ByCassie Benter, writer at
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Cassie Benter

Ezra Miller might be most known for his role in the book-to-screen adaptation, The Perks of Being a Wallflower, in which he stars alongside Emma Watson, and Logan Lerman. The movie deals with some dark themes that some kids face during their childhood, but overall, it's still a pretty cute and feel-good movie. In it, he plays the role of a boy named Patrick, who is the life of the party; fun, outgoing, and carefree. All of those things being the exact opposite of what we've seen from him in his previous roles.

The Perks of Being a Wallflower
The Perks of Being a Wallflower

For instance, only a year before his role as Patrick, he starred alongside Tilda Swinton in We Need to Talk About Kevin. It is definitely not a family-friendly movie, and is one of the most disturbing films I've seen in my lifetime. In the movie, he plays Kevin, who is constantly seeking revenge on his mother in cruel and sadistic ways.

The Perks of Being a Wallflower is the most recognizable movie we've seen him in, where he stepped away from this "creepy little kid" typecast. I was really hoping that (as much as I loved him playing Kevin) he would continue to play more diverse roles in the future, and that's exactly what we're getting ready to see.

We Need to Talk About Kevin
We Need to Talk About Kevin

In only one month, we will see him in Madame Bovary playing as Léon Dupuis, staring alongside Mia Wasikowska who plays as Emma Bovary. In it, he is "the last romantic left in all of France", which is certainly a big leap already! Soon after that, we'll see him play a part in the upcoming comedy, Trainwreck, which stars Amy Schumer, and Bill Hader. And to top it all off, the one thing that I predict will really give his career a jump start will be his role as Flash in DC Comic's [The Flash (Movie)](tag:15273) in 2018. With fingers crossed, he could also play the same role in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, though nothing is confirmed yet.

In closing, Ezra Miller started acting in movies at the age of sixteen. Now, twenty-two years old, he has been in ten films and one short film, along with appearing on various TV shows, be it as a guest star, or a reoccurring character. In only six years, he's already proven to us that he can branch out and do different things. Imagine what it'll be like in another six! I don't know about you, but I can't wait to see how he continues to grow as an actor, and I will be watching him with a smile on my face every step of the way.


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