HER CAMPUS: WHAT TO KNOW ABOUT REESE GONZALES, STAR OF ‘ARISTOTLE AND DANTE’
September 6, 2023
Gen Zers, we’ve got a new breakout star on our hands. The new romance film Aristotle and Dante Discover The Secrets Of The Universe, out in theaters on Sept. 8, stars Reese Gonzales in the lead role. Gonzales plays Dante, a Mexican-American, free-spirited teen who builds a close bond with Aristotle (Ari) Mendoza, played by Max Pelayo. While exploring their relationship, Dante helps Ari to see the world differently while on his road to self-discovery, making this the perfect coming-of-age film. Aristotle and Dante Discover The Secrets Of The Universe, which is written and directed by Aitch Alberto, is based on a novel of the same name by Benjamin Alire Sáenz. Although the book came out in 2012, it recently grew in popularity on BookTok.
While this film isn’t Gonzales’ first acting credit, it’s sure to skyrocket him to stardom. The romantic drama follows a summer of other popular on-screen LGBTQ+ romances, including Heartstopper and Red, White & Royal Blue. With Aristotle and Dante’s premiere finally here, fans are going to want to know more about the movie’s cast, especially Gonzales. Here are seven things to know about Gonzales that might just have you falling in love with him — if you haven’t already.
JUST LIKE HIS ARISTOTLE AND DANTE CO-STAR, MAX PELAYO, GONZALES ALSO PLAYS THE ELECTRIC GUITAR.
In addition to being an actor, Gonzales is also a musician. He plays the keyboard, guitar, and drums. On Apr. 28, Gonzales posted a video of himself playing the guitar. He even gave Pelayo a shoutout for inspiring the post.
GONZALES HAS TWO SIBLINGS AND A DOG NAMED TEDDY BEAR.
Gonzales has a brother named Mason and a sister named Mya. He also has a dog named Teddy Bear, who’s clearly the main character in his family.