So, you guys remember When I did that painting of Dylan O' Brien as Spider-Man a few months back? Well, I figured since he, and Logan Lermen seem to be the top two contenders for the role; now that Spider-Man is home. I thought I would do a painting of him as Spider-Man, and give you a little information about him via Wikipedia. Logan Wade Lerman
(born January 19, 1992) is an American actor, known for playing the title role
in the fantasy-adventure Percy Jackson
films. He appeared in commercials
in the mid-1990s, before starring in the series Jack & Bobby
(2004–2005) and the movies The Butterfly Effect
(2004) and Hoot
(2006). Lerman gained further recognition for his roles in the western 3:10 to Yuma
, the thriller The Number 23
, the comedy Meet Bill
, and 2009's Gamer
and My One and Only
. He played d'Artagnan
in 2011's The Three Musketeers
, starred in the coming-of-age drama The Perks of Being a Wallflower
(2012), and had leading roles in the 2014 films Noah
Lerman was born in Beverly Hills
, California. His mother, Lisa (née Goldman), works as his manager, and his father, Larry Lerman, is a businessman and orthotist
He has two siblings, Lindsey and Lucas, both older.
Logan is Jewish
, and had a Bar Mitzvah
His grandparents were born in four different countries. Logan's paternal grandfather, Max Lerman, was born in Berlin
, Germany, in 1927, to a Polish Jewish family; they left Germany in the 1930s, because of the Nazi regime
, and had lived in Shanghai, China until the end of World War II.
Logan's paternal grandmother, Mina (Schwartz), was born in Mexico City, Mexico
, to Russian Jewish parents.
Logan's maternal grandfather was a Polish Jewish
immigrant, and Logan's maternal grandmother was born in Los Angeles, also to a Jewish immigrant family.
On his mother's side, he is a relative, by marriage, of twin singers Evan and Jaron Lowenstein
Lerman has stated that he is a "black sheep
" in his household because he is an actor, while most of his relatives work in the medical profession.
His family owns and operates the orthotics and prosthetics
company Lerman & Son
, which had been founded by his great-grandfather, Jacob Lerman, in 1915.
Lerman is a self-described "film geek", and has said that he is "shaped by movies",
and that he is a "creative person".
He has expressed an interest in being involved in "everything that goes into making a film", including wanting to write, produce, and direct.
His favorite directors include Paul Thomas Anderson
, Stanley Kubrick
, David Fincher
and Peter Bogdanovich
and he has cited American Beauty
, Defending Your Life
and Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
as being among his favorite films.
Lerman has described himself as "reserved and quiet", "a homebody",
and "not a big fan of sports".
He graduated from Beverly Hills High School
In 2010, he applied to study creative writing
at New York University
, but has postponed his attendance. Lerman had a passion for movies from a young age, though he started acting "just for fun" and "to do something to get out of school".
He began auditioning for roles in the late 1990s, and first appeared in commercials.
He made his film debut in 2000's The Patriot
, playing William Martin, one of the children of Mel Gibson
's character. The same year, he appeared in another Mel Gibson film, What Women Want
, playing Gibson's character as a child. In 2001's Riding in Cars with Boys
, he played the son of Drew Barrymore
's character. Lerman has stated that while appearing in his earliest roles as a child, he did not have "any conscious awareness of what I was doing or what was going on"
and "didn’t have a good experience".
In 2003, Lerman played nine-year-old Luke Chandler in the CBS made-for-television
film A Painted House
, based on the early life of author John Grisham
and set in Black Oak, Arkansas
in the early 1950s. A Painted House
was filmed in Lepanto
and Clarksdale, Mississippi
, in 2002.
A review in the Boston Globe
described Lerman as a "promising newcomer",
with the Telegraph-Herald
commenting on the character having been "quietly and effectively played".
For the role, he was nominated for the Young Artist Award for Best Performance by a Leading Young Actor in a television production, and tied with Calum Worthy
for the win.
