Aaron Eckhart

American actor Aaron Eckhart

Aaron Edward Eckhart is an American film and stage actor. Born in California, he moved to England at the age of 13, when his father relocated the family. Several years later, he began his acting career by performing in school plays, before moving to Sydney, Australia, for his high school senior year.
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Watch: Interview with Miles Teller and Aaron Eckhart in "Bleed For This"
Huffington Post - about 1 year
Miles Teller takes on his first official adult role as real-life boxer Vinnie Pazienza in the feature film Bleed for This. It marks a big step for the 29-year-old actor, who is best known for playing students and youths in films like Whiplash and The Spectacular Now. Bleed follows Vinnie, a world champion boxer who broke his neck in a near-fatal car accident and told he may never walk again. However, Vinnie defied the odds not only to walk, but to make a stunning boxing comeback. The film is directed by Ben Younger and also stars Aaron Eckhart as Vinnie's coach and Katey Sagal as Vinnie's mother. Watch the cast interviews below. -- This feed and its contents are the property of The Huffington Post, and use is subject to our terms. It may be used for personal consumption, but may not be distributed on a website.
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Napa Valley Film Festival 2016
Huffington Post - over 1 year
The Napa Valley Film Festival (NVFF) celebrated its highly anticipated 6th anniversary on November 9-13. The gathering of film, food and wine at the most scenic time of year showcased over 120 new independent films and studio sneak previews in numerous venues throughout the picturesque towns of Napa, Yountville, St. Helena and Calistoga. Attendees socialized with over 300 filmmakers at screenings and enjoyed a list of events including industry panels, wine tastings, culinary demos, winemaker dinners, Celebrity Tributes, and the Awards Ceremony and Gala. The festival started with the opening night screening of The Weinstein Company's Lion starring Dev Patel, Nicole Kidman, Rooney Mara, David Wenham and Priyanka Bose. The directorial debut by Australian Garth Davis, based on a true story about Saroo Brierley's journey from his memoir A Long Way Home, had the audience in tears. Dev Patel received a standing ovation when he entered the stage to participate in a post screening Q&...
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5 Reasons to Buy Tickets to the Napa Valley Film Festival Right Now
Huffington Post - over 1 year
Movie (and wine) buffs need to get in gear now - the last film fest of the season is too good to miss. (Photo by Frank Micelotta/PictureGroup) It's the last film festival of the year - and it's in northern Californian wine country. Need we say more? The six-year-old Napa Valley Film Festival is rolling out some big names, new movie-watching venues (in wineries, of course), and a brand-new schedule. The festival incorporates all four Napa towns (Napa, Yountville, St. Helena and Calistoga) for movie showings, cooking demos, wine-tasting, and unique events. Still not convinced? Here are the top 5 reasons not to miss this year's wine-fueled movie celebration, November 9-16. We'll cheers to that! 1. The celebs The Celebrity Tributes night on Thursday alone features Lee Daniels (creator of Empire), Viggo Mortensen (Captain Fantastic), Dev Patel (Slumdog Millionaire and Lion, showing at the festival), and Kurt Russell (Hateful Eight). Also appearing at the festival: Matthew M...
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Clint Eastwood Triumphs with Sully: "No One Dies Today"
The Huffington Post - over 1 year
Clint Eastwood is a California man but his new movie Sully is a love letter to New York and the best of this city. Based on the true story we all know as the "Miracle on the Hudson," Sully recounts the heroic actions of pilot Chesley Sullenberger, safely landing a failing United Airlines plane on the icy Hudson River, saving all 155 people on board. Coming upon the heels of the excellent American Sniper in the Eastwood oeuvre, Sully is one of Eastwood's finest, as it emphasizes some wrinkles in the quick-to-declare-a-hero department when Sullenberger's life saving action was challenged. What is the takeaway for a story we thought we knew? Forget the logic of simulators and false reenactments. Go for the human. It helps that Sully is portrayed in his Everyman perfection by Tom Hanks. With decency, and utter "menschlechkeit," Sully refuses to take all, praising everyone, from his copilot, Jeff Skiles, played with flair by Aaron Eckhart, to first responders, helicopter crews and a cracke...
