sábado, novembro 06, 1999


Um dos meus actores preferidos faz hoje anos (35) - também sou fã dos seus dois livros, editados em Portugal pela Difel, O Estado Mais Quente e Quarta-feira de Cinzas. Ethan Hawke. Ele tem sido actor, encenador (tem um companhia de teatro com o amigo Robert Sean Leonard), autor, argumentista, realizador e até músico... Uma das curiosidades que fui descobrindo em relação a Ethan Hawke é a frequência com que ele se chama, Jesse ou Jack (ou Jake), nos fimes que faz, é impressionante!! A personagem principal dos seus dois livros, também se chama Jesse...
Outra das peculiaridades nele são os poucos projectos em que alinha. Participa em filmes bons, e não tem problemas em participar em filmes totalmente independentes e até alternativos, como por exemplo, Tape, realizado por Richard Linklater - um grande filme! Saiu do anonimato e surgiu como "estrela" desde que a imprensa cor de rosa o associou a Julia Roberts, por terem dançado uma noite numa festa de actores... Mas antes disso já era um dos actores mais bem cotados pelos amantes de cinema... já tinha feito o inesquecível Clube dos Poetas Mortos.

WestLord: Ethan Hawke
Ethan Hawke imdb

Ethan Hawke (born November 6, 1970) is an American actor, writer and film director.
Born in
Austin, Texas, Hawke moved to Princeton, New Jersey at an early age, where he took acting classes at the McCarter Theatre. He first appeared in various high school performances, e.g. in George Bernard Shaw’s Saint Joan.
At the age of fourteen he made his feature film debut in Explorers (
1985). Afterward, Hawke studied acting at the British Theatre Association in England and at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh. He has twice enrolled in New York University's English program and is one of the founding fathers and artistic director of Malaparte, a New York City theatre company (productions included A Joke!; Wild Dogs; Good Evening; Sons and Fathers; It Changes Every Year; Veins and Thumbtacks; Hesh; and The Great Unwashed)
1988, Hawke was offered a role in Peter Weir’s Dead Poets Society and his part as Todd Anderson was his breakthrough. He left school and appeared in A Midnight Clear, Alive, Reality Bites, Before Sunrise, Gattaca, The Newton Boys, Great Expectations and many other movies. In 2001 he was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor in Training Day.
Hawke has recently directed Chelsea Walls and has written two novels, The Hottest State (
1996) and Ash Wednesday (2002).
May 1, 1998 he married actress Uma Thurman with whom he has two children, daughter Maya Ray (born July 8, 1998) and son Levon Roan (born January 15, 2002). They separated in 2004 amid tabloid rumours his infidelity with an unknown woman. In 2005, along with his co-writers, he received his first screenwriting Oscar nomination for Before Sunset (a sequel to Before Sunrise).
Hawke owns a small island off the coast of Nova Scotia.

Ash Wednesday (2002)
The Hottest State (
mais in Wikipedia

Birth name
Ethan Green Hawke
5' 10½" (1.79 m)
Uma Thurman
(1 May 1998 - 20 July 2004) (divorced) 2 children
- Attended West Windsor-Plainsboro High School in Central New Jersey, but is not pictured in the yearbook (1984-86).
- Daughter, with
Uma Thurman, Maya Ray Thurman-Hawke. [8 July 1998]

