Of course Danielle Radcliffe is a cool guy. Any actor that allows himself to be ridden like a jet ski by Paul Dano is definitely in touch with his inner chill vibes (not to mention the rest of his impressive filmography). But maybe you don’t believe that the guy who played Harry Potter for a decade could be cool. If that's the case, maybe you need to read about all the ways Daniel Radcliffe is awesome. And consider yourself lucky because you’re about to become so inundated with reasons why Daniel Radcliffe is a great guy, you’ll be on the Hogwarts Express to Radcliffe-ville faster than you can say “Accio Daniel Radcliffe trivia.”
What if you already think Daniel Radcliffe is a cool guy? Are these facts about why Daniel Radcliffe seems awesome worth your time? Of course they are, you goofball! There are at least 17 reasons that Daniel Radcliffe is cool as heck on this list that you need to know before you go back to Potterworld.
His Post-Potter Film Output Feels Interesting, Challenging, And Complex
Daniel Radcliffe could easily rest on his laurels and make wizard movies for the rest of his life, or he could spend an eternity counting his money and rolling around in a Gringotts vault full of gold coins. But instead of pursuing those worthwhile options, he continues to act. And he's not just making a bunch of those aforementioned wizard movies; he's taking on roles that show his range.
By appearing in everything from nuanced romantic comedies like What/If to farting-dead-body movies like Swiss Army Man, Radcliffe shows that he has good, discerning taste and a desire to craft an interesting body of work, not just an easy one.
Long-Distance Relationships Are His Thing
A lot of guys are weird about being in a long-distance relationship. They need constant validation, and they're super insecure the moment they can't physically see their significant other, but not Daniel Radcliffe. Maybe it has something to do with spending 12 hours a day with cameras pointed at him, but who can really say. He's given multiple interviews where he talks about how cool it is to be in a long-distance relationship.
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." And if that weren't enough to make you think he's pretty cool, his thoughts on why it's actually pretty easy to date someone across the world nowadays are very weird but also true: "I always think to myself, If we were alive 100 years ago we'd be getting one letter a year. It'd have to survive assassination attempts to get there.
Playing A Racist Didn't Sit Well With Him
Daniel Radcliffe has taken on a variety of roles since vacating Hogwarts, but his most "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 felt terrible about it. In an interview with Trevor Noah on The Daily Show, he discussed apologizing for his language to literally every person of color on set.
"Whenever I was using racial slurs and stuff in the film I would have to go up to the actors afterwards 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."
Alan Rickman Was Very Important To Him
#protector ❤ Hi #potterheads Ich war in letzter Zeit nicht so aktiv, ich weiß. Aber jetzt bin ich mal wieder back �� #questiön Lieblingszitat aus allen Filmen/Büchern? #answör schwierig... auf jeden Fall "Dumbledore hat echt Stil!" Oder "You caught yourself one month detention. NOT so quick, Potter!" Also eig mag ich viele Stellen und Zitate :) #gryffindor #hufflepuff #ravenclaw #slytherin #snape #hogwarts #spreadloveforsnape #harry #potter #harrypottee #sectumpotter
People are constantly dying, but when an actor you let into your home passes away, it always feels like death is even more apparent. For Radcliffe, the passing of his Harry Potter co-star, Alan Rickman, was obviously a huge blow. After the monumental actor's passing, Radcliffe penned a heartfelt tribute to Rickman highlighting Rickman's excellent qualities, and it showed Daniel's desire to always better himself through his peers.
He wrote: "As an actor he was one of the first of the adults on Potter to treat me like a peer rather than a child. Working with him at such a formative age was incredibly important and I will carry the lessons he taught me for the rest of my life and career. Film sets and theatre stages are all far poorer for the loss of this great actor and man."