Miles Teller is starting to pop up everywhere. Whether it be his hilarious demeanor in interviews, or his serious acting chops in film, there have been an increasing number of instances that have allowed him to win over fans. After graduating drama school in 2009, the 28-year-old actor was hungry for a successful acting career, which in little time, he started to achieve.

After playing sidekicks and teenagers in films such as Divergent, The Spectacular Now, and finally his critically acclaimed role in Oscar-nominated Whiplash, Teller finally scored his deserved adult lead in upcoming boxing biopic Bleed for This. Now the young star is going to break into the bigger franchise market, as he takes lead as Reed Richards a.k.a. Mr. Fantastic in the upcoming reboot of Fantastic Four. His name is starting to hold serious weight, and if you don’t know him quite that well yet, here are 8 things you need to know about Miles Teller.

He Actually Knows How To Play The Drums
Miles Teller has been playing music his whole life. He told Elle Magazine that he’d played piano and saxophone his whole life. But when it came to drums, the actor opened up to Rolling Stone, claiming he hadn’t really taken the instrument quite as seriously, and played in both his church choir and a band called the Mutes. So for Whiplash, Teller went through as intense of a drum regimen as his character’s. He told the publication:
I would have felt like such a douchebag if I was doing this movie and couldn't drum. When I first started bleeding on the drumstick, I felt validity.

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