Emile Hirsch has joined the cast of Just Jim, the directorial debut from Submarine star Craig Roberts. Roberts, 23, is starting production on his first film that revolves around a Welsh teenager will become the cool kid of the town if a deal is made with his new American neighbor.
Emile Davenport Hirsch (nickname Hirschy) was born in Palms, California, to Margaret (Davenport) and David Hirsch. He grew up in Los Angeles and Santa Fe, New Mexico, and got his first acting job on TV at the age of 11 in an episode of Kindred: The Embraced (1996).
More TV work followed until he made his Hollywood debut in The Dangerous Lives of Altar Boys (2002) and doesn’t seem to have been out of work since.
Oh, and the kid can muse philosophically. This one’s a quote: “James Dean taught me not to speed, River Phoenix taught me not to DO speed, and Marlon Brando taught me to slow down on the cheeseburgers.”