BAFTA is Going Back in Time with Ethan Hawke


Tom Hanks, Meryl StreepMartinScorsese, and Quentin Tarantino have all been spotlighted by the British Academy of Film and Television Arts through its “BAFTA: A Life in Pictures” series which focuses on how the world’s leading acting talents perfected their craft. On December 18, Ethan Hawke will join their good company.

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This winter, BAFTA will host a Hawke retrospective, tracking his most memorable moments in film, from his 1989 breakout role in Dead Poets Society to his Before Sunrise-Before Sunset-Before Midnight trilogy, which was filmed over 18 years with Richard Linklater. His 30-year career includes 3 Academy Award nominations, and wins on the Hollywood Film, Los Angeles Film Critics Association, and Village Voice Film Roll award stages.

A press release from BAFTA remained objective in its decision to spotlight Hawke—mentioning his 40-plus film career and credits behind the scenes—but it does offer insight on his upcoming projects. Early next year, we’ll see him in sci-fi thrillerPredestination, before he stars in the Shakespearean CymbelineGood Kill, Regression opposite Emma Watson, and In a Valley of Violence with John Travolta.

Hawke’s discussion will be available online here after his live chat at BAFTA HQ.