Miles Teller

  • 23 December 2010

Date of birth

20th February, 1987







Miles Teller (born February 20th 1987) is an American actor best known for his appearance in 'The Spectacular Now'.

Childhood: Miles Teller was born in Downingtown, Pennsylvania. His parents are real estate agent Merry Teller and nuclear plant worker Mike Teller. Miles lived in various places growing up including Citrus County, Florida and Cape May, New Jersey. He attended Lecanto High School and learned to play the saxophone and the drums, even becoming the drummer for his local youth group's church band. He later attended New York University's Tisch School of the Arts where he landed a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree.

Acting career: Miles Teller started out his acting career with several short films such as 'Moonlighters' (2004), 'A Very Specific Recipe' (2007), 'The Musicians' (2008) and 'The Track Meet' (2010). His first full-length movie was 'Rabbit Hole' in 2010 and the following year he appeared in the remake of 'Footloose', after already appearing in a stage version at school. After roles in 2012's 'Project X' and 2013's '21 & Over', he landed success as the lead in James Ponsoldt's 'The Spectacular Now' opposite Shailene Woodley for which he won a Dramatic Special Jury Award at Sundance. That year he was also cast in the music drama 'Whiplash' in which he uses his real life drumming skills.

In 2014, he appeared alongside Zac Efron and Michael B. Jordan in the comedy 'That Awkward Moment' and worked with Woodley again on teen sci-fi movie 'Divergent'.

Personal life: Miles Teller is currently in a relationship with model Keleigh Sperry.

Only The Brave Review


Based on a genuinely moving true story, this film undercuts the realism by pushing its heroic machismo at every turn. It's a well-made movie, with an above-average cast, and yet both the story and characters are neglected in the rush to honour the real-life men who risk their lives fighting wildfires. Thankfully, there are some strong, quiet moments along the way, and the story itself carries a proper emotional wallop.

It's set in Prescott, Arizona, where Eric (Josh Brolin) is trying to get his firefighting team certified as hotshots, qualified to take on the big wildfires. Supported by fire chief Duane (Jeff Bridges), he builds a crew that includes loyal captain Jesse (James Badge Dale) and talented womaniser Mac (Taylor Kitsch), and he gives a second chance to Brendan (Miles Teller), a recovering addict who reminds Eric of himself. Then when the crew is certified as the Granite Mountain Hotshots, the pressures of work strain their relationships with their wives and children. Indeed, Eric's strong-minded horse-trainer wife Amanda (Jennifer Connelly) is annoyed that she's now seeing even less of him than before, but she supports his passion for the job.

Director Joseph Kozinski (Tron Legacy) directs the film with a rather relentless earnestness, clearly in reverent awe of these men. This allows for brief moments of raucous camaraderie, carefully controlled for a young teen audience, so the characters are interesting if never authentic. They feel more like overgrown Boy Scouts than earthy firefighters, and the overtones of heroism amongst them are a bit exhausting. Events unfold anecdotally, providing carefully concocted moments both in family lives and in the rather dull work of containing a wildfire. And this somewhat choppy approach prevents the film from building much momentum as it approaches its emotional climax, which is genuinely shattering.

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Miles Teller at the 2017 Film Independent Spirit Awards - Santa Monica, Los Angeles, California, United States - Saturday 25th February 2017

Miles Teller at the 2017 Film Independent Spirit Awards - Santa Monica, Los Angeles, California, United States - Saturday 25th February 2017

Miles Teller Bleed For This Eating Nails

By Rich Cline in Movies / TV / Theatre on 18 November 2016

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In his new movie Bleed For This, Miles Teller goes against type to play boxer Vinny Pazienza

Pazienza won world championships in three weight classes and kept fighting even after a crippling car accident, after which he wasn't supposed to even walk. "This comeback is the greatest comeback in sports history, and it's real," Miles Teller says. "It's not some phony, fictionalised movie based on a true story. This is real. This happened. And I just think that's so inspiring for anyone. It transcends boxing."

