Ethan Hawke

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Ethan Green Hawke (born November 6, 1970) is an 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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Dead Poets Society Trailer (1989)

02 June 1989

At an elite, old-fashioned boarding school in New England, a passionate English teacher inspires his students to rebel against convention and seize the potential of every day, courting the disdain of the stern headmaster.

Gattaca Trailer (1997)

07 September 1997

Science fiction drama about a future society in the era of indefinite eugenics where humans are set on a life course depending on their DNA.

Sinister 2 Trailer (2015)

19 August 2015

A young mother and her twin sons move into a rural house that's marked for death.

Boyhood Trailer (2014)

05 June 2014

The film tells a story of a divorced couple trying to raise their young son. The story follows the boy for twelve years, from first grade at age 6 through 12th grade at age 17-18, and examines his relationship with his parents as he grows.

The Magnificent Seven Trailer (2016)

14 September 2016

Seven gun men in the old west gradually come together to help a poor village against savage thieves.

Fast Food Nation Trailer (2006)

16 May 2006

Inspired by author Eric Schlosser's New York Times best-seller of the same name, director Richard Linklater's ensemble drama examines the health issues and social consequences of America's love affair with fast food and features an all-star cast that includes Greg Kinnear, Ethan Hawke, Kris Kristofferson, Patricia Arquette, and Luis Guzman.

Predestination Trailer (2014)

28 August 2014

Predestination chronicles the life of a Temporal Agent sent on an intricate series of time-travel journeys designed to prevent future killers from committing their crimes.

Sinister Trailer (2012)

29 March 2012

Found footage helps a true-crime novelist realize how and why a family was murdered in his new home, though his discoveries put his entire family in the path of a supernatural entity.

Staten Island Trailer (2009)

07 February 2009

Sully (Ethan Hawke) is desperate to give his unborn son the chance he never had. Jasper (Seymour Cassel) wants to escape the mobsters that have infiltrated his life and business.

The Purge Trailer (2013)

31 May 2013

Given the country's overcrowded prisons, the U.S. government begins to allow 12-hour periods of time in which all illegal activity is legal.

Before Midnight Trailer (2013)

05 April 2013

We meet Jesse and Celine nine years on in Greece. Almost two decades have passed since their first meeting on that train bound for Vienna.

Lord of War Trailer (2005)

16 September 2005

Yuri Orlov is a globetrotting arms dealer and, through some of the deadliest war zones, he struggles to stay one step ahead of a relentless Interpol agent, his business rivals and even some of his customers who include many of the world's most notorious dictators.

In a Valley of Violence Trailer (2016)

21 October 2016

The story of a drifter named Paul who arrives in a small town seeking revenge on the thugs who murdered his friend.

Alive Trailer (1993)

15 January 1993

The amazing, true story of a Uruguayan rugby team's plane that crashed in the middle of the Andes mountains, and their immense will to survive and pull through alive, forced to do anything and everything they could to stay alive on meager rations and through the freezing cold.

Daybreakers Trailer (2009)

06 January 2009

In the year 2019, a plague has transformed almost every human into vampires. Faced with a dwindling blood supply, the fractured dominant race plots their survival; meanwhile, a researcher works with a covert band of vampires on a way to save humankind.

Regression Trailer (2015)

01 October 2015

Minnesota, 1990. Detective Bruce Kenner (Ethan Hawke) investigates the case of young Angela (Emma Watson), who accuses her father, John Gray (David Dencik), of an unspeakable crime.

Training Day Trailer (2001)

05 October 2001

On his first day on the job as a narcotics officer, a rookie cop works with a rogue detective who isn't what he appears.

Maggie's Plan Trailer (2016)

27 April 2016

Maggie 's plan to have a baby on her own is derailed when she falls in love with John, a married man, destroying his volatile marriage to the brilliant and impossible Georgette.

Before Sunset Trailer (2004)

10 February 2004

Nine years ago two strangers met by chance and spent a night in Vienna that ended before sunrise. They are about to meet for the first time since.

Assault on Precinct 13 Trailer (2005)

19 January 2005

On New Year's Eve, inside a police station that's about to be closed for good, officer Jake Roenick must cobble together a force made up cops and criminals to save themselves from a mob looking to kill mobster Marion Bishop.

