Interview of the week: Quentin Tarantino

NEW YORK, Oct. 18 (UPI) -- Writer/director Quentin Tarantino shot to fame in the early 1990s when he wrote terrific, action-packed scripts for Tony Scott's "True Romance" and Oliver Stone

Interview of the week: Ethan Hawke

NEW YORK, Oct. 11 (UPI) -- Actor Ethan Hawke insists that co-starring in a successful action flick doesn't mean he has sold out as an artist.

Interview of the week: Denzel Washington

NEW YORK, Oct. 4 (UPI) -- When Oscar-winning actor Denzel Washington shows up in a movie, audiences generally expect him to seek justice, bring order to chaos, heroically lead a group, v

Film of the week: Denzel's

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STEVE SAILER, UPI National Correspondent
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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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