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8 reasons why Miles Teller should have played Baby in Baby Driver

I just saw Baby Driver and as great as Ansel Elgort is in the film, I can’t help but think that Miles Teller would have been equally awesome if not more so as getaway driver Baby. The two actors have appeared in many films together, including with Shailene Woodley too. They’re almost interchangeable.

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Drunk Driver. Credit: Giphy

But they’re also very different. And I rate Miles Teller so much more. Miles also missed out on the lead role in La La Land to Ryan Gosling so maybe the familiar situation is just on my mind. I swear Edgar Wright wrote the part of Baby with Miles Teller in mind. Here’s 8 reasons why Miles Teller should have played Baby. Spoiler alert!

1. Scars on face

Baby has scars on his face from a childhood car crash which killed his mother. Ansel sports two artificial scars. But Miles actually have several scars on his face – from a car accident in 2007.

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Scarface. Credit: Gage Skidmore

2. Baby’s real name IS Miles

Come on guys. Edgar Wright totally wrote the part for Miles Teller. He’s a baby-faced guy who drives cars and is named Miles. Baby is literally named after him!

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Baby in a car named Miles. Credit: Giphy

3. Experiences with car accidents

Miles was in another car crash in 2016. Maybe the trauma deterred him from taking the role as Baby (if he was even offered it). But Miles has persevered to be successful. And perhaps his past experiences of car crashes would have brought more depth and emotion to Baby Driver.

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Feels. Credit: Giphy

4. Baby-faced but also mature

Ansel Elgort is seriously baby-faced. He looks crazy young in Baby Driver. But his luscious lips and squinty eyes make him look like a spitting image of Marlon Brando in the Fifties-inspired sequences. Even so, I’d take Miles Teller’s face any day of the week. He’s got a baby-face too, but he can also look mature. The shape of his head is also like Chandler from Friends.

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Too young. Credit: Giphy

5. He can rush AND drag

As established in Whiplash, Miles can rush and drag. Both skills are essential as a getaway driver. Take that Tokyo Drift.

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“Are you rushing or are you dragging?” Credit: Giphy

6. He’s musical

We all saw his drumming skills in Whiplash. And I would much rather watch Miles lip-syncing than Ansel. Wouldn’t you?

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La la la. Credit: Giphy

7. Killer dance moves

Don’t get me wrong, Ansel can dance too. But Miles is just cooler than Ansel. He has so much more swag.

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Werk. Credit: Giphy

8. More believable as an aggressive scumbag

There were moments where Baby was an aggressive, arrogant scumbag. And Ansel Elgort just didn’t cut it.

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Angry face. Credit: Giphy

He just isn’t scummy enough. Too baby-faced.

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Yeah, why? Credit: Giphy

Bit Miles is an excellent scumbag. A great villain. A brilliant anti-hero. Observe.

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Boy got me shook. Credit: Giphy

Bottom line, Miles Teller should have played Baby in Baby Driver. And I think Edgar Wright wrote the part with him in mind. Even if it was just subconsciously. So that’s just another part that was meant for Miles Teller which went to someone else.

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Another one bites the dust. Credit: Giphy

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