Wednesday 23 September 2020

Justin Theroux

Justin Paul Theroux, the American actor, producer, director, and screenwriter was born on 10th August 1971, at Washington D.C., U.S. He is the son of Phyllis Grissim Theroux, an essayist and author, and Eugene Albert Theroux, a lawyer in Washington. He has famous persons of arts and literature field as his relatives, including novelists Paul Theroux, Alexander Theroux, and Peter Theroux, film makers Louis and Marcel Theroux, H.B. Hollins, and music critic Gustav Kobbe. 

Theroux had his film debut through the 1996 film I Shot Andy Warhol. He became famous through his roles in films like Mulholland Drive, Inland Empire, American Psycho, Charlie’s Angles: Full Throttle, Wanderlust, On the Basis of Sex, and Lady and the Tramp.

He has acted as screen writer for the film Tropic Thunder, Iron Man 2, and Rock of Ages. He made his directional debut through the romantic comedy film, Dedication.  

Justin Theroux Religion

He has French, Canadian, and Italian ancestry. Theroux is Catholic by religion. However, it does not seems like he is interested in discussing about his religious views out in public. He has worked in a lot of films related to religion, but has not made any relevant statements regarding the same. 

He has stated in an interview that he believes in the idea of ‘redemption’, which means that anyone can change to be a better person. He says that everyone is kind of simple, and it is the experiences in life that changes a person.

Justin Theroux Political Views

Similar to the religious views, his political views too are unknown. He has not talked in support of any party or representative, not has given any donations yet. He was engaged with the liberal Democrat Jennifer Aniston some time ago, and that might have had any influence in his thinking. 

It seems like he is not a supporter of any political party, but wants to happen the right things only. He has commented about the incident of bricks being thrown at McDonalds and Starbucks store that “as long as no one’s killing one another, which is perfectly all right.”

Who is he dating?

Theroux started a relationship with stylist Heidi Bivens in 1997. The couple, after 14 years of relationship, got separated in the year 2011. He dated actress Jennifer Aniston in the year 2011, after co-starring in the film Wanderlust. Later in August 2015, they got married. It was declared that they are going to be separated in the end of 2017. 

It appears that Theroux is currently single. 

Justin Theroux Hobbies

As Theroux is a writer, he loves reading classic and books of new trends. However, he finds completing a writing more satisfiying than competing an acting project. He also loves hanging out in artsy places like museums or other exhibitions. He has a collection of rare pictures and paintings too.

He has proved his talent as an illustrator through Amy Sedaris’s books I Like You, and Simple Times. 

Interesting Facts

    • Theroux was supposed to be in the cast of the hit sitcom ‘Friends’, but turned down the opportunity to go for another screen test.