Ethan Hawke

Lowest Rated: 2% Getaway (2013)
Birthday: Nov 6, 1970
Birthplace: Austin, Texas, USA
Bearing the kind of sensitive-man good looks that have led many to think he would be perfect for a career as a tortured, latte-chugging intellectual, Ethan Hawke instead emerged in the 1990s as both a talented actor and a thinking girls' poster boy. In addition to acting, Hawke penned two novels -- The Hottest State, which is rumored to be based on a former relationship he had with singer/songwriter Lisa Loeb, and the best-selling Ash Wednesday. Born November 6, 1970, in Austin, TX, to teenage parents who separated when he was a toddler, Hawke was raised by his mother. The two led an itinerant existence until she married again, and the family settled in Princeton Junction, NJ. There Hawke began to study acting at Princeton's McCarter Theatre, and at the age of 14, he made his film debut in Explorers (1985). A sci-fi fantasy flick that starred the actor alongside River Phoenix, it didn't make much of an impact upon its theatrical release, but thanks to the presence of both Hawke and Phoenix, it went on to a second life on cable.Following his debut, Hawke stopped acting professionally to attend Carnegie Mellon University. His college career didn't last long, however; while still a student, Hawke was chosen to play one of the young protagonists of Peter Weir's Dead Poets Society. The 1989 film, which marked the beginning of Robin Williams' turn toward more dramatic roles, was a success, and Hawke, in his role as the shy, cringing Todd Anderson, made prep school angst look so photogenic that he soon had something of a teenage following. After starring as Ted Danson's son in Dad the same year, Hawke went on to make a string of movies that allowed him to demonstrate his talent but never quite propelled him further into the realm of stardom. White Fang (1991) provided him with a go at adventure by casting him as a young gold miner who forms a bond with the titular canine, while Waterland (1992) had Hawke plumbing the depths of mild delinquency as the troublesome student of an emotionally estranged Jeremy Irons. Unfortunately, almost nobody saw Waterland, and the same could be said of Hawke's other film that year, the WWII drama A Midnight Clear. Lack of an audience obscured the actor's strong performances in both films, and it was not until 1994 that he began to gain recognition for something besides Dead Poets Society. In that year, Hawke created something of a reputation for himself, both on- and offscreen. Offscreen, he became tabloid fodder when he was caught dancing with a then-married Julia Roberts and thus gained a certain -- if fleeting -- kind of notoriety. On screen, the actor starred in Ben Stiller's Reality Bites, portraying the kind of goateed, ennui-mired, more-sensitive-than-thou slacker that helped get him labeled as such in real life. Matters weren't helped when, that same year, the actor published The Hottest State, a meditation on love from the point-of-view of an angst-ridden twentysomething that was scorned by many critics as pretentious posturing.After starring as another sensitive student of life in Richard Linklater's romantic talkathon Before Sunrise (1995), Hawke went back to his sci-fi roots with Gattaca (1997), a near-future parable about the dangers of genetic engineering. Although the film was a relative disappointment, it did present Hawke with an introduction to co-star Uma Thurman, whom he married in 1998 and had a daughter with later that same year. Also in 1998, the actor starred opposite Gwyneth Paltrow in an adaptation of Charles Dickens' Great Expectations; despite mixed reviews, the film heightened Hawke's profile while further establishing him as one of the leading interpreters of sensitive-boy artistic angst. After a starring turn as one of the titular Newton Boys alongside Matthew McConaughey, Skeet Ulrich, and Vincent D'Onofrio in Richard Linklater's neglected 1998 Western, Hawke took on an entirely different role in 1999. Starring in Scott Hicks' Snow Falling on Cedars, he portrayed a journ

