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Who is Paul Mescal, Oscar-nominated actor and star of “Gladiator 2”?

The actor Paul Mescal 28, is about to reach a new level of fame. He is the protagonist of the megaproduction “Gladiator 2” sequel to the 2000 film, which hits theaters in November this year.

Despite having few titles on his resume, the Irishman’s talent has won over audiences, critics and studios in recent years. He began his career in theater after graduating from The Lir Academy in Dublin, Ireland.

Mescal’s first major role in audiovisual was in the adaptation of the best-selling novel by Sally Rooney , “Normal people” (2020), for television. The performance earned her an Emmy nomination and some recognition in the industry and from the public.

The following year, he made a cameo appearance in the Oscar-nominated film “The Lost Daughter” starring Olivia Colman. In 2022, he won his first major film role and starred in “Aftersun“ . The indie production shown at Cannes was responsible for the Oscar nomination for Mescal . On that occasion, he competed against Austin Butler (“Elvis”), Colin Farrell (“The Banshees of Inisherin“), and Brendan Fraer (“The Whale”), who was the big winner of the night.

After that, Hollywood’s eyes were on the young Irish actor. Since then, he has been cast in several projects, such as “All of Us Strangers” It is “Intruder” which premiered this year in Brazil and are available on streaming.

In addition to the sequence of “Gladiator” Mescal has three other upcoming projects. He has been cast in Richard Linklater’s new film, “Merrily We Roll Along” ; “Hamnet” in Chloe Zao ; It is “The History of Sound” alongside Josh O’Connor.

The American magazine The Hollywood Reporter mentioned Mescal as one of the new Hollywood’s “darlings” alongside names like Zendaya , Timothée Chalamet It is Sydney Swenney .

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Source: CNN Brasil

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