He starred in The East with Ellen Page, to whom he became very close. At one point they were rumored to be dating, before Ellen’s brave coming out speech with February. "I’m extremely proud of her for being so strong and coming out and helping other young guys and girls out there," says Alex of his good friend today. "She’s a great inspiration for other people. And the way she did it was so eloquent, so well-spoken and she’s so intelligent."