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Jennifer Aniston's fiance frowns on being a leading man

Justin Theroux, star of The Leftovers, is also a well-received screenwriter

Published on Aug 7, 2014 6:16 PM
Justin Theroux and Jennifer Aniston (both above) have been engaged since 2012. -- PHOTO: REUTERS

Justin Theroux had, until recently, a solid if low-key Hollywood career, making a name for himself as a character actor, successful screenwriter and, in a drama scripted by the tabloids, Mr Jennifer Aniston-in- waiting.

But as he heads the cast of the new existential series The Leftovers, which is airing in Singapore, he is fast emerging as a full-fledged leading man and sex symbol.

The 42-year-old may be in a spot of denial about this, however, as Life! found out in an interview with him last week about his show.

He arrives at the press event looking every inch the star in his sharply tailored suit and skinny tie, but with not an ounce of "I'm a celebrity'' attitude as he chats and jokes, warmly and earnestly, with reporters.

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