Alden Ehrenreich is an iconic American actor of Jewish descent. He started acting in his teens when he was spotted by Steven Speilberg while making a funny video of little importance. Impressed by Alden, Steven got in contact with him and soon hooked him up with an agency. The actor made his film debut when he appeared on Tetro in 2009. He made quite an impression with his performance and was cast again by Francis Frodd in his 2011 movie Twixt. Like most actors, Alden Ehrenreich’s turning point came with his appearance in the 2016 epic comedy movie, Hail! Ceasar. In this movie, he co-starred with a lot of Hollywood’s top stars including George Clooney, Tilda Swinton, Channing Tatum, Scarlet Johansson, and so on. Alden Ehrenreich is often compared to one of Hollywood’s finest Leonardo DiCaprio – which does a lot to show how much he has developed as an actor.
With his soaring popularity, it was only a matter of time before he got a lead role in a major film. That time came in 2018 when he replaced Harrison Ford as Holo San in Solo: A Star Wars Story. Other popular movies Alden Ehrenreich has appeared in include Blue Jasmine, Rules Don’t Apply and Stocker. He has appeared in three television series throughout his career, one of which was very popular and controversial.
Here is a list containing 10 movies and TV shows of Alden Ehrenreich being ranked from his best to his worst.
Supernatural (2005 -)
Supernatural is as the name implies a series that involves powers beyond the physical. The TV show tells the tale of two brothers, Dean and Sam Winchester. Their mother was taken away from them by supernatural powers, this (and the training of their father) prompted them to begin to hunt and exterminate sinister supernatural beings. As they face evil, they are burdened by relationships, violent memories, and betrayal of friends.
A lot of series and movies have been created with the title “Supernatural” but this is arguably the best. It began airing on September 13, 2005, and is running until now. It premiered on The WB but is now aired on The CW. It was created by Eric Kripke and stars Jared Padalecki, Jensen Ackles, Katie Cassidy, Lauren Cohan, Misha Collins, and Mark A. Sheppard.
Supernatural has recorded huge successes critically. With critical acclaim on each season, it has an average approval rating of 88% on Rotten Tomatoes and 9.1/10 on TV.com.
CSI: Crime Scene Investigation (2000 – 2015)
CSI is one of the long-running series and the longest Alden Ehrenreich has ever been on. The series began on October 6, 2000, and ended on September 27, 2015, with a total of 337 episodes from 15 seasons. This crime investigation series was not only hugely successful attracting a huge audience but was also largely controversial because of its contents. At a point, it was ranked among the worst primetime shows by the Parents Television Council. Despite its controversies, it was nominated for a plethora of awards and won several prestigious awards including the Emmys, Golden Globe, among others.
The premises of this series is based on the investigation of different crime scenes by a specialized group of crime-scene investigators, employed by the Las Vegas Police Department. Starring alongside Alden Ehrenreich were Laurence Fishburne, William Petersen, Marg Helgenberger, George Eads, and Ted Danson.
Its ratings and reviews were also high and positive. On TV.com, it had a rating of 8.9/10 and 4.9/5 on Best Buy.
Blue Jasmine (2013)
It is not often that one stumbles on blockbuster comedy movies that have attracted so much attention, love, and accolades and Blue Jasmine is one of those rare gems. This black comedy was written and directed by Woody Allen. It stars Cate Blanchett, Alec Baldwin, Louis C.K., Bobby Cannavale, Andrew Dice Clay, Sally Hawkins, and Peter Sarsgaard.
A former Manhattan socialite and wife to a wealthy businessman falls from grace and is forced to live with her sister in a small apartment. With fragile emotions and no working skills, she is forced to adapt to her current situation.
This Alden Ehrenreich movie was not only a box office hit but it was also critically acclaimed. It realized $97.5 million worldwide in box office sales against a budget of $18 million. In addition, it had a critical approval rating of 91% on Rotten Tomatoes and 3/4 on RogerEbert.com. The film was nominated for dozens of awards worldwide, including the Golden Globes and Academy Awards.
Hail, Ceaser! (2016)
Hail, Ceaser is another comedy classic that featured Alden Ehrenreich and brought together a lot of talented Hollywood stars including George Clooney, Channing Tatum, and Tilda Swinton. The movie is based on Eddie Mannix, the Hollywood fixer who tries to uncover the mysteries of the disappearance of a biblical epic cast during its filming.
