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UPI Almanac for Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2007.
By United Press International

Hawke praises Lumet as an 'old master'

NEW YORK, Nov. 2 (UPI) -- New York actor Ethan Hawke says he was eager to work with Sidney Lumet, but unsure what to expect from the 83-year-old filmmaker.

Hawke, Ruffalo to star in 'Real Men Cry'

NEW YORK, Oct. 29 (UPI) -- Hollywood stars Mark Ruffalo, Ethan Hawke and Amanda Peet have signed on to headline Brian Goodman's feature-film directorial debut, "Real Men Cry."

Hawke's 'Devil' role miserable to play

NEW YORK, Oct. 26 (UPI) -- New York actor Ethan Hawke said he loved working on Sidney Lumet's new film "Before the Devil Knows You're Dead" but added he found the role exhausting.

Tomei, co-stars bond over smoke breaks

TORONTO, Sept. 14 (UPI) -- Hollywood actress Marisa Tomei says she bonded with her "Before the Devil Knows You're Dead" co-stars over cigarette breaks -- even though she doesn't smoke.

Marisa Tomei to star in CBS comedy pilot

LOS ANGELES, March 6 (UPI) -- Actress Marisa Tomei, who won an Oscar as the wisecracking Mona Lisa Vito in "My Cousin Vinny," has signed with CBS to headline a comedy pilot. In "The Rich Inner Life of Penelope Cloud," Tomei will play the title character, a very smart, opinionated auth

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UPI almanac for Monday, Nov. 6, 2006.
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Ambrose of 'Six Feet Under' expecting

NEW YORK, Sept. 29 (UPI) -- U.S. actress Lauren Ambrose of the HBO original series "Six Feet Under" and New York photographer Sam Handel reveal they are expecting their first child.

Affleck lambastes paparazzi at film fest

VENICE, Italy, Sept. 5 (UPI) -- U.S. actor Ben Affleck, at the Venice Film Festival to promote "Hollywoodland," sharply criticized the paparazzi, saying they distracted from the art of film.

Stars join cast of epic play

NEW YORK, June 21 (UPI) -- A production of the epic "The Coast of Utopia" at New York's Lincoln Center Theater has drawn a number of Hollywood actors into its ensemble.

Hoffman is the actor in demand

HOLLYWOOD, June 16 (UPI) -- Philip Seymour Hoffman, star of "Capote," is Hollywood's man of the hour with leading roles in "Charlie Wilson's War" and "Before the Devil Knows You're Dead."

Cannes announces 19 film competitors

CANNES, France, April 20 (UPI) -- Richard Linklater's "Fast Food Nation" Thursday was named one of 19 films to compete during France's 59th Cannes Film Festival.

Casting is complete for 'Hottest State'

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 9 (UPI) -- Casting has been completed for "The Hottest State" with the additions of Mark Webber and Catalina Sandino Moreno, it was announced Thursday.

Ethan Hawke asks clemency for family pal

TRENTON, N.J., Dec. 21 (UPI) -- Actor Ethan Hawke is seeking clemency for a 65-year-old woman who has been in a New Jersey prison for more than 16 years for killing her boyfriend.

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Ethan Hawke
Actors Ethan Hawke and Julie Delpy pose at the June 26, 2004 New York premiere of their film "Before Sunset" which they co-wrote with director Richard Linklater. (UPI Photo/Ezio Petersen)

Ethan Green Hawke (born November 6, 1970) is an Academy Award nominated American actor, writer and director. He made his feature film debut in 1985 with the science fiction movie Explorers, before making a supporting appearance in the 1989 drama Dead Poets Society which is considered his breakthrough role. He then appeared in such films as White Fang (1991), A Midnight Clear (1992), and Alive (1993) before taking a role in the 1994 Generation X drama Reality Bites, for which he gained critical acclaim. In 1995, he starred in the romantic drama Before Sunrise, and later in its sequel Before Sunset (2004).

In 2001, Hawke was cast as a rookie police officer in Training Day, for which he received a Screen Actors Guild and Academy Award nomination in the Best Supporting Actor category. Other films have included the science fiction feature Gattaca (1997), the title role in Michael Almereyda's Hamlet (2000), the action thriller Assault on Precinct 13 (2005), and the crime drama Before the Devil Knows You're Dead (2007).

Hawke has appeared in many theater productions including The Seagull, Henry IV, Hurlyburly, The Cherry Orchard, The Winter's Tale and The Coast of Utopia, for which he earned a Tony Award nomination. He made his directorial debut with the 2002 independent feature Chelsea Walls. In November 2007 Hawke directed his first play, Jonathan Marc Sherman's Things We Want. Aside from acting, he has written two novels, The Hottest State (1996) and Ash Wednesday (2002). Between 1998 and 2004, Hawke was married to actress Uma Thurman.

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