12-Year-Old ‘Jojo Rabbit’ Star Roman Griffin Davis Nabs Golden Globe Nomination With First Screen Performance

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12-Year-Old ‘Jojo Rabbit’ Star Roman Griffin Davis Nabs Golden Globe Nomination With First Screen Performance
Early this afternoon in the U.K., a jet-lagged Roman Griffin Davis got word that he’d received his first Golden Globe nomination, for his first-ever screen performance in Taika Waititi’s ‘anti-hate satire’ Jojo Rabbit. At age 12, the actor is one of the youngest ever to be put forth by The Hollywood Foreign Press Association.

In the WWII dark comedy, based on a book by Christine Leunens, Davis stars as the titular Jojo Betzler, an avid member of the Hitler Youth who is furious when he learns that his mother is hiding a Jewish girl in the attic. Joined in his dismay by his imaginary friend, Adolf Hitler, young Jojo ultimately must make a choice between love and hate.

Born into an entertainment family, the son of cinematographer Ben Davis and writer/director Camille Griffin, Davis knew from a young age that he wanted to act. “In my household,
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