Gus Lewis

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Gus Lewis
Born (1993-01-19) 19 January 1993 (age 24)[1]
Occupation Actor
Years active 2005 – present
Known for Batman Begins

Gus Lewis (born 19 January 1993) is an American-born English actor. He is best known for playing the young Bruce Wayne in the 2005 blockbuster film Batman Begins, co-starring with Christian Bale and Michael Caine. That year, he also co-starred in the film Asylum alongside Hugh Bonneville and Natasha Richardson.

Career[edit]

In 2005, Lewis played a young Bruce Wayne in the blockbuster film Batman Begins, whose adult counterpart was Christian Bale.[2][3] The American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry observed that Lewis played "an intense and appealing" child,[4] while Orlando Weekly opined that the actor "makes a strong impression as the 8-year-old Bruce, leaving a firm foundation for Bale's haunted-scion act."[5]

Lewis played Charlie Raphael in the 2005 drama film Asylum, the son of characters played by Hugh Bonneville and Natasha Richardson.[6][7] The Washington Times' Gary Arnold observed that Lewis portrayed the only sympathetic person in the film.[8] For the film, Lewis had to perform a stunt involving the near drowning of his character. While they used a nine-year-old stunt child for the wider shots, the close-ups used Lewis and his co-star Rhydian Jones. Lewis' mother was constantly nearby during its filming.[9]

Lewis appeared as Matthew Couillard, a real-life person who survived a deadly snowstorm while skiing in Turkey with his father, in a 2006 episode of the documentary television series I Shouldn't Be Alive.[10] In 2008, Lewis worked on the dramatised documentary The Shooting of Thomas Hurndall, which depicted the real-life story of a young peace activist who is killed in Israel.[11][12] In 2012, Lewis appeared in the short film The End, which won Best Film at HollyShorts Film Festival. It also won the Award of Merit at the Lucerne International Film Festival.[13][14]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Gus Lewis: Biography". Rotten Tomatoes. Retrieved 22 June 2013. 
  2. ^ Ansen, David (20 June 2005). "The Bruce Is Loose; Well, at last. This rage-driven prequel to the Batman saga breathes some life and soul into a silly series". Newsweek. Retrieved 22 June 2013.  (subscription required)
  3. ^ Horwitz, Jane (17 June 2005). "The Family Filmgoer". The Washington Post. Retrieved 22 June 2013.  (subscription required)
  4. ^ Brody, Michael (2010). "Batman Begins: Psychic Trauma and Toxic Drugs". American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. Retrieved 22 June 2013. 
  5. ^ Schneider, Steve (16 June 2005). "Wings Over America". Orlando Weekly. Retrieved 22 June 2013.  (subscription required)
  6. ^ Cockrell, Eddie (14 February 2005). "Asylum". Daily Variety. Retrieved 22 June 2013.  (subscription required)
  7. ^ Ebert, Roger (19 August 2005). "Implausible story sinks absurd 'Asylum'". Chicago Sun-Times. Retrieved 22 June 2013.  (subscription required)
  8. ^ Arnold, Gary (19 August 2005). "A tawdry madhouse in 'Asylum'; Melodrama leaves much to be desired". The Washington Times. Retrieved 22 June 2013.  (subscription required)
  9. ^ Driscoll, Rob (24 August 2005). "The madness of it all". Western Mail. Retrieved 22 June 2013.  (subscription required)
  10. ^ John Smithson (executive producer) (17 March 2006). "Ice Cave Survivor". I Shouldn't Be Alive. Season 1. Episode 8. Darlow Smithson Productions. 
  11. ^ Bamigboye, Baz (24 July 2008). "Harvey Weinstein stages film fight back". Daily Mail. Retrieved 22 June 2013. 
  12. ^ "The Shooting of Thomas Hurndall". British Film Institute. Retrieved 22 June 2013. 
  13. ^ Woerner, Meredith (3 July 2011). "Finally, the Monster Thunderdome we've been waiting for — Monster Brawl!". io9. Retrieved 22 June 2013. 
  14. ^ "See "The End" In Award Winning Short Film Premiere". Bloody Disgusting. 2 May 2013. Retrieved 22 June 2013. 

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