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Filmography

MOVIES

CREDIT
88% Stockholm Kaj Hansson / Lars Nystrom 2019
41% The Kid Sheriff Pat Garrett 2019
73% Adopt a Highway Actor 2019
95% Blaze Screenwriter Producer Director 2018
83% Juliet, Naked Tucker Crowe 2018
78% The King Actor 2018
93% First Reformed Toller 2018
52% 24 Hours to Live Travis Conrad 2017
49% Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets Jolly the Pimp $40.5M 2017
89% Maudie Everett Lewis $6.2M 2017
76% In a Valley of Violence Paul $50.9K 2016
63% The Magnificent Seven Goodnight Robicheaux $93.4M 2016
94% Richard Linklater: Dream Is Destiny Actor 2016
79% The Phenom Hopper Sr. 2016
86% Maggie's Plan John $3.4M 2016
88% Born To Be Blue Chet Baker $0.9M 2016
15% Regression Bruce Kenner 2016
14% Sinister 2 Ellison Oswalt 2015
57% Ten Thousand Saints Les 2015
75% Good Kill Thomas Egan 2015
100% Seymour: An Introduction Director $0.8M 2015
31% Cymbeline Iachimo 2015
84% Predestination The Bartender $0.3M 2015
40% 21 Years: Richard Linklater Actor 2014
97% Boyhood Dad $18.9M 2014
2% Getaway Brent Magna $10.5M 2013
39% The Purge James Sandin $64.5M 2013
97% Before Midnight Screenwriter Jesse $8.2M 2013
No Score Yet Welcome Nowhere Actor 2013
98% Mea Maxima Culpa: Silence In The House Of God Pat 2012
63% Sinister Ellison Oswalt $48.2M 2012
61% The Woman in the Fifth Tom $0.2M 2012
No Score Yet George Bellows Narrator 2012
44% Brooklyn's Finest Sal $26.8M 2010
67% Daybreakers Edward Dalton $30.1M 2010
25% Staten Island (Little New York) Sully Halverson 2009
71% Chelsea on the Rocks Actor 2009
37% New York, I Love You Writer (Yvan Attal segment) $1.7M 2009
65% What Doesn't Kill You Paulie 2008
88% Before the Devil Knows You're Dead Hank $7M 2007
32% The Hottest State Director Screenwriter Vince 2007
No Score Yet Tonight at Noon Actor 2007
50% Fast Food Nation Pete $1M 2006
11% One Last Thing Dylan's Father (uncredited) 2006
61% Lord of War Jack Valentine $24.1M 2005
59% Assault on Precinct 13 Jake Roenick $20M 2005
95% Before Sunset Screenwriter Jesse $5.7M 2004
22% Taking Lives Costa $32.7M 2004
40% The Jimmy Show Ray 2001
78% Tape Vin 2001
72% Training Day Jake 2001
26% Chelsea Walls Director 2001
80% Waking Life Jesse $2.1M 2001
57% Hamlet Hamlet 2000
40% Snow Falling on Cedars Ishmael Chambers 1999
67% Joe the King Len 1999
22% The Velocity of Gary Actor 1999
63% The Newton Boys Jess Newton 1998
37% Great Expectations Finnegan Bell 1998
82% Gattaca Vincent/Jerome 1997
No Score Yet Great Performances Actor 1997
33% Search and Destroy Roger $0.4M 1995
100% Before Sunrise Jesse 1995
96% Quiz Show Student in Classroom (uncredited) 1994
71% White Fang 2: Myth of the White Wolf Jack (uncredited) 1994
67% Floundering Jimmy 1994
66% Reality Bites Troy Dyer 1993
67% Rich in Love Frobiness 1993
62% Alive Nando 1993
53% Waterland Matthew Price 1992
88% A Midnight Clear Will Knott 1992
25% Mystery Date Tom McHugh 1991
63% White Fang Jack 1991
60% Dad Billy Tremont 1989
84% Dead Poets Society Todd Anderson 1989
No Score Yet Lion's Den Actor 1988
77% Explorers Ben Crandall 1985

TV

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No Score Yet Independent Lens
1999
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No Score Yet The Late Show With Stephen Colbert
2015
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No Score Yet The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon
2014
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No Score Yet Real Time With Bill Maher
2003
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  • 2018
No Score Yet Talking With Chris Hardwick
2017
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  • 2018
No Score Yet The Daily Show With Trevor Noah
2015
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  • 2016
No Score Yet Watch What Happens Live With Andy Cohen
2009
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No Score Yet CBS This Morning
2012
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No Score Yet Charlie Rose
2013-2017
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No Score Yet Late Show With David Letterman
1993-2015
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No Score Yet The Late Late Show With James Corden
2015-2018
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No Score Yet Variety Studio: Actors on Actors
2015
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No Score Yet Late Night With Seth Meyers
2014
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No Score Yet The Late Late Show With Craig Ferguson
2005-2014
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  • 2015
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No Score Yet Shakespeare Uncovered
2013-2018
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  • 2015
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No Score Yet The View
1997
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No Score Yet Jimmy Kimmel Live
2003
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No Score Yet Conan
2010
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No Score Yet The Ellen DeGeneres Show
2003
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  • 2013
No Score Yet Sunday Morning
2011-2018
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No Score Yet Late Night With Jimmy Fallon
2009-2014
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  • 2013
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  • 2010
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No Score Yet The Daily Show With Jon Stewart
1999-2015
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  • 2004
88% Alias
2001-2006
Jim Lennox
  • 2003
No Score Yet The Tonight Show With Jay Leno
1992-2014
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  • 2000
No Score Yet Great Performances
2000

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