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Ethan Green Hawke (born November 6, 1970) is an American actor, writer and director. He made his feature film debut in 1985 with the science fiction movie Explorers, before making a supporting appearance in the 1989 drama Dead Poets Society which is considered his breakthrough role. He then appeared in such films as White Fang (1991), A Midnight Clear (1992), and Alive (1993) before taking a role in the 1994 Generation X drama Reality Bites, for which he gained critical acclaim. In 1995, he starred in the romantic drama Before Sunrise, and later in its sequel Before Sunset (2004).

In 2001, Hawke was cast as a rookie police officer in Training Day, for which he received a Screen Actors Guild and Academy Award nomination in the Best Supporting Actor category. Other films have included the science fiction feature Gattaca (1997), the title role in Michael Almereyda's Hamlet (2000), the action thriller Assault on Precinct 13 (2005), and the crime drama Before the Devil Knows You're Dead (2007).

Hawke has appeared in many theater productions including The Seagull, Henry IV, Hurlyburly, The Cherry Orchard, The Winter's Tale and The Coast of Utopia, for which he earned a Tony Award nomination. He made his directorial debut with the 2002 independent feature Chelsea Walls. In November 2007 Hawke directed his first play, Jonathan Marc Sherman's Things We Want. Aside from acting, he has written two novels, The Hottest State (1996) and Ash Wednesday (2002). Between 1998 and 2004, Hawke was married to actress Uma Thurman.

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MOVIE CREDITS:
1995: Jesse - Before Sunrise
2004: Jesse - Before Sunset
1989: Todd Anderson - Dead Poets Society
1997: Vincent Freeman - Gattaca
2005: Jack Valentine - Lord of War
2001: Jake Hoyt - Training Day
1999: Ishmael Chambers - Snow Falling on Cedars
1994: Troy Dyer - Reality Bites
2000: Hamlet - Hamlet
2004: James Costa - Taking Lives
1989: Billy - Dad
2013: Narrator - Welcome Nowhere
1992: Will Knott - A Midnight Clear
1993: Nando Parrado - Alive
2001: Vince - Tape
2007: Hank Hanson - Before the Devil Knows You're Dead
Lefty - Tonight at Noon
2006: Pete - Fast Food Nation
2005: Sergeant Jake Roenick - Assault on Precinct 13
1991: Jack Conroy - White Fang
2001: Jesse - Waking Life
2009: Sully - Staten Island
1998: Finnegan Bell - Great Expectations
2009: Sal - Brooklyn's Finest
1985: Ben Crandall - Explorers
1994: Jimmy - Floundering
1998: Jess Newton - The Newton Boys
2008: Paulie - What Doesn't Kill You
2009: Edward Dalton - Daybreakers
1991: Tom McHugh - Mystery Date
1999: Len Coles - Joe the King
2012: Tom Ricks - La femme du Vème
2012: Ellison Oswalt - Sinister
2002: Ray - The Jimmy Show
2008: Himself - Chelsea on the Rocks
1992: Matthew Price - Waterland
2013: Brent Magna - Getaway
2013: Jesse - Before Midnight
2015: Les Horn - 10,000 Saints
2013: James Sandin - The Purge
1992: Wayne Frobiness - Rich in Love
2014: Mason Evans Sr. - Boyhood
2015: The Bartender - Predestination
2016: Paul - In a Valley of Violence
2016: John Harding - Maggie's Plan
2015: Commandant Tom Egan - Good Kill
2016: Bruce Kenner - Regression
1988: Lion's Den
2015: Iachimo - Cymbeline
2015: Chet Baker - Born to Be Blue
2017: Everett Lewis - Maudie
2007: Vince - The Hottest State
2015: Himself - Seymour: An Introduction
2009: Writer (segment "Yvan Attal") - New York, I Love You
2016: Hopper Sr. - The Phenom
2016: Goodnight Robicheaux - The Magnificent Seven
2016: narrator - Invasion!
2014: Himself - 21 Years: Richard Linklater
2018: Kaj Hansson / Lars Nystrom - Stockholm
2012: Pat (voice) - Mea Maxima Culpa: Silence in the House of God
2015: Himself - All You Zombies: Bringing 'Predestination' to Life
2017: Jolly the Pimp - Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets
2018: Tucker Crowe - Juliet, Naked
2017: Himself - The Space in Between
2018: Rev. Ernst Toller - First Reformed
1995: Roger - Search and Destroy
2018: Himself - The King
1995: Himself - At Sundance
2017: Travis Conrad - 24 Hours to Live
Pat Garrett - The Kid
2018: Radio DJ - Blaze
Nikola Tesla - Tesla

TV CREDITS:
1983: Live with Regis and Kathie Lee
2001: Alias
1997: The View
1996: The Daily Show with Trevor Noah
1992: The Tonight Show with Jay Leno
1993: Late Night with Conan O'Brien
1953: The Academy Awards
2011: Starbuck - Moby Dick
1994: Inside the Actors Studio
Blue Tilt
2012: Himself - Shakespeare Uncovered
1953: Ethan Hawke - The Academy Awards