- Graduated from the Hun School of Princeton. [1988]
- Published his first novel, "The Hottest State," in 1996 (the novel sold for $400,000 to Little, Brown and Company).
- Was in a production of "Great Expectations" at West Windsor Plainsboro High School.
- Was accepted by Carnegie-Mellon University, School of Drama in Pittsburgh, PA, but dropped out after only 5 months.
- Proposed to wife
Uma Thurman twice before she said yes.
- His brother is a Green Beret.
- Welcomed second child, Roan, a boy on January 15, 2002. The baby weighed 7lbs 15oz.
- Childhood friend of director
Bryan Singer (_The Usual Suspects_ ; X-Men (2000))
- The cat appearing in the
Lisa Loeb music-video "Stay", which he directed, is his own.
- Has appeared in two film adaptations of
William Wharton novels: Dad (1989) and A Midnight Clear (1992).
- He was the original choice to play FBI Agent Will Graham in
Red Dragon (2002), but turned the role down to take time off from making movies.
His parents were University of Texas students when Ethan was born, and they separated when he was three.
- Says that he is constantly mistaken for
Mark McGrath from "Sugar Ray" so often that he signs autographs as "Mark McGrath" and, apparently, the same thing happens to Mark McGrath who, in turn, signs autographs as "Ethan Hawke" to fans.
- Met and became friends with
River Phoenix during the making of Explorers (1985).
- When he was in the seventh grade, he played "Lon" in West Windsor-Plainsboro junior high school production of the play "Meet Me in St. Louis".
- Remains close friends with
Dead Poets Society (1989) co-stars, Robert Sean Leonard and Josh Charles.
- Attended the Packer Collegiate Institute in Brooklyn, New York for one year.
- First cousin twice removed of
Tennessee Williams. Hawke's great grandfather and Williams' father were brothers.
- Is close friends with actor/director
Frank Whaley, whom he met while filming A Midnight Clear (1992).
- On father's day 2004 he went to a Yankees game with his kids
- Is a big fan of the Star Wars movie series

Filmografia completa como actor (imdb)
Billy Dead (2005) (announced) .... Billy Dead
Lord of War (2005) .... Jack Valentine
Assault on Precinct 13 (2005) .... Sgt. Jake Roenick
Taking Lives (2004) .... Costa
Before Sunset (2004) .... Jesse
Chelsea Walls (2001) (voice) (uncredited) .... Sam... aka Chelsea Hotel
The Jimmy Show (2001) .... Ray
Training Day (2001) .... Jake Hoyt
Tape (2001) .... Vince
Waking Life (2001) (voice) .... Jesse
Hamlet (2000/I) .... Hamlet
Snow Falling on Cedars (1999) .... Ishmael Chambers
Joe the King (1999) .... Len Coles... aka Joe Henry (USA)
The Velocity of Gary (1998) .... Nat
The Newton Boys (1998) .... Jess Newton
Great Expectations (1998) .... Finnegan 'Finn' Bell
Gattaca (1997) .... Vincent Freeman
Search and Destroy (1995) .... Roger
Before Sunrise (1995) .... Jesse
Quiz Show (1994) (uncredited) .... Don Quixote Student
White Fang 2: Myth of the White Wolf (1994) (uncredited) .... Jack Conroy
Reality Bites (1994) .... Troy Dyer
Floundering (1994) .... Jimmy
Rich in Love (1993) .... Wayne Frobiness
Alive (1993) .... Nando Parrado... aka Alive: The Miracle of the Andes
Waterland (1992) .... Mathew Price
A Midnight Clear (1992) .... Will Knott
Mystery Date (1991) .... Tom McHugh
White Fang (1991/I) .... Jack Conroy
Dad (1989) .... Billy Tremont
Dead Poets Society (1989) .... Todd Anderson
Lion's Den (1988/I)
Explorers (1985) .... Ben Crandall

Explorers. O primeiro filme de Ethan, ao lado de River Phoenix, ambos tornaram-se amigos. http://www.river-phoenix.org/bookshelf/explorers/

Lion's Den - www.johnottman.com/ projects/edited/lionsden/

Ethan Hawke & Bobby Cannavale (Photo: Carol Rosegg). Peça de teatro: Hurlyburly, na Broadway.

Reality Bites.

Great Expectations.

Before Sunrise Richard Linklater (Director), Julie Delpy, Ethan Hawke

Taking Lives - faz papel de mau... interpretação intensa e que se vai complexificando.

Before Sunset.

Taking Lives.

Assalto à 13ª Esquadra.

Ethan Hawke e Nicolas Cage, no Senhor da Guerra.

Natasha Richardson, Ethan Hawke and Uma Thurman attend the opening of the American Pavillion at the 54th Cannes Film Festival, where they are promoting their new film, Chelsea Walls.

Training Day.


Assalto à 13ª Esquadra

Taking Lives.

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Denzel Washington, o realizador Antoine Fuqua e Ethan Hawke ('Training Day'). Na mostra de Veneza.




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