Once proclaimed as the most beautiful boy in the world by Italian director Luchino Visconti, Björn Andrésen has forever been marked by this and what followed after starring as Tadzio in Death in Venice (1971). Speaking with Elliot, Björn candidly shares what it was like to revisit these experiences during the filming of the newly released documentary The Most Beautiful Boy In The World (2021).

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Björn Andrésen is a Swedish actor and musician. He is best known for playing the 14-year-old Tadzio in Luchino Visconti’s 1971 film adaptation of the 1912 Thomas Mann novella Death in Venice. He also played a minor role in Ari Aster’s 2019 folk horror film Midsommar.

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