" Praising his co-stars, Michael said: "There were amazing people involved. If someone says, ' Do you want to do a film with Reese Witherspoon?You go, ' Yes of course.' And then to meet (director) Hallie Meyers-Shyer and (producer) Nancy Meyers, I've loved Nancy's films, they've been amazing, and this is Hallie's first film, and it just made me think, this is great. I love the story that it was about family, there was no bad guy in it.
Styles was White Eskimo's lead singer, and the band was popular enough to win a band competition at their school.
He was cut before the finals, but in a surprise move, judges Nicole Scherzinger and Simon Cowell put him together with fellow competitors Niall Horan, Liam Payne, Louis Tomlinson and Zayn Malik to form a new group act for the remainder of the competition.
Performing as One Direction (a name reportedly suggested by Styles), the five boys became one of the most popular contenders in the Styles is the youngest member of One Direction, and his curly hair, wide smile and sweet-yet-naughty demeanor have made him a fan favorite.
In another highlight of 2012, Styles and the rest of One Direction performed at the Olympics closing ceremony in London.
Styles is known as "the flirt" of One Direction, and his romantic relationships have been followed obsessively by the press and his fans.