Life and Career
McAuliffe is a native of the Sydney suburb of Clontarf, and attends an all-boy day and boarding school. He was head chorister at the school and topped the London Trinity musical theatre exams. McAuliffe started acting at the age of 8, appeared in the local Australian TV series Comedy Inc. and Blue Water High, and had a recurring role on Packed to the Rafters. He starred in the Australian independent coming-of-age short film, "Franswa Sharl", in 2009 and had a role in Resistance, a U.S./Australian feature film, that year.
McAuliffe made his American feature debut in the Warner Bros. film, Flipped, directed by Rob Reiner. He auditioned for the film while on vacation in the United States and won the role of Bryce, the romantic lead. The film is based on the 2001 novel of the same name by Wendelin Van Draanen.
In May 2010, McAuliffe was cast in a lead role in the science fiction film, I Am Number Four, produced by Steven Spielberg and Michael Bay. He played Sam, the best friend of Alex Pettyfer's title character, Number Four. The D.J. Caruso-directed film began production in Pittsburgh in May 2010 and was released in the United States on 18 February 2011.
McAuliffe filmed the Australian TV miniseries, Cloudstreet, based on the book of the same name by Tim Winton. McAuliffe plays the lead, Quick Lamb, a young teenager. He stars as young Gatsby in a film adaptation of The Great Gatsby, directed by Baz Luhrmann. Leonardo DiCaprio plays the older Gatsby. McAuliffe will also co-star as the archangel Uriel alongside Djimon Hounsou in Alex Proyas' 2012 action film, Paradise Lost.
|Year 15||Title||Role||Notes||2007||Comedy Inc.||Callan McAuliffe||TV Series, 4 episodes|
|2008||Blue Water High||Ben||TV Series, 1 episode|
|2009||Franswa Sharl||Jacob Logan||Short film|
|2009||Packed to the Rafters||Rhys||TV Series, 2 episodes|
|2010||Flipped||Bryce Loski||Sharing lead credit with Madeline Carroll|
|2011||What It Means In Writing||Timothy Atting|
|2011||Cloudstreet||Young Quick||TV miniseries|
|2011||I Am Number Four||Sam Goode|
|2012||Thy Kingdom Come||Daniel Bishop||First of two films to star alongside Leonardo DiCaprio. First of two horror films to appear in. First film to subsequently die in. His character is derived from Seann William Scott's Final Destination character William Hitchcock.|
|2012||The Great Gatsby||Young Jay Gatsby|
|2012||Don't Be Sorry||Roland Emmet||
Satellite Award Nomination- Best Supporting Actor
Heartfelt Award Nomination- Best Ensemble Cast (Shared with Laramie Eppler and Chloë Grace Moretz)
|2013||Runaway Rhubarbs||Harley Sherlins||First film to star in with bestfriend actor Daniel Hasan|
|2013||Family of Abuse||Jerry Mandergold||Directed by David Fincher.|
|2013||Daredevil: Man Without Fear||Young Matthew Murdoch||Portrays the younger version of Marvel Vigiliante superhero Matt Murdoch/The Daredevil|
|2013||Taken Aback||Martin Mildren||Directed by Gore Verbinski. Stars alongside Johnny Depp, Mike Myers, Helen Hunt, Joel Murray, Donnie Yen, Mem Ferda, Remy Thorne and Ambrosia Kelley.|
|2014||American Holiday||William "Bill" Levenstein||Replaced teen actor Ty Sheridan. Fifth instalment in the original hit American Pie series.|
|2014||The Cantonese Treatment||Jackson Breeze||Directed by Troy Nixey. Stars alongside Emily Deschanel, Mark Ruffalo, Richard Roxburgh, Jason Isaacs, Georgie Henley, Laura Marano and Billy Unger|
|2014||Ant-Man||Jonathen Breezeman||Directed by Edgar Wright. Based off the classic Marvel Superhero.|
|2013||Pirates Of The Caribbean: Eye Of The Storm||Captain Smollet|
|2015||Demons in the Delaware||Daniel Bathen||Directed by M. Night Shyamalan. Stars alongside Cheryl Hines, Ben Stiller, Joaquin Phoenix, Rachel McAdams, Singer Gwen Stefani, Laramie Eppler and Leonardo Di Caprio|
- Bestfriends with actor Daniel Hasan
- Ironically his first American film apppearence in which he was a lead character named Bryce Loski in Flipped directed by Rob Reiner he starred along to a disabled male character named Daniel. His bestfriend in real life being fellow Australian Born Big Time Hollywood actor Daniel Hasan
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