Aaron Eckhart

Aaron Eckhart ( born March 12, 1968 in Cupertino, California) is an American actor.


Aaron Eckhart was the youngest son of James Conrad Eckhart, an IT expert, Martha and Mary Eckhart (née Lawrence), a writer born in California. He has two older brothers. His father was German and German-Russian descent and his mother was English and Scottish roots. He heard from his birth to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter -day Saints and was also involved in a two-year mission trip in France and Switzerland.

1981 Eckhart moved with his family to England, where his father worked there for a time as a computer specialist. The family was living among others in Walton-on -Thames and later in Cobham. Eckhart attended the ACS International Schools, where he performed for the first time in a school production as Charlie Brown. 1985 Eckhart moved over to Sydney, Australia, where he again visited the local ACS International School. In his senior year he left school for the time being to casual work for some time in a movie theater. His school, he took later after a training course for adults. 1988 Eckhart returned to the United States and wrote for a drama degree at Brigham Young University in Hawaii, but later moved to the same University in Provo, Utah. In 1994 he completed his studies with a Bachelor's degree.


During his time at the University of Eckhart met the theater director Neil LaBute, who engaged him for many of his stage works. Eckhart gained by first professional acting experience. After studying Eckhart moved to New York City where he took various odd jobs such as bus drivers and bartenders in order to earn his livelihood. As a professional actor he was first seen in commercials before he was able to record a first small role in the television series Beverly Hills, 90210 in 1994.

In 1997, he was hired again by Neil LaBute for the film adaptation of his stage play In the Company of Men. Eckhart took over the lead role of a frustrated office worker. The film received positive reviews and Eckhart won for his portrayal of an Independent Spirit Award and a Golden Satellite Award. This was followed by larger roles in Molly on the side of Elisabeth Shue and in Oliver Stone's Any Given Sunday.

In 2000, he starred in Steven Soderbergh's drama Erin Brockovich and Nurse Betty, in which his master director LaBute directed again. In the next few years Eckhart finally became a sought-after leading man. In 2001, he was seen as a young junior detective on the side of Jack Nicholson in The Pledge and received more positive reviews. In 2002, he played in the movie Obsessed alongside Gwyneth Paltrow. In the disaster movie The Core - he took over the inner core in the same year the main role. 2003 was followed by other roles in the films Paycheck - The settlement with Ben Affleck and Uma Thurman in The Missing opposite Cate Blanchett and Tommy Lee Jones.

2004 Eckhart was seen in the thriller Suspect Zero in the lead role of an FBI investigator. However, the film was not a great success. In the film Neverwas of 2005, in which he starred opposite William Hurt, Jessica Lange and Nick Nolte, he was also active as a film producer. In the same year he played the role of a tobacco lobbyists, which earned him a Golden Globe nomination in the film satire Thank You for Smoking. This was followed by roles in movies like Conversations with Other Women, The Black Dahlia (2006) and No Reservations (2007). In 2008, Eckhart starred in the Batman sequel, The Dark Knight director Christopher Nolan. He took over the role of the prosecutor Harvey " Two-Face " Dent there. The film was a huge success and joined in the list of the most successful films.

In 2009 he played in the romantic film Love Happens with Jennifer Aniston and Martin Sheen. In 2010 he was featured in the film Rabbit Hole drama as the husband of Nicole Kidman. A year later, Eckhart took over the lead role in Jonathan Mans love science fiction film Battle: Los Angeles. In action thriller Olympus Has Fallen - The world is in danger, he took over in 2013 on the side of Gerard Butler on the role of President of the United States. In 2014 he played in the fantasy film I, Frankenstein, the eponymous lead role as Adam Frankenstein.

Synchronizes he is mostly in German by Tom Vogt.