Josh Hartnett

(Joshua Daniel Hartnett)

Josh Hartnett
Josh Hartnett
  • Born: July 21, 1978
  • Nationality: American
  • Profession: Actor, Producer

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Joshua Daniel Hartnett is an American actor and movie producer. He first came to attention in 1997 for his role as Michael Fitzgerald in the television crime drama series Cracker. He made his feature film debut in 1998 in the slasher film Halloween H20: 20 Years Later, followed by teen roles in films such as the sci-fi horror film The Faculty (1998) and the drama The Virgin Suicides (1999). Hartnett had starring roles in the war film Pearl Harbor, the drama O, the war film Black Hawk Down, the romantic comedy 40 Days and 40 Nights, the crime thriller Lucky Number Slevin (2006), and other films.

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Be honest with yourself and lie to everyone else.
Everybody was trying to put me in action movies and heroic roles, and I wanted to find more complex things. They just didn't suit my taste, so I thought, 'OK, I have to be brave enough to say no.' And for a while, that hurt me immeasurably in the Hollywood world. Arts, Culture, Entertainment & Lifestyle
Fame was initially this kind of blunt tool that was thrust into my hands very young.
Honestly, I guess if you looked at my CV, I've been doing independent movies since I started. I think that I kind of took a few steps back from Hollywood as soon as it all started to come my way because I wasn't quite ready for the attention. Arts, Culture, Entertainment & Lifestyle
Hope is the most exciting thing in life, and if you honestly believe that love is out there, it will come. And even if it doesn't come straight away, there is still that chance all through your life that it will. Life ;Love, Romance, Marriage & Sex ;Hope
I admire when people take the harder path, not because they are masochistic and want to beat themselves up, but because you actually kind of learn more and I think you grow more.
I always find that I have to be emotionally on my character's side for it to be convincing.
I am an insomniac.
I became popular very young. I viewed myself as just a young actor trying to figure out how to do well, and, you know, making mistakes and learning and growing. Education, Learning, Knowledge & Training
I don't like to act in my personal life. I like to be straightforward. Life
I don't love L.A. I love New York and Minneapolis, so if I have a choice I'll stay in those places. Love, Romance, Marriage & Sex
I don't really comment on my personal life because I feel like any comment at all is opening up a whole can of worms. I'd just rather not talk about who I'm dating. Life
I don't think there's a problem with being a teen idol, if that happens to me, I'll be happy to deal with it.
I get bored with the same old film coming out every weekend. It feels like it's the same story all the time, and the same visuals, and the characters' dilemmas are remarkably similar. Time
I get quite fed up being on a film set day after day, six days a week. It can get to be a grind.
I had a good time shooting in New Zealand. I almost bought a home there while I was there, because I loved it so much. Time
I have a pretty easy life. Life
I just want to make good films on my own wherever I can.
I like movies about people and movies with characters; that's what I'm drawn to as a person who likes to create these characters within the story, but I like it all, really. Arts, Culture, Entertainment & Lifestyle
I look for the character to be something interesting, the script to have a good story and be original, and a director that I admire.
I never really considered acting as a career. I kind of fell into it. Originally, I wanted to be a painter.
I should be getting photographs of me with my arm around these people like restaurant owners do, because eventually I am going to have to prove to my kids that once I was an actor!
I spent my entire first pay cheque from 'Cracker,' a TV show on ABC, on an Audi because my other car broke down and I needed to get to work. Work, Workers & The Labor Force
If everything is going well in my life then I start to read the papers more and I start to worry about everything I can't deal with. They say wisdom is knowing what you can fix and what you can't change. I'm very unwise. Life
If I was painting or writing, I wouldn't veer away from things because they seemed unsavoury to me. So as an actor, I kind of think the same way. I should do things that are different and interesting and shed light on the craziness of the world.
I'm a lot older than my little brothers and sister, so I think I grew up babysitting them.
I'm always trying to find something unique or a project that I can do something unique in.
I'm always trying to find something unique or a project that I can do something unique in. When the director has a vision for a piece that I've never heard before, and they can back that up with visuals and they talk a good game, I get really interested in the world that they're trying to create.
I'm not all that demanding, I don't think. My family might think otherwise. Families, Children & Parenting
I'm not really a tourist attraction kind of guy.
I'm proud of 'Black Hawk Down' because I think it told a provocative story and it was honest. It could have had more opportunity to tell both sides of the story, but I'm still proud of it.
I'm quiet, and I don't enjoy watching horror flicks, so am I like Zeke? No way.
I'm very 'spur of the moment'. I'm always trying to think of fun things to do to create a memory.
It's not scary to make a horror film because you get to pull back the curtain and see that none of it's real. When you're watching one, the terror bombards you.
I've had my heart broken, and it's not fun. But I'd rather have my heart broken than break someone else's heart.
Life isn't what it's like in the movies. Life ;Arts, Culture, Entertainment & Lifestyle
My abilities on the computer are limited pretty much to iTunes and YouTube. I check my email as much as anybody, but I'm more old-fashioned in a certain sense.
My friends and I make short films. We pretended to rob the Dairy Queen where our friend worked, but someone thought we were real thieves and called the cops! Soon, the cops burst in with guns drawn!
My hat was pulled down and this girl said 'Are you really him?' I whispered 'Yeah, I'm really him.' She screamed, 'Mom! Dad! It's Heath Ledger! Families, Children & Parenting
My interests are guitars, cars, and vacation. I've been playing guitar all my life. My dad was a professional guitarist, but I'm terrible, which lets me off the hook, so I just play for myself. Life ;Families, Children & Parenting
My musical tastes go from Zeppelin to Bob Dylan to Kanye West and Lil' Wayne. Anything modern and progressive.
My parents are hippies, so I must have a bit of hippie in me.
Not living in L.A. gives me a different perspective. I'm not so caught up in the daily process of self-congratulations that's out there.
People care about my fame, not me. But that's fine. I have my own life. Life
Running around when I was a kid was a really happy time; a time when getting home for dinner or for sleep were my only responsibilities. Time
There are some films that really break the mold, and some films that don't. I've been looking for films that break the mold a bit.
Up until the age of 16, I was very focused on sport - I played a lot of football. Then I tore my ACL and had to stop playing. Sports & Athletics
We all want somebody to come in and save the day and change our lives for the better.
We made 16 episodes of Cracker and I loved doing the show, but unfortunately no one was watching us.
We're all on a journey. The average American switches professions four times. I'm lucky to be in a business where I can change the character I am playing every couple of months. Business, Commerce & Finance
When the director has a vision for a piece that I've never heard before, and they can back that up with visuals, and they talk a good game, I get really interested in the world that they're trying to create.
You know what? I'm really attracted to British women, there's something innately proper about them. However badly they behave their accent is so cute that it makes up for everything! Women
You know, honestly, acting in film is remarkably independent. You're doing your thing and someone else is doing their thing.
You know, I'm not really any good at working out when people are flirting with me. And I think I'm too flirtatious with people I'm trying not to flirt with! What I am good at is making people feel uncomfortable. I don't want to but it always ends up happening!
You think that if you are the best actor, you deserve the most or if you are the biggest star, you deserve the most. That race just isn't important to me.