Josh Hartnett
actor and producer
Josh Hartnett
Joshua Stephen "Josh" Hartnett is an American actor and producer. He first came to audiences' attention in 1997 as "Michael Fitzgerald" in the television series Cracker. He made his feature film debut in 1998, co-starring with Jamie Lee Curtis in Halloween H20: 20 Years Later for Miramax. That same year, he received an MTV Movie Award nomination for Best Breakthrough Male Performance.
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10 Eyebrows As Famous As The Men Who Own Them
Huffington Post - 3 months
By Adam Hurly for GQ. Good eyebrows are mostly genetic — plucking will clean things up, but it can only do so much. And no two pairs are alike for the same reason: Drake’s bushy brows might look good on him, but they’d seem funny on John Boyega’s face; Boyega’s magnificently arched, ultra-friendly brows would detract from Drake’s bad-boy cred, and so on. We hope you have two reactions to brows-ing this gallery: a newfound appreciation for geometry, and gratitude that we included exactly zero unibrows. DRAKE Drake must “Take Care” of his thick brows; they look like a painter’s perfectly graduated brushstroke, and strongly complement his dark beard and mustache. RELATED: The Lazy Man’s Guide to Eyebrow Grooming ROBERT PATTINSON Pattinson has tried some oddball hairstyles, but his eyebrows remain unchanged. They’re his most distinct feature, though we won’t discredit any other part of that made-for-Hollywood mug. DANIEL RADCLIFFE Radcliffe’s brows fan inwar ...
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Holy S**t, Lisa Frank Is Hiring
Huffington Post - about 1 year
Girls of the world, if your 9-year-old selves could have been granted one single wish, what would it have been? Besides making out with Josh Hartnett. Or bestowing your Tamagotchi with eternal life. Yes, I'm talking about working for her majesty of cool binder folders, goddess of anthropomorphized animals sharing ice cream sundaes, reigning queen of lunchboxes with attitude. The one and only Lisa Frank. Girls (now probably women or somewhere in between), we bear potentially life-changing news: Lisa Frank is hiring.  Well, at least according to this Craigslist posting.  That's right. You, sitting at your sad brown desk in your sad white office, could soon be in the magical land of Tucson, Arizona, surrounded by a potentially underwater office definitely covered in rainbow magic and sparkles. Your coworkers would likely include aliens and flirtatious golden retrievers, and you can all goof off and watch YouTube videos together until the boss unicorn comes in and everyone i ...
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Josh Hartnett aims for the moon
USA Today - almost 2 years
He returns as werewolf Ethan on Showtime's 'Penny Dreadful'           
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‘Penny Dreadful’ Does Horror Well
Here And Now - WBUR - almost 2 years
The cast of “Penny Dreadful,” from left: Josh Hartnett as Ethan Chandler, Billie Piper as Brona Croft, Harry Treadaway as Dr. Victor Frankenstein, Eva Green as Vanessa Ives, Reeve Carney as Dorian Gray, Timothy Dalton as Sir Malcolm and Danny Sapani as Sembene. (Jim Fiscus/Showtime) NPR TV Critic Eric Deggans joins Here & Now’s Peter O’Dowd to talk about the return of Showtime’s ‘Penny Dreadful‘ on Sunday. The show offers much more than just cheap spooks. Guest Eric Deggans, TV critic for NPR. He tweets @Deggans.
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7 Teen Movies Based On Shakespeare That Would Make Him Roll Over In His Grave
Huffington Post - almost 2 years
Happy birthday, William Shakespeare! Well, happy death day, at least. We observe both the birth and the death of the Bard on the date he died, April 23, though his birthdate has not been confirmed. Billy, not yet rolling in his grave. Here's what we do know: This is the 399th anniversary of Shakespeare's death, and his outsize importance to Western culture looms as large as ever. Christopher Marlowe would be lime-green with envy over the popularity of his one-time rival's plays; there are entire theater troupes devoted to performing Shakespeare, and the finest actors jockey to commit their portrayals of Hamlet and Lady Macbeth to film. Oh, and then there are the remixes. "West Side Story," "Kiss Me, Kate," A Thousand Acres -- many of Shakespeare's plays were themselves retellings of historical events or classic tales, and the appeal of the narratives has only grown with his magical touch. One can't help but wonder, however, if some of these adaptations would make the great ...
