Will Poulter is an English actor best recognized for his roles in blockbuster films such as ‘We’re the Millers’ and ‘The Revenant’. Poulter began his career in tiny cinema parts until landing a lead role in the comedy film ‘Son of Rambow.’ The film received positive reviews, and his role helped him advance his acting career. He later starred in the cinematic adaptation of ‘The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader.’ The film served as the conclusion to the popular ‘Chronicles of Narnia’ film series. It was an enormous success on a global scale. Among his other notable performances throughout his career is his role in the comedy film ‘We’re the Millers.’ Numerous prizes were presented to the picture, including a British Academy Film Award. Additionally, he appeared in a supporting part in the Academy Award-winning picture ‘The Revenant’. It was based on Michael Punke’s novel of the same name. The film was a worldwide smash hit. Poulter has won numerous honors over his career, including a British Academy Film Award for his performance in the film ‘We’re the Millers’.
Childhood & Adolescence
William Jack “Will” Pszoulter was born in Hammersmith, London on 28 January 1993. Caroline Poulter, his mother, is a former nurse, and Neil Poulter, his father, is a professor of cardiology.
He acquired an early interest in acting. He attended the Harrodian School and majored in acting. One of his teachers encouraged him to audition for film parts.
Will Poulter’s Career
Will Poulter appeared in a number of minor parts before starring in the 2007 comedy picture ‘Son of Rambow’. Garth Jennings wrote and directed the narrative, which followed two schoolboys and their attempts to make a film. The picture was a box office smash. He then appeared in minor roles on several television shows, including ‘Lead Balloon’ and ‘School of Comedy’.
In 2010, he was cast in ‘The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader.’ Commercially, the picture was a smash hit. Poulter was widely praised for his performance. He then starred in the film ‘Wild Bill’ the following year. Despite favorable reviews, the picture was a commercial flop.
His reputation skyrocketed following his appearance in the comedic film ‘We’re the Millers.’ The picture, directed by Rawson Marshall Thurber, was a commercial smash. It was nominated for various accolades, including the British Academy Film Award for Poulter’s performance.
In 2014, he appeared in a number of films, including ‘The Maze Runner’ and ‘Glassland’. The following year, he was cast in a pivotal part in the Academy Award-winning picture ‘The Revenant.’ Additionally, the picture was a big commercial success. It received widespread acclaim from critics.
In 2016, he starred in the film ‘Kids in Love’. The film followed the lives of a group of friends in London.
Poulter’s most recent film appearance was in the 2017 satirical war film ‘War Machine.’ David Michod directed and wrote the picture. It was based on Michael Hastings’ book ‘The Operators.’ The plot followed an American general dispatched to Afghanistan for peace negotiations. Brad Pitt, Anthony Michael Hall, Anthony Hayes, Topher Grace, Will Poulter, John Magaro, and Scoot McNairy appeared in the picture. Critics gave the film mixed reviews.
Will Poulter starred in ‘The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader’, a 2010 fantasy adventure film. Michael Apted directed the picture, which served as the third and last episode of ‘The Chronicles of Narnia’ film series. Along with Poulter, the picture stars Skandar Keynes, George Henley, Ben Barnes, and Tilda Swinton. The film was a box office smash and garnered numerous awards. It received mixed reviews.
Will Poulter’s other notable work includes his role in the 2013 American comedy picture ‘We’re the Millers’. Rawson Marshall Thunder directed the picture. Jennifer Aniston, Jason Sudeikis, Emma Roberts, Will Poulter, and Nick Offerman were among the cast members. The premise centered around a drug smuggler attempting to smuggle drugs into the United States from Mexico. Commercially, the picture was a smash hit, grossing more than seven times its budget. It received mixed reviews.
Poulter starred in the 2015 picture ‘The Revenant’. Alejandro G. Inarritu directed the film, which was based on Michael Punke’s 2002 novel of the same name. Leonardo DiCaprio, Tom Hardy, Domhall Gleeson, and Will Poulter starred in the picture. The picture grossed more than $530 million worldwide on a budget of $135 million. Additionally, it garnered numerous accolades, including three Academy Awards. The film received favorable reviews from critics.
Awards and Accomplishments
In 2014, Will Poulter received two MTV Movie Awards and one British Academy Film Award (EE Rising Star Award) for his performance in the film ‘We’re the Millers’.
In 2015, he was nominated for another MTV Movie Award for Best Fight (co-nominated with Dylan O’Brien) for his performance in ‘The Maze Runner.
His Private Life
Will Poulter is now unmarried, and nothing is known about his personal life.
Estimated Net worth
Will Poulter has a net worth of $5 million.
Apart from performing, Poulter enjoys football.