Waking Life Trailer (2001)

23 January 2001

Waking Life is about a young man in a persistent lucid dream-like state. The film follows its protagonist as he initially observes and later participates in philosophical discussions that weave together issues like reality, free will, our relationships with others, and the meaning of life.

Good Kill Trailer (2015)

09 April 2015

In the shadowy world of drone warfare, combat unfolds like a video game–only with real lives at stake.

Before the Devil Knows You're Dead Trailer (2007)

26 September 2007

When two brothers organize the robbery of their parents' jewelry store, the job goes horribly wrong, triggering a series of events that send them and their family hurtling towards a shattering climax.

Taking Lives Trailer (2004)

19 March 2004

Recruited to assist Montreal police in their desperate search for a serial killer who assumes the identities of his victims, FBI profiler Illeana Scott knows it's only a matter of time before the killer strikes again.

Before Sunrise Trailer (1995)

27 January 1995

A dialogue marathon of a film, this fairytale love story of an American boy and French girl. During a day and a night together in Vienna their two hearts collide.

Making a Scene Trailer (2013)

25 November 2013

For this year's Movies Issue, The New York Times Magazine commissioned lines from an eclectic and talented group of screenwriters — writers responsible for some of the best scripts of 2013.

Getaway Trailer (2013)

29 August 2013

Former race car driver Brent Magna (Hawke) is pitted against the clock. Desperately trying to save the life of his kidnapped wife, Brent commandeers a custom Ford Shelby GT500 Super Snake, taking it and its unwitting owner (Gomez) on a high-speed race against time, at the command of the mysterious villain holding his wife hostage.

Great Expectations Trailer (1998)

19 January 1998

Loosely based on the Charles Dickens' classic novel, "Great Expectations" is a sensual tale of a young man's unforgettable passage into manhood, and the three individuals who will undeniably change his life forever.

Brooklyn's Finest Trailer (2009)

16 January 2009

Enforcing the law within the notoriously rough Brownsville section of the city and especially within the Van Dyke housing projects is the NYPD's sixty-fifth precinct.

Born to Be Blue Trailer (2015)

13 September 2015

Jazz legend Chet Baker finds love and redemption when he stars in a movie about his own troubled life to mount a comeback.

New York, I Love You Trailer (2009)

16 October 2009

Ten vignettes in New York City: a pickpocket meets his match; a young Hasidic woman, on the eve of her marriage, reveals herself to an Indian businessman; a writer tries a pick-up line; an artist seeks a model; a composer needs to read; two women connect; a man takes a child to Central Park; lovers meet; a couple takes a walk on their anniversary; a kid goes to the prom with a girl in a wheelchair; a retired singer contemplates suicide.

Ten Thousand Saints Trailer (2015)

14 August 2015

A sweeping multigenerational story set against the backdrop of the raw, roaring New York City of the late 1980s; adoption, teen pregnancy, drugs, hardcore punk rock, the unbridled optimism and reckless stupidity of the young—and old—are all major elements in this heart-aching tale of the son of diehard hippies and his strange odyssey through the extremes of late 20th century youth culture.

What Doesn't Kill You Trailer (2008)

12 December 2008

Two childhood friends from South Boston turn to crime as a way to get by, ultimately causing a strain in their personal lives and their friendship.

Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets Trailer (2017)

20 July 2017

The adventures of time-traveling agent, Valerian, and his sidekick, Laureline.

The Woman in the Fifth Trailer (2011)

16 November 2011

An American writer moves to Paris to be closer to his daughter and finds himself falling immediately on hard times.

Cymbeline Trailer (2014)

03 September 2014

War erupts between dirty cops and outlaw bikers as a drug kingpin (Ed Harris) tries to protect his empire.

Reality Bites Trailer (1994)

18 February 1994

A small circle of friends suffering from post-collegiate blues must confront the hard truth about life, love and the pursuit of gainful employment.

Hamlet Trailer (2000)

12 May 2000

Modern day adaptation of Shakespeare's immortal story about Hamlet's plight to avenge his father's murder in New York City.

