Here’s how Ezra Miller went from Hollywood promise to nightmare

SÃO PAULO, SP (FOLHAPRESS) – You probably know the face of Ezra Miller, although the name may not be familiar to you. At 29, the American, who declares himself non-binary, has already had a professional career of 13 years in cinema and television, with very noticed roles.

What made him recognized in the entertainment industry was the teenage Kevin, from the 2011 film “We Need to Talk About Kevin”, based on a novel by Lionel Shriver released in 2003.

From the perspective of the boy’s mother, played by Tilda Swinton, the story shows her difficult relationship with her son, who turns out to be a suicidal murderer, responsible for a massacre at the school where he studies. His weapon of choice is a bow and arrows, which the actor wanted to keep as a souvenir.

Miller dropped out of school before graduating from high school, when his career showed the first signs of success. The youngest son of a dancer and a book publisher, he studied opera as a child to cure a debilitating stutter, but fell in love with acting at an early age and changed the scene. He is passionate about the Harry Potter universe and firearms.

With 1.80 m, a slim body, a beautiful angular and striking face, an articulate, contemporary and energetic speech, in addition to total relaxation to talk about his intimacy, Ezra Miller seemed to be the solution to the problem of the lack of connection between Hollywood studios. and Generation Z.

He has stated in interviews that he pursued Kevin’s role “as a stalker after reading the script”, and that “not for a minute did I think I was playing a fundamentally bad character”. He also said he saw no reason to hide the fact that he smokes marijuana. About his sexuality, he went further. He declared himself gay in 2012, queer in 2018 and non-binary in 2021. He prefers to use the neutral pronouns they/them in English, which have no dictionary translation in Portuguese.

He has worked steadily since 2006, when he made his debut in the television series “Cakey! The Cake From Outer Space”. And this is the character of Credence Barebone, from the “Fantastic Beasts” franchise, spin-off of the Harry Potter series, which already has three feature films released and has two more in production.

It was from the last film in this series that Johnny Depp was replaced by Mads Mikkelsen halfway through filming, due to allegations of abuse by his ex-wife, Amber Heard. “Fantastic Beasts: Dumbledore’s Secrets” premiered in Brazil in April this year in theaters and is available to stream on HBO Max.

In addition, Ezra Miller has been chosen to bring the superhero The Flash to life in several productions. In the first of these, the 2016 “Batman v Superman” movie, starring Ben Affleck as the batman, Henry Cavill as the alien reporter, Gal Gadot as Wonder Woman and Jason Momoa as Aquaman, his character does not only makes an appearance. and serves as comic relief.

But the result went so well, both with critics and audiences, that Miller continued to play the role of Scarlet Speedster, as the character who exceeds the speed of light is known.

He played it in “Justice League” in 2017, in the television series “Arrow” in 2020, and this year in the television series “Peacemaker”.

In 2021, he completes the filming of the still unreleased film “The Flash”, in which he holds the main role for the first time since he donned the red cap and the combination of the comic book character of DC Comics, subsidiary of Warner. Directed by Argentinian Andy Muschietti, “The Flash” has, in addition to Miller as a superhero and his alter ego Barry Allen, Ben Affleck and Michael Keaton credited as Batman in the cast.

To see if the film will see the light of day. Or rather the darkness of a movie theater, as planned by the studio which invested 200 million dollars in the feature film, with the hope that it will be the first of a series. The premiere date was scheduled for this month, but has been pushed back to June 2023.

The actor has also completed filming “Dali Land”, in which he plays the surrealist painter Salvador Dalí in his youth. As an adult, the Spaniard is played by Ben Kingsley. “Dali Land” was directed by Canadian filmmaker Mary Harron, from “American Psycho” (2000) and “I Shot Andy Warhol” (1996).

Ezra Miller likes to be eccentric. Intense, he likes to say strong lines in interviews, like “I barely identify as a human being”, which he told Out magazine. Or “a politician is just a celebrity with a fan club, like me. And we’re probably all mentally ill.”

But what was curious and appealing started to get weird in 2020, when a seven-minute video went viral in which he told a fan at a bar in Iceland “Oh, you wanna fight? It’s that ?”. The girl jokes that she’s going to start a fight, and he grabs her by the neck and throws her to the ground.

In March this year, police were called to a bar in Hawaii, where the apparently drunk actor got very angry when people started singing karaoke. Shouting obscenities, he snatched a woman’s microphone and threw it on the floor. Then he attacked a man who was playing darts.

The bar owner called the police after repeatedly asking him to calm down. He was arrested, posted $500 bond and then released. During that same trip, he broke into a couple’s hotel room, stole a passport and wallet, and threatened them both, saying he would “bury” them. The couple filed for a restraining order against Miller, but dropped the suit two weeks later.

He was arrested again, again in Hawaii the following month, after throwing a chair over the head of a 26-year-old woman.

The most recent and bizarre case involves the parents of an 18-year-old Native American girl from North Dakota who sought an interim protective order against Miller on behalf of their daughter, Tokata Iron Eyes, or Tokata Iron Eyes. In documents filed with a tribal court, Tokata’s parents accuse the actor of “psychological manipulation, physical intimidation and endangering his safety and well-being”.

They also allege Miller “shows patterns of controlling behavior, in addition to bribing a minor with alcohol and drugs.” Tokata has been close to Miller for six years. When they met, the girl was 12 years old and he was 23 years old. Since then, they have forged a strong bond of friendship.

She, who called herself queer, now calls herself non-binary, like him. Tokata traveled with Ezra Miller to London, Vermont, New York, California and Hawaii. She is of legal age according to American law, but not according to the rules of her people.

The Tribal Court, however, has been unable to locate either Miller or Iron Eyes thus far. The order was placed three weeks ago. The two are said to be together and missing. The actor has deleted all his social networks, has not used a mobile phone or credit cards, while the girl uses her Instagram account to accuse her family of wanting to manipulate her and protect her friend.

Hollywood’s great hope, by the way, will not give the expected result. But the news is also entertainment.

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