19 Reasons Daniel Radcliffe Is the Most Amazing Dude in Hollywood

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By Wanda

Daniel Radcliffe is undoubtedly, a cool guy. He sportingly reacts to every activity and shows enthusiasm for everything. So we get to know about his inner chill vibes. But if you don’t believe that the guy who played Harry Potter for a decade could be cool, here are 19 interesting reasons why we could label him as the coolest dude in Hollywood.

1.  He narrated Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone for the quarantined

It was during the tough days of the pandemic that the Wizarding World Website introduced Harry Potter At Home to offer fans a chance to read through the first Harry Potter book with cast members and other guests in the Wizarding World. Harry himself, Daniel Radcliffe, introduces the Dursleys, who don’t like anything mysterious, as he peruses the first chapter of Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone. 

2. He masters in long-distance relationships

A lot of guys are unsure about being in a long-distance relationship. The constant need for reassurance, the overgrown insecurity the moment they can’t see their partners physically. But Daniel Radcliffe is not like every other guy. On multiple occasions, he has talked about how cool it is to be in a long-distance relationship.

He says,

My girlfriend [actress Erin Darke, 30] and I hop back and forth, so we’re constantly saying goodbye but looking forward to seeing each other. It’s quite a romantic state to be in.

It’s cool how he thinks it’s no big deal or hustle to date someone across the world.

I always think to myself, If we were alive 100 years ago we’d be getting one letter a year. I’d have to survive assassination attempts to get there.

3. Playing a racist didn’t suit him

Daniel Radcliffe has been in various roles revolving around Hogwarts, but the extreme “I’m not Harry Potter anymore, baby” role was that of a federal agent infiltrating a skinhead group in the film Imperium. In the film, his character says a bunch of awful racial slurs, and he feels terrible about it. 

Whenever I was using racial slurs and stuff in the film I would have to go up to the actors afterward and be like, ‘I’m so sorry, I just, like, have to say it. I know you know that I don’t mean this, but I still feel like I have to say it.’ We were the most apologetic bunch of skinheads.

he spoke up in an interview with Trevor Noah about apologising to every person on set.

4. The man loves to write poetry

Well, now that you’ve loved him enough, let’s find a reason for you to adore him even more. Dan has been writing poetry under a secret pen name since he was 16. He never fails to amaze us. Are you now deciding on sending him one written by you?

I was writing poetry more consistently when I was 16 to 19 or 20. In that period I would have written a lot of love poems. I have none that I want to see in print on the Internet forever.

 he opened up in an interview with Elle.

5. He does not flaunt his wealth

He subtly ignores the huge fortune of £74m he assembled after doing Harry Potter for a decade. He never rubs it off other’s faces. 

I don’t really do anything with my money. I’m very grateful for it because having money means you don’t have to worry about it, which is a very lovely freedom to have. It also gives me immense freedom, career-wise.

he told the Belfast Telegraph.

6. His post-Potter success feels interesting and challenging

Daniel Radcliffe could have easily rested or taken shelter of his fortune for the rest of his life, but he continues to act in different roles which highlights his range.

7. Severus Snape was important to him

The passing of the legendary, Alan Rickman, Potter was in huge shock. So he lovingly penned down a heartfelt tribute to Rickman highlighting his endeavors and this reflects how Daniel, as a man, always wants to better himself by expressing admiration to his colleagues.

8. He and his girlfriend are best friends

In a conversation about relationships, Dan spoke about how the most essential thing is to be friends with the person you’re going to spend the rest of your life with, instead of being enemies who are involved in tiffs all the time.

I think that’s the kind of relationship I always aspire to have with someone I’m in a relationship with. You want that person to be your best friend. In the case of Erin, we definitely are.

he says.

9. He is very thoughtful

Radcliffe spends a lot of time contemplating the intricacies of modern life which is so cool.

I think people around my age, and younger, are the generation that has grown up using technology for everything. The Internet is very quick and efficient. And that’s the world in which a lot of young people are living, in terms of the speed with which things happen. Like other things on the Internet, the longevity of love always comes into question. But I think love is generally difficult to achieve. The way we talk online is less personal, less about actual communication, and often not representative of who we are. That technology is supposed to be about bringing people together. In terms of hooking up, I suppose it is and does.

he told the Parade magazine.

10. He’s a sensitive romantic who believes in the power of love

In the Parade Magazine, Radcliffe stated how hard it is to find someone you truly want to be with.

