Ellar Coltrane

Ellar Coltrane

Highest Rated: 97% Boyhood (2014)

Lowest Rated: 15% The Circle (2017)

Birthday: Aug 27, 1994

Birthplace: Austin, Texas, USA

As a child actor, Ellar Coltrane became part of a unique filmmaking experiment where he was filmed in short bursts throughout a twelve-year period, culminating in the acclaimed film "Boyhood" (2014), directed by Richard Linklater. Ellar Coltrane was born Ellar Coltrane Kinney Salmon in August 27, 1994, and grew up in Linklater's home state of Austin, Texas. Coltrane was chosen from a long list of potential candidates for "Boyhood," and was cast when he was six years old. Linklater also cast Coltrane in a small role in his film "Fast Food Nation" (2006) while "Boyhood" was still in production. "Boyhood" told the story of a child's growing up, raised by his parents, played by Ethan Hawke and Patricia Arquette, after their divorce. The filming of "Boyhood" took place for several weeks every year for over a decade, but the ultimate shooting schedule over all this time was thirty-nine days. Linklater wrote the script as he went, basing the story on Coltrane's real life development from childhood into young adulthood. The goal was to make a film that worked like time-lapse photography, done more realistically than having Coltrane age through CGI or motion capture special effects. Once all the footage was finally assembled into the finished film, "Boyhood" was a critical hit, and won a number of festival awards as well.

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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Credit
52% 26% Summer Night Jameson (Character) - 2019
75% 50% The Man Who Killed Hitler and Then the Bigfoot The Clerk (Character) - 2018
50% 15% Blood Money Victor (Character) - 2017
No Score Yet No Score Yet Drowned Boy (Character) - 2017
59% 72% Dog Years Shane (Character) $8K 2017
15% 21% The Circle Mercer (Character) $20.5M 2017
80% 52% Barry Will (Character) - 2016
No Score Yet No Score Yet By the River Unknown (Character) - 2016
97% 81% Boyhood Mason (Character) $25.4M 2014

TV

Credit
100% 59% The Good Lord Bird Salmon Brown (Character) 2020
No Score Yet No Score Yet Conan Guest 2015
No Score Yet No Score Yet The View Guest 2014-2015
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Daily Show With Jon Stewart Guest 2014
No Score Yet No Score Yet CBS This Morning Guest 2014
No Score Yet 58% The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon Guest 2014
No Score Yet No Score Yet Today Guest 2014

QUOTES FROM Ellar Coltrane CHARACTERS

Mom says: This so is too big for us - you'll be going to school eventually. It's too expensive - I'm done.

Mason says: Why did you even buy it in the first place then?

Mom says: Because I really enjoy making poor lie decisions keeping us on the brink of poverty. I mean I've spent the first half of my life acquiring all this crap and now I'm gonna spend the second half of my life getting rid of all this stuff.

Dad says: Hey. Grab the McCain sign

Mason says: Dad, we could get arrested.

Dad says: Just put it in the car. I'm bein' patriotic.

Mason says: It's like we're being chemically rewarded for allowing ourselves to be brainwashed. How evil is that ? We're fucked.

Mason says: Aren't you getting a bit ahead of yourself, Mom? Like about forty years.

Dad says: Hey. Grab the McCain sign.

Mason says: Dad, we could get arrested.

Dad says: Just put it in the car. I'm being patriotic.

Mason says: It's like it's always right now.