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Why Josh Hartnett Regrets Not Doing 'Batman'
ABC News - almost 2 years
Looking back, it's hard to imagine anyone other than Christian Bale playing the most recent "Batman," but it could have been Josh Hartnett.
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Philanthropist Lois Pope And American Humane Association To Proudly Welcome American Hero Sergeant Matt Eversmann To Palm Beach
Yahoo News - about 2 years
Philanthropist Lois Pope and American Humane Association, the country's first national humane organization, are honored to welcome retired Army First Sergeant Matt Eversmann, whose story was immortalized in the film "Black Hawk Down" to the special "K-9 Battle Buddies" luncheon on Tuesday March 17 at the Mar-a-Lago Club in Palm Beach. Sergeant Eversmann was one of the biggest heroes of the Battle of Mogadishu and will address the crowd with his message of values-based leadership, which he learned through his years of bravely serving his country. "Black Hawk Down," in which Eversmann is portrayed by Josh Hartnett, recounts the 18 harrowing hours when U.S. soldiers in Somalia were trapped in a hostile district of Mogadishu. Sergeant Eversmann has received many military decorations, including the Army Service Ribbon, the National Defense Service Ribbon, eight Army Achievement medals, and four Army Commendation medals.
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'Penny Dreadful' Trailer Makes Showtime's New Horror Show Look Gruesomely Good
The Huffington Post - about 3 years
The first full trailer for "Penny Dreadful" is straight-up terrifying. Showtime announced the new psychosexual horror show starring Josh Hartnett at the TCA winter press tour and revealed a short clip. But the new trailer, released Friday (Feb. 14), shows more of what's in store when "Penny Dreadful" premieres in May. The show follows some of literature's most terrifying characters -- Dr. Frankenstein and Dorian Gray -- in Victorian London. Based on the full-length trailer below, we can expect lots of skin clawing, tense sex scenes, scary bugs and demonic eye rolling. Beware. Read More... More on Television
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How Your Favorite Hollywood Love Stories Should Have Ended
Huffington Post - about 3 years
J.K. Rowling’s recent comments that Hermione Granger should have ended up with Harry Potter instead of Ron Weasley ignited a firestorm of controversy among media and fans alike. But here at HuffPost Weddings, her remarks got us thinking about all the other characters whose love stories should have gone another way. Check them out below, and let us know if you agree or disagree in the comments! Carrie and Aidan from “Sex and the City” We love Mr. Big -- really, we do. But if we're being honest, he’s kind of a jerk and strung Carrie along for six seasons -- and he even married another woman! At the end of the day, she should have have ended up with nice, doe-eyed Aidan and everyone knows it. Buffy and Angel from “Buffy the Vampire Slayer” The greatest star-crossed love story since Romeo and Juliet, in “Buffy the Vampire Slayer,” everyone's favorite slayer falls madly in love with a vampire. And even though Angel moved on to his own spinoff show, we're still convinced ...
