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Ellar Coltrane
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.[2]


1 Life and career 2 Filmography 3 Awards and nominations 4 References 5 External links

Life and career[edit] Coltrane was born in Austin, Texas
Austin, Texas
to Genevieve (née Kinney), an equine-assisted therapist for autistic people,[3] and Bruce Salmon, a musician.[4][5] His parents divorced when he was nine, and his mother subsequently remarried.[6] Coltrane's half-sister, Evelyn, was born when he was eleven.[3] He was largely homeschooled as a child, with the exception of three years of high school, and obtained his GED.[4] 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.[7] During his childhood, Coltrane also appeared in several other movies, including a small role in Linklater's 2006 film Fast Food Nation.[8] In 2016, Coltrane starred in the Barack Obama
Barack Obama
drama film Barry, which premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival.[9] The following year, he co-starred with Emma Watson
Emma Watson
in James Ponsoldt's film adaptation of the Dave Eggers
Dave Eggers
novel The Circle (2017), which premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival.[10] Filmography[edit]

Year Film Role Notes

2002 Lone Star State of Mind Young Earl Crest

2005 Faith & Bullets Thomas Chaney, Jr.

2006 Fast Food Nation Jay Anderson

2009 Hallettsville Young Tyler Jensen

2014 Boyhood Mason Evans, Jr.

2016 Barry Will

2017 The Circle Mercer

The Last Movie Star Shane

Blood Money Victor

2018 Drowned Boy In post-production

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Association Category Work Result

2014 Boston Society of Film Critics Best Cast Boyhood Won

Capri Film Festival Rising Star Won

Chicago Film Critics Association Most Promising Performer Nominated

Detroit Film Critics Society Best Ensemble Nominated

Florida Film Critics Circle Best Cast Nominated

Gotham Awards Breakthrough Actor Nominated

Phoenix Film Critics Society Breakthrough Performance on Camera Nominated

Best Youth Performance in a Lead or Supporting Role – Male Nominated

San Diego Film Critics Society Best Performance by an Ensemble Nominated

Washington D.C. Area Film Critics Association Best Youth Performance Won

Best Ensemble Nominated

2015 Critics' Choice Movie Award Best Young Performer Won

Best Acting Ensemble Nominated

Dorian Awards Rising Star Nominated

Georgia Film Critics Association Breakthrough Award Nominated

Best Ensemble Nominated

MTV Movie Awards Best Breakthrough Performance Nominated

Best On-Screen Transformation Nominated

Online Film Critics Society Best Youth Performance Nominated

Santa Barbara International Film Festival Virtuoso Award Won

Screen Actors Guild Award Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture Nominated


^ " Ellar Coltrane
Ellar Coltrane
Kinney Salmon". Mocavo.com. Retrieved May 5, 2014.  ^ Sneider, Jeff (January 16, 2014). "10 Most Buzzed-About Sundance Actors, From Bill Hader to Maika Monroe". TheWrap. Retrieved 26 April 2014.  ^ a b Thurmond, Sarah (June 30, 2014). "About a Boy". Austin Monthly. Retrieved October 1, 2017.  ^ a b Kachka, Boris (June 21, 2014). " Ellar Coltrane
Ellar Coltrane
on His 12-Year Movie Role". Vulture. Retrieved October 30, 2014.  ^ Churcher, Sharon (July 19, 2014). "Boyhood star Ellar Coltrane
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, 2014.  ^ Lewis, Hilary (November 11, 2014). "'Boyhood': 11 Things to Know About Star Ellar Coltrane". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved October 1, 2017.  ^ McNary, Dave (March 14, 2016). "'Compton's' Jason Mitchell, 'Boyhood's' Ellar Coltrane
Ellar Coltrane
Join Young Barack Obama
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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Critics' Choice Movie Award for Best Young Performer

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(1996) Jurnee Smollett
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(1997) Ian Michael Smith (1998) Haley Joel Osment
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(1999) Jamie Bell
Jamie Bell
(2000) Dakota Fanning
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(2001) Kieran Culkin
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(2002) Keisha Castle-Hughes
Keisha Castle-Hughes
(2003) Freddie Highmore
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/ Emmy Rossum
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(2004) Freddie Highmore
Freddie Highmore
/ Dakota Fanning
Dakota Fanning
(2005) Paul Dano
Paul Dano
/ Abigail Breslin
Abigail Breslin
(2006) Ahmad Khan Mahmidzada / Nikki Blonsky
Nikki Blonsky
(2007) Dev Patel
Dev Patel
(2008) Saoirse Ronan
Saoirse Ronan
(2009) Hailee Steinfeld
Hailee Steinfeld
(2010) Thomas Horn (2011) Quvenzhané Wallis (2012) Adèle Exarchopoulos
Adèle Exarchopoulos
(2013) Ellar Coltrane
Ellar Coltrane
(2014) Jacob Tremblay
Jacob Tremblay
(2015) Lucas Hedges
Lucas Hedges
(2016) Brooklynn Prince (2017)

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