8 Things You Didn’t Know About Ethan Hawke
Ethan Hawke is one of those elusive stars who continues to work but is skilled at staying off the radar and out of the spotlight. After his breakthrough role in Dead Poets Society, the actor has had a successful career and gained himself a large and loyal fanbase of loving fans. Although he has been around for quite some time, he has made it very clear he has never wanted fame and has pretty harsh criticisms about some of the movies and stars around him. Get to know him even better with these 8 widely unknown facts:
8. Early Life
Ethan Green Hawke was born on November 6, 1970 in Austin, Texas. His parents, Leslie and James, were high school sweethearts who married at 17 and welcomed Ethan at 18 and were both studying at the University of Texas at Austin when he was born. When he was only three his parents separated and he was raised by his mother. At a young age Hawke became interested in writing and acting, but always wanted to focus on a career in writing. After high school, he studied acting at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, but dropped out to star in the Dead Poets Society. Afterwords he enrolled in New York University’s English program, but dropped out again to pursue acting.
7. Sugar Ray
Ethan Hawke is a pretty distinctive actor; however, like many stars fans get confused about just which celebrity he is. Of all the stars, Hawke has admitted that he is most often mistaken for Mark McGrath, the lead singer of the band Sugar Ray. He gets mistaken for McGrath so much that he will actually sign autographs as “Mark McGrath,” and since the same thing happens to the singer, he will sign autographs as “Ethan Hawke.”