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Aaron Eckhart (born March 12th 1968)
Aaron Eckhart is an American actor best known for his roles in 2006's 'Thank You for Smoking' and 2008's 'The Dark Knight'.
Childhood: Aaron Eckhart was born in Cupertino, California. Her parents are author Mary Martha Eckhart and computer executive James Conrad Eckhart. He was raised as a Latter-day Saints Mormon and was a missionary for his faith in France and Switzerland. When he was 13, he moved to England and attended American Community School where he began acting. He later moved to Australia where he went to the American International School of Sydney. He left school to get a job at Warringah Mall movie theatre but completed his studies on an adult course later. He took a gap year to go surfing and skiing around the world before majoring in film at Brigham Young University-Hawaii. He transferred to the same school in Utah and earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts.
Film career: Aaron Eckhart made his film debut in a Mormon movie called 'Godly Sorrow' before re-locating to New York and landing an agent. His early work included roles in 'Aliens in the Family' and 'Slaughter of the Innocents'. In 1997, he appeared in the film 'In the Company of Men' directed by Neil LaBute and was highly praised for his work as a sociopathic misogynist. His next movie was also directed by LaBute, 'Your Friends & Neighbors'. Eckhart's breakthrough role was in 2000's 'Erin Brockovich' opposite Julia Roberts. That year he also appeared alongside Renée Zellweger in 'Nurse Betty'. He played a detective with Jack Nicholson in the well-received Sean Penn movie 'The Pledge' in 2001. He followed that up with romance drama 'Possession' with Gwyneth Paltrow. In 2003 he appeared in the poorly reviewed 'The Core' with Hilary Swank and 'Paycheck' opposite Ben Affleck, as well as 'The Missing' alongside Cate Blanchett. In 2004, his performance in 'Suspect Zero' was positively reviewed despite general critical and commercial disappointment. That year he also appeared in the stage play 'Oleanna' opposite Julia Stiles. Eckhart was nominated for a Golden Globe for his very well-reviewed role in 2006's 'Thank You for Smoking'. He also featured with Helena Bonham Carter in 'Conversations with Other Women'. 2007 saw him play a chef alongside Catherine Zeta-Jones in 'No Reservations'; a remake of the original German movie 'Mostly Martha'. The following year he gained weight to play the title charatcter in the comedy 'Meet Bill'. That year saw him in one of his iconic roles yet; the character Harvey Dent/Two Face in Christopher Nolan's 'The Dark Knight'. In 2011, he co-starred with Johnny Depp in the movie adaptation of Hunter S. Thompson's novel 'The Rum Diary'. 2013 saw him in political thriller 'Olympus Has Fallen'.
Personal life: Aaron Eckhart has previously had relationships with actress Emily Cline, with whom he was once engaged, and singer Kristyn Osborn. Eckhart is open about his Mormon faith, though has admitted he has strayed away from the religion over the years. He enjoys photography and wanted to be a songwriter before embarking on an acting career.
This time, the terrorists target the Brits.
Following the close call the White House and the President was exposed to at the hands of North Korean maniacs in 'Olympus Has Fallen', terrorists turn their attentions to the UK in the tense sequel appropriately (if not imaginatively) named 'London Has Fallen'. And Gerard Butler has returned.
Gerard Butler and Aaron Eckhart go for round two with the terrorists
If you weren't familiar with the plot of 'Olympus Has Fallen' or simply have it totally confused with 2013's other terrorism film 'White House Down' (don't worry, you're not the only one), then here's a brief overview: North Korean terrorists take President Benjamin Asher (Aaron Eckhart) hostage, threaten to irradiate the US in a bid to unify Korea without any interruptions, Special Forces agent Mike Banning (Gerard Butler) comes in and saves the day with seconds to spare.
Continue reading: Gerard Butler Returns To Defend The UK In 'London Has Fallen' [Trailer]
President Benjamin Asher must make a diplomatic trip to the capital of the United Kingdom after the British Prime Minister is killed. The death of the Prime Minister is shroud in mystery and Asher's number one Secret Service agent, Mike Banning, can't help but feel that the trip is going too smoothly.
