Nicholas Braun is a 33-year-old actor widely recognized for his role in the HBO series, “Succession.” Although the actor has starred in other blockbuster projects in the last ten years, “Succession” is the series that put Braun out there and earned him a large diehard fan base.
The movie premiered in 2018, and Braun played the role of Greg, a young, sharp, and intentional man trying to win his nephew’s heart.
Before his role in “Succession,” he had difficulty securing a spot in the industry due to his height. His height was a huge limitation for him during auditions for different roles.
However, he learned to channel his overwhelming height to his advantage after suffering rejections for many years from people. Keep scrolling to see how he was able to fit into the acting industry.
How Tall Is Braun?
In an interview early last year, Braun spoke about how he struggled to land roles in the acting industry. His towering height denied him several parts in the industry during his early career years.
Braun is one of the tallest American actors in the industry today, with a height of 6’7. He told the interviewer that 6 feet, 7 inches is his actual height, but he reduced it slightly whenever he attended an audition. He noted that most people act weird when they hear that ‘someone is 6’7 or 6’6 tall.’ He reported a reduced value because he felt mentioning his real height would sabotage his chances of getting the role even if he is the most qualified.
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Braun said that if he was asked in movie auditions, he makes it 6’4 or 6’3, but his real height while standing upright is 6’7. He had a difficult time trying to accept his size and stop feeling sorry for himself.
He stated that his height was the greatest obstacle in his life when it came to landing roles. From his childhood days, he grew so fast and became incredibly tall even before becoming a teenager.
How Did He Get His Role On ‘Succession?’
Despite the struggles Braun faced in the movie industry, his height still became a benefit at some point. He landed his role in the satirical drama-comedy series in 2018. His role as Greg earned him respect from fans worldwide.
Despite everything he faced before landing this role, Braun put the struggles aside and gave his all to the movie. He got the recognition his colleagues have been dreaming of for so many years, and due to his exceptional performance, he is now recognized as an amazing actor.
Although he admitted that he doesn’t mind being identified as Greg, he wishes to widen his versatility in role-playing. Over the years, he has leveraged his height to be the best in any role he is given to play.
Braun Was The Tallest Cast Member in ‘Succession’
Braun caught the attention of not only fans for his performance in the movie but critics too. Aside from that, fans noted that he was the tallest cast member in the series, as evident in the pictures taken during the series premiere.
Brian Cox, who played the role of Logan Roy, Greg’s great uncle, is quite short compared to Braun. Also, Jeremy Strong, who portrayed Kendall Roy, is about 5’8 inches. Despite the significant height difference, Braun’s co-stars loved him.
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Fans fell in love with the movie after it was released, but they were head over heels for Braun because of his superb appearance in the movie. They weren’t bothered by his height, neither did it make them love him any less.
As Braun will be featuring in new projects soon, he will have the full support of devotees from across the world. A movie is currently in production, and it will feature Braun in a lead role.
Other Projects That Braun Featured In
Last year, Braun was nominated for a Primetime Emmy Award for the Most Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama series. Before then, he has appeared in several movies, including “How To Be Single,” a 2016 rom-com film.
He also starred in “Sky High,” a 2005 comedy film, “Princess Protection Program,” a Disney movie that also featured Selena Gomez, “Prom,” a 2011 teen comedy film by Joe Nussbaum, and “Date & Switch,” a 2014 sex comedy film.
Last year, he starred in a black American comedy/crime film written by Janicza Bravo and Jeremy O. Harris and directed by Bravo. The movie was based on a 2015 viral tweet made by Aziah King, and it was titled “Zola.” Braun is also rumored to be working on some upcoming projects. We can’t wait!