Once upon a time, there was a sexy, pouty model named Douglas Booth. One day, this charming young man decided to become an actor, and now he’s going to be playing Romeo in the new ‘Romeo and Juliet’ movie. And we lived swoon-ily ever after!
British model and actor Booth’s father is English and his mother is of Dutch and Spanish descent, which might explain his beautiful and sort of exotic looks. Dude’s all sexy angles — it’s like looking at a really hot geometry problem.
Booth has done campaigns for Burberry, alongside fellow lovelies like Emma Watson. He also starred in a few BBC productions, including the 2011 mini-series adaptation of Charles Dickens’ ‘Great Expectations,’ before debuting stateside in the 2012 indie flick ‘LOL’ with Miley Cyrus.
Not a great introduction, but apparently it was enough to attract attention from all the right people, because now he’s starring in the new movie version of William Shakespeare’s ‘Romeo and Juliet’ — as Romeo, obviously. And he kind of reminds you of a young Leonardo DiCaprio in a way, yeah? The hair, the pout, and cheekbones, for sure.
He’ll also star in ‘Black Swan’ director Darren Aronofsky‘s latest film, ‘Noah,’ and in ‘Jupiter Ascending,’ from the team that brought you ‘The Matrix’ and ‘Cloud Atlas.’ Some pretty impressive jobs, for sure.