Nov. 13, 2012
/PRNewswire/ -- GQ Magazine created history tonight in
(age 17) as their youngest ever award winner with their internationally recognized GQ MEN OF THE YEAR awards.
Callan received the "GQ Breakthrough of The Year Award 2012 " from iconic American director
in a 'virtual presentation' from
. Mr. Reiner is well known for his many successful movies including:
When Harry Met Sally
Stand by Me
The Bucket List
Hand-picked by Reiner as his romantic lead in the award-winning
(2010), Callan has gone on to enjoy a leading role in
, and DJ Caruso's
I Am Number Four
cast Callan to play the Young Jay to
's adult lead role in
The Great Gatsby -
In 2012, Callan filmed three feature films in three countries including
The Great Gatsby
. He has just wrapped the lead role in multi-award winning and Emmy Nominated director,
, a coming of age story of two young French Canadians (slated for release 2013). Earlier in 2012 Callan, along with
Anthony La Paglia
, flew to
. Callan played the guest lead role of "Prime Suspect" - historically known as the best friend to Julian Assange as they hacked into the Pentagon at age 17.
For 2013, Callan has been selected by director
to be the lead in her film
The House That Jack Built
. The story - based on historic events - focuses on a young sports star and is set in a mid-west mining town in America.
Callan was named "actor to watch" in Australian film industry magazines Inside Film and Encore in both 2011 and 2012.