LONDON, ENGLAND - MAY 19:  Miles Teller attends the Royal Performance of "Top Gun: Maverick" at Leicester Square on May 19, 2022 in London, England.  (Photo by Joseph Okpako/WireImage)
TV - Movies
The Truth
About How
Miles Teller
Got His Scars
Miles Teller has built an impressive resume over the course of the past decade, starring in both blockbuster action movies and character-driven independent films in equal measure. Given his wide-ranging success as a performer, it's hard to believe there was once a time when Teller was turned down for roles because of his facial scars.
During an interview, Teller revealed that his face was wounded and subsequently scarred during early adulthood in a serious car accident. Following the accident, Teller underwent multiple painful surgeries to remove the scar tissue resultant from his wounds over the course of roughly four years.
Teller stated that it was "Rabbit Hole" director John Cameron Mitchell who saw beyond his scars and actually thought it added a new dimension to his character. In “Rabbit Hole” Teller played the driver of a car that killed a young boy in an accident, so the real-life source of his scars ended up parallelling this fictional incident.