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Tom Hanks Soars In First Trailer For Clint Eastwood's 'Sully'
Huffington Post - over 1 year
The first trailer for September's "Sully" is here, and it's generating a "Big" reaction for Tom Hanks.  Hanks plays the title role of Captain Sully in director Clint Eastwood's newest film. Oscar buzz is already swirling for the 59-year-old actor, who has received Academy Awards for both "Philadelphia" and "Forrest Gump." The film will tell the aftermath of the "Miracle on the Hudson," when Captain Chesley “Sully” Sullenberger successfully landed a plane carrying 155 passengers on the Hudson River after colliding with a flock of geese. All of the passengers and crew survived, and Sully was deemed a national hero overnight.  According to the trailer, however, it wasn't all medals and accolades for Sully, whose career was jeopardized during the investigation of the incident. "Our job is to investigate how a plane ended up in the Hudson river," says one official in the trailer before being corrected by Sully's co-pilot, played by Aaron Eckhart, "on the Hud...
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China box office: Fans fall for 'London Has Fallen'; 'Zootopia' hits $230 million
LATimes - almost 2 years
“London Has Fallen,” the critically panned sequel to “Olympus Has Fallen,” won the weekend at the Chinese box office, taking in $24.4 million in its first three days in theaters. But the Millennium Films thriller starring Gerard Butler, Aaron Eckhart and Morgan Freeman came in second overall for...
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Review: In ‘London Has Fallen,’ the President Must Be Saved From Terrorists
NYTimes - almost 2 years
Aaron Eckhart plays American’s leader visiting London, and Gerard Butler is his Secret Service protector when bloody chaos erupts.
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Gereard Butler back in London Has Fallen
Reuters.com - almost 2 years
LOS ANGELES - Actors Gerard Butler, Morgan Freeman, Angela Bassett and Aaron Eckhart took to the red carpet Tuesday night for the premiere of action thriller "London Has Fallen".The film is the sequel to the 2013 "Olympus Has Fallen" and sees Butler reprise his role as Secret Service Agent Mike Banning, who this time uncovers a deadly plot targeting world leaders."What got me excited was the scope on this canvas, just making the whole thing bigger and more fun," Butler said.
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'My All American' Gets Extra Points For Heartstring Tugs
Huffington Post - over 2 years
If you get thrilled by the team spirit on display in "Hoosiers," teared up during the emotional moments of "Brian's Song," and feverishly rooted for Rudy in "Rudy" then I have a movie for you. It is based on a true story and is titled "My All American." The film tells the story of Freddie Steinmark, a real hero on and off the football field. Freddie Steinmark (Finn Wittrock) lived to play football. Even though he was small in stature and weighed less than 160 pounds he aspired to be the best on his high school team and ultimately to attend Notre Dame on a full football scholarship. He was supported in these dreams by his father Fred (Michael Reilly Burke). Eventually he made it to the University of Texas on a scholarship and played for Coach Darrell Royal (Aaron Eckhart). The movie tells Steinmark's story by focusing almost entirely on his actions at practice and in various games. We are exposed totally to Freddie the athlete. We do not have the chance to see as much of Freddie ...
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Pornosophy: Your Friends & Neighbors
Huffington Post - almost 3 years
There is a scene in Neil LaBute's Your Friends & Neighbors (1998) where a character named Barry (Aaron Eckhart) desperately tries to give himself an erection while masturbating. One hears stories about the unsatisfactory porn in clinics afforded sperm donors. However, the scene in the LaBute movie is far more profound since it is so painfully solitary and actually represents a more primal and emblematic line between the life force and death wish. The light switch goes on or off and there's no controlling it. You can't will an erection. Sexual fantasy is obviously a part of sex and many people fantasize right during the sexual act with one degree of success or another. Without a doubt there are some lovers who would have to confess that the person in bed with them is almost in the way when it comes to enjoying what's basically a masturbatory experience. But LaBute is really bottom fishing in a particularly trenchant way in Your Friends & Neighbors. Barry's dilemma has the qu...
