2014 is definitely a breakout year for Theo James. His star is on the rise now that Divergent is out and everyone is beginning to know his name. Plus, he’s been booking major movie roles in recent months! So this guy is talented, handsome, and hilarious, what’s not to love?
Now that Theo’s becoming a household name, we all want to know more about him, right? So we did some digging and found 10 surprising facts about Theo! Take a look at the list below to see all the info we found on this gorgeous guy. Check out all of the facts and then tell us, which one surprised you the most? Sound off in the comments!
1. He has a college degree!
That's right, he's good-looking AND smart! Theo earned a degree in philosophy from the University of Nottingham!
2. He's a family guy!
Theo comes from a big family! He grew up the youngest of 5 children and he recently told Chelsea Handler that they are all very close. He even brought a few siblings to her show! So sweet!
3. He has a band!
Theo's in a band called Shere Khan! So he's smart, cute, and he can sing?! Swoon.
4. He used an American accent for the entire Divergent shoot!
Theo had to lose his British accent for his role in Divergent. He didn't want to switch back and forth while filming, so Theo used the American accent on and off the set! Talk about dedication.
5. Shailene Woodley says he's
During a Facebook chat with Entertainment Weekly Shailene gave Theo a lot of praise. The best part about working with Theo? Shailene said, "He’s super badass and does his own stunts, so it was cool to be part of that world."
6. He's only been in the entertainment world since 2010!
He's only been professionally acting for four years, but he's already building a serious resume. After completing college, Theo studied acting at the Bristol Old Vic Theatre School. In 2010, he started booking TV shows and movies!
7. He beat out pretty much every young actor in Hollywood for his role in Divergent.
In an interview with HitFix Shailene revealed that she had auditioned with, "every single young man out there between the ages of 16 to 30." But when Theo came in, he stole the role from everyone! Don't you think he's the perfect Four?
8. He was a fan of popular novels when he was a child!
Theo revealed to GQ that he read Harry Potter and Lord of the Rings when he was growing up!
9. He's a real hero!
When his Divergent co-star Zoe Kravitz had a door slam on her face, Theo came to her rescue! Zoe told SheKnows, that Theo made her lie down and put ice on her injury! What a guy!
10. Even though he's about to be a superstar, Theo is still very grounded!
Theo admits he struggles with making decisions, just like the rest of us. He told HLN, "I think it’s good to try and have a sense of self because that helps in terms of defining who you are and making your decisions, but I think at every point, constantly, you question yourself. You wouldn’t be human if you didn’t. That’s part of [life]: Learning from mistakes, learning as you go and realizing that every day you’re learning."
Plus, find out who the Divergent stars are currently crushing on!