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Ethan Hawke stars in FOX's 2011 pilot "Exit Strategy," a spy thriller about a CIA team specializing in high-risk rescue extraction operations that save agents who have been compromised. The pilot also stars Tom Sizemore.

"Gather ye rosebuds while ye may," is a phrase a young Ethan Hawke took to heart while filming "Dead Poets Society," the Academy Award-winning drama which launched Hawke's career. Twenty years, and several Tony and Oscar nominations later, Hawke has emerged a multifaceted artist, challenging himself as a novelist, screenwriter and director, while earning world acclaim for his brave and nuanced roles. Hawke constantly escapes stereotype and convention, pushing the boundaries of his art, constantly educating himself and forging his own way free of any set label.

Tapping into the pop culture zeitgeist with Ben Stiller's 1994 comedy "Reality Bites," Hawke has starred in over forty films, including; "Explorers"; "Dad"; "White Fang"; "Waterland"; "Alive"; "Rich In Love"; "Gattaca"; "Great Expectations"; "Hamlet"; "Assault on Precinct 13"; "Taking Lives"; "Before The Devil Knows You're Dead" and "What Doesn't Kill You." In 2002, Hawke received Academy Award and Screen Actors Guild Supporting Actor nominations for his work in Antoine Fuqua's "Training Day" opposite Denzel Washington.



Notably, Hawke has collaborated with filmmaker Richard Linklater on multiple occasions, including "Fast Food Nation"; "Waking Life"; "The Newton Boys" and "Tape." Marking their most celebrated collaboration, Hawke starred opposite Julie Delpy in the critically acclaimed film "Before Sunrise" and its sequel "Before Sunset." The trio co-wrote the screenplay for "Before Sunset," and in 2004, they went on to receive an Academy Award nomination for Adapted Screenplay, a Writers Guild Award nomination for Best Adapted Screenplay and an IFP Spirit Award nomination for Best Screenplay.

Behind the lens, in 2001, Hawke made his directorial debut with his drama "Chelsea Walls." The film tells five stories set in a single day at the Chelsea Hotel and stars Uma Thurman, Kris Kristofferson, Rosario Dawson, Natasha Richardson, and Steve Zahn. Additionally, he directed Josh Hamilton in the short film "Straight to One," a story of a couple, young and in love, living in the Chelsea Hotel.

In 1996, Hawke wrote his first novel, "The Hottest State," published by Little Brown and now in its nineteenth printing. In his sophomore directorial endeavor, Hawke adapted for the screen and directed the on-screen version of "The Hottest State" and also directed a music video for the film. In 2002, his second novel, "Ash Wednesday," was published by Knopf and was chosen for Bloomsbury's contemporary classics series. In addition to his work as a novelist, Hawke wrote an in-depth and celebrated profile of icon Kris Kristofferson for Rolling Stone in April 2009.

On stage, Hawke first appeared in "The Seagull" on Broadway at the Lyceum Theater in 1992. Hawke has returned to the theater in recent years where he has found the "most personally rewarding work" of his life. "I have a passion for theater and think it's a beautiful way of living. It creates a better, more humble lifestyle," said Hawke. Hawke has appeared in "Henry IV" alongside Richard Easton; "Buried Child" (Steppenwolf); "Hurlyburly," for which he earned a Lucille Lortel Award Nomination for Outstanding Lead Actor and Drama League Award Nomination for Distinguished Performance (The New Group); Tom Stoppard"s "The Coast of Utopia" for which he was honored with a Tony Award nomination for Best Featured Actor in a Play and Drama League Award nomination for Distinguished Performance (Lincoln Center) and the recently completed inaugural season of The Bridge Project's double billings of "The Cherry Orchard" and "A Winter's Tale," for which garnered Hawke a Drama Desk Award Nomination for Outstanding Featured Actor in a Play (Brooklyn Academy of Music and The Old Vic). Also for theater, in 2007, Hawke made his off-Broadway directing debut with the world premiere of Jonathan Marc Sherman's dark comedy, "Things We Want."

In March 2010, Hawke re-teamed with director Antoine Fuqua for "Brooklyn's Finest," which charts the lives of three Brooklyn cops over the course of several days and exhibits the many shades of police corruption In addition to his versatile film slate, this winter, Hawke will be directing Sam Shepard's "A Lie of the Mind" for The New Group, an artist-driven company with a commitment to developing and producing powerful theater. Hawke also recently starred in "Daybreakers," alongside Willem Dafoe and Sam Neill.

Ethan Hawke was born in 1970 to teen-age parents in Austin, Texas. At the age of thirteen he performed in his first professional play and from a very young age has committed himself entirely to the arts. At the age of twenty one, Hawke founded Malaparte Theater Co., which remained open for over five years giving young artists a home to develop their craft.




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ETHAN HAWKE: FACTS

How tall is Ethan Hawke? How old is Ethan Hawke? Find out here.

Age: 43 years old
Birthday: November 6, 1970
Height: 5' 10 ½"
Full Name / Real Name: Ethan Green Hawke
Birthplace: Austin, TX
Wife: Ryan Shawhughes (6/18/2008, 1 child)
Uma Thurman (5/1/1998 - 7/20/2004, divorced, 2 children)





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