We all grow up with an idea of what love is. It’s this all-conquering thing that when you find it, all the other problems you have will be overwhelmed and conquered by it. Part of the process of growing up is realizing that that’s not how it works. Actually, there are lots of other things that need to be put into a relationship as well as well. Especially if you’re in that situation where you are a friend and are thinking about potentially jeopardizing your friendship for something more. That is a situation which most people are in at some point.

he explained.

11. He called out Hollywood for racism

Dan, in 2016, at a meeting with BBC called out the entire industry for being undeniably racist.

I think it’s pretty undeniable. We like to think of ourselves as being a very, very progressive industry, but we have been lagging behind in all kinds of areas.

Radcliffe accepted.

12. He is the coolest daddy

When a lot of guys of Radcliffe’s age step back from the idea of being a father, Radcliffe, in an interview with Time Out London generously thanks his parents and all other parents who have made a wonderful creation with another person.

But, he’s finally a dad now, and that too, is a cool one. We see above, how much care he’s holding his little one with.

13. Dan is a humanitarian

The Swiss Army Man never pretends to know anything. He gladly admitted to an interviewer that, until he came across Jennifer Lawrence’s post in the Lenny newsletter about the pay gap in Hollywood, the thought never crossed his mind.

I’m incredibly glad [gender equality] has come up because I had just f*cking naively thought this was not an issue anymore because how can this still be happening? The thing I can’t help but think is: Who? Who’s doing that? What guy is sitting in a studio somewhere thinking, Let’s f*ck the girls out of some money? I feel like there’s such a wealth of amazing actresses in the world right now, and we’ve got to start writing better parts for them and paying them equally.

Radcliffe said.

14. He’s not weird about being Harry Potter

Various actors who have played a significant role for over a decade seem to catch the wind of monotony. They even avoid talking or opening up about it, unlike our boy Dan. He seems cool and pretty normal about it.

A huge part of our culture now is that if something becomes successful there’s a backlash. Harry Potter didn’t have that. There are people who don’t want to read it, but the number of people who actively dislike it is very low. The books are great, and they came along at the perfect moment, when there was a fear, because of the rise of computer games, that reading was going to become a thing of the past. When kids suddenly found these books, it was something everyone could get behind as a global populace.

he laid out on while playing ’20 questions’ with Playboy.

15. His unending love for acting

While many actors hesitate and complain about being on set, Dan admits that he loves doing all the things he’s paid millions of dollars to do. He adores the entire experience and considers himself lucky to be a part of it.

The most underrated way I and all the producers on Potter got lucky was that I f*cking loved the work. I’ve seen kids on set who are bored, and I’m like, ‘What are you doing? This is the best place on Earth.’ I loved it from the word go. I loved being on set. I loved the hours. I loved the people. I loved the crazy, weird sh*t I got to do every day. Acting was the focus for me, and I wasn’t going to do anything to jeopardize being an actor.

he told Playboy.

17. He’s always himself in interviews

In an interview with Variety, Radcliffe, and Erin discussed their paparazzi interactions. Darke explained how most of the pictures the paparazzi would take of them were when they went to get coffee or grocery stores. His girlfriend thinks he’s not the most exciting celebrity but Dan agrees.

The funniest incident was when he had to wear the same outfit for several months for the play Equus in 2007. So, his tabloid photos came out boring and useless. He said that the best thing in life is to frustrate the paparazzi and break into laughter.

18. He isn’t concerned about being short

Not every actor in the filmmaking industry is a perfect 6’2″ with a chiseled body. Actors often do not talk about the withering anxiety that works in them to look perfect. But Dan opened up. He explained how worried he used to be about his height, but he stopped caring, because, c’mon, he is a millionaire.

I used to be very self-conscious about my height, but then I thought f*ck that I’m Harry Potter.

he told The Telegraph.

19. He is still learning how to use E-mail

In a fun interview with GQ, it came out how Radcliffe had cold e-mailed the interviewer to ask a sports question, unknowing that he had already blown his personal cover.

Radcliffe had once cold-emailed me a football question for my job over at Deadspin, and when I asked if it was REALLY him, he replied, Um…yeah…kind of forgot my name was included in the e-mail. I’m really sh*t with technology and will probably change that now.

Drew Margary revealed. Radcliffe blames Gmail for his innocent mistake.