He next appeared in the 2004 thriller film The Butterfly Effect
, portraying a seven year-old version of Ashton Kutcher
's character, Evan Treborn.
digitallyOBSESSED's reviewer described Lerman as "definitely a child actor to watch".
Lerman had quit acting for a "year or so" in the early 2000s, when he was ten.
He made a "conscious decision" to embrace acting as a profession when he was twelve, having developed an interest in the film making process.
In 2004, he was cast in the television series Jack & Bobby
, playing one of the title roles, Robert "Bobby" McCallister
, a 12-year-old "extremely bright social misfit"
in Missouri who was destined to become President of the United States as an adult. The show ran on The WB Television Network
during the 2004–2005 season, receiving some positive reviews but low ratings,
and was subsequently canceled. Lerman was nominated for another Young Artist Award
for his performance, tying with Jack DeSena
for the win.
Lerman has stated that he "started taking things seriously" about his career after appearing on the show.
The Boston Herald
's reviewer mentioned that Lerman's performance had a "blend of vulnerability and strength,"
while Entertainment Weekly'
s reviewer had noted that "Lerman lends Bobby a bedraggled optimism."
Continuing his film work, Lerman had his first starring role in a motion picture, playing Roy Eberhardt in the children's adventure Hoot
; his character moves to Florida from Montana and attempts to save endangered burrowing owls. Lerman stated that the film's message is "that you can be any age and make a difference". Hoot
began filming in July 2005 in South Florida, opened on May 5, 2006, and won him a third Young Artist Award
, this time for Best Performance in a Feature Film - Leading Young Actor (2007).
The Washington Post's reviewer commented that "Lerman shows some life as Roy", though his role was "an anomaly in a sea of insipidity",
while the San Francisco Chronicle'
s reviewer disliked Lerman's performance.
In 2007, Lerman appeared in the thriller The Number 23
, in which he played the son of Robin Sparrow (Jim Carrey
), a man who becomes obsessed with conspiracy theories. That year, he also appeared in the critically acclaimed western remake 3:10 to Yuma
, playing William Evans, a teenager who looks up to criminal Ben Wade (Russell Crowe
) while shunning his father (Christian Bale
's character); Lerman's character did not exist in the original version of the story. Lerman received positive reviews for his work,
and was again nominated for the Young Artist Award
- Best Performance in a Feature Film - Leading Young Actor (2008). It was the second consecutive year he received a nomination in that category, although this time he did not win. USA Today
stated that he was among the film's "best supporting players",
while Rolling Stone
gave Lerman a "shout-out"
stated that he delivers a "credibly explicit note".
In 2008, Lerman co-starred in the comedy Meet Bill
, as a teenager mentored by Bill (Aaron Eckhart
). Meet Bill
was filmed in 2006, premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival
in 2007, and received a theatrical release on April 4, 2008. Hollywood.com
stated that, though the film was uneven, Lerman "displays a supreme confidence".
In 2009, he appeared in the science fiction film Gamer
, as Simon, a teenage gamer who controls one of the characters in a video game played with live human subjects
was filmed in November 2007). Also that year, Lerman had a leading role in the Renée Zellweger
comedy feature My One and Only
, playing a teenage character based on actor George Hamilton
– depicted as an aspiring writer who, after his parents split, accompanies his mother and brother on a cross-country trip, eventually arriving in Hollywood.
Bloomberg's reviewer described Lerman as appealing,
with the Los Angeles Times'
Betsy Sharkey stating that the character "captures the ease with which an angry teen will use a growing vocabulary to wound a parent."
In spring 2009, Lerman was cast in the lead role as Percy Jackson
in Percy Jackson & the Olympians: The Lightning Thief
The movie was filmed in 2009 in Vancouver, British Columbia, and was released in February 2010. Lerman has stated that he was not familiar with the book series when he received the script.
