ETHAN HAWKE (Ellison) is an actor, writer and director. He received Screen
Actors Guild and
Academy Award nominations in the Best Supporting Actor category for his role as
a rookie police officer
in Training Day (2001).
Hawke made his feature film debut in 1985 with the sci-fi family film Explorers.
role in the 1989 drama Dead Poets Society is considered his breakthrough
performance. He then
appeared in White Fang (1991), A Midnight Clear (1992) and Alive (1993) before
starring in Generation X
dramedy Reality Bites (1994), a role for which he received critical acclaim.
In 1995 Hawke starred in the romantic drama Before Sunrise. Nine years later he
Academy Award nomination for co-writing the 2004 sequel Before Sunset.
Hawke's other film credits include Gattaca (1997), Hamlet (2000), Assault on
Precinct 13 (2006),
Fast Food Nation (2006), Before the Devil Knows You're Dead (2007), What Doesn't
Kill You (2008), New
York, I Love You (2009), Staten Island (2009) and Daybreakers (2010).
An accomplished stage actor, Hawke has appeared in many theater productions. He
Tony Award nomination for his performance in "The Coast of Utopia." Other
credits include "The
Seagull," "Henry IV," "Hurlyburly," "The Cherry Orchard" and "The Winter's
Tale." In 2007 Hawke directed
his first play, Jonathan Marc Sherman's "Things We Want."
In 2001 the actor made his directorial debut with the independent feature
Chelsea Walls. Hawke
then directed The Hottest State, based on his 1996 novel of the same name. He
also wrote the novel Ash
Wednesday, published in 2002.
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