'Boyhood' star Ellar Coltrane talks about 12-year movie adventure

July 11, 2014 4:08 PM

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'Boyhood' star Ellar Coltrane talks about 12-year movie adventure

Most of us suffer the remembrances of our awkward youth through family pictures or shaky home videos. Actor Ellar Coltrane's formative years — from ages 7 to 19 — were chronicled by Oscar-nominated filmmaker Richard Linklater for the groundbreaking coming-of-age epic, "Boyhood." Coltrane sat with TODAY.com to recount his experience starring in the unusual film and talk about what's next.

In "Boyhood," Coltrane plays Mason, the youngest child of divorced parents Olivia (Patricia Arquette) and Mason Sr. (Ethan Hawke). Shot for just a few weeks every year since 2002, the film focuses on Mason’s evolution from a dreamy child to a burgeoning artist entering college, all achieved without ...

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