Aaron Eckhart

Aaron Eckhart was born on March 12, 1968 in Cupertino, California, USA as Aaron Edward Eckhart. He is an actor and producer, known for The Dark Knight (2008), Battle Los Angeles (2011) and Olympus Has Fallen (2013).

Born on March 12, 1968

Cupertino, California, USA

Height 1.83m / 6' 0"

Biography

Aaron Eckhart was born on March 12, 1968 in Cupertino, California, USA as Aaron Edward Eckhart. He is an actor and producer, known for The Dark Knight (2008), Battle Los Angeles (2011) and Olympus Has Fallen (2013).Read More

Known For

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Trivia

His father is a computer executive, his mother is a children's book author, and he has two brothers.

Has played a character named "Nick" in four films: Thursday (1998), Any Given Sunday (1999), Thank You for Smoking (2005), No Reservations (2007).

Appeared in The Missing (2003) with Tommy Lee Jones, who preceded him in the role of "Two-Face".

Frequently cast by director Neil LaBute.

Was Darren Aronofsky's choice for James Gordon for the doomed Batman: Year One project.

Enrolled as a film major at Brigham Young University, graduating in 1994.

Took three years off after high school to surf in Hawaii and served a religious mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Switzerland and France. He has since lapsed out of Mormonism.

Bought a motorcycle after learning to ride one for Erin Brockovich (2000).

Was engaged to actress Emily Cline, but separated from her in 1998.

Was raised in Cupertino, California and as a teenager, lived with his family in England and Sydney, Australia.

Quotes

[on his height] Normal...About 6 feet tall and a buck seventy.

[re his affection for Cary Grant] I always feel like he's so good that he was not regarded as an actor. Maybe he didn't have the range that people expect a modern actor to have, but there's never been anybody like him.

(2011 quote, on quitting drinking) I couldn't be happier with that decision. I recommend it to anybody. I did not go to AA...I haven't had a drink for seven or eight years. I've changed my lifestyle. I don't go out. That's not just because of drinking, it's because of getting older. I've outgrown it, plus all my friends are married and have kids. I'm very interested in my health and I want to live the rest of my life very healthily. I feel 100 per cent in command of myself, so, when I get up, I never have to ask, 'where have I been? What have I said?'

[on working with Heath Ledger] My experience was wonderful. It was the experience of...loving to act myself, to watch somebody who loved his character and had the discipline to make a bold creation. I found myself trying to keep up with him and I was also admiring him at the same time. I watched him off-camera and on-camera, as an actor, to see his process. After the day was over, I shook his hand and said, 'That's why I'm an actor - 'cos of guys like you'. So I treasure that time with him...He was brilliant, he was brilliant to watch, he was brilliant to see on a daily basis, on set in the makeup trailer, when we were putting on our makeup together. I was doing Harvey's and he was doing the Joker's and trying to figure it out. If you would have said to Heath, 'Hey dude, this is a superhero movie, why don't you chill?' You just wouldn't say that to him. And I don't think that the movie would be as special if he did, so I think we all have to strive to those standards.

I'm not prone to doing science fiction, it's not my bag.

[on his job working at a movie theater in Sydney, Australia) I thought Crocodile Dundee (1986) was an inspirational film, I loved that movie. I'm serious. I saw it hundreds of times.

(On his nomadic upbringing) I came back from summer camp and my dad said: 'Boys we're moving to England' and I said 'No we're not' But dad said 'I don't care about the expense or whatever, you guys can travel as much as you want when we get there.' So I'd ski in Europe, I'd go to Greece, Spain, Moscow, I played soccer in Paris and rugby in Munich. We did everything.

(2011, on mentally visualizing your goals) I believe if you contextualize something then it will manifest in your life. I have done that with houses, cars, jobs. It absolutely works and it's not hocus-pocus. I believe everything in life has a spiritual component and everything's fair game.

[on working with Nicole Kidman on Rabbit Hole (2010)]: "She was irritated with me and I was irritated with her. But that's the way movie-making is. For one day, are we not allowed? For half a day even? It's so surprising to me when people are surprised that movie making is sometimes tense and uncomfortable because inherently it's going to be.You're around tens of people or hundreds of people working on things that are imaginary and that come from the soul. You could be dealing with subject matter like prostitution, death, drugs, blah, blah, blah. How could you expect that not to be uncomfortable?"

