Belfast Telegraph

Wednesday 1 October 2014

Alex Pettyfer: I'm grounded

Alex Pettyfer

Alex Pettyfer has ambitious dreams but still "lives in reality".

The 22-year-old actor has risen to fame thanks to his roles in I Am Number Four, Beastly, In Time and most recently Magic Mike.

Alex wants to continue rising through the ranks in Hollywood, but is also aware of his limitations.

"I'm very ambitious. I live in reality but I have dreams I want to fulfil - I want to be a director, and I've already started my own production company," he explained. "But I also have a measure of success that I keep to myself. It's something very personal to me."

Alex looks to his father Richard and the late actor-and-director Paul Newman for inspiration.

The British star admires people who quietly make a difference without boasting about their achievements.

"My dad's one of my biggest heroes. I also think Paul Newman's an inspiration. I know a lot of people say that, but I love that he's a great role model and a humanitarian," he told British magazine Men's Health.

"I admire people who don't necessarily want to change the world, but try to make it a better environment."

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