Congratulations are in order for Callan McAuliffe! The 17-year-old actor won the ‘Breakthrough Of The Year’ award at the GQ Men Of The Year Awards Australia held in Sydney last week. Even more exciting – Callan is the youngest winner in the history of the coveted GQ awards.
Callan was honored via a ‘virtual presentation’ from director Rob Reiner who was speaking from Los Angeles. The two have a history together – Reiner picked the young actor as his romantic lead in his feature Flipped in 2010. Since then Callan was cast in the Steven Spielberg-produced I Am Number Four and Baz Luhrmann’s upcoming version of The Great Gatsby.
Also coming up for this versatile actor: The lead in Emmy Nominated director Aron Gaudet’s coming-of-age film Blue Potato, and the coveted role of friend and confidant to Julian Assange in the much-anticipated Underground. Director Amy Redford has also cast Callan as the lead in The House That Jack Built, a historical film about a young sports star in a mid-west mining town in America.
The GQ Men of the Year awards are where Australia’s most talented (and stylish) actors, artists, comedians, sportsmen and rock stars are recognized. The big award is the coveted Man of the Year, which this year was awarded to Chris Hemsworth. Chris covers the current issue of GQ Australia that is on newsstands now.