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Dylan O'Brien, an American actor, famous for his roles as Stiles Stilinski in the MTV series "Teen Wolf," and as Thomas in the movie series "Maze Runner," was born on August 26, 1991. Here are 30 interesting facts about the actor:

  1. His movies "The Maze Runner," and the sequel "Maze Runner: The Scorch Trails," with an earning of over $660 million from a $95 million total budget, constitute the fourth highest-grossing film series based on young-adult books in worldwide terms.
  2. In the year 2014, Yahoo! Movies ranked O'Brien as one among the "15 Breakout Stars to Watch For."
  3. O'Brien went on the play the role of Mitch Rapp in the movie "American Assassin," though established actors such as Gerard Butler, Chris Hemsworth, Colin Farrell, Brenton Thwaites, Connor Paolo and Matthew Fox, were also considered for the role.
  4. Before he even took acting a career, he produced, starred and directed a number of comedic short films, released through his personal YouTube channel. These videos helped him in bagging a webseries while he was still in his senior year of high school.
  5. He originally intended to play the lead role of Scott McCall, in the most popular series "Teen Wolf." However, after going through the script he wanted to audition for the role of Stiles Stilinski, and was casted as Stiles after four auditions.
  6. His mother Lisa (née Rhodes) was a former stage actress and even ran a acting school. His father Patrick O'Brien was a camera operator. He has one older sister named Julia, who is 16 months elder to him.
  7. He is very much obsessed with the "Star Wars" series and it is also reported that his ultimate dream role is playing Han Solo.
  8. O'Brien was born in New York City, but grew up in Springfield Township, New Jersey, until the age of twelve. Later, he along with his family moved to Hermosa Beach, California.
  9. While auditioning for the role of Thomas in the movie "Maze Runner," director Wes Ball was not impressed with O'Brien, due to his hairstyle, which the director felt to be too "MTV." However, Ball considered him for the role only when he saw a picture of O'Brien without his hair gelled.
  10. He lists Tom Hanks, Leonardo DiCaprio, and Matt Damon as his heroes and even believes that every actor should aspire to become like them.
  11. Initially, before starting his acting career, he pondered over the prospect of sports reporting as a career, as he was a huge fan of New York Mets. At that time, he even considered joining as the Sports Broadcasting Major in Syracuse University in 2009.
  12. In mid-2013, he was supposed to play the lead role in DreamWorks' sci-fi thriller "Glimmer," but there was problems in pursuing production due to conflicts in scheduling.
  13. During the audition for the role of Stiles in the "Teen Wolf" series, O'Brien brought just a blank piece of paper and a link to two of his YouTube videos.
  14. He had not read the book "The Maze Runner," before he got the offer to play the lead role of Thomas in the film adaptation, and had just four days to read the book, before filming began.
  15. As a kid, he always wanted to attend film school with a major in cinematography, to become just like his father.
  16. He met Britt Robertson on the set of the romantic comedy film "The First Time," in which she plays Aubrey Miller, the girl falling in love with O'Brien's character Dave Hodgman. The duo, famously dubbed as "Brylan," have been dating on and off since 2012.
  17. According to O'Brien, a perfect date is a date where absolutely everything goes haywire, but still at the end of the date, you want to meet the person again and have another date with them.
  18. Before becoming an actor, he was also a part of the independent rock band Slow Kids at Play and performed as a drummer at their gigs.
  19. In March 2016, while filming a a motorcycle stunt scene for "Maze Runner: The Death Cure," O'Brien was seriously injured leading to immediate hospitalization, as he suffered from concussion, facial fracture and lacerations. Due to eventual recovery, the release date of the movie was postponed from February 2017 to January 2018.
  20. Following his family's move to California, when he was 12 years old, he reportedly had no friends for around 3 years and that he considered the most popular TV show "Friends," to be only friend.
  21. In the episode 12 "Lunar Ellipse" of the "Teen Wolf" Season 3, his character of Stiles was unconscious for most of the episode, in order for him to finish filming "The Maze Runner."
  22. Considering that he thought the "Friends" series to be his only friend, it comes as no wonder when he claims his first celebrity crush to Jennifer Aniston, who played the role of Rachel Green.
  23. Even after all his success, he still loves his YouTube channel and refuses to delete any video from it.
  24. He starred as Charlie Brown in the short film "Charlie Brown: Blockhead's Revenge," along with his co-stars Holland Roden, Tyler Hoechlin and Colton Haynes from the TV series "Teen Wolf."
  25. In the entire movie "Maze Runner," he considers the filming of the wrestling sequence with Will Poulter, to be his favorite. As for Kaya Scodelario, her favorite is the day that she and O'Brien spent on the top of a tree shooting various scenes, as she feels the actors got to know each other better.
  26. He claims to have watched every episode from all the seasons of the famous TV show "Friends," at least 11 times.
  27. Though Chris Hemsworth was reportedly offered $10 million to play the lead, Mitch Rapp in "American Assassin," O'Brien was cast as Rapp with the "idea that O’Brien’s Mitch Rapp is college aged, and the hope is the actor grows as the series progresses."
  28. Initially, it was reported that he was considered for the role of Peter Parker/Spider-Man in the movies "Captain America: Civil War" (2016) and "Spider-Man: Homecoming" (2017). However the role went to Tom Holland.
  29. The particular scene from "Teen Wolf" Season 6 episode 1 "Memory Lost" in which his character Stiles kisses Lydia (played by Holland Roden) in the cheek, was originally not included in the script and that it was reportedly improvised by O'Brien and Roden on spot.
  30. In December 2015, 20th Century Fox announced to work on the action-comedy "Little White Corvette," with O'Brien cast in it. However, after his injuries, it was announced that he will no longer star in the movie.
  31. Dylan O’Brien Net Worth: $5 Million

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