Nicholas Hoult Was Secretly The Best Thing About The Noughties

Let’s re-visit his younger years. Special is the word.

1. Before X-Men’s Beast there was Nicholas Hoult of 2002.

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2. So yes, he was in About A Boy.

3. And yeah he was in Skins.

4. But he was also the coolest kid around.

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5. A fine specimen of a human.

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6. He got to drink mocktails with Hugh Grant and Sandra Bullock for Christ’s sake.

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7. He evolved with his hair and we loved him for it.

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8. It was a time when he wore trainers and ties to red carpet events. And that was okay.

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9. It was even more okay when he wore fat ties that weren’t done up properly, because it attracted the ladies.

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10. He was the shell suit king.

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11. And a connoisseur of hats.

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12. A man about town.

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13. A total dude.

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14. It was a time when he wondered what path life would take him down.

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15. And it took him down a wonderful one.

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16. Here’s to the young Nicholas Hoult of the noughties.

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Kimberley Dadds is the UK celebrity editor for BuzzFeed and is based in London.
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