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Emile Hirsch

Emile Hirsch rose to prominence in 2002 with showy roles in two high-profile films: The Dangerous Lives of Altar Boys and The Emperor's Club. Hirsch was born in Topanga Canyon, CA, on March 13, 1985. He made his television debut at the age of 11 in an episode of the series Kindred: The Embraced. After a number of small guest roles on Two of a Kind, Sabrina, the Teenage Witch and Third Rock From the Sun, Hirsch moved on to more dramatic roles with appearances of NYPD Blue and ER. He appeared in a pair of made-for-TV movies, Gargantua and Houdini (in the latter playing the famed magician Harry Houdini as a boy) before making his big-screen debut as pensive Catholic school student Francis in The Dangerous Lives of Altar Boys, which earned the teenager a number of enthusiastic reviews. After appearing in the made-for-cable drama Wild Iris, Hirsch appeared as a bright but rebellious student in the Kevin Kline vehicle The Emperor's Club. Hirsch was praised for his roles in Imaginary Heroes (2004) and Lords of Dogtown (2005), though the films themselves received lukewarm reviews. His luck would change when he was cast as a young man who finds himself while hitchhiking America for 2007's Into the Wild. Based on the popular novel from Jon Krakauer, Sean Penn directed the film, which would earn Hirsch a Best Actor nom from the Broadcast Film Critics Association. Hirsch reunited with Penn to play a young gay rights activist in Milk, the multi-Academy Award winning biopic of politician and activist Harvey Milk. He lent his voice for X Games 3D: The Movie in 2009, and starred in Taking Woodstock (2009), a biopic chronicling a face-off between the owners of a small motel, and the organizers of the original Woodstock. He took a supporting role in Oliver Stone's 2012 film The Savages. ~ Rovi

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Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
No Score Yet All Nighter
  • Martin
2017
85% The Autopsy of Jane Doe
  • Austin Tilden
2016
55% Ten Thousand Saints
  • Jonny
2015
75% Lone Survivor
  • Danny Dietz
2014
17% Twice Born
  • Diego
2013
71% The Motel Life
  • Frank
2013
82% Prince Avalanche
  • Lance
2013
78% Killer Joe
  • Chris Smith
2012
51% Savages
  • Spin
2012
12% The Darkest Hour
  • Sean
2011
47% Taking Woodstock
  • Billy
2009
40% X Games 3D: The Movie
  • Narrator
2009
94% Milk
  • Cleve Jones
2008
39% Speed Racer
  • Speed
2008
12% The Air I Breathe
  • Tony
2008
82% Into the Wild
  • Christopher McCandless
2007
55% Alpha Dog
  • Johnny Truelove
2007
55% Lords of Dogtown
  • Jay
2005
35% Imaginary Heroes
  • Tim Travis
2005
55% The Girl Next Door
  • Matthew Kidman
2004
77% The Mudge Boy
  • Duncan Mudge
2003
50% The Emperor's Club
  • Sedgewick Bell
2002
77% The Dangerous Lives of Altar Boys
  • Francis
2002
No Score Yet Wild Iris
  • Lonnie Bravard
2001
No Score Yet Gargantua
  • Brandon
1998
No Score Yet Hamlet
  • Actor

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT
No Score Yet ER
1994-2009
  • Chad Chad Kottmeier
No Score Yet Real Time With Bill Maher
2003
  • Guest
No Score Yet The Pretender
1996-2000
  • Bryce Banks
No Score Yet Jimmy Kimmel Live
2003
  • Guest
No Score Yet The Talk
2010
  • Guest
No Score Yet The View
1997
  • Guest

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