Yeah, I've done a lot of smaller stuff before, so it's nice to be in something that people actually see - on the outstanding success of The Dark Knight (2008).

Filmography

Today Today Himself-Guest(1episode,2008)
Good Morning America Good Morning America Himself-Guest(2episodes,2014-2016)
Entertainment Tonight Entertainment Tonight Himself(5episodes,2008-2009)
Live! with Kelly Live! with Kelly Himself-Guest(8episodes,2006-2016)
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno The Tonight Show with Jay Leno Himself-Guest(10episodes,2000-2014)
Frasier Frasier Frank(2episodes,2004)
Late Night with Conan O'Brien Late Night with Conan O'Brien Himself-Guest(1episode,2008)
Late Show with David Letterman Late Show with David Letterman Himself-Guest(2episodes,2006-2008)
The Daily Show The Daily Show Himself-Guest(3episodes,2004-2011)
Molly  Molly  BuckMcKay
Any Given Sunday  Any Given Sunday  NickCrozier
Nurse Betty  Nurse Betty  DelSizemore
Getaway Getaway Himself-CelebrityTraveller(1episode,2007)
The Pledge  The Pledge  StanKrolak
Extra Extra Himselt(2episodes,2014-2015)
Possession  Possession  RolandMichell
Charlie Rose Charlie Rose Himself-Guest(1episode,2009)
The Core  The Core  Josh
HBO First Look HBO First Look Himself(3episodes,2008)
Jimmy Kimmel Live! Jimmy Kimmel Live! Himself-Guest(3episodes,2004-2016)
Suspect Zero  Suspect Zero  ThomasMackelway
Paycheck  Paycheck  Rethrick
T4 T4 Himself(1episode,2004)
X-Play X-Play Himself-Facetime/...(1episode,2011)
The Black Dahlia  The Black Dahlia  LeeBlanchard
Shootout Shootout Himself(2episodes,2006-2007)
Shownieuws Shownieuws Himself(1episode,2007)
Tavis Smiley Tavis Smiley Himself-Guest(3episodes,2006-2016)
New Frontiers: Making 'The Missing'  New Frontiers: Making 'The Missing'  Himself
Neverwas  Neverwas  ZachRiley
Neverwas  Neverwas 
Thank You for Smoking  Thank You for Smoking  NickNaylor
Conversations with Other Women  Conversations with Other Women  Man
The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson Himself-Guest(5episodes,2006-2014)
The Wicker Man  The Wicker Man  TruckStopPatron
Els matins a TV3 Els matins a TV3 Himself(1episode,2008)
The Dark Knight  The Dark Knight  HarveyDent
No Reservations  No Reservations  Nick
Attack of the Show! Attack of the Show! Himself-Guest(2episodes,2011)
2006 Independent Spirit Awards  2006 Independent Spirit Awards  Himself
Behind the Scenes of 'Possession'  Behind the Scenes of 'Possession'  Himself
Towelhead  Towelhead  TravisVuoso
Meet Bill  Meet Bill  Bill
Meet Bill  Meet Bill 
Rachael Ray Rachael Ray Himself-Guest(1episode,2007)
The Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien The Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien Himself-Guest(1episode,2009)
Made in Hollywood Made in Hollywood Himself(9episodes,2009-2016)
Gomorron Gomorron Himself(1episode,2000)
Operation Homecoming: Writing the Wartime Experience  Operation Homecoming: Writing the Wartime Experience  RoadWork(voice)
Chelsea Lately Chelsea Lately Himself-Guest(1episode,2013)
Episode #4.116 Episode #4.116 Himself-Guest
Episode #5.72 Episode #5.72 Himself
Cámara negra. Teatro Victoria Eugenia  Cámara negra. Teatro Victoria Eugenia  Himself(archivefootage)
Battle Los Angeles  Battle Los Angeles  Ssgt.MichaelNantz