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Josh Hartnett Dons Huge Wig for 'Penny Dreadful'
Just Jared - over 3 years
Josh Hartnett rocks a giant brown wig while shooting scenes for his new Showtime show Penny Dreadful on Friday (October 4) in Dublin, Ireland. The 35-year-old actor stars in the upcoming TV series, which began filming that day and will last for about five months. PHOTOS: Check out the latest pics of Josh Hartnett Penny Dreadful will weave together the origins of literary horror characters, such as Victor Frankenstein, Frankenstein’s monster, Dorian Gray, and Count Dracula, as they grapple with their monstrous alienation in Victorian London. 25+ pictures inside of Josh Hartnett sporting a wig on set…
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The Real Story of Black Hawk Down
Huffington Post - over 3 years
You have likely seen the Oscar-winning Hollywood version of Black Hawk Down but what you may not know is that the 2001 film starring Josh Hartnett and Ewan McGregor is actually based on a very real and true story. The film and book (of the same title) are based on an actual event which happened Oct. 3, 1993 called the Battle of Mogadishu. U.S. Army Best Ranger, Jeff Struecker, was one of the inspirations for the story being shared on screens across the globe. "A few months after returning, my commander instructed me to do an interview with a reporter to help with historical facts about it. That interview, with reporter Mark Bowden from the Philadelphia Inquirer, became the book and then the movie Black Hawk Down," he says. In honor of the battle's 20th anniversary, Struecker returned to Mogadishu -- still one of the world's most dangerous cities. Why? To relive the battle, retrace their route and, hopefully, to inspire even more people. He brought a film crew on his journey so ...
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Where Is Josh Hartnett Now?
Huffington Post - over 3 years
BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. — Showtime says Josh Hartnett and Eva Green have been cast in the period psychological thriller "Penny Dreadful." Showtime's president, David Nevins, described the production as a scary monster story with a different look and style. He told the Television Critics Association on Tuesday that It's the first genre series for the premium cable channel. Hartnett will play an American who finds danger in Victorian London. Green, who starred in the James Bond film "Casino Royale," plays a woman who carries secrets and risk. The eight-episode series was created by John Logan, whose credits include "Gladiator." He and filmmaker Sam Mendes are among its executive producers. "Penny Dreadful" begins filming this fall for a scheduled 2014 debut on Showtime.
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TCA: Josh Hartnett, Eva Green join Showtime's 'Penny Dreadful'
Yahoo News - over 3 years
By Tim Molloy NEW YORK ( - Josh Hartnett and Eva Green have joined Showtime's Victorian monster show "Penny Dreadful." Hartnett will play Ethan Chandler, a fake American cowboy who impresses Victorian women, but has a dark side, Showtime president David Nevins said at the Television Critics Association summer press tour Tuesday. Green plays Vanessa Ives, "sort of the fulcrum of the show," he said. The network describes her as a "seductive and formidable beauty full of secrets and danger." The series is expected to go into production in October, and may air by spring 2014. ...
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Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Josh Hartnett
  • 2015
    Age 36
    Hartnett's representative said on December 2, 2015, that Hartnett and girlfriend Tamsin Egerton had their first child together on an unspecified recent date.
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  • 2012
    Age 33
    In 2012, Hartnett also joined Barack Obama in his campaign in Minnesota, appearing at such events as the Minnesota Greater Together Youth Summit before formally endorsing the President on the official campaign YouTube channel.
    More Details Hide Details He along with Minneapolis Mayor RT Rybak also appeared at the University of Minnesota's McNamara Alumni Center for an Obama Q&A in April.
  • 2011
    Age 32
    In 2011, Hartnett became one of a handful of celebrities attached to USAID and Ad Council's FWD campaign, an awareness initiative tied to that year's East Africa drought.
    More Details Hide Details He joined Uma Thurman, Chanel Iman and Geena Davis in TV and internet ads to "forward the facts" about the crisis.
  • 2009
    Age 30
    In 2009, Hartnett produced the video clip for the rapper Kid Cudi's song Pursuit of Happiness.
    More Details Hide Details In 2013, Hartnett was a guest of honor on Off Plus Camera. In 2014, he was cast in the part of Ethan Chandler in the gothic horror series Penny Dreadful, shot in locations around Dublin and Ireland. Regarding fame, Hartnett has said, "I know what it's like to be in that whole world. I was up there for a couple of years, and it was uncomfortable. I think trying to stay at the top is a shortcut to unhappiness." Hartnett also took a break from acting, saying "I spent a bit of time really thinking about whether this was the right thing for me." Hartnett has been involved in various causes. In 2007, he took time out from filming to support the green lifestyle campaign of Global Cool.
  • 2008
    Age 29
    In 2008, Hartnett played Charlie Babbit alongside Adam Godley in the theatre adaptation of Barry Morrow's Academy Award-winning Rain Man at the Apollo Theatre in London's West End.