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'Ride Along' Is The Box-Office Champ For Third Straight Week
Huffington Post - about 4 years
LOS ANGELES (AP) — With Super Bowl XLVII weekend in full swing, "Ride Along" remained strong, steering Universal Pictures into the No. 1 slot in a surprising three-week takeover at the box office. Topping multiplex sales since setting a January debut record when opening over the Martin Luther King holiday weekend with $48.6 million, the buddy cop comedy, starring Kevin Hart and Ice Cube, made $12.3 million, as it nears a $100 million domestic total, according to studio estimates Sunday. In the world of animation, Disney's "Frozen," now the fourth highest-grossing domestic animated release ever, is in second place with $9.3 million. The studio rereleased a singalong version of the film, as the movie's soundtrack remains No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart. The film's signature track "Let It Go," sung by Idina Menzel, sits on the Billboard Hot 100 among the top 30. "Frozen" singalong shows, featured in 2,057 theaters out of 2,754, added $2.2 million, as the film crossed the $360 million m...
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Alan Dee’s movie preview: Macho men and monsters dominate a trio of testosterone treats
The Bucks Herald - about 4 years
Mark Wahlberg’s reinvention as everyone’s favourite everyman killing machine continues apace. Lone Survivor has one of those titles that indicate a high body count, and it doesn’t lie – our Mark is the only special forces op still breathing after a disastrous mission in Afghanistan. It’s based on a true story and is told with a grim attention to keeping it rough and real. It’s not for the squeamish, but it’s certainly not as gung-ho as most American films featuring their boys on the front line. Not a lot of laughs, either, in Out Of The Furnace, in which ex-con Christian Bale tries to keep little brother Casey Affleck out of trouble without much success. Woody Harrelson, Forest Whitaker and Willem Dafoe add support in a gritty and brutal blue collar drama from writer/director Scott Cooper, whose last project was the Oscar-winning Crazy Heart. What would happen if Dr Frankenstein’s monster still walked the earth 200 years on? He hasn’t got the familiar bolt through his neck, ...
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'Ride Along' runs over 'I, Frankenstein'
Seattle Pi - about 4 years
NEW YORK (AP) — The Kevin Hart comedy "Ride Along" continued to speed through a typically quiet box-office frame, while the monster thriller "I, Frankenstein" couldn't be roused from the dead. Universal's buddy cop comedy "Ride Along," co-starring Ice Cube, cruised to the top of the box office again, taking in $21.2 million in its second weekend, according to studio estimates Sunday. For the second weekend in a row, Universal claimed No. 1 and No. 2 at the box office, with the Afghanistan war film "Lone Survivor" earning $12.6 million in its fifth week. Starring a beefed-up Aaron Eckhart as Mary Shelley's famous monster in a modern-day setting, the 3-D film wasn't screened for critics and came into the weekend with little buzz. With $13 million in overseas box office, "I, Frankenstein" could scare up better business internationally. Two family films trailed "Ride Along" and "Lone Survivor." The animated squirrel comedy "The Nut Job" made $12.3 million in its second week for Open...
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Movie Review: ‘I, Frankenstein’ Stars Aaron Eckhart as the Lonely Ghoul
NYTimes - about 4 years
Aaron Eckhart plays a version of Mary Shelley’s monster in the new film “I, Frankenstein,” also starring Bill Nighy.     
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When serious actors become action stars [Photos]
Calgary Sun - about 4 years
Aaron Eckhart is a respected dramatic actor thanks to such films as Rabbit Hole or The Rum Diary, and if you've seen him in anything like Possession, Erin Brockovich or No Reservations, you know he can hold his own as a heartthrob, too.
