Overnight, Jacob Elordi became a household name.
After playing a leading role in Netflix's Kissing Booth, he became the latest in a long line of Australian actors to make it in Hollywood. Within just a few short years, he was starring alongside A-listers like Zendaya in the HBO hit series, Euphoria and Ben Affleck in the Hulu film, Deep Water.
But it wasn't all glamorous.
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Before Elordi, 25, became a prominent actor, he was a normal Australian teenager growing up in Brisbane with a stay-at-home mum and a housepainter dad. His father, John, says he developed an obsession with acting from the age of 12.
"He loved the theatre. He devoured films. He devoured books about films," he told Daily Mail earlier this year. "Sometimes two or three books at a time. He watched YouTube video of actor's auditions."
His son, he said, had a dream of making it in Hollywood.
"Jacob always had this very strong self-belief but of course as parents you try and be pragmatic and we were very pragmatic," he explained. "He always knew what he wanted to be. And as his father there was a time I said to him, 'Mate, acting is a one-in-a-million kind of situation'