| Ellar Coltrane Kinney Salmon|
August 27, 1994 (age 21) (1994-08-27) Austin, Texas
Bruce Salmon, Genevieve Kinney
MTV Movie Award for Best On-Screen Transformation
Boyhood, Fast Food Nation, The Circle
Lorelei Linklater, Richard Linklater, Patricia Arquette, Ethan Hawke, Jonathan Sehring
Ellar Coltrane Wikipedia
Ellar Coltrane Kinney Salmon (born August 27, 1994), known professionally as Ellar Coltrane, is an American actor. He is best known for his role as Mason Evans Jr. in Richard Linklater's film Boyhood.
Coltrane was born in Austin, Texas to Genevieve (née Kinney) and Bruce Salmon, a musician.
In 2001, at age six, Coltrane was cast by filmmaker Richard Linklater to play the title character of sorts of the film Boyhood; Linklater wanted to make an unprecedented film that would show a boy's coming of age, but with the actors growing up or aging on screen. Coltrane and other members of the cast were filmed intermittently for several days at a time between May 2002 and August 2013, when Coltrane turned 19; there were 45 days of filming altogether. During his childhood, Coltrane also appeared in several other movies, including a small role in Linklater's 2006 film Fast Food Nation.
He was largely home-schooled as a child, with the exception of three years of high school followed by a GED.
He has also been credited under his birth name of Ellar Salmon.