America WILL Fall In Love With Alex Pettyfer, Say Studios

Thursday, January 20 by

Actor/Model. Is there a more chilling phrase in the English language? It normally conveys, “He’s not much of an actor, but he’s really good looking, so audiences will tolerate him.” Fortunately, the audiences being subjected to this 20 year-old British lad are not exactly our demographic. Mr. Pettyfer has recently been picked up to lead another possible franchise based on the series of young adult books titled The Mortal Instruments, which are described by New York Magazine as “basically Twilight with demons instead of vampires.” Pinch me. I must be dreaming. This announcement comes just a month before Pettyfer stars inI Am Number Four, another film based on a young adult novel, this one in the realm of science fiction. I Am Number Four also has the dubious distinction of being written by Oprah‘s archnemesis, James Frey who was chastised for fabricating stories in his supposed memoir A Million Little Pieces.

So what does this all mean to us? Not much, since the concepts for both these movies sound completely awful, and we won’t watch them. But it does mean, whether we want to or not, this guy is probably going to be in our life for a while. At least until today’s 7th graders become tomorrow’s college Freshman.

Until then, here is some Alex Pettyfer trivia to keep you “in the know” with the young ones.

  • “Pettyfer already has seven tats, including a Celtic cross on his chest, Arabic script on the inside of his right arm, and Chinese logograms on his lower waist”
  • He’s British
  • He’s good-looking
  • He chooses horrible movies to act in.

That’s all you need to know about the tween set’s next big thing. Enjoy your fleeting fame, Alex!

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COMMENTS

  1. January 20, 2011 12:35 pm

    Lily

    Rude much -_-
    Alex is amazing!!! I’m Glad he was offered the part for Jace :)


  2. January 20, 2011 12:35 pm

    Thomas

    Well first of all, I think almost all people who say Alex Pettyfer is “not much of an actor”, “a bad actor”, or “a wooden actor” haven’t seen his movies at all. I asked some of the people who gave those comments, and they either have seen none of his movies or one at most.
    I have got all movies with him ever released on DVD, and they are all great. I think he’s a great actor.

    And I think the same applies with the the people who make bad comments on “I Am Number Four” and “The Mortal Instruments”: They probably never have read the books !!!!
    I have read IANF and all three “Mortal Instruments” books, and since I liked those very much, I read all of them several times and of course made advance orders for the books due to be released this year, the second book of the “Lorien Legacies”, which should be released in July/August and the fourth book of “The Mortal Instruments” due to be released in early April.
    Can anybody please tell me what might be “completely awful” in the concepts of the books / movies ?

    And about the movies, Alex Pettyfer chose: I think “Tom Brown’s Schooldays”, “Stormbreaker”, “Wild Child”, “Tormented”, “Beastly”, “I Am Number Four” and, if it will be confirmed, “City of Bones” were all very perfect choices. Great stories and, as far as released, a very passionate Alex Pettyfer, who impersonated his characters very perfectly.

    A choice I’m not sure is “Now”. But we’ll see whether this was a good choice next fall when this movie will be released (US: October 28th, 2011). And I also will wait until “Shunt” is released before I make up my mind on that (since I’ve to admit I didn’t read the book). I think Alex Pettyfer will impersonate James Hunt perfectly, however I’m not sure that a BioPic can be as interesting as a fictional story.


  3. January 20, 2011 12:35 pm

    katya

    I AM BRITISH AND AM AMOUNG THE MILLIONS OF FANS THAT ADORE ALEX PETYFER!!!
    I WILL SEND MY MONEY AND WATCH HIS MOVIES.ISNT THAT WHY MOVIES ARE MADE TO ENTERTAIN THE FANS.


  4. January 20, 2011 12:35 pm

    Thomas

    There are some points I forgot to address in my yesterdays comment:

    First of all, your article is referring to the age of Alex Pettyfer’s fans twice. So I wonder what your demographic might be ? Perhaps you are aged between eighty and one hundred and working from a senior citizen’s residence ?
    Anyway, thank you for keeping all people “in the know” with the “the young ones” like me. I’ve been an Alex Pettyfer fan for quite some time (and of course could give you trivia by the boatload). Though I have to admit that most of his fans might be teenage girls, Alex Pettyfer also does have other fans. I, for example, have been born in 1956 and had my 55th birthday a few weeks ago.

    And about bad choices for movies, I think you might be mixing up Alex Pettyfer with Zac Efron, who in my eyes didn’t make the best choices lately since he is being coached by Leonardo DiCaprio.

    One thing where I totally agree with your article is that Alex Pettyfer’s fame will fade one day (like before the fame of many other actors like Myrna Loy, William Powell, Sidney Toller, Lee Marvin, James Stewart etc.). In Alex Pettyfer’s case I’d guess that will happen between the years 2060 and 2080, which means your website has really anticipatory articles.