After three seasons of blowing our minds with plot twists, shocking endings and incredible acting, HBO’s The Leftovers is now heading to CraveTV. In addition to becoming one of our favourite dramas in years, the series has also given us more screen time with one of our favourite dramatic actors, Justin Theroux.
Before The Leftovers, we mainly knew Justin Theroux as Jennifer Aniston’s handsome hubby and as an actor in a handful of indie flicks. But, as we’ve learned, there’s so much more to Theroux. And yeah, he’s still really handsome.
HE’S A LITTLE BIT CANADIAN
Although he grew up in the US, Justin Theroux’s French last name is actually French Canadian. His father is half French-Canadian and we will wholly accept Justin as an honorary Canuck.
HE’S AN ACCOMPLISHED SCREENWRITER
Not only is Theroux an award-winning actor, he’s also a writer. Zoolander 2? Yeah, he wrote that! Theroux also helped pen Rock of Ages and Iron Man 2, and his first big screenplay was fan-fave Tropic Thunder, the 2008 comedy starring Robert Downey Jr., Ben Stiller, and Jack Black.
HE’S A SUCCESSFUL PRODUCER AND DIRECTOR
The best way to get work in Hollywood is to be a jack of all trades and that’s something Theroux has taken to heart. In addition to acting and writing, Theroux has also produced four projects, including Tropic Thunder, and directed two films, including the 2007 rom com Dedication starring Billy Crudup and Mandy Moore.
HE’S APPEARED IN MUSIC VIDEOS
If you’ve ever watched Muse’s 2003 music video for “Hysteria” and thought, who’s the hot guy? The hot guy is Justin Theroux.
HE PLAYED TWO DIFFERENT CHARACTERS ON SEX AND THE CITY
The only show we knew of that casts the same actor in two different roles is Law and Order: SVU, but it turns out Justin Theroux had the rare honour of playing two characters on Sex and The City. In Season 1, Theroux played a character named Jared. In Season 2 he played Vaughn, a fellow writer that Carrie dates for one episode and eventually breaks up with, even though she loves his family. What’s odd is that Theroux played a writer in both roles, so why not just make him the same guy? Too many Cosmopolitans in the writers room.
HE HAD AN IMPRESSIVE IMDB PAGE LONG BEFORE MARRYING JENNIFER ANISTON
Admittedly, we didn’t really know much about Theroux before he married Hollywood A-lister Aniston, but it turns out the actor had an impressive career before the two met and appeared in the film Wanderlust together. In addition to acting in TV series The District, New York Undercover, Alias, Six Feed Under, and Parks and Rec, Theroux also appeared in the films Mulholland Drive, American Psycho, Strangers With Candy, and Zoolander.
HE WAS IN THE LEGO NINJANGO MOVIE
If you’re like us and watched the LEGO Ninjango Movie and thought, um, Garmadon kinda has a hot voice, don’t worry. It was Justin Theroux. So, it’s not totally weird.
Coming this February; catch The Leftovers on CraveTV.