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Born in Austin, Texas, on June 11, 1970, Ethan Hawke acquired a taste for acting when he won a role in his junior high school's production of "Meet Me in St. Louis." He soon proved himself in his film debut in Explorers (1985), but it wasn't until he played the sensitive Todd in the coming-of-age story Dead Poets Society (1989) that he made his mark in Hollywood.

Hawke followed up with a string of notable movies, including Dad (1989), White Fang (1991), Before Sunrise (1995), Gattaca (1997), Great Expectations (1998), Snow Falling on Cedars (1999) and Hamlet (2000). He even penned a novel, The Hottest State, which was met with mixed reviews.

In 2001, Hawke went behind the camera to helm Chelsea Walls (2002), but it's as an actor that he's been most successful, even winning an Academy Award nomination for his gritty turn as a rookie cop in Training Day (2001).

Ethan Hawke in The Magnificent Seven

The Magnificent Seven

2016 PG-13

In this remake of the rousing 1960 Western, a motley group of gunslingers comes together to protect the residents of a mining town, who are being terrorized and victimized by a ruthless gold tycoon and his gang of thugs.

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  • Ethan Hawke in Boyhood Boyhood
  • Ethan Hawke in Predestination Predestination
  • Ethan Hawke in Before Sunrise Before Sunrise
  • Ethan Hawke in Before Sunset Before Sunset
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  • Ethan Hawke in Cymbeline Cymbeline
  • Ethan Hawke in Before Midnight Before Midnight
  • Ethan Hawke in Born to Be Blue Born to Be Blue
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  • Ethan Hawke in Lord of War Lord of War
  • Ethan Hawke in Reality Bites Reality Bites
  • Ethan Hawke in Sinister Sinister
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  • Ethan Hawke in Training Day Training Day
  • Ethan Hawke in Daybreakers Daybreakers
  • Ethan Hawke in Alive Alive
  • Ethan Hawke in Good Kill Good Kill
  • Ethan Hawke in A Midnight Clear A Midnight Clear
  • Ethan Hawke in Taking Lives Taking Lives
  • Ethan Hawke in Brooklyn's Finest Brooklyn's Finest
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  • Ethan Hawke in Assault on Precinct 13 Assault on Precinct 13
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  • Ethan Hawke in White Fang White Fang
  • Ethan Hawke in New York, I Love You New York, I Love You
  • Ethan Hawke in The Phenom The Phenom
  • Ethan Hawke in Waterland Waterland
  • Ethan Hawke in The Newton Boys The Newton Boys
  • Ethan Hawke in Great Expectations Great Expectations
  • Ethan Hawke in Hamlet Hamlet
  • Ethan Hawke in Waking Life Waking Life
  • Ethan Hawke in Staten Island Staten Island
  • Ethan Hawke in The Woman in the Fifth The Woman in the Fifth
  • Ethan Hawke in Shakespeare Uncovered Shakespeare Uncovered
  • Ethan Hawke in Joe the King Joe the King
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  • Ethan Hawke in What Doesn't Kill You What Doesn't Kill You
  • Ethan Hawke in Moby Dick Moby Dick
  • Ethan Hawke in 21 Years: Richard Linklater 21 Years: Richard Linklater
  • Ethan Hawke in The Velocity of Gary The Velocity of Gary
  • Ethan Hawke in Chelsea Walls Chelsea Walls
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