Augustus Britton

By
Photography Robbie Fimmano

Published January 21, 2013

Augustus Britton

AGE: 22

HOMETOWN: Brooklyn

ARRIVED IN LA: August 2012

PRIOR WORK EXPERIENCE: I assisted the last great living American impressionist painter: my father, Jeff Britton.

FIRST ACTING GIG: An outdoor improvised play in Queens.

BIGGEST ROLE TO DATE: I just finished my first feature film role in the movie Electric Slide, directed by Tristan Patterson.

ROLE MODEL: My grandmother, Estelle Parsons. She’s won an Oscar and been nominated for four Tonys. She’s a no-bullshit artist.

MOST HOLLYWOOD EXPERIENCE: My dad, my brother, and I used to drive around in our 1981 burgundy Lincoln Town Car. One day, we swung around Cesar Chavez Avenue and the engine started to smoke. The steering wheel locked and we tumbled onto the curb to a grinding stop. A man in his patient gown, who must have just escaped from nearby Memorial Medical, approaches with his IVs still tucked into his veins. He mumbled,”‘I’m just gonna leave my property there.” It was a brown paper bag and a couple of loose potato chips.

PHOTO: PANTS: TOMMY HILFIGER COLLECTION. JACKET (ON CAR): DIESEL. BANDANA: STYLISTÂ?’S OWN. ALL JEWELRY: BRITTON’S OWN.