Ethan Hawke

Biography

Ethan Green Hawke (born November 6, 1970) is an American actor, writer and director. He made his feature film debut in 1985 with the science fiction movie Explorers, before making a supporting appearance in the 1989 drama Dead Poets Society which is considered his breakthrough role. He then appeared in such films as White Fang (1991), A Midnight Clear (1992), and Alive (1993) before taking a role in the 1994 Generation X drama Reality Bites, for which he gained critical acclaim. In 1995, he starred in the romantic drama Before Sunrise, and later in its sequel Before Sunset (2004).

In 2001, Hawke was cast as a rookie police officer in Training Day, for which he received a Screen Actors Guild and Academy Award nomination in the Best Supporting Actor category. Other films have included the science fiction feature Gattaca (1997), the title role in Michael Almereyda's Hamlet (2000), the action thriller Assault on Precinct 13 (2005), and the crime drama Before the Devil Knows You're Dead (2007).

Hawke has appeared in many theater productions including The Seagull, Henry IV, Hurlyburly, The Cherry Orchard, The Winter's Tale and The Coast of Utopia, for which he earned a Tony Award nomination. He made his directorial debut with the 2002 independent feature Chelsea Walls. In November 2007 Hawke directed his first play, Jonathan Marc Sherman's Things We Want. Aside from acting, he has written two novels, The Hottest State (1996) and Ash Wednesday (2002). Between 1998 and 2004, Hawke was married to actress Uma Thurman.

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Ethan Green Hawke (born November 6, 1970) is an American actor, writer and director. He made his feature film debut in 1985 with the science fiction movie Explorers, before making a supporting appearance in the 1989 drama Dead Poets Society which is considered his breakthrough role. He then appeared in such films as White Fang (1991), A Midnight Clear (1992), and Alive (1993) before taking a role in the 1994 Generation X drama Reality Bites, for which he gained critical acclaim. In 1995, he starred in the romantic drama Before Sunrise, and later in its sequel Before Sunset (2004).

In 2001, Hawke was cast as a rookie police officer in Training Day, for which he received a Screen Actors Guild and Academy Award nomination in the Best Supporting Actor category. Other films have included the science fiction feature Gattaca (1997), the title role in Michael Almereyda's Hamlet (2000), the action thriller Assault on Precinct 13 (2005), and the crime drama Before the Devil Knows You're Dead (2007).

Hawke has appeared in many theater productions including The Seagull, Henry IV, Hurlyburly, The Cherry Orchard, The Winter's Tale and The Coast of Utopia, for which he earned a Tony Award nomination. He made his directorial debut with the 2002 independent feature Chelsea Walls. In November 2007 Hawke directed his first play, Jonathan Marc Sherman's Things We Want. Aside from acting, he has written two novels, The Hottest State (1996) and Ash Wednesday (2002). Between 1998 and 2004, Hawke was married to actress Uma Thurman.

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Gender -

Known Credits 74

Birthday 1970-11-06

Place of Birth Austin, Texas, USA

Adult Actor False

Official Site -

Also Known As

  • Ethan Green Hawke
  • E. Hawke

Known For

Acting TV ShowsMovies

2017 Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets
2016 The Magnificent Seven as Goodnight Robicheaux
2016 Maudie as Everett Lewis
2016 The Phenom as Hopper Sr.
2016 Maggie's Plan as John Harding
2016 In a Valley of Violence as Paul
2016 Invasion! as narrator
2015 Regression as Bruce Kenner
2015 Born to Be Blue as Chet Baker
2015 Ten Thousand Saints as Les
2015 Good Kill as Commandant Tom Egan
2015 Seymour: An Introduction
2014 21 Years: Richard Linklater
2014 Cymbeline as Iachimo
2014 Predestination as The Bartender
2014 Boyhood as Dad
2013 Welcome Nowhere as Narrator
2013 Getaway as Brent Magna
2013 The Purge as James Sandin
2013 Before Midnight as Jesse
2012 Shakespeare Uncovered(1 episode) as Himself
2012 Sinister as Ellison
2011 The Woman in the Fifth as Tom Ricks
2011 Moby Dick(4 episodes) as Starbuck
2010 Moby Dick as Starbuck
2009 Staten Island as Sully
2009 Brooklyn's Finest as Sal
2009 Daybreakers as Edward Dalton
2008 What Doesn't Kill You as Paulie
2008 New York, I Love You as Writer (segment "Yvan Attal")
2008 Chelsea on the Rocks as Himself
2007 Before the Devil Knows You're Dead as Hank
2006 The Hottest State as Vince
2006 Fast Food Nation as Pete
2005 Lord of War as Jack Valentine
2005 Assault on Precinct 13 as Sergeant Jake Roenick
2004 Taking Lives as James Costa
2004 Before Sunset as Jesse
2002 The Jimmy Show as Ray
2001 Training Day as Jake Hoyt
2001 Alias(1 episode)
2001 Tape as Vince
2001 Waking Life as Jesse
2000 Hamlet as Hamlet
1999 Snow Falling on Cedars as Ishmael Chambers
1999 Joe the King as Len Coles
1998 The Newton Boys as Jess Newton
1998 Great Expectations as Finnegan Bell
1997 Gattaca as Vincent Freeman
1997 The View(3 episodes)
1996 The Daily Show with Trevor Noah(1 episode)
1995 Before Sunrise as Jesse
1995 Search and Destroy
1994 Inside the Actors Studio(1 episode)
1994 Reality Bites as Troy Dyer
1994 Floundering as Jimmy
1993 Late Night with Conan O'Brien(5 episodes)
1993 Rich in Love as Wayne Frobiness
1993 Alive as Nando Parrado
1992 Waterland as Matthew Price
1992 The Tonight Show with Jay Leno(1 episode)
1992 A Midnight Clear as Will Knott
1991 Mystery Date as Tom McHugh
1991 White Fang as Jack Conroy
1989 Dad as Billy
1989 Dead Poets Society as Todd Anderson
1988 Lion's Den
1985 Explorers as Ben Crandall
1983 Live with Regis and Kathie Lee(2 episodes)
1929 The Academy Awards(2 episodes)
1929 The Academy Awards(2 episodes) as Ethan Hawke
1900 Tonight at Noon as Lefty
1900 Blue Tilt(1 episode)

Writing

2013 Making a Scene … Writer
2013 Before Midnight … Writer
2006 The Hottest State … Writer
2004 Before Sunset … Screenplay

Directing

2015 Seymour: An Introduction … Director
2006 The Hottest State … Director
2002 Chelsea Walls … Director

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