Ansel attended the 2014 Young Hollywood Awards last night! Ansel also won Fan Favorite Actor, Best On-Screen Couple, Best Movie for TFIOS! Congrats to Ansel! The awards will air tonight Monday, July 28th @ 8PM ET/PT on the CW! I have added a bunch of HQ photos of Ansel at the awards along with a portrait session from the awards. Many thanks to Kieran for the photos!
It was recently announced that Ansel’s film “Men, Women, and Children” will have its world premiere at this year’s Toronto International Film Festival!
The Toronto International Film Festival announced this morning the first forty or so films set to have their world premieres or special screenings at this year’s festival. Among the highlights include the world premiere of Chris Evans’ directorial debut “Before We Go” (formerly “1:30 Train”), dueling Anna Kendrick films in dark drama “Cake” and musical adaptation “The Last Five Years,” ensemble comedy “This is Where I Leave You” starring Corey Stoll, Adam Driver and more, Jason Reitman’s “Men, Women and Children” with Ansel Elgort, Kaitin Dever and others, and “99 Homes,” Ramin Bahrani’s financial world set drama which also serves as the first film outside of “The Amazing Spider-Man” franchise for Andrew Garfield since “The Social Network.”
The 39th Toronto International Film Festival runs from September 4 to 14, 2014.
Men, Women and Children Jason Reitman, USA World Premiere
Men, Women and Children follows the story of a group of high school teenagers and their parents as they attempt to navigate the many ways the internet has changed their relationships, their communication, their self-image, and their love lives. Starring Jennifer Garner, Adam Sandler and Judy Greer.
With Comic-Con quickly approaching, Fox Home Entertainment wants to remind its fans about a little love story that they might have heard of. Yes, the one between The Fault in Our Stars‘ Augustus Waters and Hazel Grace Lancaster.
At Comic-Con, fans will have the opportunity to pre-order the film on Blu-ray, and EW has an exclusive look at one of the 300 limited edition TFIOS posters that will be paired with the pre-order. So for those of you attending Comic-Con, the posters will be available with the pre-sales at Fox booth #4229. Now go get your poster. Okay? Okay.
The second wave of Teen Choice Awards nominees have been announced! Ansel is nominated in 3 categories! Make sure to you head over to TeenChoiceAwards.com to vote everyday!
Choice Movie Breakout Star
Ansel Elgort, “Divergent” and “The Fault in Our Stars”
Theo James, “Divergent”
Elizabeth Olsen, “Godzilla”
Nicola Peltz, “Transformers: Age of Extinction”
Wyatt Russell, “22 Jump Street”
Choice Movie Chemistry
Cameron Diaz, Leslie Mann and Kate Upton, “The Other Woman”
Ansel Elgort, Nat Wolff and Shailene Woodley, “The Fault in Our Stars”
Chris Evans and Anthony Mackie, “Captain America: The Winter Soldier”
Ice Cube and Kevin Hart, “Ride Along”
Jonah Hill and Channing Tatum, “22 Jump Street”
Choice Movie Liplock
Scarlett Johansson and Chris Evans, “Captain America: The Winter Soldier”
Jennifer Lawrence and Josh Hutcherson, “The Hunger Games: Catching Fire”
Emma Roberts, Jennifer Aniston and Will Poulter, “We’re The Millers”
Emma Stone and Andrew Garfield, “The Amazing Spider-Man 2″
Shailene Woodley and Ansel Elgort, “The Fault In Our Stars”
The Fault in Our Stars’ Ansel Elgort talks controversy, his extraordinary grandmother – and dealing with his many online admirers
We all remember our first kiss. Where was yours, at a school disco? Behind the bike sheds? In Anne Frank’s attic?
The Fault in Our Stars has almost necessitated the sale of tissues alongside popcorn in cinemas due to the volume of tears flowing out of viewers.
For those who have not had their tears jerked yet, the film follows the budding romance between Hazel Grace Lancaster, who has incurable thyroid cancer, and osteosarcoma survivor Augustus Waters, and the relationship that brings light to their lives despite the ever-looming shadow of terminal illness. It’s like Romeo and Juliet if the doomed lovers, instead of downing poison in the final scene, had serious bouts of cancer from the outset.
