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Ethan Hawke (born 06.11.1970) Ethan Hawke is an American actor. Ethan Hawke: Childhood Ethan Hawke was born in Austin, Texas. His parents are charity worker Leslie and insurance worker James Hawke and they separated when he was 4. He moved to New York and attended Packer Collegiate Institute in Brooklyn Heights before moving again to New Jersey and attending West Windsor-Plainsboro High School South. His final transfer was to the boarding school Hun School of Princeton. At school, he appeared in several stage productions and attended acting classes. Following his graduation he enrolled at the Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh but dropped out for 'Dead Poet's Society' in 1989. He also dropped out of New York University twice for roles.

Acting career: Ethan Hawke made his film debut with 1985 sci-fi 'Explorers', though he was disappointed with the poor sales. In 1989 he appeared in the comedy 'Dad' with Ted Danson and Jack Lemmon. This was also the year he was cast alongside Robin Williams in the well-received'Dead Poets Society'. In 1991, he landed his first leading role in 'White Fang' and appeared in Keith Gordon war film 'A Midnight Clear' the following year. 1993, saw him in the book-to-film adaptation 'Alive' alongside Vincent Spano and Josh Hamilton.

He became a success yet again in Ben Stiller's directorial debut 'Reality Bites' opposite Winona Ryder in 1994. In 1995, he starred opposite Julie Delpy in the romance drama 'Before Sunrise'. 1997 saw him in Andrew Niccol's sci-fi flick 'Gattaca' with Uma Thurman and Jude Law. In 1998, he appeared in Dickens' 'Great Expectations' directed by Alfonso Cuarón and which also starred Gwyneth Paltrow and Robert De Niro. The following year he played a reporter in 'Snow Falling on Cedars'. He landed the eponymous role in 2000's contemporary version of 'Hamlet' opposite Julia Stiles and later teamed with his 'Gattaca' co-star Uma Therman for the single set film 'Tape'.

He received his first Academy Award nomination for cop film 'Training Day' in 2001 with Denzel Washington who won the award for Best Actor. 2004 saw him in 'Taking Lives' opposite Angelina Jolie and 'Before Sunrise' sequel 'Before Sunset' which he co-wrote and received an Oscar nomination for. He appeared in the 2005 remake of 1976 thriller 'Assault on Precinct 13'. In the same year, he was in 'Lord Of War. The following year, he had a supporting role in 2006's 'Fast Food Nation'. In 2007, he was in 'Before the Devil Knows You're Dead' with Philip Seymour Hoffman, Marisa Tomei and Albert Finney. He later starred with Mark Ruffalo in the crime drama 'What Doesn't Kill You' which was a straight to DVD release. In 2009 he was in the romance 'New York, I Love You' and 'Staten Island' and in 2010 he was in the more successful vampire flick 'Daybreakers'.

He made a television appearance in the screen adaptation of Herman Melville's 'Moby-Dick' in 2011, playing the role of Starbuck. In 2012, the horror movie 'Sinister' was released in which he played a crime writer. In addition to movies, he has also appeared in several Broadway shows including 'Henry IV', 'The Cherry Orchard', 'The Winter's Tale' and 'The Coast of Utopia' and even earned a Tony nomination. Ethan Hawke: Other career ventures Ethan Hawke has published two novels, 1996 romance 'The Hottest State' which he later adapted to film, and 2002's 'Ash Wednesday' which was much more successful. He made his directorial debut in 2002 with the unsuccessful movie 'Chelsea Walls'.

Personal life: Ethan Hawke married Uma Thurman in 1998 and two children; Maya and Levon. They were divorced in 2004 after Hawke's fidelity was thrown into question. He then married his children's former nanny Ryan Shawhughes in 2008 and had two daughters, Clementine Jane and Indiana. His humanitarian work includes supporting homeless charity the Doe Fund, being heavily involved with the New York Public Library's Young Lions Committee and supporting gay rights and same-sex marriage. He supports the Democratic Party and lives in Chelsea, New York City.



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Ethan Hawke attends the 26th Annual Gotham Independent Film Awards held at Cipriani Wall Street, New York, United States - Tuesday 29th November 2016

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Valerian And The City Of A Thousand Planets Trailer


For Luc Besson's latest foray into the sci-fi stratosphere, he has decided to bring the popular graphic novel 'Valérian and Laureline' to life in a screen adaptation; Dane DeHaan and Cara Delevingne have been cast in the lead roles of Valerian and Laureline respectively.

A remix of The Beatles' much loved track 'Because' from their 1969 classic album 'Abbey Road' can be heard sound tracking the trailer.

Set thousands of years in the future, Valérian and Laureline journey far and wide around the universe at the behest of the government in charge of the human territories. Their mission is to keep the peace and make sure order is continually maintained. Valérian can't help but be enamoured by  Laureline obvious beauty and strong mentality but she is hesitant toward his advances and tries to keep their relationship as professional as can be.

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Ethan Hawke attending the New York premiere of 'The Magnificent Seven' held at the Museum of Modern Art in New York City, United States - Monday 19th September 2016

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Ethan Hawke at the 2016 Toronto International Film Festival premiere of 'The Magnificent Seven' held at Roy Thompson Hall - Toronto, Canada - Thursday 8th September 2016

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In A Valley Of Violence Trailer


Paul is a loner who travels the west with only his dog and horse for company. As ex-military man, he spends his days alone and decides to head towards the Mexican border. The drifter lands in a small ex-mining town called Denton and it doesn't take long for Paul to find enemies.

The town is led by the Sheriff who generally wants to keep the moneyless town free of violence - the town's biggest problem is the Sherriff's son, Gilly, who's constantly in bother and leads a ragtag group of misfit into trouble. Not knowing who he's coming against, Gilly starts a rivalry with Paul and the two fight.

As usual, the sheriff cleans up Gilly's mess and tells Paul to leave, however Gilly cannot let belittling go and tracks down Paul. After a brutal yet quick meeting, Paul is left with nothing and swears revenge on Gilly. Now the whole town on Denton find themselves caught up in the middle of a violent and ongoing altercation.

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Born To Be Blue Review

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Writer-director Robert Budreau takes a stylised approach to this biopic of the legendary jazz artist Chet Baker, combining the achingly soulful music with an equally resonant performance from Ethan Hawke. Sometimes, the film's artistic flourishes seem to strain to cover up the usual narrative of a musical artist's life. But Baker's story has a striking emotional layer to it that holds the attention. And by focussing on a pivotal period in his life, Budreau draws out some lovely themes.

It opens in 1966 Los Angeles, where Chet is starring in a movie about his life. One actress, Jane (Carmen Ejogo), is playing all of the women he loved, and of course he's now pursuing her as well. There's also the problem that he's not quite sure if he's still a heroin junkie or if he's just playing himself when he was one. Then he gets in a street fight in which thugs knock out his front teeth, and everyone tells him he will never play his trumpet again. But he tenaciously sets out to regain his embouchure, even as his parole officer (Tony Nappo) refuses to give him a break. He decides to take Jane to visit his parents (Stephen McHattie and Janet-Laine Green) back home in Oklahoma, and rebuild his life from there. Then back in California, he approaches his music producer friend Dick (Callum Keith Rennie) to help him make a comeback.

Hawke brings a terrific earthy charm to the role, conveying Baker's effortless musical gifts as well as his inner steeliness in the face of injury and addiction. The darker sides of Baker's personality simmer in the background, increasing his allure. And Ejogo is terrific opposite him. Jane is a woman who sees everything that Baker is, and she knows that she has limits to what she will let him get away with. It's easy for the audience to root for them to succeed as a couple, even though every other musical biopic has told us that a happy ever after probably isn't on the cards.

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Born To Be Blue Trailer


When Chet Baker first made a real name for himself in the music industry he was labelled as 'The James Dean of Jazz', he was cool and everyone wanted a piece of him. The trumpeter from California soon became the next big sensation and played clubs all around the US. Ten years on, Baker had developed a heroin addiction, had been incarcerated for drug possession in Italy and he was far from the high life he was living years earlier.

When Baker was asked to star in a film about himself, it implanted ideas of a comeback, a new shot at glory, that accompanied by a new romance with his co-star spurted Baker into recording a new album. Whilst battling addiction, we see Baker at one of the most crucial times of his life. 

Born To Be Blue is an anti-biography, it's based on the life of Baker but whilst the actual film Baker was making in the 1960's (with producer Dino de Laurentiis) didn't come to light, Robert Budreau's version of events sees Baker's film be made, a decision he made to help show the true 'improvisational nature of jazz'.

Emma Watson Realises 'Full Circle' Moment While Wrapping Up 'Beauty And The Beast' Filming


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While filming her final scenes for the forthcoming live-action remake of Beauty and the Beast back in August, Emma Watson says she was struck by a profound moment of realisation about her career – it was exactly 15 years to the day that she landed her role in the first Harry Potter movie!

Filming wrapped for the hotly-anticipated remake back on August 21st this year, but amid the cast celebrations the date had extra significance for 25 year old Watson, as she realised that she had been cast as Hermione in Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone all those years before.

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Video - 'Good Kill' Stars Ethan Hawke And January Jones Hit The Red Carpet At Tribeca Screening


The main cast of upcoming thriller 'Good Kill' - Ethan Hawke, January Jones and Zoe Kravitz - arrive at the movie's screening at the 2015 Tribeca Film Festival in New York, alongside director and writer Andrew Niccol.

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A Week In Movies: Chappie And Cinderella Premiere In New York And L.A., Ethan Hawke Is Snapped On-Set, And New Trailers Arrive For Movies Starring Veterans Ian Mckellen, Ben Kingsley And Maggie Smith.


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Chappie

Neill Blomkamp's new film Chappie held its world premiere this week in New York, just a day before before it opened around the world. Blomkamp (who previously made District 9 and Elysium) was present along with stars Hugh Jackman, Sigourney Weaver, Sharlto Copley and Dev Patel.

Photos - World film premiere of 'Chappie' at AMC Loews Lincoln Square - NYC

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Cymbeline Trailer


In a dark and corrupt world, the rich and powerful are the bad guys, while those who strive to bring them down are destined to fail. With sin and vice running wild, the dirty police force are pushed into a war with the criminals they have spent so long supporting. Cymbeline (Ed Harris) is a powerful drug lord that one day decides he no longer wants to pay the police for their protection, pushing both sides to put their financial goals aside and embark in a bitter and desperate battle to rid the world of one-another.

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Ethan Hawke - 2015 Film Independent Spirit Awards - Arrivals at Independent Spirit Awards - Hollywood, California, United States - Saturday 21st February 2015

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Ethan Hawke - 2015 Film Independent Spirit Awards held at Santa Monica Beach - Outside Arrivals at Independent Spirit Awards - Santa Monica, California, United States - Saturday 21st February 2015

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Our Favourite Pictures From The Sundance Film Festival 30th Anniversary [Photos]


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The Sundance Film Festival is currently in full swing, having begun on 22nd January, and wrapping up on 1st February. This year, something particularly special is in the air at Salt Lake City, as the festival is celebrating its 30th anniversary this year. That's right, the Sundance Film Festival has been running for 30 years! Starting out back in 1985, Sundance screened 86 films with the help of 13 staff members. Last year, the festival showcased 186 films of 12,218 that were submitted. That sort of growth has helped Sundance become one of the biggest independent film festivals in, not only North America, by the world.

Kevin Bacon at The Sundance Film Festival, 2015 (Credit: Larry Busacca - Getty Images)
Kevin Bacon at The Sundance Film Festival, 2015 (Credit: Larry Busacca - Getty Images)

This year, 54 first-time filmmakers are having their films premiered at the festival, but there are plenty of well-known faces there, as well, as 200 films are being shown this year for the monumental anniversary. For the 12th year running, The Village at the Lift has been set up in Park City with a café, restaurant, nightclub and photo studio. And this photo studio has seen a host of celebrities for the festival flocking in to pose for pictures in promotion for their various films, taken by Larry Busacca.

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Good Kill Trailer


War is changing. The days of pilots getting involved in a conflict are gone, and now they have all but been replaced by drones which they pilot remotely. Major Thomas Egan (Ethan Hawke) is a trained pilot who joined the army in order to fly. He is aiming his drone at a known terrorist hideout, when he is given the confirmation to fire. As the missile is fired, a child who is playing gets into the way of the missile - too late for the shot to be aborted. Egan knows what he has done, and despite completing the mission, he believes he has failed. From that point on, he will be haunted by the thought of the "good kill". 

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Ethan Hawke

Date of birth

6th November, 1990

Occupation

Actor

Sex

Male

Height

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Ethan Hawke Movies

Valerian And The City Of A Thousand Planets Trailer

Valerian And The City Of A Thousand Planets Trailer

For Luc Besson's latest foray into the sci-fi stratosphere, he has decided to bring the...

The Magnificent Seven Movie Review

The Magnificent Seven Movie Review

Director Antoine Fuqua brings his usual fascination with violence to this remake of the iconic...

In A Valley Of Violence Trailer

In A Valley Of Violence Trailer

Paul is a loner who travels the west with only his dog and horse for...

Born to Be Blue Movie Review

Born to Be Blue Movie Review

Writer-director Robert Budreau takes a stylised approach to this biopic of the legendary jazz artist...

Born To Be Blue Trailer

Born To Be Blue Trailer

When Chet Baker first made a real name for himself in the music industry he...

Maggie's Plan Movie Review

Maggie's Plan Movie Review

A New York comedy with vivid characters and a contrived plot, this feels rather a...

The Magnificent Seven Trailer

The Magnificent Seven Trailer

After the murder of her husband, a widow and resident of the town of Rose...

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Seymour: An Introduction Trailer

Seymour: An Introduction Trailer

Seymour Bernstein is one of the most influential piano players to grace his generation and...

Maggie's Plan Trailer

Maggie's Plan Trailer

Maggie's has always been practically minded and now that she's in her thirties and has...

10,000 Saints Trailer

10,000 Saints Trailer

Jude gets the surprise of his life when his biological father Les shows up at...

Cymbeline Trailer

Cymbeline Trailer

In a dark and corrupt world, the rich and powerful are the bad guys, while...

Good Kill Trailer

Good Kill Trailer

War is changing. The days of pilots getting involved in a conflict are gone, and...

Predestination Trailer

Predestination Trailer

'The Bartender' (Ethan Hawke) is the nickname given to a Temporal Agent whose job it...

21 Years: Richard Linklater Trailer

21 Years: Richard Linklater Trailer

Indie filmmaking is one of the best niches to find super-talented directors and writers; and...

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