Aaron E. Eckhart (born March 12, 1968) is a Golden Globe-nominated American film actor. He has played both leading and supporting roles in a variety of movies, and has won awards for his role as a sociopathic ladies' man in the independent Neil LaBute film In the Company of Men (1997).
Eckhart, who has two brothers, was born in Cupertino, California, to a children's book author and poet mother and a computer executive father. He had a Latter Day Saint upbringing. As a teenager, he lived with his family in England and Sydney, Australia. He took three years off after high school to surf in Hawaii and to serve a mission for the The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in France and Switzerland. He enrolled as a film major at Brigham Young University, graduating in 1994. Eckhart was engaged to actress Emily Cline, but separated from her in 1998. He bought a motorcycle after learning to ride one for Erin Brockovich (2000).
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Bill is a 2007 comedy film written and directed by Bernie Goldmann and Melisa Wallick.
Bill (Aaron Eckhart) is fed up with his life, wife (Elizabeth Banks), and job. He finds himself the reluctant mentor of an unruly teenager (Logan Lerman). His life hits an all time low when he catches his wife having an affair with a local news anchor, but with the kid as his inspiration, he regains his lost sense of self.
The film was shot in St. Louis, Missouri from June 11 - July 20, 2006; the school scenes of the film were shot at Mary Institute and St. Louis Country Day School (MICDS) and additional scenes were filmed at Washington University in St. Louis.
Lindsay Lohan was originally cast as "Lucy", but she dropped out because of "creative differences". She was replaced by Jessica Alba.
Amanda Peet was also going to star in the film as well, but dropped out around the same time that Lohan did as well. Peet was instantly replaced by Elizabeth Banks.
Aaron Eckhart - Bill Jessica Alba - Lucy...
Thank You for Smoking is a 2006, Golden Globe Award-nominated film satire directed by Jason Reitman and produced by David O. Sacks. It is based on the novel of the same name by Christopher Buckley. The title is based on the popular saying "Thank You for Not Smoking," and the cover of the DVD case is modeled on the Lucky Strike cigarette box.
The film was released in a limited run on March 17, 2006, and had a wide release on April 14. As of 2007, the film has grossed a total of more than US$ 39 million worldwide. On November 24, 2006, NBC announced that it is developing a television pilot based on the film. The film was released on DVD in the US on October 3, 2006 and in the UK on January 8, 2007.
Nick Naylor (Aaron Eckhart) is the Vice President of and the chief spokesman for the Academy of Tobacco Studies, a tobacco lobby whose stated purpose is to research the links between smoking cigarettes and health. The group, funded by cigarette companies, never finds any links. Nick's job...,
The Black Dahlia is an Academy Award-nominated 2006 film directed by Brian De Palma. It is based on the novel of the same name by James Ellroy, which was based on the murder of Elizabeth Short. The Black Dahlia had its world premiere as the opening film at the 63rd Venice Film Festival on August 30th. The film's wide release was on 15 September 2006.
The movie was originally in pre-production with David Fincher attached as director and Mark Wahlberg attached to play Lee Blanchard. Wahlberg was forced to drop out due to scheduling conflicts with The Brazilian Job. Fincher originally envisioned "a five-hour, $80-million mini-series with movie stars."When De Palma became director, he replaced Wahlberg with Aaron Eckhart shortly before shooting began in April 2005.This film was shot in Los Angeles, California and in Pernik, Bulgaria, at an estimated cost of $50,000,000.
James Horner was originally on board the project but in February, 2006, it was reported that Mark Isham had replaced him....,
Suspect Zero is a 2004 thriller, directed by E. Elias Merhige. It opened to decidedly poor reviews, and failed to earn back half of its estimated $27 million production costs at the box office.
FBI Agent Thomas Mackelway (Aaron Eckhart) and Agent Fran Kulok (Carrie-Anne Moss) are put on the trail of Ben O'Ryan (Ben Kingsley), a serial killer who exclusively targets other serial killers. As the investigation proceeds, the agents begin to become aware of the possible existence of Suspect Zero, a mythical "super serial killer" responsible for hundreds of deaths across all 50 States who leaves no evidence behind to link his crimes together. The agents must decide if O'Ryan is the key that will allow them to catch Suspect Zero, or if he is Suspect Zero himself.
As it turns out, O'Ryan was part of a secret government experiment attempting to cultivate telepathic abilities in individuals for military purposes. The experiments gave O'Ryan the ability to see the actions of serial killers....
The Core (2003) is a science fiction disaster film very loosely based on the novel Core by Paul Preuss. It concerns a team that has to drill to the center of the Earth and set off a series of nuclear explosions in order to restart the rotation of Earth's core. The Core was directed by Jon Amiel, and starred Aaron Eckhart, Delroy Lindo, Tchéky Karyo, Hilary Swank, DJ Qualls, and Stanley Tucci.
Despite being a big budget sci-fi flick in the vein of Armageddon, The Core flopped at the box office, earning only US$74 million worldwide.
Strange things are happening on Earth's surface: A number of people within a 10-block radius in Boston die simultaneously with no immediate explanation.
