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An Academy Award® nominated actor for his work in TRAINING DAY, an Academy Award nominated writer for BEFORE SUNSET and a Lucille Lortel Award and Drama League Award nominated actor for his stage work in "Hurlyburly," ETHAN HAWKE constantly challenges himself as an artist. He has uniquely established a successful career acting on film and stage, as a novelist, a screenwriter and a director.

On film, Ethan was last seen in LORD OF WAR opposite Nicolas Cage and Jared Leto. Ethan also recently starred in Richard Linklater's critically acclaimed BEFORE SUNSET, the sequel to BEFORE SUNRISE, opposite Julie Delpy. Hawke co-wrote the script with Linklater and Delpy and the three of them were nominated for a 2004 Academy Award for Adapted Screenplay. The screenplay also garnered IFP SPIRIT and Writers Guild Awards. The film was nominated for a 2004 IFP Gotham Award for Best Feature and received a Special Mention in Excellence for Filmmaking Award from The National Board of Review.

Ethan made his feature film debut at the age of 14 in the science-fiction film EXPLORERS. He then landed his first big role in the Academy Award-winning film DEAD POETS SOCIETY. He went on to star opposite Jack Lemmon and Ted Danson in DAD and in the screen adaptation of Jack London's classic WHITE FANG.

Other film credits include Richard Linklater's THE NEWTON BOYS; RICH IN LOVE with Albert Finney; WATERLAND with Jeremy Irons; A MIDNIGHT CLEAR; the true life adventure film ALIVE; REALITY BITES; the critically acclaimed BEFORE SUNRISE; GATTACA; GREAT EXPECTATIONS; HAMLET opposite Bill Murray and Julia Stiles; TAPE; ASSAULT ON PRECINCT 13 and TAKING LIVES, among others. He also played the voice of Jesse in Fox Searchlight Pictures WAKING LIFE. Ethan starred opposite Denzel Washington in TRAINING DAY directed by Antoine Fuqua, for which he was nominated for SAG and Academy Awards for Best Supporting Actor.

In 2001, Ethan made his directorial debut with his drama CHELSEA WALLS. The movie tells of five stories set in a single day at the Chelsea Hotel and stars Uma Thurman, Kris Kristofferson and Rosario Dawson. He directed Josh Hamilton in the short film STRAIGHT TO ONE and directed Lisa Loeb's music video "Stay” for REALITY BITES.

On stage, he performed in "The Seagull" at the National Actors Theater and in Jonathan Marc Sherman's "Sophistry." Hawke starred in the Steppenwolf production of Sam Shephard's, "Buried Child" directed by Gary Sinise. He was recently on stage opposite Kevin Kline in Lincoln Center Theatre's "Henry IV" and headlined the New Group's revival of David Rabe's play "Hurlyburly."

Hawke wrote his first novel, The Hottest State, which was published in 1996 and is in its 19th printing. He is currently directing the screen adaptation of the book starring Mark Webber, Catalina Sandino Moreno and Michelle Williams. Hawke's second novel, Ash Wednesday was published in 2002.


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