After ‘The Goldfinch’ took in only $2.6 million in its first weekend, it’s time to once again assess the bona fides of Hollywood’s foremost actor/tap dancer/DJ/pop singer/social media star. @katehalliwell: https://t.co/lGdt9XuC6J— The Ringer (@ringer) September 16, 2019
‘The Goldfinch’ took in only $2.6 million in its first weekend
The Ringer asks if Ansel Elgort is A Movie Star. They examine Ansel’s many public personas
Ansel Elgort As a Serious Actor
His star has been firmly on the rise since The Fault in Our Stars. Baby Driver was a step in the right direction. In October 2018 he was cast as Tony in Steven Spielberg’s adaptation of West Side Story.
Verdict: Ansel is a decent actor, but don't count on an Oscar nomination anytime soon.
Ansel Elgort As a Cover Star
For his blond phase, he was immortalized for the ages in GQ Korea.
안셀 엘고트 Ansel Elgort (p: 목나정 Moke NaJung), GQ Korea, February 2019. 1/3 pic.twitter.com/N84F2JHgKk— 화보백업계정 (@jmtastexx) February 12, 2019
He then donned lipstick and hair clips for V magazine’s August cover.
| 𝘛𝘜𝘙𝘕𝘐𝘕𝘎 𝘗𝘖𝘐𝘕𝘛 | #VMAN42 cover star @anselelgort aims to disregard the heartthrob stereotype, & all eyes are on him as he tackles the leading role in the film adaption of @GoldfinchMovie. Pre-order the issue now at the link in bio! | #VMAN pic.twitter.com/KZ8XRVfKO4— VMAN Magazine (@VMAN) August 26, 2019
Verdict: His face looks pretty damn good in the checkout line at the grocery store. Ansel Elgort is a cover star.
Ansel Elgort As an Interviewee
He is ok, not particularly charming. He committed hard for his Late Show appearance last week, to excruciating results.
Verdict: Ansel needs to work on his press circuit technique
The Ringer says Ansel Is Not A Movie Star … Yet.
Steven Spielberg, you’re our—and Ansel’s—only hope.