Garrett Hedlund’s new film with Mel Gibson, ‘Desperation Road,’ recently hit some select theaters and digital platforms. While it adapted the novel of the same name by Michael Farris Smith, the project scored 5.7/10 on IMDb, falling behind some of the actor’s previous works. So, we listed 5 of his highest-ranking movies on IMDb for you.
5. Death Sentence (2007) – IMDb 6.7
In this thriller directed by James Wan, Hedlund took on the role of Billy Darley. He gained weight and shaved his head to portray the main gang leader in the film, centering on Nick Hume (Kevin Bacon), a father who seeks revenge after his son is murdered. Although it ended up as a box-office bomb, ‘Death Sentence’ received generally positive feedback for its acting.
4. Four Brothers (2005) – IMDb 6.8
Set in Detroit, this action drama featured the actor as Jack Mercer, one of the four adopted brothers investigating their mother’s murder. With Hedlund playing one of the main characters, the film received mixed reviews from critics and earned $92 million worldwide.
3. Tron: Legacy (2010) – IMDb 6.8
As this sequel to the 1980s film ‘Tron’ stood out for its visual effects, Hedlund took part in it as the main lead, Sam Flynn, searching for his father, Kevin (Jeff Bridges), in a digital realm known as the Grid. With the story focusing on these two characters’ efforts to stop a program from taking over the world, ‘Tron: Legacy’ had an Oscar nomination at the 83rd Academy Awards.
2. Friday Night Lights (2004) – IMDb 7.2
Peter Berg’s adaptation of the real-life events surrounding high school football in Odessa, Texas, saw Hedlund in the role of Don Billingsley. The film gave insight into the pressures of youth sports in small-town America, with the actor’s character facing both personal and team-related challenges in the story focusing on Coach Gary Gaines (Billy Bob Thornton).
1. Troy (2004) – IMDb 7.3
Hedlund debuted his acting career by playing Patroclus, the cousin of Achilles (Brad Pitt), in this version of Homer’s ‘Iliad.’ As it explored the Trojan War in a wider time period than the original and adapted its ending from Quintus Smyrnaeus’s ‘Posthomerica,’ the film became the 60th highest-grossing film at the time of its release by earning $497 million.