A lot of people who have already won every major award in their profession get a little bored. It happens. They lose their hunger and drive and their curiosityHawke praises Lumet as an 'old master' Nov 02, 2007
To be honest, you don't know when you work with an old master, whether or not ... how present they're going to be, how resting on their laurels they're going to beHawke praises Lumet as an 'old master' Nov 02, 2007
If the paparazzi are bothering you, it probably means you are having a pretty wonderful lifeAffleck lambastes paparazzi at film fest Sep 05, 2006
So many of the parts I've played, particularly in mainstream movies from 'Dead Poets' Society' to 'Training Day,' are kind of the moral centers of the movie'Taking Lives' marks departure for Hawke Mar 18, 2004
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.