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Aaron Eckhart
    FORTIES
  • 2013
    Age 44
    He recently appeared as the U.S. President who has been taken hostage in the 2013 action thriller Olympus Has Fallen.
  • 2011
    Age 42
    In 2011, Eckhart starred in Jonathan Liebesman's science fiction film Battle: Los Angeles, in which he portrayed a combat veteran Marine platoon sergeant.
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  • 2009
    Age 40
    He next co-starred with Jennifer Aniston in the romantic drama Love Happens, released in September 2009, as a motivational speaker coming to terms with his own grief.
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  • THIRTIES
  • 2008
    Age 39
    Also in 2008, Eckhart portrayed the comic book character Harvey Dent in Christopher Nolan's The Dark Knight, the sequel to the 2005 film Batman Begins.
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    Eckhart starred in the 2008 comedy Meet Bill, in which he played the eponymous character, a sad executive working at his father-in-law's bank.
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  • 2006
    Age 37
    Eckhart dated country music songwriter and member of SHeDAISY Kristyn Osborn from 2006–2007.
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    Internationally viewed as a sex symbol, he was named one of People magazine's 100 Most Beautiful People in 2006.
    He appeared in the 2006 film noir The Black Dahlia—based on a real 1947 crime—as Sergeant Leland "Lee" Blanchard, a detective investigating the murder of Elizabeth Short, later dubbed the "Black Dahlia".
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  • 2005
    Age 36
    In 2005, returning to film, Eckhart appeared in Neverwas as a therapist who takes a job at a rundown mental hospital that once treated his father (Nick Nolte).
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  • 2004
    Age 35
    Also in 2004, Eckhart starred on the London stage, opposite Julia Stiles, in David Mamet's Oleanna at the Garrick Theatre.
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  • 2003
    Age 34
    Also in 2003, he appeared in The Missing, in which he played Cate Blanchett's lover, and in the action-thriller Paycheck opposite Ben Affleck.
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    In 2003, Eckhart co-starred with Hilary Swank in The Core, a film about a geophysicist who tries to detonate a nuclear device in order to save the world from destruction.
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  • 2001
    Age 32
    He starred in No Reservations (2007), a remake of the 2001 German romantic comedy Mostly Martha.
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  • 2000
    Age 31
    Eckhart first gained wide exposure in 2000 as George, a pony tailed, goateed biker, in Steven Soderbergh's drama Erin Brockovich.
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  • 1999
    Age 30
    In 1999 he starred opposite Elisabeth Shue in Molly, a romantic comedy-drama in which he played the self-absorbed brother of an autistic woman who was cured by surgery.
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  • TWENTIES
  • 1998
    Age 29
    Eckhart once was engaged to actress Emily Cline whom he met during filming of In the Company of Men, but they separated in 1998.
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  • 1997
    Age 28
    In 1997 Eckhart was approached by Neil LaBute to star in a film adaptation of LaBute's stage play In the Company of Men.
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  • 1994
    Age 25
    In 1994 he appeared as an extra on the television drama series Beverly Hills, 90210.
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    He graduated in 1994 with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree.
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  • TEENAGE
  • 1988
    Age 19
    In 1988, Eckhart returned to the United States and enrolled as a film major at Brigham Young University–Hawaii, but later transferred to Brigham Young University (BYU) in Provo, Utah.
  • 1985
    Age 16
    In 1985 he moved to Sydney, where he attended American International School of Sydney for his high school senior year; he further developed his acting skills in productions like Waiting for Godot, where he admits that he gave a "terrible" performance.
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  • 1981
    Age 12
    Eckhart's family relocated to England in 1981, following his father's job in information technology.
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  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1968
    Born
    Eckhart was born on March 12, 1968 in Cupertino, California, the son of Mary Martha Eckhart (née Lawrence), a writer, artist, and poet, and James Conrad Eckhart, a computer executive.
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