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Who is Jack Huston?

Thompson on Hollywood By Sophia Savage | Thompson on Hollywood October 22, 2010 at 1:42AM

Jack Huston is popping up all over. Who is this guy? Any relation to Angelica, Danny, John, or Walter? Well, it turns out, all of the above.
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Jack Huston is popping up all over. Who is this guy? Any relation to Angelica, Danny, John, or Walter? Well, it turns out, all of the above.

Earlier this week we announced the Roadside Attractions December release of the twenty-seven year old actor's upcoming film Hemingway's Garden of Eden with Mena Suvari. Now the actor is shooting a British crime comedy with Ray Winstone and Colm Meaney called The Hot Potato, the first film directed by vet sound editor Tim Lewiston (he also wrote and produced).

You might have glimpsed Huston in HBO's Boardwalk Empire (Richard Harrow) or ABC's Eastwick (an eight episode arc through 2009-2010). He turned up as a depression vampire victim in Twilight: Eclipse and had small roles in Outlander (2008) with James Caviezel, Factory Girl (2006) with Sienna Miller and Guy Pearce, and a handful of other low-budget, limited release films.

Jack Huston is the legendary John Huston's grandson, Tony Huston's son, Anjelica Huston and Danny Huston's nephew---see the resemblance to Danny below. He also appears to share DNA with Johnny Depp, Peter Sarsgaard and Giovanni Ribisi. Not bad.

The Sopranos creator David Chase has also cast Huston in his upcoming feature film debut, an untitled under-the-radar 60s music-themed coming-of-age story. Huston will co-star along with John Magaro (My Soul to Take) and newcomer Will Brill. Sopranos star (and E Street Band member) Steve Van Zandt (he played Silvio, Tony's right hand man) is also involved as music producer and supervisor and exec producer.

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Born and raised in Manhattan, Anne Thompson grew up going to the Thalia and The New Yorker and wound up at grad Cinema Studies at NYU. She worked at United Artists and Film Comment before heading west as that magazine's west coast editor. She wrote for the LA Weekly, Sight and Sound, Empire, The New York Times and Entertainment Weekly before serving as West Coast Editor of Premiere. She wrote for The Washington Post, The London Observer, Wired, More, and Vanity Fair, and did staff stints at The Hollywood Reporter and Variety. She eventually took her blog Thompson on Hollywood to Indiewire. She taught film criticism at USC Critical Studies, and continues to host the fall semester of “Sneak Previews” for UCLA Extension.