Josh Duhamel Shares His Memorable Roles in His Acting Career Journey

Josh Duhamel shares his memorable roles in his career acting journey. He shared how his got in a super charged career phase, not because he plays the superpower patriarch in Netflix’s Jupiter’s Legacy but on how he was having a blast on his career journey from his early days in acting to his most iconic roles.

Josh Duhamel Shares His Memorable Roles in His Acting Career Journey
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Duhamel’s big break came about when he played the character of Leo du Pres on ABC soap ‘All My Children (1999 – 2002). “I said to my myself, I’m going to dive in headfirst, because I don’t know what plan B is,” Duhamel recalls. “It was a big deal. I have no regrets.”

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The 48-year-old actor also once portrayed a bad-boy movie star opposite Kate Bosworth’s supermarket cashier in DreamWorks rom-com ‘Win a Date with Tad Hamilton! (2004).’ “I went in to read, I knew it was between me and like three or four other guys,” Duhamel says. “The story goes that Steven Spielberg looked at the screen tests and said, ‘If I was making this movie, I’d hire him.’ I loved working with Kate Bosworth, and Topher Grace, and Ginny Goodwin. I just had a blast making that movie.”

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In 2007, in the Transformers (2007) movie, Spielberg also suggested that the actor should play for the role of Captain Lennox in the robot blockbuster. “He’s my guardian angel,” Duhamel says. But? As Duhamel added laughing, “He’s never hired me for one of his movies, so maybe he’s not that big of a fan.”

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Duhamel also played the dad of a closeted teen in charming coming-of-age film ‘Love, Simon (2018).’ “I liked that this guy didn’t know how to deal with finding out his son was gay, but he was willing to listen,” the actor says.


In 2019, Duhamel starred in and directed the critically-mauled comedy about old buddies who compete against one another in a series of contests. “Buddy Games (2019) is always going to be near and dear to me,” the actor says. “It’s the first time I’ve ever seen anything from the inception all the way through to distribution. Just the amount of work, and the amount of obstacles, and the amount of battles and horse-trading that you have to do to get anything made gives me a whole new respect for the making of anything. I love raunchy comedies and that’s what I set out to make. We got beat up, but I’m proud of it.”


Recently, Duhamel plays the superhero patriarch ‘Utopian,’ where the actor fights aren’t just with the villains in ‘Jupiter’s Legacy (2021).’ “He can do anything, except deal with his daughter,” the actor says. “I’m not a big superhero fan, it’s just not something that I follow very closely. I wasn’t really looking to do anything like this. But then I read the script and I was like, this is such a different take on the whole genre, because it was more of a family drama. It doesn’t matter who you are, you’re still dealing with the human aspect of life and how to raise kids.”

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