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30 Surprising Facts About Jesse Plemons You Might Have Missed Before

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Jesse Plemons, who started his career as child actor, has now become a household name, with a slew of major supporting roles in blockbuster contenders for Academy Awards. Famous for playing Landry Clarke in the NBC drama series “Friday Night Lights” he is known for his resemblance to Matt Damon and Philip Seymour Hoffman. He even earned the nickname of Meth Damon from his fan base. Here are some really interesting facts about the actor that will make you love him more:

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  1.  Jesse Plemons was inducted into the Texas Film Hall of Fame in Austin, Texas in March 2016.
  2.  His career started when he got a chance to appear in a Coca-Cola commercial at the very young age of 3 ½ years.
  3.  His first prominent role was in the 2002 movie “Children on their Birthdays,” after guest-starring on “Walker, Texas Ranger,” and “Sabrina, the Teenage Witch.”
  4.  However, his breakthrough role was his character of Landry Clarke in the NBC’s series “Friday Night Lights,” at the age of 18, in 2006.
  5.  For his role as Robert Daly in the 2017 “Black Mirror: USS Callister,” he was nominated for the 2018 Emmy Award in the Lead Actor in a Limited Series or Movie category.
  6.  Jesse Lon Plemons was born on April 2, 1988 to Jim Bob Plemons and Lisa Beth in Dallas, Texas. He was raised in a small town of Mart, outside of Waco.
  7.  He has an elder sister named Jill. During his childhood, he spent a majority of his time in Los Angeles, having started as a child actor.
  8.  He is a direct descendant of Moses Austin, father of Stephen F. Austin, known as the "Father of Texas," who colonized Texas in the early 1800s. The city of Austin is named after Stephen.
  9.  He attended schools in the Mart, Texas area, where he played football in middle school, junior high, and high school.
  10.  He went to the Mart High School, until he was offered more acting jobs. He then had to shift to the online program, to accommodate the shooting dates.
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  12.  Plemons graduated from the Texas Tech University Independent School District, a distance learning program in the year 2007.
  13.  He started doing extra work by the age of 8, and with his family’s support, he auditioned for various roles in Los Angeles and landed many minor roles.
  14.  During the first season of “Friday Night Lights,” despite his character being one of the few who did not play football, he was a better player than most of the other actors in the series.
  15.  Hence, his character joined the Panthers football team in the second season, and told the director Jeffrey Reiner that he would perform his own stunts.
  16.  However, in his very first football scene, he had to “get the crap beat out of him” and had his chin split open, when hit by co-star Taylor Kitsch, requiring eleven stitches.
  17.  Plemons is still friends with his “Friday Night Lights” Taylor Kitsch and Connie Britton and often rides motorcycles with them.
  18.  Aside from acting Plemons also sang in the alternative folk-rock band Cowboy and Indian together with Daniel James and Jazz Mills.
  19.  He was in consideration for the lead character of Finn in “Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens,” in January 2014. But lost it to John Boyega.
  20.  In the 2012 movie “Battleship,” the role of Boatswain Mate Seaman Jimmy 'Ordy' Ord was specifically written with Plemons in mind, as director Peter Berg very well knew the relationship between Taylor Kitsch and Plemons.
  21.  Having seen them work together in “Friday Night Lights,” Berg felt that to make Taylor’s character better, Jesse’s character of Ordy was required.
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  23.  For his role as Kevin Weeks in the 2015 Scott Cooper movie “Black Mass” he has to gain some weight, in an effort to get into the look of the real Weeks.
  24.  But for his next project – TV series “Fargo,” he initially had to lose the weight, but producers thought the extra weight suited his character, a butcher by profession better, and asked him to keep the weight on.
  25.  However, this resulted in a great amount of difference for his character as Todd in “El Camino: A Breaking Bad Movie,” in comparison to his character’s weight in the final season of “Breaking Bad.”
  26.  In May 2021, it was announced that Plemons would star alongside Elizabeth Olsen in the HBO Max true crime series “Love and Death.”
  27.  In the second season of the TV series “Fargo,” he played the role of Ed Blumquist, husband of Peggy Blumquist, played by Kirsten Dunst. Plemons and Dunst started dating in real life.
  28.  The couple got engaged in January 2017 and they first confirmed their relationship to the public in the summer of 2017. They have a son named Ennis Howard Plemons born in 2018.
  29.  During the filming of “Black Mirror: USS Callister,” his fiancée Kirsten Dunst unexpectedly visited him on sets, which led to her uncredited cameo as a Callister employee.
  30.  Having worked with him in the movie “Black Mass,” director Scott Cooper wrote the role of Lt. Rudy Kidder in the 2017 movie “Hostiles,” specifically for Jesse Plemons, and was not interested in casting any other actor.
  31.  In the Charlie Kaufman's psychological drama “I'm Thinking of Ending Things,” he did his own singing in the final musical number, despite having no musical theater experience.
  32.  His performance as the lead character of Jake in the movie was critically praised, and also earned him a Gotham Independent Film Award nomination for Best Actor.
  33.  Jesse Plemons Net Worth: $8 Million

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