ETHAN HAWKE (Tucker Crowe) is a four-time Academy Award-nominated actor and
screenwriter whose career has spanned more than 30 years and 50 films. Most
recently, Hawke was reunited
with Born to Be Blue producer Jake Seal and longtime collaborator John Sloss
(Boyhood) on Blaze, a drama he cowrote
and directed about the life of country musician Blaze Foley. The film is based
on the memoir Living in
the Woods in a Tree by Foley's lifelong love Sybil Rosen, who served as
co-writer with Hawke. Produced by
Hawke and his wife Ryan for their Under the Influence banner, Blaze premiered at
the 2018 Sundance Film
Festival in the U.S. Dramatic Competition.
Hawke's latest work includes Robert Budreau's Born to Be Blue, for which he
received rave reviews for
his depiction of legendary jazz trumpeter Chet Baker, and Maudie, opposite Sally
Hawkins, which premiered at
the 2016 Toronto International Film Festival. Hawke will next be seen in Paul
Schrader's timely political and
environmental thriller First Reformed, in which he plays the lead opposite
Amanda Seyfried; and Budreau's
Stockholm, co-starring Noomi Rapace, which is based on the true story of the
1973 bank heist and hostage
crisis in Stockholm, Sweden.
Hawke has collaborated with filmmaker Richard Linklater on multiple occasions,
including Fast Food
Nation, Waking Life, The Newton Boys and Tape. Their most recent collaboration,
Boyhood, premiered at the 2014
Sundance Film Festival and was released by IFC. Hawke starred alongside Patricia
Arquette and Ellar
Coltrane in the critically acclaimed film that was shot intermittently over 12
years while chronicling the life of
a boy from age 6 to 18. Hawke received Oscar, SAG, Golden Globe, BAFTA,
Independent Spirit, Critics'
Choice and Gotham Independent Spirit award nominations for Best Supporting
Actor. In another of their
celebrated projects, Hawke starred opposite Julie Delpy in the critically
acclaimed romance Before Sunrise and
its two sequels Before Sunset and Before Midnight. The trio co-wrote the
screenplays for Before Sunset and Before
Midnight, receiving Academy Award and Independent Spirit nominations for both
Hawke's notable credits include Antoine Fuqua's Training Day, with Denzel
Washington, and Sidney
Lumet's Before the Devil Knows You're Dead, opposite Philip Seymour Hoffman.
Hawke's graphic novel Indeh was published by Grand Central Publishing in 2016.
Illustrated by Greg
Ruth, Indeh captures the narrative of two nations at war who strive to find
peace and forgiveness in a time of
great upheaval. It debuted at No. 1 on the New York Times Bestseller List for
Hardcover Graphic Novels.
Hawke made his documentary directorial debut with Seymour: An Introduction,
which premiered at the
2014 Telluride Film Festival and later screened internationally. The project
follows the life of the legendary
pianist and piano teacher Seymour Bernstein.
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