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23 Reasons Why Ronan Farrow Is Cooler Than You

Looks like we all need to step our game up, because Ronan raised the bar super-high.

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6. And he had this badass statement to make about his estrangement from Woody:

"He's my father married to my sister. That makes me his son and his brother-in-law. That is such a moral transgression...I cannot see him. I cannot have a relationship with my father and be morally consistent. I lived with all these adopted children, so they are my family. To say Soon-Yi was not my sister is an insult to all adopted children."

9. This past year he had a joint birthday party with Shannon Woodward. It was hosted by Katy Perry. The theme was "ugly sweater party."

11. On top of the fact that he's smart and makes a positive impact on global issues, he's also a creative songwriter and guitarist.

Here he is in the studio, making songs that are too beautiful to listen to without crying.

12. And because of his impressive voice, sometimes people ask Ronan to do voice-over work.

Here he is, lending his chops to the English language version of Miyazaki's Poppy Hill.

13. He graduated from Bard College at 15 with double majors in philosophy and biology. He's their youngest graduate.

He graduated from Yale Law School in 2009, where he edited the Yale Journal of International Affairs.

18. And sometimes Forbes likes to rank him No.1 in Law and Policy on their "30 Under 30" list

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20. And this is what Ronan looks like when he's celebrating the holidays with some of his 14 adopted siblings.

They come from seven different countries and speak six languages. Beat that, Brangelina.

21. This is Ronan giving a commencement address, and it's equal parts rousing and witty.

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22. He's also a published author, and impressively so.

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His writing's been featured in Newsday, The Boston Herald, The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, Forbes, and The Los Angeles Times. Again, NBD.