During his teenage years, Lerman and his family had viewed his acting work as just a "hobby" before college; his parents had only become more comfortable with acting as a career in 2010, the year of Percy Jackson'
In August 2010, Lerman appeared in "Change the Odds", a public service announcement
video for the Stand Up to Cancer
charity; the video also featured Dakota Fanning
, Zac Efron
, Andrew Garfield
and other actors.
Lerman's next role was d'Artagnan
, in director Paul W. S. Anderson
film version of The Three Musketeers
, which was released in the U.S. on October 21, 2011.
Lerman was cast in the role without having to audition
He took the part because The Three Musketeers
was one of the only books his paternal grandfather had taken with him when he "had to leave his home... as a young kid", in the 1930s.
Lerman trained in sword fighting for three months and wore hair extensions
to portray d'Artagnan, whom he has described as "the most different character to me that I've ever played".
The film received negative reviews, with Michael Phillips
of the Chicago Tribune
writing that "Lerman already has done solid work... but he's a blank slate here".
Lerman starred in a film adaptation
of Stephen Chbosky
's novel The Perks of Being a Wallflower
, playing the lead role, Charlie; filming took place in 2011, and the movie was released in September 2012.
Lerman has described the film as a "life epic", and stated that he had been "torturing [himself] for... a few months in order to get inside Charlie's head".
The movie received positive reviews, as did Lerman's performance. Leonard Maltin
wrote that Lerman and his co-stars are "soulful", and "lift this film above the norm for coming-of-age stories",
while Christy Lemire
of the Associated Press wrote that, by the film's end, Lerman "bust[s] out, show[s] some range and reveal[s] he can really, truly act".
For his performance, Lerman was nominated for several awards, including Best Young Actor/Actress by the Broadcast Film Critics Association
, and won a Teen Choice Award
for Choice Movie Actor: Drama.
Lerman played Lou in the independent drama film Stuck in Love
, starring alongside Lily Collins
; the film received a limited U.S. release in 2013.
Lerman had initially been signed to appear in three Percy Jackson
The second film in the series, subtitled Sea of Monsters
, was filmed in 2012 and 2013, and released in August 2013.
Lerman played Ham
, the son of prophet Noah
, in the Biblical
, directed by Darren Aronofsky
Filming took place in 2012, in New York and Iceland, and Noah
was released on March 28, 2014, to positive reviews.
Lerman next co-starred with Brad Pitt
and Shia LaBeouf
in David Ayer
's World War II-set film, Fury
; in the film, Lerman's character is an American soldier fighting Nazi forces.
Filming began in September 2013, and the movie received an October 2014 release.
Reviews for Fury
Matt Stieb of the San Antonio Current
wrote that Lerman "manages to hold his own" opposite Pitt,
and Lerman's performance was described as a "great turn" by Oliver Lyttelton of Indiewire
Lerman will play David Castleman, the son of a prominent writer, in a film adaptation of Meg Wolitzer
's 2004 novel The Wife
, opposite Jonathan Pryce
and Glenn Close
. Filming is scheduled to take place in New York and Stockholm, Sweden, in fall 2015.
Lerman is represented by the Creative Artists Agency
Lerman is a friend of actor Dean Collins
who played his best friend on Jack & Bobby
; they remained close after the series' cancellation, and worked together again on Hoot
, where Collins had a supporting role. In their spare time, the two collaborated on comedic short films. As well as acting, they wrote, directed, and shot the videos, often enlisting the help of family and friends. The shorts were uploaded to YouTube
under the joint account name of "monkeynuts1069".
In 2006, Dean Collins and Lerman formed a band, Indigo, along with musician Daniel Pashman; Collins sang lead vocals, Lerman played keyboard and guitar, and Pashman played the drums.
In 2011, Lerman stated that Indigo is "not a serious band right now",
and that music is his biggest passion after film.
He plays the piano
and is a fan of movie music compositions.
Lerman also writes and creates loglines for stories.BlackBook
magazine wrote that Lerman "aspires to be the head of a [film] studio one day."