Ethan Hawke

BirthDay:

06 Nov 1970

BirthPlace:

Austin, Texas, USA

BirthName:

Ethan Green Hawke

Bio:

Ethan Green Hawke was born on November 6, 1970 in Austin, Texas, to Leslie Carole (Green), a charity worker, and James Steven Hawke, an insurance actuary. His parents were students at the University of Texas at the time but divorced when Ethan was 5 years old. His mother raised him alone for the next five years, moving around the country, until she remarried in 1981 and the family settled in Princeton Junction, New Jersey.

He attended West Windsor-Plainsboro High School and then transferred to the Hun School of Princeton and it was while he was there that he began taking acting classes at the McCarter Theatre on the Princeton campus. His early ambition had been to be a writer, but as a result of the acting lessons and appearances in student productions he persuaded his mother to allow him to attend an audition for a role in a sci-fi adolescent adventure, Explorers (1985). He got the part (along with River Phoenix) but although the movie was favourably reviewed, it met with little commercial success which discouraged Hawke from pursuing further movie roles for a few years.

He was admitted to the prestigious Carnegie-Mellon University to study theatre but his studies were interrupted when he won his break-through role opposite Robin Williams in Dead Poets Society (1989) and he didn't complete his degree.

His subsequent acting career was a mix of theatre work (earning a number of awards and nominations, including a Tony nomination for his role in The Coast of Utopia at the Lincoln Center in New York), and a mix of "serious" and more commercial movies, notably Gattaca (1997) (where he met his first wife, Uma Thurman) and Training Day (2001).

Meanwhile, he also pursued his childhood ambition and has written two novels and several screenplays.
Filmography

Actor ( 137 credits )

Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets (2017)
The Magnificent Seven (2016)
Maudie (2016) Everett Lewis
The Phenom (2016) Hopper Sr.
In a Valley of Violence (2016)
Starring Austin Pendleton (2016) Himself
Born to Be Blue (2015) Chet Baker
Maggie's Plan (2015) John
Sinister 2 (2015) Ellison Oswalt
10,000 Saints (2015) Les
The Late Late Show with James Corden (2015)  Himself (1 episode, 2015)
Late Show with Stephen Colbert (2015)  Himself (1 episode, 2015)
Good Kill (2014)
Cymbeline (2014) Iachimo
Seymour: An Introduction (2014) Himself
Predestination (2014)
Boyhood (2014) Mason Sr.
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon (2014)  Himself (1 episode, 2014)
Late Night with Seth Meyers (2014)  Himself (1 episode, 2014)
FansTang Live from the Red Carpet (2014)  Himself (1 episode, 2015)
Off Camera with Sam Jones (2014)  Himself (1 episode, 2015)
Variety Studio: Actors on Actors (2014)  Himself (1 episode, 2014)
Welcome Nowhere (2013) Narrator (voice)
Getaway (2013) Brent Magna
The Purge (2013) James Sandin
Before Midnight (2013) Jesse
Movie Guide (2013)  Brent Magna (1 episode, 2013)
IMDb: What to Watch (2013)  Himself (2 episodes, 2014)
Weekend Ticket (2013)  Himself (2 episodes, 2013)
The Broadway.Com Show (2013)  Himself (2 episodes, 2013)
The Hollywood Reporter Roundtables (2013)  Himself (1 episode, 2014)
Mea Maxima Culpa: Silence in the House of God (2012) Pat (voice)
Total Recall (2012) (uncredited)
Sinister (2012) Ellison Oswalt
Vivir de cine (2012)  Himself (1 episode, 2013)
CBS This Morning (2012)  Himself (1 episode, 2016)
Larry King Now (2012)  Himself - guest (1 episode, 2015)
The Woman in the Fifth (2011) Tom Ricks
Moby Dick (2011)  Starbuck (2 episodes, 2011)
Conan (2010)  Himself (1 episode, 2013)
Overheard (2010)  Himself - interviewee (1 episode, 2016)
Little New York (2009) Sully Halverson
Daybreakers (2009) Edward Dalton
Brooklyn's Finest (2009) Sal
Late Night with Jimmy Fallon (2009)  Himself / ... (4 episodes, 2010-2013)
Watch What Happens: Live (2009)  Himself - Guest (1 episode, 2012)
The Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien (2009)  Himself (1 episode, 2010)
High Line Stories (2009)
Corso: The Last Beat (2009)
New York, I Love You (2008) Writer (segment "Yvan Attal")
What Doesn't Kill You (2008) Paulie McDougan
Chelsea on the Rocks (2008) Himself
60/90 (2008)  Troy Dyer (archive footage) (1 episode, 2008)
Before the Devil Knows You're Dead (2007) Hank
Chelsea Lately (2007)  Himself - Guest (1 episode, 2014)
Up Close with Carrie Keagan (2007)  Himself (1 episode, 2007)
The Hottest State (2006) Vince
Fast Food Nation (2006) Pete
Boffo! Tinseltown's Bombs and Blockbusters (2006) Jake (archive footage) (uncredited)
One Last Thing... (2005) Earl Jameison (uncredited)
Lord of War (2005) Jack Valentine
Assault on Precinct 13 (2005) Sgt. Jake Roenick
The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson (2005)  Himself - Guest (2 episodes, 2012-2013)
Attack of the Show! (2005)  Himself - Guest (1 episode, 2012)
Made in Hollywood (2005)  Himself (7 episodes, 2010-2013)
Robot Chicken (2005)  Godzilla Jr. / ... (1 episode, 2007)
Before Sunset (2004) Jesse
Taking Lives (2004) Costa
Tavis Smiley (2004)  Himself - Guest / ... (5 episodes, 2010-2013)
Omg! Insider (2004)  Himself (1 episode, 2014)
Jimmy Kimmel Live! (2003)  Himself (5 episodes, 2007-2014)
Celebrities Uncensored (2003)  Himself (1 episode, 2003)
Shootout (2003)  Himself (1 episode, 2007)
4Pop (2003)  Himself (1 episode, 2004)
Ellen: The Ellen DeGeneres Show (2003)  Himself (1 episode, 2013)
Texas Monthly Talks (2003)  Himself - Interviewee (1 episode, 2007)
All the Love You Cannes! (2002) Himself
Bo' Selecta! (2002)  Himself (1 episode, 2002)
The Jimmy Show (2001) Ray
Training Day (2001) Jake Hoyt
Chelsea Walls (2001) Sam (voice) (uncredited)
Tape (2001) Vince
Waking Life (2001) Jesse
Alias (2001)  James Lennox (1 episode, 2003)
Eigo de shabera-night (2001)  Himself (1 episode, 2008)
Hamlet (2000) Hamlet
Breakfast (2000)  Himself (1 episode, 2002)
Joe the King (1999) Len Coles
Snow Falling on Cedars (1999) Ishmael Chambers
The Directors (1999)  Himself (1 episode)
The Velocity of Gary (1998) Nat
The Newton Boys (1998) Jess Newton
Great Expectations (1998) Finnegan Bell
Book TV (1998)  Himself - Presenter (1 episode, 2004)
T4 (1998)  Himself (1 episode, 2004)
Gattaca (1997) Vincent Freeman
The View (1997)  Himself (4 episodes, 2007-2014)
The Rosie O'Donnell Show (1996)  Himself (2 episodes, 1997-2002)
The Daily Show with Jon Stewart (1996)  Himself (1 episode, 2004)
E! True Hollywood Story (1996)  Himself (archive footage) (1 episode, 2002)
Search and Destroy (1995) Roger
Before Sunrise (1995) Jesse
E! Live from the Red Carpet (1995)  Himself (4 episodes, 2014-2015)
Quiz Show (1994) Don Quixote Student (uncredited)
White Fang 2: Myth of the White Wolf (1994) Jack Conroy (uncredited)
The Making of 'Reality Bites' (1994) Troy Dyer
Floundering (1994) Jimmy
Reality Bites (1994) Troy Dyer
Inside the Actors Studio (1994)  Himself / ... (2 episodes, 1995-2002)
Extra (1994)  Himself (1 episode, 2003)
Alive (1993) Nando Parrado
Late Show with David Letterman (1993)  Himself (1 episode, 2005)
Late Night with Conan O'Brien (1993)  Himself (11 episodes, 1997-2008)
Waterland (1992) Matthew Price
A Midnight Clear (1992) Sgt. Will Knott
Rich in Love (1992) Wayne Frobiness
HBO First Look (1992)  Himself (2 episodes, 2001-2005)
Mystery Date (1991) Tom McHugh
White Fang (1991) Jack
Días de cine (1991)  Himself (1 episode, 2013)
Charlie Rose (1991)  Himself - Guest / ... (7 episodes, 1998-2013)
Dad (1989) Billy
Dead Poets Society (1989) Todd Anderson
Live with Kelly and Michael (1988)  Himself / ... (4 episodes, 2005-2014)
Sidewalks Entertainment (1988)  Himself - Guest (2 episodes, 2012-2013)
Lion's Den (1988)
Explorers (1985) Ben Crandall
Cinema 3 (1984)  Himself (1 episode, 2013)
Entertainment Tonight (1981)  Himself (2 episodes, 2007-2009)
Working in the Theatre (1976)  Himself (1 episode, 2007)
Good Morning America (1975)  Himself - Guest (2 episodes, 2013)
Great Performances (1971)  Himself (1 episode, 1998)
Today (1952)  Himself (1 episode, 2014)
Regression (0) Bruce Kenner
The Geography of Hope (0)
24 Hours to Live (0)
First Reformed (0) Toller

Writer ( 4 credits )

Before Midnight (2013) (written by)
The Hottest State (2006)
Before Sunset (2004) (screenplay)
Straight to One (1994) (written by)

Director ( 4 credits )

Seymour: An Introduction (2014)
The Hottest State (2006)
Chelsea Walls (2001)
Straight to One (1994)