1. 13-Year-Old Aaron Eckhart's Life Changed Dramatically
Aaron Eckhart was born in California, but his life changed drastically at the age of 13 when his father relocated the family to England. This move was a major adjustment for Aaron, who had to leave behind his friends and the familiarity of his home state to start a new life in a foreign country. Despite the challenges, Aaron embraced the opportunity to experience a different culture and eventually made England his home.
2. Film Graduate from Brigham Young University
Aaron Eckhart graduated from Brigham Young University in 1994 with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in film, a major that has since become a cornerstone of his career. After graduating, he went on to star in a number of critically acclaimed films, including The Dark Knight, Thank You for Smoking, and Rabbit Hole. His success in the film industry has been attributed to his strong foundation in the art of filmmaking, which he acquired during his time at Brigham Young University.
3. Aaron Eckhart Gains 30 Pounds for 'Your Friends & Neighbors'
Aaron Eckhart underwent a dramatic transformation for his role as Barry in the 1998 film Your Friends & Neighbors. To accurately portray the character, Eckhart gained over 30 pounds, a feat that required a strict diet and exercise regimen. His dedication to the role was rewarded with critical acclaim, and the film was a success at the box office.
4. Star of 'Erin Brockovich'
Aaron Eckhart rose to fame with his role as George in Steven Soderbergh's critically acclaimed film, Erin Brockovich (2000). His performance in the movie earned him widespread recognition and praise from both critics and audiences alike. His portrayal of George, a single father struggling to make ends meet, was particularly praised for its realism and emotional depth. Eckhart's performance in the film was also credited with helping to make the movie a box office success, grossing over $250 million worldwide.
5. Aaron Eckhart buys his own motorcycle
After starring in the 2000 movie Erin Brockovich, Aaron Eckhart was so inspired by the experience of learning to ride a motorcycle that he decided to purchase his own. He now proudly owns a large, powerful motorcycle that he loves to ride whenever he gets the chance.
6. Sympathetic Tobacco Lobbyist
Aaron Eckhart earned critical acclaim for his performance as Nick Naylor in the 2006 film Thank You for Smoking, which earned him a Golden Globe nomination for Best Actor. His portrayal of the tobacco lobbyist was praised for its complexity and depth, and he was lauded for his ability to bring a nuanced and sympathetic portrayal to a character that could have easily been portrayed as a villain.
7. People's 100 Most Beautiful People
Aaron Eckhart has become an international sex symbol, with People magazine naming him one of their 100 Most Beautiful People in 2006. His good looks and charm have made him a fan favorite, and his career has only continued to grow since then. He has starred in a variety of films, from romantic comedies to action thrillers, and has become a household name. His success has only been further solidified by his inclusion in People magazine's list of the 100 Most Beautiful People.
8. 2008's Best Supporting Actor
In 2008, Aaron Eckhart took on the iconic role of Harvey Dent/Two-Face in Christopher Nolan's The Dark Knight, the highly anticipated sequel to the 2005 film Batman Begins. Eckhart's portrayal of the comic book character was praised by critics and fans alike, and his performance was a major factor in the film's success. His performance earned him a Saturn Award nomination for Best Supporting Actor, and he was also nominated for a Teen Choice Award for Choice Movie Villain.
9. Sexiest guy of summer 2007: Aaron Eckhart
Aaron Eckhart was voted the 7th sexiest guy of summer 2007 in a poll conducted by In Touch Weekly. His sultry good looks and undeniable charm earned him a spot on the list, beating out hundreds of other contenders for the coveted title. His fans were thrilled to see him make the cut, and the poll results only served to further cement his status as a Hollywood heartthrob.
10. Collaborator and Critic of Director Neil LaBute
Aaron Eckhart has had a long-standing collaboration with director Neil LaBute, having worked together on five films over the years. These include the dark comedy Nurse Betty (2000), the psychological thriller Possession (2002), the romantic drama The Wicker Man (2006), the drama Death at a Funeral (2007), and the drama Some Velvet Morning (2013). Eckhart has praised LaBute's work, saying that he "has a great eye for detail and a great ear for dialogue".
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