White Fang Trailer (1991)

18 January 1991

Jack London's classic adventure story about the friendship developed between a Yukon gold hunter and the mixed dog-wolf he rescues from the hands of a man who mistreats him.

The Phenom Trailer (2016)

24 June 2016

Major-league rookie pitcher Hopper Gibson has lost his focus. After choking on the mound, he’s sent down to the minors and prescribed sessions with an unorthodox sports therapist, who pushes him to uncover the origins of his anxiety.

The Newton Boys Trailer (1998)

26 March 1998

Four Newton brothers are a poor farmer family in the 1920s. The oldest of them, Willis, one day realizes that there's no future in the fields and offers his brothers to become a bank robbers.

Snow Falling on Cedars Trailer (1999)

22 December 1999

A Japanese-American fisherman may have killed his neighbor Carl at sea. In the 1950s, race figures in the trial.

Explorers Trailer (1985)

12 July 1985

The visionary dreams of three curious and adventuresome young boys become an exciting reality in Explorers, the action-fantasy from director Joe Dante, who combines keen humor, warmth and fantasy with unexpected twists.

Joe the King Trailer (1999)

17 October 1999

A destitute 14 year old struggles to keep his life together despite harsh abuse at his mother's hands, harsher abuse at his father's, and a growing separation from his slightly older brother.

Maudie Trailer (2017)

14 April 2017

An unlikely romance in which the reclusive Everett Lewis hires a fragile yet determined woman named Maudie to be his housekeeper.

The Hottest State Trailer (2006)

02 September 2006

A young actor from Texas tries to make it in New York while struggling in his relationship with a beautiful singer/songwriter.

21 Years: Richard Linklater Trailer (2014)

07 November 2014

Documentary that takes a behind the scenes tour of groundbreaking director Richard Linklater's last 21 years creating his iconic legacy of films from the unconventional breakout 'Slacker' to the innovative 'Boyhood'.

Moby Dick Trailer (2010)

01 January 2010

The sole survivor of a lost whaling ship relates the tale of his captain's self-destructive obsession to hunt the white whale, Moby Dick.

Dad Trailer (1989)

27 October 1989

A busy executive (Ted Danson) learns during a meeting that his mother may be dying and rushes home to her side.

Tape Trailer (2001)

26 January 2001

A three-character ensemble piece set within the confines of a tawdry motor lodge in Lansing, Michigan.

A Midnight Clear Trailer (1992)

24 April 1992

Set in 1944 France, an American Intelligence Squad locates a German Platoon wishing to surrender rather than die in Germany's final war offensive.

Chelsea Walls Trailer (2002)

19 April 2002

This movie tells five stories set in a single day at the famed Chelsea Hotel in New York City, involving an ensemble cast of some 30-35 characters.

Floundering Trailer (1994)

01 January 1994

When a young man's unemployment benefits run out, the IRS freezes his bank account, and his druggie brother needs help, things can't get any worse.

Search and Destroy Trailer (1995)

01 January 1995

A satire about desperate hustling, pop philosophy and big money.

Mystery Date Trailer (1991)

16 August 1991

The shy teenager Tom McHugh worships his sexy neighbor Geena Matthews that lives on the other side of the street, but he does not dare to talk to her.

Mea Maxima Culpa: Silence in the House of God Trailer (2012)

16 November 2012

Academy Award®–winning documentary filmmaker Alex Gibney (Taxi to the Dark Side) explores the charged issue of pedophilia in the Catholic Church, following a trail from the first known protest against clerical sexual abuse in the United States and all way to the Vatican.

Seymour: An Introduction Trailer (2015)

13 March 2015

Ethan Hawke directs this intimate documentary portrait of classical pianist, composer, author, teacher and sage Seymour Bernstein.

The Jimmy Show Trailer (2002)

16 January 2002

A failed New Jersey inventor embarks on a career as a standup comic, turns to drink, and labors to keep his family together.

Waterland Trailer (1992)

21 August 1992

The story of a mentally anguished high school history teacher going through a complete reassessment of his life.

Rich in Love Trailer (1992)

01 October 1992

The legendary Albert Finney heads an all-star cast (Jill Clayburgh, Kyle MacLachlan and Ethan Hawke) in this heartwarming drama of a retired man whose family blossoms after his wife leaves them.