Gaten Matarazzo is an American actor born on September 8, 2002, in Little Egg Harbor Township, New Jersey. He is most known for his role as Dustin Henderson in the popular Netflix series Stranger Things. He began his acting career in 2011, appearing in Broadway productions of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert, and Les Misérables.
He has also appeared on TV shows such as The Blacklist and in films including The Angry Birds Movie and Prank Encounters. Matarazzo is also a philanthropist, supporting the CCD Smiles charity, which helps people born with cleidocranial dysplasia, a condition he himself has.
Stranger Things star Gaten Matarazzo has a ‘deep fear’ over the Netflix show finally ending. According to him, he had great job security for a while with the show, but now he is going back to freelance after the show’s finale.
Gaten Matarazzo on freelancing
Matarazzo expresses “deep fear” regarding the end of Stranger Things during his appearance on Jimmy Fallon’s show. However, the end of an era can be understandably worrying for the cast and crew of a successful series, as it marks the end of a memorable chapter in their career.
Freelancing can be a viable option for Matarazzo, seeking a more flexible and entrepreneurial career path. However, freelancing also comes with its own set of challenges, such as the need to constantly find new projects, the responsibility of managing your own finances and taxes, and no fixed source of income.
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Matarazzo seems to be worried about never getting another acting role of this huge importance. That’s a normal feeling since it’s his first breakout project & he’s been working on it for over half a decade (probably 8.5 years by the time S5 drops). Although many fans believe the truth is that none of them in the cast has stability or a guarantee in big projects like Millie Bobby Brown and Sadie Sink.
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Other actors of Stranger Things
Brown and Sink are both young actresses who have achieved significant success in their careers at a very young age. Brown, is best known for her role as Eleven in the Netflix series Stranger Things and Sink, who plays Max in the same.
Ultimately, the success of these young actors and actresses along with their talent and dedication, and their ability to handle the pressure of stardom at such a young age are truly remarkable.
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Ross Duffer (creator, director, and executive producer of Stranger Things.) told The Wrap in May 2022, said, “I mean, it was hard. It’s the end of the story”. Well, are definitely not worried about Matarazzo! He’s one of the great young actors out there. He’s on to more for sure.
Source: Pop Cave