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Tye Sheridan, famous for his portrayal of Scott Summers / Cyclops in the "X-Men" film series, is considered to be one of the Hollywood's most sought after young talents. Here are a few little known facts about the American actor:

  1.  He landed his first leading role as Ellis in the Jeff Nichols' "Mud" in the year 2012, for which he also received his very first award nomination - a Critics' Choice Award nomination.
  2.  He was inducted into the Texas Film Hall of Fame with the Rising Star Award in Austin, Texas in March 2017.
  3.  For his performance as Gary Jones in the movie "Joe," he won the Marcello Mastroianni Award for Best Young Actor at the Venice Film Festival in the year 2013.
  4.  His character of Gary was a 15-year-old boy, the eldest child in a homeless family headed by an alcoholic father, and is faced with the choice of redemption or ruin.
  5.  Tye Kayle Sheridan was born on November 11, 1996 to Bryan Sheridan and Stephanie (née Wright) Sheridan in Elkhart, Texas.
  6.  His father Bryan is an employee of The UPS Store network, while his mother owns a beauty salon. He has a younger sibling - a sister named Madison.
  7.  He is said to have roots in the American South going back many generations. His ancestry reportedly includes English, Irish, Scottish, Welsh, Scots-Irish/Northern Irish, German, and distant Swiss and French, descent.
  8.  He first attended the Elkhart Independent School District, before starting his film career. He reportedly received tutoring on film sets.
  9.  He literally had little to no experience when he landed his first feature film role as Steve in the Terrence Malick's "The Tree of Life."
  10.  It was reported that it almost took a year for the casting process of his role Steve, with the crew searching more than 10,000 children from Texas and Oklahoma.
  11.  In the year 2015, he starred in the drama "Entertainment" as Eddie the Opener, opposite Gregg Turkington and Michael Cera, which premiered at the Sundance Film Festival.
  12.  The next year, he was cast as the mutant Scott Summers / Cyclops in the "X-Men" film franchise. He bagged the role in spite of competition from Timothée Chalamet, Ben Hardy, Charlie Rowe, Taron Egerton, Logan Lerman, Josh Hutcherson, Dylan O'Brien, Jesse Plemons, and Jamie Blackley.
  13.  He played the role of Conrad Stevens, a teen discovering his first love, in the 2017 movie "All Summers End," which was shot under the title of "Grass Stains."
  14.  He was featured in the leading role of Ben Goudy in the 2015 horror comedy movie "Scouts Guide to the Zombie Apocalypse."
  15.  It was reported that Sheridan was the director Christopher Landon's first choice for the role of Ben, after seeing his performance in the 2014 movie "Mud."
  16.  He played the role of Daniel Murphy in the American War movie "The Yellow Birds," based on the novel of the same name by Kevin Powers, which was one of the New York Times' 100 Most Notable Book of 2012.
  17.  He was cast in a supporting role of Young Ben Day in the film adaptation of Gillian Flynn's "Dark Places," starring Charlize Theron, Christina Hendricks, Nicholas Hoult.
  18.  In the year 2018, he was cast as Wade Watts, a.k.a. Parzival, the lead role in Steven Spielberg's science fiction film "Ready Player One."
  19.  For the lead role in the movie, casting website Cast It Talent, advertised that the director was seeking unknown talent, which led to fans sending audition videos in hopes of being cast.
  20.  Just as the news of Sheridan being cast in the movie was announced, a controversy emerged, with people's reaction ranging from understanding to outrage.
  21.  He played the role of Will Cutter, the ailing son of Ray Cutter, played by John Travolta, a former child art prodigy and art forger.
  22.  He made a minor appearance as The Boy in the Rodrigo Garcia's drama "Last Days in the Desert" opposite Ewan McGregor, which was released in May 2016.
  23.  He claims his idol to be James McAvoy, with whom he got the chance of acting in his first "X-Men" movie - "X-Men: Apocalypse."
  24.  He, once said in an interview, that he thinks James Dean, considered as a cultural icon of teenage disillusionment and social estrangement, to be his inspiration as the famous actor, acted in only three movies before his death, but is still remembered by people.
  25.  He was cast as Peter Mitchell / 819, a prisoner in the film adaptation of "The Stanford Prison Experiment," opposite Billy Crudup, Michael Angarano in the year 2015.
  26.  He reprised his role in the "X-Men" film franchise as Scott Summers / Cyclops, in the movie "Dark Phoenix," in the year 2019.
  27.  Shortly before the "Dark Phoenix" was released, he admitted in an interview that throughout the production he wore a "muscle suit" instead of working out in preparation for his role.
  28.  His performance as Ellis in the 2012 movie "Mud," earned him the Best Youth Performance Award from the Washington D.C. Area Film Critics Association Award.
  29.  He also won the Best Performance by a Youth in a Lead or Supporting Role - Male from the Phoenix Film Critics Society Award and the Youth in Film by Las Vegas Film Critics Society Award, for the same role.
  30.  He was cast in the lead role as Richie, a young drifter who discovers impossible love while indulging in a petty crime, in the 2018 movie "Friday's Child."
  31.  Tye Sheridan Net Worth: $4 Million

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