Staff Writer @rain_varelaJack O’Connell, well known for being a star of popular UK TV series Skins, recently tweeted out a statement against homophobia. https://twitter.com/JackO__C/status/462639974220058625 He followed it up with a simple: https://twitter.com/JackO__C/status/462640154403164162 Jack O’Connell, who is what the British would refer to as a "lad’s lad", has made a career of playing tough young British teenagers. He is best known for playing James Cook in E4’s Skins , a very popular teenage television show in the UK that counts Nicholas Hoult (Jack The Giant Slayer, X-Men: First Class) and Dev Patel (Slumdog Millionaire) among its alumni. He was introduced to a much larger international audience this year when he starred in 300: Rise of an Empire, playing young warrior Callisto. He also appeared as the lead in the critically acclaimed film Starred Up which played in the Tribeca Film Festival. Things are looking up for this young man, as he is playing the lead character in the upcoming World War II film Unbroken. A movie directed by Oscar-winner Angeline Jolie, it tells the true story of Louis Zamperini, an Olympic Runner taken as a prisoner by the Japanese during World War II. It is set to be released on December 25 of this year. Keep Up With PopWrapped On The Web!