Ansel Elgort fever

The handsome actor sets hearts on fire

BY: Claire Connors

What is it about Ansel Elgort that makes him look like he just had a major roll in the hay? His pillowy lips, his bedroom eyes, his post-romp mussed up hair? Yep, all three. Ever since the 23-year-old actor landed on our radar as the doomed Gus in The Fault in Our Stars, he has been the cause of a lot of heart palpitations amongst the younger female set.

In last summer’s Baby Driver, the thrilling pedal-to-the-metal heist flick starring Ansel as in the titular role of Baby, he proved his ability to play more than just a pretty, oh-so-pretty, face. The hit movie which grossed over a hundred million dollars, proved that the kid stays in the pictures: if he can open a film like that, he’s a bonafide star.

Next month, he stars in November Crimes about a high schooler trying to solve his best friend’s murder, and Billionaire Boys Club, based on the true story of a group of rich scam artists whose antics turn deadly.

But we’re most excited about Ansel’s latest casting news. Soon he’ll start filming Goldfinch, based on the thrilling best-selling novel by Donna Tarte. Who else but the talented Ansel could play Theodore Decker, the tortured but romantic young man who survives a terrorist attack in an art museum setting him off on adventures involving international art forgeries? It’s sure to be a wild ride for Ansel that will only cement his rightful place in Hollywood and our hearts.