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Alden Ehrenreich, discovered by Spielberg in a bat mitzvah video, steals scenes in 'Hail, Caesar!'

Alden Ehrenreich, discovered by Spielberg in a bat mitzvah video, steals scenes in 'Hail, Caesar!'

Ethan and Joel Coen's 1950s-set showbiz comedy "Hail, Caesar!" is brought to life by a large, star-studded ensemble that includes George Clooney, Josh Brolin, Scarlett Johansson and Channing Tatum, but critics and audiences have zeroed in on the one major cast member without a household name.

As the hayseed movie cowboy turned romantic leading man Hobie Doyle, 26-year-old Alden Ehrenreich steals scenes with guileless charm, impeccable comic timing and an array of rope tricks.

In a rave review, Los Angeles Times film critic Kenneth Turan singled out Ehrenreich as "the best of the bunch," while Matt Singer of ScreenCrush wrote...

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