Garrett Hedlund is an American actor, model and singer. His films include Friday Night Lights , Troy as Patroclus, Four Brothers , Eragon , Country Strong , Tron Legacy as Sam Flynn, On the Road as Dean Moriarty, Inside Llewyn Davis Unbroken , and Pan as James Hook.
Hedlund was born in Roseau, Minnesota. He is the youngest of three children, with a brother, Nathaniel, and a sister, Amanda. His father is of Swedish descent and his mother is of Norwegian and German ancestry. Hedlund was raised on a remote beef cattle farm near the small town of Wannaska, Minnesota. In the tenth grade, he moved to live with his mother in Arizona, where he saved his waiters tips to pay for lessons with acting coach Jean Fowler, with whom he worked on speeches and script material. He subsequently modeled for L.L. Bean and Teen magazine. In 2003, at the age of eighteen, Hedlund moved to Los Angeles to pursue his acting career.