Aaron Eckhart

Aaron Eckhart

  • Birthday: 1968-03-12
  • Place of birth: Cupertino, California, USA

Biography

Aaron Edward Eckhart (born March 12, 1968) is an American actor. Born in Cupertino, California, Eckhart moved to the United Kingdom at early age, when his father relocated the family. Several years later, he began his acting career by performing in school plays, before moving to Australia for his high school senior year. He left high school without graduating, but earned a diploma through a professional education course, and graduated from Brigham Young University (BYU) in 1994 with a Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) degree in film. For much of the mid-1990s, he lived in New York City as a struggling, unemployed actor. As an undergraduate at BYU, Eckhart met director and writer Neil LaBute, who cast him in several of his own original plays. Five years later Eckhart made a debut as an unctuous, sociopathic ladies' man in LaBute's black comedy film In the Company of Men (1997). Under LaBute's guidance he worked in the director's films Your Friends & Neighbors (1998), Nurse Betty (2000), and Possession (2002). Eckhart gained wide recognition as George in Steven Soderbergh's critically acclaimed film Erin Brockovich (2000), and, in 2006, he received a Golden Globe nomination for his portrayal of Nick Naylor in Thank You for Smoking. He gained further mainstream breakout in 2008 when he starred in the blockbuster Batman film The Dark Knight as District Attorney Harvey Dent / Two-Face. Eckhart's other key roles include The Pledge (2001), The Core (2003), Paycheck (2003), Rabbit Hole (2010), Battle: Los Angeles (2011), Olympus Has Fallen (2013) and its sequel London Has Fallen (2016), I, Frankenstein (2014), Sully (2016), Midway (2019) and Line Of Duty (2019).

Filmography

Love Happens

2009

As Burke

The Core

2003

As Dr. Josh Keyes

Thank You for Smoking

2005

As Nick Naylor

Meet Bill

2007

As Bill

Battle: Los Angeles

2011

As Michael Nantz

I, Frankenstein

2014

As Adam

Erased

2012

As Ben Logan

My All American

2015

As Darrell Royal

Incarnate

2016

As Dr. Seth Ember

Wander

2020

As Arthur Bretnik

Towelhead

2008

As Mr. Vuoso

No Reservations

2007

As Nick

Possession

2002

As Roland Mitchell

Neverwas

2005

As Zach Riley

Suspect Zero

2004

As Thomas Mackelway

Rabbit Hole

2010

As Howie Corbett

Molly

1999

As Buck McKay

Olympus Has Fallen

2013

As President Benjamin Asher

London Has Fallen

2016

As President Benjamin Asher

Bleed for This

2016

As Kevin Rooney

Sully

2016

As Jeff Skiles

Rumble Through the Dark

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As Jack Boucher

Muzzle

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As Jake Rosser

Erin Brockovich

2000

As George

The Pledge

2001

As Stan Krolak

The Rum Diary

2011

As Sanderson

Paycheck

2003

As James Rethrick

The Black Dahlia

2006

As Lee Blanchard

Thursday

1998

As Nick

Heath Ledger: A Tribute

2009

As Himself

Nurse Betty

2000

As Del Sizemore

The Missing

2003

As Brake Baldwin

Line of Duty

2019

As Frank Penny

The Dark Knight

2008

As Harvey Dent / Two-Face

Double Jeopardy

1992

As Dwayne

Slaughter of the Innocents

1993

As Ken Reynolds

Any Given Sunday

1999

As Nick Crozier

Midway

2019

As Lieutenant Colonel Jimmy Doolittle

The Wicker Man

2006

As Truck Stop Patron

The Dark Knight Rises

2012

As Harvey Dent / Two-Face (archive footage) (uncredited)

Production

Meet Bill

2007

As Executive Producer

White Cargo

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As Producer

Erased

2012

As Executive Producer

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