The 66th Annual Golden Globe Awards  The 66th Annual Golden Globe Awards  Himself-Presenter:BestActressinaMini-SeriesoraMotionPictureMadeforTelevision
Episode #3.155 Episode #3.155 Himself-Guest
Episode #6.120 Episode #6.120 Himself-Guest
The Dark Knight Rises  The Dark Knight Rises  HarveyDent(archivefootage)(uncredited)
Up Close with Carrie Keagan Up Close with Carrie Keagan Himself-Guest(3episodes,2007-2011)
Episode dated 15 July 2008 Episode dated 15 July 2008 Himself-Guest
Episode dated 24 July 2007 Episode dated 24 July 2007 Himself-Guest
Episode #5.3 Episode #5.3 Himself
Conan Conan Himself-Guest(1episode,2010)
Erased  Erased  BenLogan
Asia Uncut with Jon Niermann Asia Uncut with Jon Niermann Himself(1episode,2010)
Scream Awards 2010  Scream Awards 2010  Himself
Cubed Cubed Himself(1episode,2011)
Nicole Kidman/Aaron Eckhart/Josh Groban/Carney Nicole Kidman/Aaron Eckhart/Josh Groban/Carney Himself
Battle Los Angeles Battle Los Angeles Himself-Guest
Episode #19.106 Episode #19.106 Himself-Guest
Episode #23.124 Episode #23.124 Himself-Guest
Mr. Moviefone/Garfunkel & Oates Mr. Moviefone/Garfunkel & Oates Himself-Guest
Aaron Eckhart Aaron Eckhart Himself-Facetime/SSgt.MichaelNantz,Battle:LosAngeles
Best of the Decade Best of the Decade Himself(archivefootage)
Episode #20.16 Episode #20.16 Himself-Guest
Episode #7.5 Episode #7.5 Himself
The Queen Latifah Show The Queen Latifah Show Himself-Guest(1episode,2014)
Olympus Has Fallen  Olympus Has Fallen  PresidentBenjaminAsher
The Arsenio Hall Show The Arsenio Hall Show Himself-Guest(1episode,2014)
Larry King Now Larry King Now Himself-Guest(1episode,2013)
MSN Exclusives MSN Exclusives Himself(2014)
Speakeasy: With Paul F. Tompkins Speakeasy: With Paul F. Tompkins Himself(1episode,2013)
71st Golden Globe Awards  71st Golden Globe Awards  Himself-Presenter(uncredited)
Sully  Sully  JeffSkiles
Episode #6.2 Episode #6.2 Himself-Guest
Guest Co-Host Anderson Cooper/Aaron Eckhart/A Great Big World Guest Co-Host Anderson Cooper/Aaron Eckhart/A Great Big World Himself-Guest
Episode #1.84 Episode #1.84 Himself-Guest
The Late Show with Stephen Colbert The Late Show with Stephen Colbert Himself(1episode,2016)
Evening Urgant Evening Urgant Himself(1episode,2013)
Lennon or McCartney  Lennon or McCartney  Himself-Actor(archivefootage)
London Has Fallen/Whiskey Tango Foxtrot/Zootopia/The Other Side of the Door London Has Fallen/Whiskey Tango Foxtrot/Zootopia/The Other Side of the Door Himself
The Making of 'London Has Fallen'  The Making of 'London Has Fallen'  Himself
Jiminy Glick: Independent Spirit Awards  Jiminy Glick: Independent Spirit Awards  Himself
The Third Annual 'On Cinema' Oscar Special  The Third Annual 'On Cinema' Oscar Special  Adam(archivefootage)(uncredited)
E! Live from the Red Carpet E! Live from the Red Carpet Himself(1episode,2007)
The Late Late Show with James Corden The Late Late Show with James Corden Himself(1episode,2016)
Young Hollywood Young Hollywood (1episode,2013)
I, Frankenstein & Paranormal Activity: The Marked Ones I, Frankenstein & Paranormal Activity: The Marked Ones Himself
Late Night with Seth Meyers Late Night with Seth Meyers Himself(1episode,2016)
Episode #9.16 Episode #9.16 Himself
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