Callan McAuliffe biography

The Great Gatsby

Callan McAuliffe

Date of Birth: January 24, 1995

Born in Australia, Callan McAuliffe became the Head Chorister of the Scots College in Sydney at age 12 and played the title role in their production of Oliver. He was invited to perform at the Australian Conservatorium of Music and was featured at the Sydney Olympics, singing "Ready to Fly" with Australian music artist Amy Pearson.

Callan originally decided to become an actor when he was eight, in order to earn enough money to buy a dog. He earned enough but wasn't able to keep the dog for long. It became clear he had no time to spend with her because of his busy career so he gave her away. In 2009, he played the lead in the short film Franswa Sharl, which opened the Sydney Film Festival and won Best Short Film at the Berlin Film Festival.

On television, McAuliffe was seen as Young Quick in the Australian mini-series Cloudstreet, based on Tim Winton's award-winning book of the same name. His other credits include guest appearances on the Logi Award-winning Australian series Packed to the Rafters, Comedy Inc and Blue Water High.

Callan made his American feature film debut as the young romantic lead in Flipped (2010). In D.J. Caruso's I Am Number Four (2011), he played the best friend of Alex Pettyfer's character and in The Great Gatsby (2013), he portrayed the younger version of Leonardo DiCaprio's Jay Gatsby. He's currently filming the independent production Hacker in Canada.

In his mid-teens, Callan became a UNICEF Australia ambassador to support child rights. He currently lives in Los Angeles.

Callan McAuliffe Filmography


The Great Gatsby

Genre:  Drama, Romance
Running Time:  143 min.
Release Date: May 10, 2013
DVD: August 27, 2013

Current rating: Rating: 3.79
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Cast: Leonardo DiCaprio, Tobey Maguire, Carey Mulligan, Joel Edgerton, Isla Fisher, Jason Clarke, Elizabeth Debicki, Amitabh Bachchan, Callan McAuliffe, Jack Thompson

Inspiration: F. Scott Fitzgerald