, and faith.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Joel Edgerton
CAST:  Lucas Hedges  •  Nicole Kidman  •  Joel Edgerton  •  Russell Crowe

Jared, the son of a Baptist pastor in a small American town, is outed to his parents at age 19. Jared is faced with an ultimatum: attend a gay conversion therapy program – or be permanently exiled and shunned by his family, friends, and faith.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Joel Edgerton
CAST:  Lucas Hedges  •  Nicole Kidman  •  Joel Edgerton  •  Russell Crowe

mid90s (2018)

Stevie is a sweet 13-year-old about to explode. His mom is loving and attentive, but a little too forthcoming about her romantic life. His big brother is a taciturn and violent bully. So Stevie searches his working-class Los Angeles suburb for somewhere to belong. ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jonah Hill
CAST:  Sunny Suljic  •  Lucas Hedges  •  Katherine Waterston  •  Alexa Demie

Stevie is a sweet 13-year-old about to explode. His mom is loving and attentive, but a little too forthcoming about her romantic life. His big brother is a taciturn and violent bully. So Stevie searches his working-class Los Angeles suburb for somewhere to belong. ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jonah Hill
CAST:  Sunny Suljic  •  Lucas Hedges  •  Katherine Waterston  •  Alexa Demie

Honey Boy (2019)

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The story of a child star attempting to mend his relationship with his law-breaking, alcohol-abusing father over the course of a decade, loosely based on Shia LaBeouf’s life.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Alma Har'el
CAST:  Lucas Hedges  •  Shia LaBeouf  •  Noah Jupe  •  Clifton Collins Jr.

The story of a child star attempting to mend his relationship with his law-breaking, alcohol-abusing father over the course of a decade, loosely based on Shia LaBeouf’s life.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Alma Har'el
CAST:  Lucas Hedges  •  Shia LaBeouf  •  Noah Jupe  •  Clifton Collins Jr.

Waves (2019)

A controlling father’s attempts to ensure that his two children succeed in high school backfire after his son experiences a career-ending sports injury. Their familial bonds are eventually placed under severe strain by an unexpected tragedy.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Trey Edward Shults
CAST:  Kelvin Harrison Jr.  •  Lucas Hedges  •  Taylor Russell  •  Renée Elise Goldsberry

A controlling father’s attempts to ensure that his two children succeed in high school backfire after his son experiences a career-ending sports injury. Their familial bonds are eventually placed under severe strain by an unexpected tragedy.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Trey Edward Shults
CAST:  Kelvin Harrison Jr.  •  Lucas Hedges  •  Taylor Russell  •  Renée Elise Goldsberry

Let Them All Talk (2020)

A celebrated author takes a journey with some old friends to have some fun and heal old wounds. Her nephew comes along to wrangle the ladies and finds himself involved with a young literary agent.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Steven Soderbergh
CAST:  Meryl Streep  •  Gemma Chan  •  Candice Bergen  •  Christopher Fitzgerald

A celebrated author takes a journey with some old friends to have some fun and heal old wounds. Her nephew comes along to wrangle the ladies and finds himself involved with a young literary agent.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Steven Soderbergh
CAST:  Meryl Streep  •  Gemma Chan  •  Candice Bergen  •  Christopher Fitzgerald

Illegal Civilization 3 (2018)

Features Kevin White, Aramis Hudson, Zach Saraceno, Nico Hiraga, and Olan Prenatt skating, having fun, and getting into all of the hijinks that we’ve come to expect from the Civ.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Mikey Alfred
CAST:  Ryder McLaughlin  •  Na-kel Smith  •  Olan Prenatt  •  Sunny Suljic

Features Kevin White, Aramis Hudson, Zach Saraceno, Nico Hiraga, and Olan Prenatt skating, having fun, and getting into all of the hijinks that we’ve come to expect from the Civ.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Mikey Alfred
CAST:  Ryder McLaughlin  •  Na-kel Smith  •  Olan Prenatt  •  Sunny Suljic

This Is Our Youth (2020)

The play takes place in Dennis Ziegler's apartment on the Upper West Side of Manhattan in March 1982. Dennis's friend Warren Straub, a dejected 19-year-old, has just been kicked out of his house and stolen $15,000 from his abusive lingerie-tycoon father. Dennis, ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Lila Neugebauer
CAST:  Paul Mescal  •  Lucas Hedges  •  Grace Van Patten

The play takes place in Dennis Ziegler's apartment on the Upper West Side of Manhattan in March 1982. Dennis's friend Warren Straub, a dejected 19-year-old, has just been kicked out of his house and stolen $15,000 from his abusive lingerie-tycoon father. Dennis, ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Lila Neugebauer
CAST:  Paul Mescal  •  Lucas Hedges  •  Grace Van Patten
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