(George) made his mark as a white collar business executive who plots with a fellow employee to emotionally destroy a female co-worker in
In the Company of Men, which was written and directed by Neil LaBute. The film polarized critics nationwide and became one of the highest grossing inde pendent films of 1997.
He can currently be seen in Any Given Sunday, Oliver Stone's look at professional football. Last year, Eckhart starred in LaBute's second feature film, Your Friends and Neighbors, about a circle of friends who find themselves caught up in an intricate dance of sexual deceit and self- destruction. The film also stars Jason Patric, Natassja
Kinski, Ben Stiller, Catherine Keener and Amy Brenneman.
Eckhart recently re-teamed for the third time with director LaBute on Nurse Betty, a black comedy about a Kansas waitress who falls in love with a TV soap star and sets off to find him while two mobsters pursue her. The ensemble cast included Renee Zellwegger, Morgan Freeman, Greg Kinnear and Chris Rock.
Originally from Northern California, Eckhart studied theatre at Brigham Young
University where he met Neil LaBute and subsequently appeared in several of the
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