Image caption Miles Teller in Bleed For This

After building a career playing sensitive young men in films like The Spectacular Now and Whiplash, Teller knew he wasn't the logical choice for this role. "I was like, 'This part is going to be really great for someone else,'" he laughs. "I really wasn't thinking that a director would see me as anything other than a guy who's been in some independent films where he's played a high schooler and then he's done some post-college comedies or romantic comedies."

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Miles Teller seen alone and with Keighley Sperry at the BFI London Film Festival premiere of 'Bleed For This', London, United Kingdom - Sunday 9th October 2016

War Dogs Trailer

War dogs follows the journey of two low end arms dealers David Packouz and Efraim Diveroli on their journey to the top when they secure themselves a contract from the Pentagon to provide military weapons to U.S. allies in Afghanistan. In this criminal war comedy the two friends start off their business by exploiting a government initiative that allows small businesses to bid on military weapons contracts.

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Fantastic Four Develops Miles Teller's Thick Skin

By Rich Cline in Movies / TV / Theatre on 07 August 2015

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The actor is just taking in all the negativity.

Just as Fantastic Four hits cinemas, its leading man Miles Teller has found himself engulfed in a social media scandal due to his habit of answering interview questions with an uncanny frankness.

Image caption Miles Teller plays Reed Richards in the Fantastic Four reboot

After the 28-year-old was described as "kind of a d**k" by Esquire writer Anna Peele, Teller's Fantastic Four director and cast mates immediately leapt to his defence, while Teller himself tweeted that the tone of the article was "very misrepresenting".

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Director Josh Trank Says Studio Is At Fault For Poor Reviews Of 'Fantastic Four'

By Ed Biggs in Movies / TV / Theatre on 07 August 2015

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The Marvel Comics adaptation has opened to extremely poor critical notices.

Director Josh Trank has taken action to distance himself from the critically derided reboot of Fantastic Four, appearing to claim that the studio, 20th Century Fox, was at fault for interfering with his “fantastic” vision of the movie.

The movie, which is the third such attempt to launch a big screen franchise out of the Marvel Comics tale, has been roundly panned by reviewers in the last couple of days since its August 4th premiere. Starring Miles Teller, Kate Mara, Jamie Bell, Michael B. Jordan and Toby Kebbell, it currently holds a 9% rating on Rotten Tomatoes, making it the worst reviewed superhero movie of 2015 thusfar.

Image caption Toby Kebbell stars as the villain in the new 'Fantastic Four' movie

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Fantastic Four Review


Until the special effects take over in the final act, this is an unusually gritty, grounded superhero thriller, with characters who are so believable that the wacky science almost seems to make sense. This is Marvel's very first franchise, and the filmmakers are unable to resist the pressure to indulge in an overblown finale, and the digital mayhem they give into is oddly unexciting. So as an origin story, this film is more involving than most, but the superhero action itself feels rather limp.

It opens as an exploration of the school friendship between the misunderstood genius Reed (Miles Teller) and junkyard bully Ben (Jamie Bell), whose teleportation science experiment gets them in trouble. But Dr Storm (Reg R. Cathey) sees that their work solves a problem he has encountered in his own experiments, so he brings Reed to New York to join his well-funded, high-tech team. Working with Victor (Toby Kebbell) and Storm's children Sue and Johnny (Kate Mara and Michael B. Jordan), Reed builds a full-size teleporter that succeeds in crossing over to another dimension. And Ben joins the crew for an illicit first voyage that goes spectacularly wrong, leaving Victor on the other side, while Reed, Ben, Sue and Johnny emerge with superpowers caused by altered DNA. The big boss (Tim Blake Nelson) immediately starts training them for military action, but Reed remains determined to make things right.