Having each of the world's leaders all in one place, it's a hugely appealing target for terrorists. As the funeral proceedings begin to come together, Banning's worst fears come true. The world's stability is left in the hands of the president, his secret service agent and a lone MI6 agent.
Continue: London Has Fallen Trailer
The boxing biopic is a go, and it has its leading men.
Aaron Eckhart and Miles Teller are both set to star in a new boxing biopic based on the life of world champion Vinny Pazienza. The project is called Bleed for This and Martin Scorsese will oversee as executive producer. Pazienza’s story is ripe for feature film adaption.
Miles Teller is set for the biggest role of his career
After a near-fatal car crash, the boxer was faced with never walking again, let alone boxing again. Instead of giving in and living a life away from the sport he loved, Pazienza defied doctor’s orders, embarking on a remarkable comeback under the tutelage of renown trainer, Kevin Rooney.
Continue reading: Vinnie Pazienza Boxing Biopic Recruits Aaron Eckhart And Miles Teller
Even with its relentlessly cliched production design (trenchcoats and flickering candles galore), this raucous gothic thriller deploys enough visual flash to hold our attention. The gigantic effects-heavy action sequences are eye-catching and sometimes exciting, and there are elements of the story that almost begin to resonate before the script veers off in another more simplistic direction.
Based on a graphic novel, the story picks up where Mary Shelley's novel left off, as the monster (Eckhart) is attacked by demons that want to study his non-human existence. He's rescued by gargoyles, angelic protectors of humanity, and taken to their Queen Lenore (Miranda Otto), who names him Adam and enlists him in the demon-killing cause. Although her second-in-command (Courtney) isn't so sure. Over the next 200 years, Adam hones his skills before returning to Lenore just as the demon Prince Naberius (Nighy) is launching his evil plan to re-animate a dead army with the help of sexy scientist Terra (Strahovski) and Dr Frankenstein's journal. In other words, all hell is about to break loose.
Annoyingly, every time the plot begins to get interesting, writer-director Beattie indulges in another vacuous action set piece that's as irrelevant as the 3D. There's a decent story in here about the nature of the human soul, religious fervour and moral tenacity, but the film only uses these things as devices to make the dialog sound intelligent. Which is tricky since Beattie directs his cast to deliver their lines in growling, blurting monotone. Eckhart's voice-over narration is particularly dull. And this over-earnest tone leaves every potential relationship as a non-starter.
Continue reading: I, Frankenstein Review
The box office was quiet this weekend.
It was a tame weekend for the box office Friday through Sunday, with Ride Along keeping its top-spot status for a second week, according to figures compiled by Box Office Mojo.
Aaron Eckhart in 'I, Frankenstein'
I, Frankenstein only managed to fall in sixth with a disappointing return of $8.6m. Considering the horror/action/thriller was made on $65m and took on a huge marketing push in the last few weeks, Lionsgate won’t be pleased.
Continue reading: How Long Can 'Ride Along' Maintain Its Box Office Mojo?
The new Frankenstein incarnation barely got out of the box office starting blocks.
The latest Hollywood incarnation of Mary Shelley's Frankenstein legend, I, Frankenstein, has flopped at the US box office, coming in sixth place on its debut weekend. The dark new action thriller, which shares its producers with the gloomy, supernatural Underworld movies, sees actor Aaron Eckhart take on the lead role.
New Aaron Eckhart Movie 'I, Frankenstein' Has Failed To Drum Up Much Interest At The US Box Office.
Despite an enduringly popular premise and a world-renowned story, the Stuart Beattie-directed I, Frankenstein has failed to coax American audiences towards its cinema screens over the weekend, taking $8.3m (£5m); a modest sum in comparison to the $65m (£39.3m) it cost to make the film, according to BBC News.
'I, Frankenstein' has failed, following its release in the US, to impress critics or audiences. On the day of its release the film failed to reach the top of the Box Office chart.
