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Ethan Hawke

Actor, Director, Screenwriter
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Net worth 2018: $55 Million
Industry: Writers
Residence: Austin, Texas, United States
Country: United States
BirthDay: 6 November 1970
Height: 1.79 m
Education: Packer Collegiate Institute, West Windsor-Plainsboro High School South, Hun School of Princeton, Carnegie Mellon University

Ethan Hawke was bornon 6 November 1970 in Austin, Texas, United States, American, is Actor, Director, Screenwriter. Ethan Green Hawke is an American actor, screenwriter and director. This versatile actor has been nominated for the Academy Awards both as an actor and a writer. He also received a Tony Award nomination for his theater work. At high school, he demonstrated great acting skills in the school production and sought an acting degree from Carnegie Mellon. He was cast in a role in director Peter Weir's Dead Poets Society and the film's success clearly gave him the much needed breakthrough. In the following years, he acted in, A Midnight Clear, Alive, Reality Bites, Gattaca, The Newton Boys, Great Expectations, and many other movies. In addition, he has directed the movie Chelsea Walls. He was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for his role in Training Day. He received his first screenwriting Oscar nomination for co-writing ‘Before Sunset’ (a sequel to Before Sunrise). Hawke has appeared in many theater productions including The Seagull, Henry IV, Hurlyburly, The Cherry Orchard, The Winter's Tale and The Coast of Utopia, for which he earned a Tony Award nomination for Best Featured Actor. This actor has also penned two novels: The Hottest State, which became a movie, and the more successful Ash Wednesday.


$55 Million


In 2013, he appeared in the horror-thriller, The Purge, about a future America where crime is legal for one night of the year


In 2010, he directed his second play, A Lie of the Mind, by Sam Shepard on the New York stage


Between 2009 and 2012, he appeared in, New York, I Love You, a romance movie, Daybreakers, and Sinister, both horror films, Staten Island, and Brooklyn's Finest, both belonging to crime genre


He wedded Ryan in 2008 and they have two daughters: Clementine Jane and Indiana


From 2006 to 2007, he starred as Mikhail Bakunin in Tom Stoppard's trilogy play The Coast of Utopia at the Lincoln Center Theater in New York and earned his first Tony Award nominationIn 2007, he starred alongside Philip Seymour Hoffman, Marisa Tomei, and Albert Finney in the crime drama, ‘Before the Devil Knows You're Dead’, directed by Sidney Lumet


‘Assault on Precinct 13’ (a 2005 action thriller film) starred Hawke and Laurence Fishburne


‘Before’Sunset, (2004) was a sequel to Before Sunrise directed by Richard Linklater


In ‘Training Day’, a 2001 crime thriller film directed by Antoine Fuqua, he starred alongside Denzel Washington and Ethan Hawke as LAPD narcotics detectives


He starred with Gwyneth Paltrow, Robert De Niro, Anne Bancroft and Chris Cooper in, Great Expectations, a 1998 contemporary film adaptation of the Charles Dickens novel of the same name, directed by Alfonso Cuarón


In Andrew Niccol’s, 1997sci-fi film, Gattaca, he played the role of a man who infiltrates a society of genetically perfect humans by assuming another man's identity


In Richard Linklater's 1995 drama, Before Sunrise, he plays an American who meets a young French woman on a train


He starred with Winona Ryder and Ben Stiller in Stiller’s directorial debut, Reality Bites, a 1994 romantic comedy-drama film


Between 1992 and 1993, he co-starred in Midnight Clear, a film directed by Keith Gordon which received positive reviews and in, Alive, a survival drama based on Piers Paul Read’s book


Hawke’s breakthrough performance came in 1989 as a shy student opposite Robin Williams’ inspirational English teacher in Dead Poets Society


His mother remarried when he was 10 and they moved to New Jersey where he attended West Windsor-Plainsboro High School South and graduated from Hun School of Princeton, a secondary boarding school in 1988


Hawke debuted in ‘Explorers’ in 1985 as an alien-obsessed schoolboy alongside River Phoenix


His parents separated in 1974 and he was raised by his mother settling in New York


Hawke was born on November 6, 1970, in Austin, Texas, to Leslie, a charity worker, and James Hawke, an insurance actuary

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