American actor Lou Taylor Pucci has undergone surgery to rebuild his face after he was severely beaten in an alleged attack in New Jersey earlier this month (03Jul10).
The 24 year old, who starred in the critically acclaimed 2005 film Thumbsucker, was reportedly targeted by four men on 3 July (10) outside his friend's house in Belmar in what appears to have been a random act of violence.
According to his father, Pucci was knocked unconscious in the beating and suffered five broken bones in his face.
He has since had a titanium plate put in his face and is recovering from the surgery, reports
Police investigating the incident have yet to make any arrests in the case.