Do you know 17-year-old American actor Mateus Ward? If not, allow me to introduce him. To date he has appeared almost exclusively on American TV, specializing in "troubled teen" roles. He recently completed a starring role in an independent film called The Meanest Man In Texas, a 1930s prison drama, written and directed by his father. From the looks of things, Mateus may be setting himself up for more adult roles now. He looks less like a 17-year-old and more like the kind of 25-year-old who usually plays 17-year-olds on TV.