Asa Maxwell Thornton Farr Butterfield, born on 1st April 1997 in Islington, London, England United Kingdom, is an actor probably best known to the world for portraying Hugo in the Oscar-awarded “Hugo” (2011), directed by Martin Scorcese; also, Asa played Ender Wiggin in “Ender`s Game” and Jake in another blockbuster “Miss Peregrine`s Home for Peculiar Children” (2016). Asa`s career started in 2006.
Have you ever wondered how rich Asa Butterfield is, as of late 2016? According to authoritative sources, it has been estimated that Asa`s net worth is as high as $5 million, earned through his short but already exquisitely successful career as an actor.
Asa Butterfield Net Worth $5 Million
Asa was born to Jacqueline Farr and Sam Butterfield, and since from an early age became focused on acting. When he was seven years old, Asa acted at the Young Actors` Theater Islington, mostly after school, and just two years later made his screen debut in the drama film “After Thomas”, as Andrew, which featured Keeley Hawes and Ben Miles as leads. In 2007 he had a small role in Garth Jennings` “Son of Rainbow”, only to then obtain a lead role in the Mark Herman`s war drama “The Boy in the Striped Pajamas”, next to David Thewlis and Rupert Friend. In the process, Asa proved better than hundreds of children, which showed how talented he is. From that point on, his net worth has only gone upwards.
In 2010, Asa appeared in the fantasy horror “The Wolfman” as the lead character`s young version, while the adult alter ego was portrayed by Benicio Del Toro. The same year Asa had a supporting role in the comedy “Nanny McPhee Returns”, next to Maggie Gyllenhaal, Emma Thompson and Ralph Fiennes, and the next year he landed the lead role of Hugo Cabret in Scorsese`s “Hugo”. The role only further increased his net worth and put his name on the Hollywood map; he received high praises for his portrayal, and was also nominated for the Saturn Award in the category Best Performance by a Younger Actor.
He continued to feature as a lead in high profile films, and in 2013 he portrayed Ender Wiggin in the sci-fi action “Ender`s Game” with Harrison Ford and Hailee Steinfeld, and a year later he appeared as Nathan Ellis in Morgan Matthews` drama “A Brilliant Young Mind”, and most recently he was cast as Jake in Tim Burton`s “Miss Peregrine`s Home for Peculiar Children” (2016). He is currently working on several projects, including the films “The Space Between Us” starring Britt Robertson, Janet Montgomery and Carla Gugino, which will be released in 2017, and another lead in “The House of Tomorrow”, which is also projected for 2017 release.
Thanks to his skills, Asa has received several prestigious nominations and awards, including the Young Hollywood Award in category Breakthrough Performance – Male, for the film “Hugo”.
Regarding his personal life, Asa was in a relationship with actress Ella Purnell in 2015, but for the time being he is single. Other details about his young life are unknown in the media.
He was one of the final candidates for the third film incarnation of Peter Parker/Spider-Man, though Tom Holland was cast instead. On May 14, 2015, film journalist Umberto Gonzalez reported that Asa had already been chosen for the role, a story carried by most film news sites. In both the 2010 and 2015 casting cycles for Spider-Man, no actor reported by film websites as being all-but-confirmed for the role has ever ended up actually cast as Spider-Man. The other actors erroneously reported to have been cast are Logan Lerman (in April 2010), Jamie Bell (in early June 2010), Josh Hutcherson (on June 30, 2010, one day before the official casting of Andrew Garfield), and Dylan O'Brien (in March 2015).
On his father's side, he is the grandson of Jeanne Elizabeth (Hewett) and Roy Butterfield, who is an Emeritus Professor in Engineering and the Environment.
His dream role would be to play James Bond.
In Indonesian, Asa means "Hope".
In Greenlandic Asa means "loved one".
His name Asa means "wing" in Portuguese.
Has worked twice with Ben Kingsley in the movies Hugo and Ender's Game.
He developed an iPad app called "Racing Blind" together with his father and brother. It is the only game available on the app store that is meant to be played with the eyes closed.
He's a fan of professional gamer and caster "Destiny".
He is a supporter of the Arsenal Football Club.
In Hebrew, "Asa" means "healer" or "physician", also spelled "Ase". The name "Asa" appears in the Old Testament to designate the third King of Judah.
He has an older brother called Morgan. Asa also has a younger maternal half-sister, Loxie, and a younger paternal half-sister, Marlie.
Son of Jacqueline Farr and Sam Butterfield.
Striking blue eyes
I always think that trying to push yourself as an actor in a direction that you've never been before, developing characters which are more difficult to get into the head of, or are more interesting and further away from yourself, is always a challenge. But, you want to take up that challenge and try your best.
People think when you're moving in Zero-G, it's like moving in jelly. But it's not. You're completely free to move however fast as you want.
When you have a book as material as it is, it's a lot easier to create a character because you have so many resources to draw upon when acting.
My little sister, who is four, can work my mom's iPhone better than she can.
I think I can speak for a lot of people in that they would be pretty nervous about meeting Harrison Ford, and I was definitely one of those people.