The film is based on the phenomenally successful book by John Green, which reached the top of Amazon’s bestselling list six months before it was published. Since then it has sold over ten million copies worldwide and is the UK’s bestselling book of 2014 so far, despite being two years old.
The big screen adaptation has replicated the novel’s success, taking over $48m in its opening weekend in the US, twice the amount of Tom Cruise action vehicle Edge of Tomorrow that was released at the same time. In the UK it also shot straight to the top of the box office, becoming a low-budget blockbusting hit in a summer strewn with big-budget special effects laden flops.
As incredibly popular as the film is with audiences, critics, though unanimous in praising the sparky central pairing of Shailene Woodley as Hazel Grace and Ansel Elgort as Augustus, have vehemently attacked one key scene, when the couple share their first kiss, during a trip to Amsterdam, on a visit to the Anne Frank House.
After Hazel Grace struggles to climb the stairs to Anne’s bedroom, the couple victoriously and passionately embrace. Instead of attracting suspect looks from the assorted bunch of tourists, they spontaneously burst into applause. “Toe-curling” said Mark Kermode. “Actively repulsing,” chimed the Telegraph. “The whole episode feels almost drunk, it’s so bad,” added The Guardian, and many other critics were far less kind.
“That’s the perfect place to do it,” counters Ansel Elgort, who plays one of the controversial kissers, speaking to The Big Issue in London before shooting off to the airport to fly back to New York. “If you’ve read her diary, Anne had her first kiss in the attic, in the same place. I loved that moment and the voiceover in the background.”
Passages from Anne Frank’s diary provide the soundtrack to the film’s emotional crescendo, her words reflecting the experiences of the protagonists – “Where there is hope there is life”.
I have added photos of Ansel attending the Dior Homme show as part of Paris Fashion Week Menswear Spring/Summer 2015 on June 28th to the gallery!
A long time ago – like, we’re talking July last year – I called up the famous fashion photographer Arthur Elgort to chat about his trip to China with Linda Evangelista. Before hanging up, he said, “My youngest son is Ansel Elgort. He’s going to come out in a movie soon that’s going to make him big time.” That movie was Carrie – the Kimberly Peirce remake of Stephen King’s telekinetic thriller starring Chloë Grace Moretz.
Arthur Elgort was right. He did make it big time. “He believes in me,” smiles Ansel when I tell him about our exchange. He’s sat in the Soho Hotel, legs sprawled across the coffee table between us, munching on caramel corn. With only three films to date, the youngest Elgort is already girding his loins from the clamouring Tumblr ‘shippers’ (vehement fans who pair two people in a dream relationship). In The Fault in Our Stars, Ansel plays Augustus Waters: a cocksure hunk in remission who falls for Hazel Grace Lancaster (played by herbal hottie and homemade toothpaste guru Shailene Woodley). Together, they trek to Amsterdam to visit Lancaster’s favourite author, Peter Van Houten. What really happens, though, is a deluge from the beginning of the second act when the floodgates burst. You’ll sob in this movie, I swear. This acerbic account of young teenage love thriving despite being diagnosed with a terminal illness “says important things about sick people, shoots down the stereotypes,” says Elgort. So for those of you that get this, bring tissues along when you go. Okay? Okay.
Did you ever get to use Shailene’s herbal toothpaste?
Ansel Elgort: She offered it to me, the toothpaste, but I’m okay with Crest (laughs). She would give me stuff and I’d just eat it. I’m down for whatever, if you wanna give me something I’ll drink your drink – the thing about it is if she’s drinking it you know it’s probably not bad for you.
And? How’d you feel?
Ansel Elgort: I wouldn’t feel bad, I never got sick or anything. The funny thing is that with Shailene if you ask her what things are good for, she’ll like tell you for 95% of the things – the reason they’re good for you is like, “This is good for digestion.” It’s like everything is good for digestion now.
How’d you guys first meet?
Ansel Elgort: It was during the audition for Divergent. There weren’t sparks. We played brother and sister the first time we met. Shailene is a big presence, she dominates whatever scene she’s in. If the actor she’s with isn’t good, she’s going to dominate the shit out of them and it’s going to be a mess. So it needs to be someone who’s a strong enough actor. So you have to think about how can you beat her in that scene, because she’s trying to beat you.