We count four reasons to fall for Hollywood’s next Mr Fantastic.
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1 He’s a classic leading man
Sure, Miles isn’t male-model-perfect, but that’s because he’s more than just good to look at. Like the screen legends of Old Hollywood – Gary Cooper, Steve McQueen and so forth – his appeal is all about charisma and a magnetic screen presence, not just a pair of pretty blue eyes.
2 He’s literally Fantastic
Miles hits screens this month as Reed Richards, better known as Mr Fantastic, and one-fourth of the Fantastic Four. We can’t wait to see how Miles and his wisecracking wit put a fresh spin on this usually serious, scholarly character!
3 And a real-life hero
While vacationing in Miami with his girlfriend, Miles lent a helping hand to a pregnant woman and her toddler – pulling them to safety when the woman panicked over sighting a shark in the water.
4 He’s a survivor
Ever noticed the subtle imperfections that mar the left side of Miles’ face? The actor actually has scars running all over the left side of his body – mementoes from a serious car crash that he survived when he was 20.
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Arms and the Dudes, 2016
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