A CONVERSATION WITH… AARON ECKHART
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With numerous critically acclaimed credits in lead and supporting roles, Aaron Eckhart is positioned among the industry’s finest actors. He has earned considerable acclaim for his roles, including the love interest of Julia Roberts in ERIN BROCKOVICH for director Steven Soderbergh.
Originally from Northern California, Eckhart studied theatre and film at Brigham Young University, where he met and appeared in many of Neil LaBute’s plays. His portrayal of a love-scorned, vengeful man in LaBute’s controversial film IN THE COMPANY OF MEN was his breakout role, followed by YOUR FRIENDS AND NEIGHBORS, NURSE BETTY and POSSESSION.
Eckhart earned both Golden Globe and Independent Spirit Award nominations for his starring role in Jason Reitman’s directorial debut THANK YOU FOR SMOKING for Fox Searchlight. Other select film credits include Sean Penn’s THE PLEDGE, RABBIT HOLE (opposite Nicole Kidman), Oliver Stone’s ANY GIVEN SUNDAY, Ron Howard’s THE MISSING, Brian De Palma’s THE BLACK DAHLIA, and Christopher Nolan’s THE DARK KNIGHT, in which Eckhart starred as Harvey Dent/Two Face. On stage, Eckhart’s theater credits include Michael Cristofer’s Amazing Grace opposite Marsha Mason.
Eckhart can currently be seen in theaters co-starring with Tom Hanks in SULLY, directed by Clint Eastwood. At HIFF 2016, Eckhart costars as boxing trainer Kevin Rooney in BLEED FOR THIS, opposite Miles Teller.