The Box office response to I, Frankenstein has mirrored the critics. The film has failed on its opening day to inspire audiences in the US and, despite expectations from the film's studio and producers, failed to reach the top of the US Box Office Chart on Friday (24th January).
I, Frankenstein, which opened on Friday, gained $2.8 million and it looks as though it may struggle to meet its $68 million production cost. It does appear surprising as the film boasts an expert special effects team and a strong cast. However critics were unimpressed with the film's script and the poor acting evident throughout.
Aaron Eckhart stars in I, Frankenstein.
Continue reading: Box Office Reflects Critics Views On 'I, Frankenstein'
'I, Frankenstein' has fallen far short of critics' expectations and has been highly criticised for having a weak script and poor acting.
I, Frankenstein, the latest adaptation of Mary Shelley's classic novel, has been crushed by critics and no electrical cables or extra body parts seem likely to rebuild its reputation.
Aaron Eckhart stars as Adam, Frankenstein's monster.
The creators of the Underworld saga have contributed to this supernatural monstrosity, which is hardly surprising considering the standards of the latter movies in that particular franchise. The film is based on the graphic novel of the same name by Kevin Grevioux which places Frankenstein's monster in an alternative present day where gargoyles and demons struggle for dominance.
Continue reading: 'I, Frankenstein' Fails To Raise Critics' Pulses
Butler and co are back for more.
If you thought Olympus Has Fallen was bad, then wait until you heard this: the brainiacs at Millennium Films have decided a sequel is in order, and will move the action over to the U.K in London Has Fallen.
The news of a sequel was broken by ScreenDaily, who say the story surrounds "a plot to strike the city during the funeral of the British Prime Minister. Only the President Of The United States, his secret service head and an English MI6 agent can save the day.”
Despite IGN giving Olympus a 7.5 out of 10 – desperately wanting an action film so much so they dreamed a good one up – most of the critics agreed it was a pretty rotten film, culminating in a 48% rating from 178 reviews.
Continue reading: Now That 'Olympus Has Fallen,' It's London's Turn In The Sequel
Stiller, Bullock, Clooney and Hanks rule the red carpets at film festivals in New York and London, Radcliffe promotes Kill Your Darlings, we get a look at January's I Frankenstein, and Tarantino declares his best of the year ...
Ben Stiller's remake of the 1947 classic premiered at the New York Film Festival this week, with Stiller and costars Kristin Wiig and Adam Scott in attendance. The film, about a mild-mannered office worker with a vivid daydreaming life, won the festival's Fellowship Award. It opens in December. You can watch Ben Stillier in action as Walter Mitty in the trailer here. We also have video from this week's premiere at the New York Film Festival, you can see Ben Stiller And Kristen Wiig arriving here or watch a video of 'The Secret Life of Walter Mitty' cast posing together at New York Film Festival as they are joineed by Stiller's wife Christine Taylor and his co-star Adam Scott.
Also on the red carpet in New York were Sandra Bullock, George Clooney and Alfonso Cuaron, presenting the US premiere of their space-orbit thriller Gravity, which went on to set US box office records over the weekend. Afterwards, Bullock and Cuaron jetted across the Atlantic for the film's UK premiere at the London Film Festival this week. We have video footage taken at the 'Gravity' NY Premiere featuring stars George Clooney And Sandra Bullock and another video featuring director Alfonso Cuaron arriving at the 'Gravity' NYFF premiere. We also urge you read our report on how studio pressure almost ruined the movie and how Alfonso Cuaron had to fight for the version we are seeing and enjoying today.
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Happy faces from my time in Beijing, China. http://t.co/asvtc7j8OL
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School day in Dominican Republic @americares http://t.co/YwoxzFnJJW
98 yr old man from Dominican Republic. I was shooting for great charity @americares http://t.co/FZ19H35NCV
Melbourne, Australia street scene. http://t.co/ClUx7uADiJ
Alexandra township. South Africa. Thank you Abraham for showing me around. http://t.co/xja49h5Gmx
Another photo from my great trip to South Africa. A sweet little girl from Alexandra township. http://t.co/Qshltx1yXB