Aaron Eckhart

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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'.

Aaron Eckhart: 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.

Aaron Eckhart: 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'.

Aaron Eckhart: 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.
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4th February 2014 -

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27th January 2014 -

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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...

Box Office Reflects Critics Views On 'I, Frankenstein'

26th January 2014 -

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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...

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25th January 2014 -

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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...

Now That 'Olympus Has Fallen,' It's London's Turn in the Sequel

31st October 2013 -

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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...

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11th October 2013 -

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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...

I, Frankenstein

8th October 2013 -

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23rd July 2013 -

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Aaron Eckhart talks about his new movie 'I, Frankenstein' - a modern take on the classic Mary Shelley story that was turned into a graphic novel - at Comic-Con ahead of the unveiling of some...

Olympus Has Fallen

19th April 2013 -

 Movie Review

As this massive blockbuster thriller progresses, it's impossible not to become amused by how ridiculous its script becomes. Because the production values are first-rate, with mammoth set pieces, rampant destruction and elaborate stunt action. Meanwhile,...

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20th March 2013 -

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Aaron Eckhart stars in Erased, a new action thriller about a former CIA agent who now works for a security firm. He is unwittingly marked for assassination, along with his estranged daughter Amy (Liana Liberato)...

Erased

20th March 2013 -

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Ben Logan is a seemingly well-respected former CIA operative working at Halgate Security Systems. His life seems to be going great with him even gaining contact with his estranged daughter Amy. However, when he drops...

A Week In Movies: Beautiful Creatures opens, Tom Cruise visits a post-apocalyptic Earth and Billy Crystal and John Goodman reunite in Monsters University

16th February 2013 -

 News

Being Valentine's Day week, cinemas are flooded with romantic movies like the new teen franchise-launcher Beautiful Creatures. US audiences can also weep their way through the new Nicholas Sparks drama Safe Haven, while in the...

Olympus Has Fallen

12th February 2013 -

 Video

President of the United States Benjamin Asher has had enough trauma while being in office, and things are about to get a whole lot worse. What with the current conflicts between the States and North...

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21st January 2013 -

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As was widely expected, a movie about disgraced cyclist Lance Armstrong is set to go into production after Bad Robot partners JJ Abrams and Bryan Burk snapped up the rights to Juliet Macur’s forthcoming book...

The Rum Diary

5th September 2011 -

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Aaron Eckhart leaving Bristol Farms supermarket

22nd June 2011 -

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Rabbit Hole

23rd December 2010 -

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Battle: Los Angeles

6th December 2010 -

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How do you defeat an enemy you know nothing about and never planned to fight? When earth is attacked by extraterrestrials, one by one cities begin to fall and the world becomes a very different...

Love Happens

2nd September 2009 -

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Watch the trailer for Love HappensBurke Ryan and Elouise are two very different people, Burke is a widower who feels he's fully over the loss of his wife - and even bases his career around...

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