    More Details Hide Details He starred in the new campaign of the Emporio Armani fragrance, "Diamonds for Men", being featured in both print and TV ads for the fragrance, thus becoming the first male celebrity to represent Giorgio Armani Beauty. He has been featured on many magazine covers, such as Cosmogirl, Details, Entertainment Weekly, Girlfriend, Seventeen, Vanity Fair, GQ and Vman, in addition to being in other magazines like Vogue, ELLE, People, Glamour, Intouch and InStyle.
  • 2007
    Age 28
    Among his 2007 roles were Resurrecting the Champ, a drama also starring Samuel L. Jackson, and the graphic novel-based 30 Days of Night, in which he played a small-town sheriff.
    More Details Hide Details Hartnett described the second film as "supernatural, but kind of a western". He was going to play trumpet player, Chet Baker, in the film The Prince of Cool, but did not agree with the producer's ideas and left the project.
  • 2006
    Age 27
    One of Hartnett's next films was the 2006 drama-mystery The Black Dahlia, in which he played a detective investigating the notorious real-life murder of actress Elizabeth Short.
    More Details Hide Details Hartnett had been cast in the role five years before the film was produced, remaining committed to appearing in the movie because he liked the subject matter.
  • 2003
    Age 24
    He was also voted Bliss magazine's "3rd Sexiest Male", and in 2003 PETA named him the Sexiest Vegetarian Alive, as chosen by voters.
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  • 1999
    Age 20
    Hartnett was chosen as one of Teen People magazine's "21 Hottest Stars Under 21" in 1999, Teen People's "25 Hottest Stars under 25", and one of People magazine's "50 Most Beautiful People", both in 2002.
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  • 1998
    Age 19
    Released on August 5, 1998, it performed well at the box office.
    More Details Hide Details Hartnett developed a film career, having appeared in Hollywood films, including The Faculty, Black Hawk Down, Lucky Number Slevin and Pearl Harbor. He was originally scheduled to play the role of Tino in Deuces Wild, but dropped out to star in Pearl Harbor. In 2002, he starred in O, an adaptation of William Shakespeare's Othello set in an American high school, as Hugo, the film's version of Iago. In the early 2000s, Hartnett was approached several times to play the role of Clark Kent/Superman in the early 2000s for a project originally helmed by Brett Ratner, but always turned it down, not wanting to commit to a predicted ten-year role. Hartnett said of his decision, "It just wasn't the kind of movie I wanted to do. I turned down other superhero roles as well."
    He made his feature film debut in 1998 in the slasher film Halloween H20: 20 Years Later, followed by teen roles in films such as the sci-fi horror film The Faculty (1998) and the drama The Virgin Suicides (1999).
    More Details Hide Details Hartnett had starring roles in the war film Pearl Harbor, the drama O, the war film Black Hawk Down, the romantic comedy 40 Days and 40 Nights, and other films. He starred in the Brian De Palma–directed neo-noir crime thriller The Black Dahlia (2006) which was a commercial and critical failure. Next, he appeared in the drama Resurrecting the Champ (2007), alongside Samuel L. Jackson, the graphic novel–based vampire horror film 30 Days of Night (2007) and the neo-noir atmospheric thriller I Come with the Rain (2009). From 2014 to 2016, he starred as Ethan Chandler in the horror TV series Penny Dreadful, for which he was nominated for a Fangoria Chainsaw Award. Hartnett was born in St. Paul, Minnesota, though some sources, he has said, erroneously give San Francisco, California. The son of Wendy Anne (née Kronstedt) and Daniel Thomas Hartnett, he was raised by his father, a building manager, and his stepmother, Molly, an artist. He has two brothers, Jake and Joe. Hartnett was raised Roman Catholic, attending Nativity of Our Lord Catholic School.
  • 1997
    Age 18
    He first came to attention in 1997 for his role as Michael Fitzgerald in the television crime drama series Cracker.
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  • 1978
    Born on July 21, 1978.
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