AARON ECKHART (Jeff Skiles) is positioned among the industry's
finest, with numerous credits to his name. He has earned considerable acclaim
for his roles, including the love interest of Julia Roberts in "Erin Brockovich,"
for director Stephen Soderbergh. However, it was his portrayal of a
love-scorned, vengeful man in Neil LaBute's controversial film, "In the Company
of Men," which first drew him critical attention. Notably, this incendiary film
became one of the highest grossing independent films of the year.
Eckhart earned both a Golden Globe and Independent Spirit Award nomination for
his starring role in Jason Reitman's directorial debut, "Thank You for Smoking."
His recent film credits include co-starring opposite Johnny Depp in "The Rum
Diary"; the sci-fi action film "Battle: Los Angeles"; "Rabbit Hole," opposite
Nicole Kidman; and director Christopher Nolan's "The Dark Knight" as Harvey
Originally from Northern California, Eckhart studied theatre and film at Brigham
Young University, where he met and appeared in many of Neil LaBute's plays. In
addition to "In the Company of Men," he has starred in three other LaBute films,
including "Possession," with Gwyneth Paltrow; "Nurse Betty, opposite Renee
Zellweger; and "Your Friends and Neighbors," with Ben Stiller and Catherine
Eckhart's other film credits include Sean Penn's "The Pledge," opposite Jack
Nicholson; the romantic dramedy "Love Happens," opposite Jennifer Aniston;
Oliver Stone's "Any Given Sunday"; the indie film "Meet Bill"; and "Molly,"
opposite Elisabeth Shue. He starred in the Alan Ball drama "Towelhead"; "No
Reservations," opposite Catherine Zeta-Jones; John Woo's adaptation of Phillip
K. Dick's short story "Paycheck," opposite Ben Affleck and Uma Thurman; Ron
Howard's "The Missing," opposite Tommy Lee Jones and Cate Blanchett; "The Core,"
opposite Hilary Swank; Brian De Palma's "The Black Dahlia"; "Conversations with
Other Women," opposite Helena Bonham Carter; "Olympus Has Fallen," opposite
Gerard Butler; "Expatriate"; and the 3D IMAX action thriller "I, Frankenstein,"
opposite Bill Nighy. His theater credits include Michael Cristofer's "Amazing
Grace," opposite Marsha Mason.
Eckhart was most recently seen starring in "My All American" as legendary
University of Texas coach Darrell Royal, opposite Finn Wittrock and in "London
Has Fallen," opposite Gerard Butler. He will next be seen in "Bleed for This,"
opposite Miles Teller.
Eckhart resides in Los Angeles.
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