EXCLUSIVE: 8 Things to Know About The Giver‘s Brenton Thwaites

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There’s less than a month to go before the movie adaptation of The Giver hits the big screen. August 15, here we come! But before we can see Jonas in theaters for the first time, we just had to chat with the young actor who’s bringing him to life: Brenton Thwaites.

The 24-year-old’s gotten the chance to work with some rather impressive people in the short time he’s been acting — Jeff Bridges! Meryl Streep! Angelina Jolie! — so, natch, we talked to him ALL about it. Just like we did with his co-stars from The Giver, Cameron Monaghan and Odeya Rush, here are some facts about Brenton Thwaites we learned exclusively: