Ethan Hawke Fun Facts, Quotes and Tweets


29th November 2016

Fact: Actors Winona Ryder and Ethan Hawke reunited in New York City on Sunday (27Nov16), 22 years after starring as lovers in 1994 movie Reality Bites. The Stranger Things star turned out to support Ethan's new Chet Baker biopic Born to Be Blue, in which he portrays the late jazz musician, and the two old pals were happy to pose for the cameras together while on the red carpet.


23rd September 2016

Quote: "When I heard they were doing The Magnificent Seven, I told Antoine... 'Look, if you don’t cast me, we won’t be friends anymore'." Ethan Hawke demanded a role in The Magnificent Seven remake. The actor teams up with his Training Day director Antoine Fuqua and co-star Denzel Washington in the new western.


10th November 2015

Quote: "My wife really wanted to do it and it was a fun thing to do together, and I think I kept thinking that something would come up and I wouldn't have to do it, like, I'd get offered some job, or something would take me to Bolivia, you know, and nothing came up and there I am at the race... When your hamstring starts to cramp up and your calf starts to cramp up and you really wanna be anonymous, people are like, 'Ethan Hawke, you can do it!' You're like, 'No, I can't actually, and please don't tell anyone, but I'm in a lot of pain. Leave me alone...!'" Boyhood star Ethan Hawke explains how he ended up running - and struggling through - the New York City Marathon on 1 November (15). He completed the race in four hours and 25 minutes.


10th November 2015

Quote: "I have this secret goal. Peter O'Toole was nominated for eight Oscars and never won, and I wanna beat him! I wanna be nominated nine times and never win. I think when people win they get a little fat and sassy and their work goes down... Shhh! I didn't say it!" Four-time Oscar nominee Ethan Hawke is aiming to achieve an unusual feat.


1st April 2015

Quote: "You know, my theory about the Oscars is, it's win win, because if you win, you win but everybody secretly hates you. And if you lose, you lose but everybody is secretly happy for you. Everywhere I walk around now, (people say), 'Hey, you should've won', 'Ah, you were robbed!' You get all this goodwill! And let's face it, if you've won, you don't get any of this goodwill." BOYHOOD star Ethan Hawke is not upset about losing this year's (15) Best Supporting Actor Oscar to Whiplash's J.K.Simmons.


1st April 2015

Fact: Oscar nominee Ethan Hawke showed off his impersonation of Bob Dylan during an appearance on America's The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon on Tuesday (31Mar15) when he gamely performed gravelly-voiced versions of lullabies Rock-a-Bye Baby and Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star with host Jimmy Fallon while strumming a guitar. The stars, who both have young children, claimed "there’s scientific research" that singing in the style of the folk rocker helps to send kids to sleep.


12th March 2015

Quote: "I saw that movie Whiplash. That movie was so good I walked out (of the theatre) and my wife was like, 'How'd you like it?' and I was like, 'Ah, it was great'. And she's like, 'Why do you say it like that?'. (I said), 'That guy just took my Oscar...' I knew it, the guy was brilliant in that movie!" BOYHOOD star Ethan Hawke was prepared to lose Best Supporting Actor to J.K. Simmons at the Academy Awards.


12th February 2015

Fact: Boyhood director Richard Linklater let the movie's stars Patricia Arquette and Ethan Hawke pick the names of their onscreen children as well as their own character's. Arquette named her single mum character Olivia after her own mum, who died in 1997.


15th January 2015

Fact: Ethan Hawke doubled up his celebrations on Thursday (15Jan15) - his Best Supporting Actor Oscar nomination came at the beginning of his son's 13th birthday.


6th January 2015

Fact: Boyhood star Ethan Hawke will leave his mark on Hollywood Boulevard in Los Angeles on Thursday (08Jan15) when he plants his hands and feet in the cement outside the city's fabled Chinese Theatre. Hawke will be joined by his Boyhood director Richard Linklater and Predestination co-star Sarah Snook.


4th December 2014

Quote: "It's weird when you just start to become your father... I thought I wasn't ageing, and then I got these glasses... and I'm just like my dad... (My wife) thinks I look like a serial killer." Actor Ethan Hawke showed off his new bespectacled look on U.S. chat show Jimmy Kimmel Live on Tuesday night (02Dec14).


3rd December 2014

Quote: "There's this movie I have coming out, called Predestination and it happens to be a great movie, but unfortunately about 40,000 people watched it yesterday, but they didn't pay for it... The only good news about these pirates is they all liked the movie a lot; they wrote a lot of nice things on the Internet." Actor Ethan Hawke's new film was one of those leaked following a massive Sony studios hack recently. Executives reportedly believe officials in North Korea are behind the hack attack that shut down much of the company's computer network.


3rd December 2014

Quote: "We just spent Thanksgiving together. He's a great young man." Ethan Hawke spent America's holiday last week (27Nov14) with Ellar Coltrane, the young star who spent 12 years playing his son in Richard Linklater's new movie Boyhood.


20th September 2014

Fact: Ethan Hawke stunned actress Laura Dern at the recent Telluride Film Festival in Colorado by revealing the two are related. The Training Day star tracked down Dern and told her they were distant cousins on her mother Diane Ladd's side of the family. Ladd is related to playwright Tennessee Williams, who is Hawke's great-granduncle.


7th August 2014

Quote: "One of the first times we realised we were onto something really unique was when we realised we couldn't sign a contract for it. It's illegal to do something for more than seven years contractually, so the whole thing became an act of faith." Actor Ethan Hawke on filming new movie Boyhood over a decade.


6th August 2014

Quote: "I've won one acting award in my life - I won High Times magazine's Stoner of the Year and they gave me a bong with my name on it... That's gonna be tough to top." Actor Ethan Hawke fears an Oscar will never top his High Times prize.


10th July 2014

Quote: "I sometimes wear a goatee because I can't grow a full beard." Actor Ethan Hawke struggles with his facial hair.


19th March 2014

Fact: John Travolta and Ethan Hawke are in talks to lead the cast of moviemaker Jason Blum's latest western In A Valley Of Violence. Hawke already has a working relationship with the producer, having starred in his films Sinister and The Purge. The new film, described as a revenge western, is set in the 1890s. No other plot details were revealed.


2nd December 2013

Quote: "My relationship with my present wife is thrilling to me and I'm committed to it. But neither she nor I know what shape the future will come in. Sexual fidelity can't be the whole thing you hang your relationship on. If you really love somebody you want them to grow, but you don't get to define how that happens. They do... People have such a childish view of monogamy and fidelity... Human beings are sexual beings." Actor Ethan Hawke insists monogamy is overrated.


5th August 2013

Fact: Actor Ed Harris is set to star alongside Ethan Hawke in a modern-day film adaption of William Shakespeare's play Cymbeline. The A Beautiful Mind star will play King Cymbeline in the movie, which begins principal photography on 19 August (13). The revamped story chronicles a battle between crooked cops and a drug-dealing biker gang set in a corruption-riddled 21st century America.


11th July 2013

Quote: "I found Melbourne to be an incredibly liveable city. I was kinda shocked. My kids came. There's a lot of fun to be had, and it's a great place for families. The beaches were beautiful. I liked it. I was impressed.'' Actor Ethan Hawke enjoyed living in Melbourne, Australia earlier this year (13) while shooting sci-fi movie Predestination.


2nd July 2013

Fact: Portraits of actor Ethan Hawke, funnyman Andy Dick and reality Tv mogul Donald Trump are among the pieces by artist William Quigley set to go on display in New York next week (12Jul13). The Pleasurists exhibition will be held at Quigley's studio in East Hampton.


13th June 2013

Quote: "There were no perks. No trailer, no driver, no Bs, just a great role, a great director. Hell, on The Purge, I slept on his couch the whole shoot." Ethan Hawke took a basic wage to star in pal Jason Blum's $3 million (£1.9 million) thriller The Purge, which opened with a surprise $34 million (£22 million) box office haul at the weekend (09Jun13). Reports suggest a sequel is already being planned.


10th June 2013

Fact: Ethan Hawke and Julie Delpy will launch their new film Before Midnight internationally at the foot of the Acropolis Hill in Athens, Greece on 11 June (13). The red carpet screening will be held at open-air cinema Cine Thisio, which was recently named one of the world's 10 most enjoyable movie theatres by CNN. The film, which wraps up Hawke and Delpy's Before Sunrise trilogy, is set in Greece.


22nd May 2013

Quote: "We are the lowest grossing film trilogy of all time, but we have a few friends." Ethan Hawke jokes about the cult success of his movie trilogy Before Sunrise, Before Sunset and Before Midnight, which began in 1994. The third film, in which he stars with French actress Julie Delpy, is just about to be released.


5th November 2012

Fact: Actors Ethan Hawke, Dave Annable, Tony Danza, Ana Gasteyer and reality Tv star Nicole 'snooki' Polizzi were among the celebrities who helped to man the phones and take donations from viewers of U.S. breakfast show Good Morning America on Monday (05Nov12) to raise funds for Disney and the ABC network's Day of Giving. The charity drive aimed to boost money for the American Red Cross to aid victims of Hurricane Sandy, which battered the East Coast of the U.S. last week (begs29Oct12).


10th October 2012

Quote: "You go to the set of one of these really crazy comedies, (and) it's a bunch of depressed people sitting around smoking and wondering why they're alive... You go to the set of a scary movie, and everyone is building a haunted house and laughing." Ethan Hawke enjoyed the atmosphere on the set of new horror movie Sinister.


4th October 2012

Fact: Liam Neeson and Ethan Hawke dropped the serious drama for an appearance on U.S. chat show Watch What Happens Live on Wednesday (03Oct12). The two movie stars and thespians donned wigs and reenacted the squabble between The Real Housewives of New Jersey reality TV stars Caroline Manzo and Teresa Giudice during a reunion special which aired on Sunday (30Sep12).


11th November 2010

Quote: "I told Jack that I need so much and I can't sing! And Jack said, 'The play doesn't say that your character can sing. It says he DOES sing. It doesn't say he sings well. So get out there and sing that f**king song!' Jack gave me so much confidence that by the time I got to the theatre, I was ready to win the f**king Nobel Prize!" Ethan Hawke turned to Tony-winning director JACK O BRIEN to calm his nerves ahead of his 2009 performance in New York's The Winter's Tale.


21st September 2010

Fact: Actors Ethan Hawke and Philip Seymour Hoffman gambled for charity in New York on Sunday night (19Sep10) when they took part in the LAByrinth Theater Company's Poker LAB benefit. The Sopranos star Cara Buono also participated to raise money for the stage company.


5th August 2010

Fact: Steve Martin and Ethan Hawke are to be honoured for their contributions to the literary world. The stars, along with authors Malcolm Gladwell and Zadie Smith, will become Library Lions at the New York Public Library in a ceremony on 1 November (10).


5th March 2010

Quote: "I didn't grow up wanting to be a movie actor. I wasn't concerned with becoming famous or making money either. I hadn't known what I wanted to do. I only knew I wanted to be creative. I wanted to expand. Maybe teach." American actor Ethan Hawke insists he didn't seek out celebrity.


5th January 2010

Fact: Training Day star Ethan Hawke is directing an off-Broadway revival of Sam Shepard's play A LIE OF THE MIND. The actor will unveil his production, about a man who thinks he murdered his own wife in a jealous rage, at New York's Acorn Theatre on 29 January (10).


18th May 2009

Quote: "She has always been an extremely sensible, no bulls**t woman, and frankly I thought that might be good for a half-madman like me." Actor Ethan Hawke is well suited to second wife RYAN SHAWHUGHES.


1st December 2008

Fact: Actors Ashley Judd and Ethan Hawke, and burlesque queen Dita Von Teese, are among a list of stars who have designed custom condom holders for LifeStyles Condoms. They will be auctioned off online to raise money for YouthAIDS beginning on Monday (01Dec08).


23rd October 2008

Fact: Former The Corrs frontwoman Andrea Corr is to make her debut on the London stage, starring alongside Kevin Spacey and Ethan Hawke in Dancing at Lughnasa at the Old Vic theatre.


24th August 2007

Quote: "It starts with a happy little guitar riff and the line, `Maybe the sun will shine today.' I felt like, 'He's happy!' And I thought, 'I am too!' Corny, but I love him." Actor Ethan Hawke is a big fan of Wilco frontman Jeff Tweedy and loves the band's latest album SKY BLUE SKY. Tweedy scored Hawke's 2001 movie Chelsea Walls.


2nd August 2007

Fact: Actress and activist Vanessa Redgrave has teamed up with Ethan Hawke's mother LESLIE to make a new documentary about the plight of Eastern Europe's gypsies.


2nd July 2007

Fact: Actor Ethan Hawke bought a 1971 Barracuda so he could use the classic car in his new film THE HOTTEST STATE.


24th August 2006

Fact: Uma Thurman has bought out ex-husband Ethan Hawke's share of their four-bedroom New York City apartment for $2.5 million (GBP1.4 million). They purchased the home in 2000 for a reported $2 million (GBP 1.1 million) before splitting in 2003.


7th July 2006

Quote: "I remember our parents taking us on trips to the Lincoln Memorial. We both wore shoulder holsters with toy guns, and we scoped out bad guys. He ended up really doing that, and I ended up pretending to." Actor Ethan Hawke on how his brother, a Green Beret, took their childhood games and made a career out of them.


14th March 2006

Fact: Colombian pop sensation Shakira has been approached to write the theme tune for the forthcoming drama Fast Food Nation. The RICHARD LINKLATER-directed adaptation of Eric Schlosser's best-selling book is set to star Patricia Arquette, Ethan Hawke, Kris Kristofferson, Greg Kinnear and Avril Lavigne.


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