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The Place Beyond the Pines is being sold as a matchup between two of the most popular and well-regarded leading men working today, Bradley Cooper and Ryan Gosling. But what you might not know, thanks to his leading role in the film's final half-hour, is that Dane DeHaan plays just as large a role, and is rising so fast you'll know his name as well as Cooper's and Gosling's very soon.
DeHaan broke out big time last year with his lead role in the surprise hit Chronicle, playing the troubled teen with newfound superpowers who eventually uses his strengths for evil. With a vital supporting turn in Lawless and quick appearance in Steven Spielberg's Lincoln DeHaan soon became a familiar face, and now that he's been cast as Harry Osborn in the upcoming The Amazing Spider-Man 2, he's about to become a whole lot more familiar to movie fans. But why not get to know him now and be the first person on the bandwagon?
In the video above I talk to DeHaan about his role as a deeply troubled teenager-- the son of Gosling's character, who we meet 16 years after Gosling's story takes place-- in The Place Beyond the Pines, and how at 27 years old he still finds satisfaction playing characters nearly a decade younger than he is. He also talks about how director Derek Cianfrance's intensive working process on Pines is something he'll take with him into other roles-- including Harry Osborn. The Place Beyond the Pines is currently open in limited release, and it's really good. You can click here to find out where it's playing near you.