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Ethan Hawke

Ethan HawkeAKA Ethan Green Hawke

Born: 6-Nov-1970
Birthplace: Austin, TX

Gender: Male
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Actor
Party Affiliation: Democratic

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Dead Poets Society

Ethan Hawke first appeared on stage when he was 13, in a high school production of St. Joan. He was 14 when he made his first movie, starring opposite River Phoenix in Explorers, about teen boys in outer-space. Four years later, he had his first mainstream exposure as a fragile boy in Dead Poets Society. His films are usually as serious as Hawke himself, including Alive: The Miracle of the Andes, Before Sunrise and Before Sunset, Gattaca, Snow Falling on Cedars, Training Day, and 2000's high-rise corporate-backstabbing Hamlet. He directed the starving-artist mood piece Chelsea Walls. Reality Bites was a rarity, a Hawke film that could arguably be called a comedy.

Hawke's five-year marriage to Uma Thurman collapsed in 2003, as both he and she apparently had concurrent affairs. Hawke frolicked with a Montreal woman, Jennifer Perzow, as he was in Canada filming Taking Lives, while Thurman was taking direction from Kill Bill's Quentin Tarantino. In 2008 he married Ryan Shawhughes, who had been the family's nanny.

Father: James Steven Hawke
Mother: Leslie Carole Green
Wife: Uma Thurman (actress, m. 1998, div. 2004)
Daughter: Maya Ray Thurman-Hawke (b. 8-Jul-1998)
Son: Roan Thurman-Hawke ("Levon," b. 15-Jan-2002)
Girlfriend: Jennifer Perzow (affair, together 2003)
Wife: Ryan Shawhughes (his children's nanny, m. 2008, two daughters)
Daughter: Clementine Jane Hawke (b. 18-Jul-2008)
Daughter: Indiana Hawke (b. 23-Jul-2011)

    High School: Hun School, Princeton, NJ (1988)
    University: BA English, New York University (1992)

    Bill Bradley for President
    John Kerry for President
    Kerry Victory 2004
    MoveOn.org

    FILMOGRAPHY AS DIRECTOR
    The Hottest State (2-Sep-2006)
    Chelsea Walls (21-Sep-2001)

    FILMOGRAPHY AS ACTOR
    Boyhood (19-Jan-2014)
    Getaway (26-Aug-2013)
    The Purge (2-May-2013)
    Before Midnight (20-Jan-2013)
    Mea Maxima Culpa: Silence in the House of God (9-Sep-2012)
    Sinister (11-Mar-2012)
    The Woman in the Fifth (11-Sep-2011) · Tom
    Daybreakers (11-Sep-2009) · Edward Dalton
    Staten Island (7-Feb-2009) · Sully Halverson
    New York, I Love You (5-Feb-2009) · Writer
    Brooklyn's Finest (16-Jan-2009) · Sal
    What Doesn't Kill You (10-Sep-2008) · Paulie McDougan
    Chelsea on the Rocks (23-May-2008) · Himself
    Before the Devil Knows You're Dead (6-Sep-2007) · Hank
    The Hottest State (2-Sep-2006)
    Fast Food Nation (19-May-2006) · Pete
    Lord of War (16-Sep-2005)
    Assault on Precinct 13 (19-Jan-2005)
    Taking Lives (16-Mar-2004) · Costa
    Before Sunset (10-Feb-2004) · Jesse
    The Jimmy Show (13-Sep-2001) · Ray
    Training Day (7-Sep-2001)
    Tape (26-Jan-2001) · Vin
    Waking Life (23-Jan-2001)
    Hamlet (24-Jan-2000) · Hamlet
    Snow Falling on Cedars (12-Sep-1999) · Ishmael Chambers
    Joe the King (22-Jan-1999) · Len Coles
    The Velocity of Gary (22-Sep-1998) · Nat
    The Newton Boys (14-Mar-1998) · Jess Newton
    Great Expectations (30-Jan-1998) · Finnegan Bell
    Gattaca (24-Oct-1997) · Vincent
    Search and Destroy (28-Apr-1995)
    Before Sunrise (27-Jan-1995) · Jesse
    Reality Bites (18-Feb-1994) · Troy Dyer
    Floundering (Jan-1994)
    Rich in Love (5-Mar-1993)
    Alive (15-Jan-1993) · Nando Parrado
    Waterland (12-Sep-1992) · Matthew Price
    A Midnight Clear (24-Apr-1992)
    Mystery Date (16-Aug-1991)
    White Fang (18-Jan-1991)
    Dad (27-Oct-1989) · Billy Tremont
    Dead Poets Society (2-Jun-1989) · Todd Anderson
    Explorers (12-Jul-1985)

Author of books:
The Hottest State (1996, novel)
Ash Wednesday (2004, novel)


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