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Rupert Grint BiographyRupert Alexander Grint was born on August 24, 1988, in Hertfordshire, England, UK. Although only acting in one school play before being cast in the popular wizard series "Harry Potter," Rupert has already proved himself one of the most recognized actors on the big screen. When he heard that there were going to be auditions for Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone, he decided to try out for it.
Unlike the other children who were auditioning, Rupert came in with hip-hop lyrics that promoted Ronald Wasley, the character for which he was auditioning, and was chosen soon afterward. Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone was a big hit, as was the follow-up, Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, and he has already filmed episode three, Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, which was released on Friday, June 4, 2004. More recently, he finished filming the fourth movie, Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire.
SalaryHarry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (2007): $4,000,000
TriviaHas one brother and three sisters. Loving the Harry Potter series, Rupert Grint found out that there were auditions for the feature film, so he got the part although he had previously only acted in one school play. Says he would like to be invisible so he could sneak out of detention at school Plays the guitar. He likes all kinds of music, but his favorite is classic rock and roll. His favorite actor is Jim Carrey. He likes movies like Shrek (2001), Ace Ventura: Pet Detective (1994), How the Grinch Stole Christmas (2000), and Dumb & Dumber (1994). Forgot to write the essay describing Ron Weasley to director Alfonso Cuarón because "that's what Ron would have done." After taking his GCSE exams in May/June 2004, he chose to finish school at the age of sixteen to focus on his role in the Harry Potter films. He can speak German, though only a little, such as numbers and little sentences. Bought a quad bike with his Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone (2001) earnings. In an interview in 2001 on Nickelodeon with Emma Watson and Daniel Radcliffe, he stated his favorite show was Spongebob Squarepants. Attended Top Hat Stage & Screen School in Hertford. His father Chris once ran a Motor Car Racing Memorabilia Company. One of his favorite bands is the Arctic Monkeys. Emma Roberts and Alexa Vega list him as their favorite actor. Was considered one of the 55 faces of the future by Nylon Magazine's Young Hollywood Issue.
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