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Logan Lerman wants to direct films

Logan Lerman has revealed he's been picking up tips from his directors because he is hoping to make a movie.

The 21-year-old Percy Jackson star wants to follow in the footsteps of other actors who have stepped behind the cameras.

He said: "Like George Clooney, there's a small handful of guys who've managed to jump from acting to directing. I'd love to learn how to tell a story, rather than aid someone else's storytelling."

Logan has already made tentative steps by observing his directors at work.

"A lot of the film-makers are really generous in opening the doors and allowing me to look over their shoulder, especially Chris Columbus [who directed the first Percy Jackson]," he said.

He also learned a lot from Darren Aronofsky, who directed him in upcoming biblical epic Noah, although he added: "I was very timid and didn't want to step on his toes or get in his way."

Logan, who can next be seen in Percy Jackson: Sea Of Monsters, the sequel to Percy Jackson And The Olympians: The Lightning Thief, has been acting since he was a child.

By the age of four he had an agent, and four years after that he was cast in his first big screen role, as the youngest son of Mel Gibson's character in The Patriot. That same year, he played the young version of Mel's character in What Women Want. A small part in Riding In Cars With Boys followed, as did a couple of TV movies and then, in 2004, he was cast in the TV series Jack And Bobby.

He said it taught him that he wanted a diverse career. "I liked the process and enjoyed the experience, but I hated the repetition. It was so annoying to do the same shtick every episode," said the actor. "I don't want to ever do one thing forever. I want to switch up the genres, different tones and ratings."

:: Percy Jackson: Sea Of Monsters is in cinemas now.

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