Eckhart in 2016
|Born||Aaron Edward Eckhart
March 12, 1968
Cupertino, California, U.S.
Brigham Young University, BFA 1994
I got as much information as I could, so I wouldn't look stupid, but this is a post 9/11 world and there's only so much you can do with the FBI in terms of research.
The F.B.I. is about nuts and bolts. It's all about witnesses and procedure and walking the streets.
You never really know as an actor; it's completely out of your control, in terms of editing, and music, and film stock, shot selection, and what takes they use.
It seems to me if you want something badly enough, whether you're a man or a woman, you'll do whatever you have to do to get it.
I've been working for many years and I think I've managed to work with some of the best people in the business, which has been rewarding and an apprenticeship.
Well, I've thought many times when my career was in the toilet, that I was going to have to seriously consider getting another job, I don't know what I'd do.
It makes me feel good that I can now sit there and go, I've worked with Jack Nicholson, Al Pacino, all the great actors that I've worked with… Sir Ben Kingsley.
Some movies get rushed out right after you make them and I'm not always happy with that.
But I guess I like playing flawed guys 'cause it gives a place for the characters to go.
I think that maybe that's my weakness, in that I don't know how to do it, so I just do what I do and try to do it as passionately and as well as I can.
But then, even with sex, I'm more in the school of less is more in movies.
I think America right now is looking for somebody who appeals to every faction.
I would love to get great performances from actors as a director, because that's what I'm always looking for, a director that's going to help me go places I've never been before.
Through all the relationship stuff I've gone through in the past few years, I know there are fundamental differences in how men and women view sex and how they view their futures.
I can think of films that I'm producing right now that are extremely hard-hitting, graphic films, that nobody necessarily wants to see, graphic in terms of violence, of adult content and racial and historical subject matter.
I think women can be as cruel as men, and men as tender as women, and vice versa.
I often feel that my days in New York City, that I was here for five years, didn't get one job, went on a thousands of auditions and literally did not get a job on a soap, not a movie, not TV, not nothing, although I did do some commercials thank God.
Right now, I have to admit, that I'm more interested in giving people a little bit of hope and goodness.
Some movies I see today have the most dramatic plot points but the actors are not playing them dramatically.
I think they are very important because westerns have a code and a symbolism.
If it helps me in the way that if this movie is successful, I get to make more films, great, and the more films that I make and the more interest that I'm allowed to cover, the better for me and the better, hopefully, for the people who like to watch me.
If we're talking about masculinity and tenderness, I don't look at Clinton.
But I will say this: In my humble opinion, knowing nothing about it, I do believe that they have remote viewers working on where Osama Bin Laden is. I absolutely, 100%, convinced of that.