Is Miles Teller a douche? If you believe his 2015 Esquire profile, the answer is probably yes. That article made headlines for all the wrong reasons. The writer, Anna Peele, opened up the piece with this shot: "You're sitting across from Miles Teller at the Luminary restaurant in Atlanta and trying to figure out if he's a dick." Ouch. Peele makes no bones about the fact that she thinks Miles Teller is a bit of jerk. That interview, and plenty of other stories, suggest the actor may be one of the biggest douches in young Hollywood.
Teller has been a film fixture since 2010, when the actor made his feature debut in the drama Rabbit Hole. He appeared in several more movies over the next few years, including a reboot of the '80s classic Footloose in 2011. Then, in 2014, Teller had his breakthrough. He starred as an arrogant, talented drummer clashing with his terrifying music teacher in the Academy Award-winning drama Whiplash. Since then, he's been a seemingly unstoppable force in the industry.
But despite his rising star, the Internet is filled with negative articles and stories about Teller. Google "Miles Teller arrest," and you'll find a sordid tale from the summer of 2017, detailing how the star blamed a bar for over serving him when he was nabbed for public intoxication. There was that time he publicly dissed John Cusack, and the other time he nearly came to fisticuffs with Fantastic Four director Josh Trank. Sorry, Teller – undeniable talent doesn't trump undeniably douchey behavior.
He Blamed The Bar After Getting Arrested For Public Intoxication
During the summer of 2017, Teller was arrested outside a San Diego bar for being too drunk. The police said Teller was uncooperative, and ultimately booked him for public intoxication.
The douche factor reached a level of 10 when Teller came out and blamed the bar for over serving him. Then, when the story came out, he called out TMZ for reporting he was arrested. Teller claimed he had just been detained. However, the authorities confirmed that the actor had in fact been arrested and booked, and even had a mug shot to prove it.
He Thinks He's Much Better Looking Than People Give Him Credit For
Teller seems to think he isn't getting his fair due as a heartthrob. He explained his opinion to Esquire:
"I was thinking about that today, how I probably think I'm better-looking than the public thinks I am. I was in one of these forums about a film I did, and it's like, 'This dude is so ugly! How does he get f*cking parts?' 'Well, he's not, like, traditionally handsome, but...' And that's kind of what it is. Maybe it's because I came from a small town, but I always did well for myself."
He Makes Rape Jokes
At the end of Esquire interview, Teller ordered writer Anna Peele an Uber. She told him about some of the sexual assault accusations aimed at the company. In response, he said he ordered "Do not rape" service.
He Favorably Compared Himself To John Cusack, Then Said He Doesn't Want His Career
Comparisons can sometimes drive an actor crazy, and it appears Teller is tired of being compared to John Cusack. He elaborated during a 2014 interview with the New York Times:
I guess we look alike. We did some similar movies. He was a leading man that wasn’t traditionally good looking, who was offbeat and quirky but confident. I get it. But I don’t want his career."
For the record, Cusack has over 80 acting credits and certainly has to be considered one of the most well-respected actors of his generation.