Ellar Coltrane Kinney Salmon (born August 27, 1994), known
professionally as Ellar Coltrane, is an American actor. He is best
known for his role as Mason Evans Jr. in Richard Linklater's film
Boyhood (2014), for which he won the Critics' Choice Movie Award for
Best Young Performer.
1 Life and career
3 Awards and nominations
5 External links
Life and career
Coltrane was born in
Austin, Texas to Genevieve (née Kinney), an
equine-assisted therapist for autistic people, and Bruce Salmon, a
musician. His parents divorced when he was nine, and his mother
subsequently remarried. Coltrane's half-sister, Evelyn, was born
when he was eleven. He was largely homeschooled as a child, with
the exception of three years of high school, and obtained his GED.
In 2001, at age six, Coltrane was cast by filmmaker Richard Linklater
to play the title character of sorts of the film Boyhood; Linklater
wanted to make an unprecedented film that would show a boy's coming of
age, but with the actors growing up or aging on screen. Coltrane and
other members of the cast were filmed intermittently for several days
at a time between May 2002 and August 2013, when Coltrane turned 19;
there were 45 days of filming altogether. During his childhood,
Coltrane also appeared in several other movies, including a small role
in Linklater's 2006 film Fast Food Nation.
In 2016, Coltrane starred in the
Barack Obama drama film Barry, which
premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival. The following
year, he co-starred with
Emma Watson in James Ponsoldt's film
adaptation of the
Dave Eggers novel The Circle (2017), which premiered
at the Tribeca Film Festival.
Lone Star State of Mind
Young Earl Crest
Faith & Bullets
Thomas Chaney, Jr.
Fast Food Nation
Young Tyler Jensen
Mason Evans, Jr.
The Last Movie Star
Awards and nominations
Boston Society of Film Critics
Capri Film Festival
Chicago Film Critics Association
Most Promising Performer
Detroit Film Critics Society
Florida Film Critics Circle
Phoenix Film Critics Society
Breakthrough Performance on Camera
Best Youth Performance in a Lead or Supporting Role – Male
San Diego Film Critics Society
Best Performance by an Ensemble
Washington D.C. Area Film Critics Association
Best Youth Performance
Critics' Choice Movie Award
Best Young Performer
Best Acting Ensemble
Georgia Film Critics Association
MTV Movie Awards
Best Breakthrough Performance
Best On-Screen Transformation
Online Film Critics Society
Best Youth Performance
Santa Barbara International Film Festival
Screen Actors Guild Award
Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture
Ellar Coltrane Kinney Salmon". Mocavo.com. Retrieved May 5,
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Retrieved October 1, 2017.
^ a b Kachka, Boris (June 21, 2014). "
Ellar Coltrane on His 12-Year
Movie Role". Vulture. Retrieved October 30, 2014.
^ Churcher, Sharon (July 19, 2014). "Boyhood star
Ellar Coltrane began
shooting film at age six and finished at 18". Mail Online. Retrieved
October 30, 2014.
^ Mechanic, Michael (July 3, 2014). "Meet the Star of "Boyhood," the
Oscar Frontrunner Everybody's Talking About". Mother Jones. Retrieved
October 1, 2017.
^ Carroll, Larry (November 28, 2006). "Got Plans For 2013? Check Out
Richard Linklater's '12-Year Movie'". MTV News. Retrieved October 30,
^ Lewis, Hilary (November 11, 2014). "'Boyhood': 11 Things to Know
About Star Ellar Coltrane". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved October
^ McNary, Dave (March 14, 2016). "'Compton's' Jason Mitchell,
Ellar Coltrane Join Young
Barack Obama Movie 'Barry'".
Variety. Retrieved September 18, 2016.
^ Kit, Borys (September 29, 2015). "'Boyhood' Star Joins Emma Watson,
Tom Hanks in 'The Circle' (Exclusive)". The Hollywood Reporter.
Retrieved September 29, 2015.
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