A strong cast helps all of this play out with remarkable introspection, letting each character develop an organic back-story that brings them together as an uneasy team. The inter-relationships are complex and engaging, veering from rivalry to camaraderie. Teller anchors the film with a layered performance as a smart, troubled guy who struggles to maintain friendships as he focusses on his work. Mara and Johnson add some feisty attitude, but it's Bell and Kebbell who provide the spark of personality that makes this crew so engaging. Then both of them become animated characters (Bell as The Thing and Kebbell as Dr Doom) without even a hint of the actors visible underneath. And the movie never quite recovers its momentum.

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Ryan Gosling And Emma Stone Are Going To 'La La Land'

By Gary Roberts in Movies / TV / Theatre on 03 May 2015

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Damien Chazelle's romantic musical 'La La Land' will star Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone, Lionsgate confirms.

Following recent negotiations to take the lead roles in La La Land, Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone are now confirmed to star in Damien Chazelle's follow-up to his Oscar-winning drama Whiplash.

Image caption Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone are teaming up again

La La Land is described as an old-fashioned musical set in contemporary Los Angeles and centres on a love story between a jazz pianist and an aspiring actress. Whiplash star Miles Teller was originally thought to be appearing in the film alongside Harry Potter's Emma Watson, but the casting of Gosling and Stone will come as welcome news to anyone who loved watching their sizzling on-screen chemistry in Crazy, Stupid, Love.

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Ben E. King, 'Stand By Me' Singer, Dies Aged 76

By Elinor Cosgrave in Music / Festivals on 02 May 2015

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Ben E. King has died at the age of 76. Dozens of celebrities have paid tribute to the late soul singer on social media and have mourned the loss of "one of the greats".

Ben E. King, the soul singer best known for the 1960 hit single 'Stand By Me', has died at the age of 76. King died on Thursday (30th April), his publicist confirmed to NBC. Details regarding his cause of death are yet to be released.

Image caption Ben E. King has died at the age of 76.

The singer was born Benjamin Earl Nelson in Henderson, North Carolina. Born in 1938, King moved to Harlem, New York at the age of nine. At the age of 20, King joined a doo-wop group which became known as the Drifters. King fronted the band and they had a number of R&B hits including 'There Goes My Baby' in 1959.

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Stars Descend On London And Las Vegas, Clooney And Roberts Shoot In New York And The Internet Goes Mad For Some Momentous Trailers

By Rich Cline in Movies / TV / Theatre on 24 April 2015

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Avengers holds its world premiere in London, as CinemaCon brings out the big names in Vegas. Arnie premieres his new movie in New York, while Jodie Foster films Money Monster on the city's streets. And big new teasers arrive for Star Wars, Fantastic Four and Batman v Superman...

Marvel's Avengers were out in force in London this week for the world premiere of the sequel Avengers: Age of Ultron. Walking the black carpet were stars Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Chris Hemsworth, Scarlett Johansson, Mark Ruffalo, Jeremy Renner, Elizabeth Olsen, Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Paul Bettany and writer-director Joss Whedon.

More: View the full set of pictures from The Avengers: Age of Ultron - UK film premiere here

Downey also gave a video interview, and later made the news when he walked out of a chat with a Channel 4 journalist who blatantly ignored instructions not to grill the actors about their personal lives. Click here to watch a rather more positive interview with Robert Downey Jr.

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Fantastic Four Trailer

After years of work and millions of dollars in funding, Dr. Storm has come up with nothing to show for all his work into interdimensional travel. That is, until the arrival of Reed Richards (Miles Teller), who demonstrates such an understanding of the science they are studying, that the project is finished shortly afterwards. Now Reed, Storm's children Susan (Kate Mara) and Johnny (Michael B. Jordan) and Ben Grimm (Jamie Bell) are sent to test the machine. But something goes wrong - having successfully travelled to another dimension, the four children are changed forever, in ways they never could have imagined.

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Miles Teller - Photographs of a variety of stars as they arrived at the 24th Annual Gotham Independent Film Awards which were held at Cipriani Wall Street in New York City, New York, United States - Monday 1st December 2014

Miles Teller and Clark Gregg Monday 2nd May 2011 Los Angeles Premiere of Thor held at the El Capitan theatre- Arrivals Hollywood, California