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Jorge Lendeborg Jr. Is Going Big to Go Small

The power of positive thinking is working out for Jorge Lendeborg Jr.
“I willed them into existence,” says the Afro-Latinx actor, showing off a gifted pair of Fear of God sneakers from inside a corner suite at the Mandarin Oriental in Manhattan.
The exuberant young sneakerhead is all smiles — and all about making those around him smile, cracking jokes with his team throughout the press tour his latest roles have required. And while many actors approach press as a necessary part of the job, the 22-year-old seems to genuinely enjoy the process. (The pile of Nikes that showed up in his hotel room probably don’t hurt matters.)
Lendeborg has amassed an impressive list of roles since making his feature debut at Sundance in 2016 in the indie film “The Land.” From there he starred in “Brigsby Bear” and “Love, Simon” before sizing up considerably to roles in “Spider-Man: Homecoming,” the romantic lead opposite Hailee Steinfeld in “Bumblebee,” and now, “Alita: Battle Angel.”
“I learned so much in that movie,” he says of the animé-based Robert Rodriguez megafilm. “I worked with Christoph Waltz, and Mahershala Ali was there. I literally met him the day after I saw ‘Moonlight.’ Jennifer Connelly’s in it. I’m there.

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