Shawn Ashmore

Shawn Ashmore

Though he would set the screen ablaze with his role as Iceman (aka Bobby Drake) in director Bryan Singer's X2, teen actor Shawn Ashmore has been appearing frequently in film since his cinematic debut in the 1991 comedy drama Married to It. Born one-minute after twin brother Aaron in Richmond, British Columbia, Canada, in October of 1979, Ashmore was raised in Toronto, British Columbia, and Alberta, where he would attend primary school at Leo Nickerson Elementary before heading to Turner Fenton High School in Brampton, Ontario. His mother's association with the Multiple Birth Association eventually led to a career in front of the camera for both Shawn and brother Aaron, and before long the siblings were appearing in numerous television commercials. Following his debut in Married to It, Ashmore would go on to meatier roles in such made-for-television features as Guitarman (1994) and Promise the Moon (1997), often joking that casting agents would have to flip a coin to chose between himself and his brother.As his career continued to build momentum with roles in such features as Strike! (1998) and on television's Animorphs, Ashmore was elated to find that he had been cast in a minor, albeit pivotal role in 2000's X-Men. Ashmore gained even more exposure with his subsequent role on The Disney Channel series In a Hearbeat. Always dedicated to making his performances as convincing as possible, Ashmore attended military school and received voice lessons for three months while preparing for his role in the 2002 made-for-television feature Cadet Kelly. Likewise, Ashmore's preparation for his continuing role as Iceman in X2 included a strict, six-month physical training regiment in addition to a restrictive diet in which he was allowed to consume no alcohol. Fluent in French, some of Ashmore's favorite pastime activities include snowboarding and playing guitar.Source: allstars-online.net
Yes, but no, because there was already a huge fan base from the comics and I think the X-Men's theme of tolerance is what drives these stories and that's a timeless message.More Shawn Ashmore quotes [06/13/2006 12:06:00]
One of the things I was really concerned about was having enough time to train and get the physical aspects of the character down. For Canadians especially, it's such an important image to all of us, it's something that's very recognized. I just wanted to make sure that I had time to do that properly, because if that wasn't right, then people would not necessarily be able to connect.More Shawn Ashmore quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
They had food fights all the time, they were three young guys in a van, for the first time.going across the country. They were excited more than anything, especially in the beginning. As much as it was serious and hard work and all that, there's no way they could have done what they did without having fun.More Shawn Ashmore quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
I think Ian McKellen made it all happen, because he used to throw dinner parties and invite everyone over.More Shawn Ashmore quotes [06/13/2006 12:06:00]
I think, ultimately, those little details come through, even if it's just in my head.More Shawn Ashmore quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]

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