Bringing back the fixer’s story in a humorous fashion got the attention and praises of critics. On Rotten Tomatoes, the movie garnered a critic approval rating of 86%. The audience, however, were not all thrilled by the movie as it received an abysmal rating of 48% on the same platform. Despite this, it was a commercial success grossing over $60 million against a budget of $22 million.
Solo: A Star Wars Story (2018)
This 2018 Star Wars prequel was Alden Ehrenreich’s first big lead role. This sequel was written by Jonathan Kasdan and Lawrence Kasdan and directed by Ron Howard. It brought to the screen stars like Game of Thrones Emilia Clarke and Donald Glover popularly known as Childish Gambino. Other cast include Thandie Newton, Phoebe Waller-Bridge, Joonas Suotamo and Paul Bettany.
Solo speaks of the life of Holo San before the events of A New Hope (1977). It is one of the most expensive films ever made but couldn’t live up to expectations as it could only break even at the box office, grossing 392.2 million. It is said to be the first film in the Star Wars franchise to be a box office flop.
However, it had mostly positive reviews and good ratings from critics. Donald Glover was praised for his role in the movie. On Rotten Tomatoes the movie had an approval rating of 76%, on Metacritic, it was scored 62/100 and 2.5 stars out of 4 by Rolling Stone.
An American-Argentine film written and directed by Francis Ford Coppola, this Alden Ehrenreich’s movie was shot in Spain and Patagonia. Tetro is a story of brotherly love centered on Bennie (Alden Ehrenreich) who travels to see his elder brother who was once a writer but meets a shadow of his brother’s past – a tormented and self-destructive soul. Bennie tries to help his brother back on his feet by completing one of his plays and submitting it for consideration for a prestigious literary prize.
Tetro was received with mixed feelings. While some critics applauded Francis Frodd’s efforts some found it to be somewhat half-baked. On Rotten Tomatoes, it had an approval rating of 70% and 3/5 on RogerEbert.com Audience on iMDb gave the film a 6.9/10 rating.
Stoker was written by Wentworth Miller and stars Mia Wasikowska, Matthew Goode, and Nicole Kidman as its main characters. It follows the story of the Stokers as their unknown uncle, Charlie Stoker (Matthew Goode) moves into their home after the death of their father, Richard Stoker (Dermot Mulroney). India (Mia Wasikowska), Richard’s daughter believes Charlie has sinister motives but she does nothing about it – only getting infuriated.
This British-American film is regarded as one of the worst films Alden Ehrenreich has appeared in because of its commercial failure and average critical reception. With a budget expenditure of $12 million, this movie was only able to recover its production budget at the box office as it grossed only $12.1 million. Critically, it had an average approval rating of 69% on Rotten Tomatoes and 58% on Metacritic.
Rules Don’t Apply (2016)
Academy Awards winning filmmaker Warren Beatty wrote, produced and directed this comedy-drama that was released in 2016. Its cast included himself, Annette Bening, Matthew Broderick, Lily Collins, and Alden Ehrenreich. Despite having a Golden Globe awards nomination by one of its cast, the movie wasn’t much of a success.
It was a huge commercial flop as the movie was only able to gross $3.9 million against a budget of $25 million. Its critical reception was fair and average – 60% on Metacritic and 55% on Rotten Tomatoes.
Beautiful Creatures (2013)
This Alden Ehrenreich film was described by a critic as ‘Twilight in reverse’ – with the only difference being that the genders were changed. Beautiful Creatures is a romantic fantasy film directed by Richard LaGravenese based on a novel with the same name written by Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl.
It is a story about two lovers, one human the other with supernatural powers and a curse to choose between evil and good. This storyline didn’t elicit many positive reviews from critics. The film had a low rating of 46% on Rotten Tomatoes and an average rating of 52% on Metacritic. Commercially, it also hit the rocks as it grossed only $60 million against a budget of of $50-60 million. According to analysts, the movie was a commercial flop.
This is another poorly written, poorly filmed and underacted horror film in Alden Ehrenreich’s filmography and it was released in 2012. Twixt is regarded as the worst film Alden has ever starred in due to its immense failure critically and commercially. Twixt was written, produced and directed by Francis Ford Coppola. It featured Val Kilmer, Bruce Dern, Elle Fanning, and Ben Chaplin.
Twixt, which is an old English word meaning between two things, is a movie about the dream world and the waking world. It grossed $1.7 million against a budget of $7 million. On a critical basis, it had an abysmal rating of 29% on Rotten Tomatoes and 40% on Metacritic indicating poor reception. Some reviewers described the movie as “flimsy and unwatchable.”