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ETHAN HAWKE (Jess Newton) recently starred in Andrew
Niccol's "Gattaca" opposite Uma Thurman, and in "Great
Expectations" with Gwyneth Paltrow and Robert De Niro; the
latter released by Twentieth Century Fox. He next stars in the
upcoming drama "Snow Falling On Cedars."
He made his feature film debut at age 14 in "Explorers,"
before landing the role of 'Todd Anderson' in the Academy Awardwinning
"Dead Poets Society." He then went on to star in "Dad"
opposite Jack Lemmon and Ted Danson, and in the screen adaptation
of Jack London's classic Alaskan adventure "White Fang,"
directed by Randal Kleiser. Other film credits include "Rich
in Love" with Albert Finney, "Waterland" with Jeremy
Irons, "A Midnight Clear," and Disney's true life adventure
film "Alive." Hawke played leading man to Winona Ryder
in "Reality Bites" and to Julie Delpyin the critically
acclaimed "Before Sunrise."
Hawke was born in Austin, Texas and then settled in Princeton,
New Jersey, where he began studying acting. It was through Princeton's
prestigious McCarter Theater that he began taking acting classes
and eventually landed his first professional job in the theater's
performance of "St. Joan."
During high school, Hawke performed in a number of stage productions
including the role of 'Romeo' in "Romeo and Juliet,"
and as 'Tom' in "The Glass Menagerie." He studied theater
in England with the British Theater Association, and at the Carnegie
Mellon University in Pittsburgh. He also performed in the play
"The Seagull" at the National Actors Theater and Jonathan
Marc Sherman's "Sophistry." Hawke continues to be Artistic
Director of the theater group Malaparte, of which he is a founding
Hawke's first novel, The Hottest State, recently was published
by Vintage paperback, after enjoying success as a hardcover published
by Little Brown.
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