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Celebs 101: 10 Things to know about Beau Mirchoff

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Get to know the Awkward star

The adorable actor stars as Matty McKibben on MTV's fizzy, funny show Awkward. We were lucky enough to sit down with him and explore his more well-adjusted side.
Beau Mirchoff
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1. He cries at movies.

Most recently, the hunky 6-foot-1-inch hottie cried during Lars von Trier's Melancholia, starring Kirsten Dunst and Kiefer Sutherland. We get it — any story about the apocalypse can bring a guy down, so maybe start Netflixing comedies?

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2. Stains make him feel awkward.

Apparently, this happens quite a lot to the messy eater. Beau, may we suggest investing in a Tide to Go pen? Or at least drink your lattes through a straw?

3. When feeling sad, he vents by making loud noises.

We think it's always good for a man to express himself, but we also hope any grunting or screeching can be kept at a minimum, especially for the sake of his lady friends and neighbors.

4. He would love a spin-off from the show Cheers.

He thinks the show would have to be about a "bunch of old drunks." If Woody Harrelson were a part of it, we'd watch for sure! But wait — wasn't there already a spin-off from Cheers called Frasier?

5. He doesn't not believe in ghosts.

Huh? The actor explained, "I'm kind of ambivalent. I've never really had an experience, but I'm not going to say that they don’t exist." How politically and paranormally correct of you, Beau.

6. He hates lines at the airport and traffic.

"Just waiting in general. I kind of hate waiting in lines," he said. Must we remind the 25-year-old that patience is a virtue?

7. His celebrity crush is Jessica Chastain.

Ginger alert! Who knew he had a thing for redheads? We just hope he stays away from Lindsay Lohan, at least for now.

8. His favorite gift was a Tamagotchi.

"I got one when I was 14, so I was too old for it. I pretended like I didn't like it. I thought, 'This is so silly. This is what Grandma thinks [I want].' But then I played with it, and I really liked it." Mirchoff got awkwardly excited when we told him they're coming out with a new and improved line of Japanese handheld digital pets.

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9. He has a favorite pickup line.

"Did it hurt? [Pause] When you fell from heaven?" he said as he laughed. Like his character Matty McKibben, Mirchoff also seems to be charming and outgoing but a bit more likely to make fun of himself. We like that in a guy.

10. He stars in the new film See You in Valhalla.

This indie film about a young woman who returns home to deal with her brother's bizarre death also stars Sara Hyland (Modern Family). It releases in theaters later this year, and we can't wait!

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