Geology professor Josh Keyes and nuclear physicist Serge Leveque are brought together by Gen. Purcell of U.S. government to determine a cause for the deaths in Boston. Keyes deduces that the people who died had one thing in common - they had artificial pacemakers. He initially believes the cause to be...,
Possession is a 2002 motion picture written and directed by Neil LaBute, based on the novel of the same name by A. S. Byatt. The film tells the story of two scholars, Roland Michell (played by Aaron Eckhart) and Maud Bailey (Gwyneth Paltrow), who investigate the affair of fictional Victorian era poet Randolph Henry Ash (Jeremy Northam), described in letters between him and another fictional poet, Christabel LaMotte (Jennifer Ehle).
Early drafts of the film's screenplay were written by playwright David Henry Hwang in the nineties, but the project languished in pre-production for years (with directors like Sydney Pollack and Gillian Armstrong working on the film and eventually giving up) before LaBute came aboard. LaBute made drastic changes to the story, partially based on notes that Byatt had made on earlier drafts of the screenplay.
LaBute recalled, "What she basically said was, 'This is Roland on the page; you must make him different in a film!' She got that Roland needed more...
Erin Brockovich is a 2000 movie which dramatizes the story of Erin Brockovich's first fight against the American West Coast energy giant Pacific Gas and Electric Company known as PG&E. The film's tagline is: "She brought a small town to its feet and a huge company to its knees."
The film was directed by Steven Soderbergh and featured actress Julia Roberts in the lead role for which she subsequently won the Academy Award for Best Actress. It is based on a true story and the real Erin Brockovich has a cameo appearance as a waitress named Julia. The original music score was composed by Thomas Newman.
Erin Brockovich is an unemployed single mother of three who, after losing a personal injury lawsuit against a doctor in a car accident she was in, asks her lawyer, Edward L. Masry, if he can find her a job in compensation for the loss. Ed gives her work as a file clerk in his office, and she runs across some files on a pro bono case involving real-estate and medical records against ...,
John Duigin's film Molly (1999), Elisabeth Shue plays the title character, Molly McKay, a profoundly autistic twenty-something woman who has lived in an institution from a young age following her parents' death in a car accident. When the institution must close due budget cuts, Molly is left in the charge of her neurotypical, older brother, Buck McKay (played by Aaron Eckhart), an advertising executive and perennial bachelor. Molly, who verbalizes very little and is obsessed with lining up her shoes in neat rows, throws Buck's life into a tailspin as she runs off her nurses and barges into a meeting Buck's agency naked. When Buck consults Molly's (beautiful) neurologist, Susan Brookes (played by Jill Hennessy), Dr. Brookes suggests an experimental surgery in which healthy brain cells are harvested from a donor and implanted into Molly's brain. While Buck initially balks at the suggestion, he finally consents to the surgery and Molly makes a miraculous "recovery" from her autism when...,
Thursday is a 1998 American movie written and directed by Skip Woods.
This is a controversial film that was harshly criticised by many movie critics for its excessive use of racist stereotypes and epiphets, as well as gratituous use of violence. It was not a commercial success. An excerpt from one movie critic Roger Ebert is given below:
Casey Wells (Thomas Jane) has cleaned up his life. He is now a married architect and is looking to adopt a child with his wife when Nick (Aaron Eckhart), an old partner from his days as a drug dealer in Los Angeles, shows up on his doorstep. Nick leaves a couple of suitcases in Casey's guest room before leaving to run some errands. After Nick leaves, Casey becomes suspicious of one of the suitcases and eventually opens it to find it filled with heroin. After calling Nick to yell at him for bringing it into his home, he disposes of all of it in the kitchen sink.
Ice (Glenn Plummer), a Jamaican Rasta hitman, enters Casey's house and is about to kill...
Your Friends & Neighbors is a 1998 comedy-drama film written and directed by Neil LaBute and starring Amy Brenneman, Aaron Eckhart, Catherine Keener, Nastassja Kinski, Jason Patric, and Ben Stiller in an ensemble cast.
The movie is a frank portrayal of intertwining sexual relationships between three upper-class couples in an unnamed city. Much of the film's plot involves various characters expressing sexual dissatisfaction and entering into affairs with each other, including a homosexual liaison. The characters are never named until the end credits, where they are given rhyming names such as "Mary", "Barry" and "Teri".
Jason Patric's performance as the misogynistic doctor Cary earned an award for Best Supporting Actor from the Las Vegas Film Critics Society Awards.
The film is a loosely based reflection of the restoration play The Country Wife by playwright William Wycherley. In this movie, the character Jerry (Ben Stiller) is seen directing a scene from this play with his...,
In the Company of Men is a 1997 film written and directed by Neil LaBute and starring Aaron Eckhart, Matt Malloy and Stacy Edwards.It originally premiered as a play at Brigham Young University in 1993, where it received an award from the Association for Mormon Letters. The success of the play, convinced LaBute to adapt it into a film. The film was shot on location entirely in Fort Wayne, Indiana, over a period of two weeks at the cost of $25,000.A commentary on modern misogyny and corporate culture, the film revolves around two male coworkers, "Chad," played by Eckhart, and "Howard," played by Malloy. Angry and frustrated with women, in general, the men plot to maliciously toy with the emotions of a deaf female subordinate.In the Company of Men •Your Friends & Neighbors •Nurse Betty •Possession •The Shape of Things •The Wicker Man •Lakeview Terrace,
Aaron Eckhart was born in Santa Clara County, California