Alden Ehrenreich flew into the Star Wars universe with his portrayal as a young Han Solo. But he’s more than fancy piloting skills. Here are some fun facts about the actor.
When Solo: A Star Wars Story premiered in May, Alden Ehrenreich took over as the iconic Han Solo, giving Star Wars fans a chance to see his origin story.
Ehrenreich’s popularity grew with his Star Wars film, but , his breakout role came in Hail, Ceasar! Yet, he had the swagger, the smile, and the look to portray Han Solo.
As we celebrate Han Solo this month with the home release of novelization coming out for Solo: A Star Wars Story, we went digging around for some fun facts on Alden Ehrenreich
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Ehrenreich’s first role was in Supernatural
All the way back in the first season of Supernatural (the show is now entering it’s 14th season), Ehrenreich appeared in the show’s second episode Wendigo.
Generally, things don’t go well on Supernatural, but Ehrenreich’s character made it out alive, if not a little banged up.
Ehrenreich has worked with great directors
Ehrenreich has appeared in 17 films, his last being Solo. Of those movies, he has worked with five Academy Award winners for Best Director, and one nominee. He’s been around some serious pedigree with Francis Ford Coppola, Warren Beatty, Ron Howard, Joel and Ethan Coen, and Woody Allen.
Ehrenreich father’s was Stephen Spielberg’s accountant
Even though Ehrenreich has worked with five Academy Award-winning directors, Stephen Spielberg is not one of them, but Ehrenreich owes a lot to him.
The famed director saw him in a video for a friend’s Bat Mitzvah and worked at getting him an agent, according to Rolling Stone. It helped that Ehrenreich’s father was Spielberg’s accountant.
Ehrenreich is contracted for more Star Wars movies
Ehrenreich revealed he is under contract for three Star Wars movies. That doesn’t necessarily mean there will be more Solo movies of his younger years, but if LucasFilm decides to go that way, Ehrenreich is ready.
Ehrenreich likes to read
The 28-year-old actor apparently doesn’t like to spend money on expensive things. But one thing he does like to spend money on is books.
He told Wealthsimple: “I’ve found that the one thing that brings me the most joy is something that costs me the least amount of money — reading books.”
Solo: A Star Wars Story is available on Blu-Ray and DVD September 25.