"Ethan Green Hawke" is an American actor, writer and director. He has been nominated for four Academy Awards, both as an actor and a writer, and a Tony Award. Hawke has directed two feature films, three Off-Broadway plays, and a documentary, and wrote the novels The Hottest State (1996) and Ash Wednesday (2002).
Hawke made his film debut in 1985 with the science fiction feature Explorers (film)/Explorers, before making a breakthrough appearance in the 1989 drama Dead Poets Society. He then appeared in numerous films before taking a role in the 1994 Generation X drama Reality Bites, for which he received critical praise. In 1995 he starred in the romantic drama Before Sunrise, and later in its sequels Before Sunset (2004) and Before Midnight (film)/Before Midnight (2013).
In 2001, Hawke played a young police officer in Training Day, for which he received Screen Actors Guild Award/Screen Actors Guild and Academy Award nominations in the Best Supporting Actor category. He also garnered two screenwriting Oscar nominations for co-writing the screenplays of Before Sunset and Before Midnight. In 2014, he played the father in the coming-of-age story/coming-of-age drama film Boyhood (film)/Boyhood, for which he received Oscar, Golden Globe, and SAG nominations.If you enjoy these quotes, be sure to check out other famous actors! More Ethan Hawke on Wikipedia.
There are a great many people that see independent film as a stepping stone to some kind of grand idea of some very large accomplishment, ... And there are some that see independent film as accomplishment enough, of pushing forward thought and telling stories that are hard to get told, pushing the medium forward, and John ... has been that for me and a lot of other people, I know.Ethan Hawke