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Net Worth$25 million
Date Of BirthMarch 12, 1968
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FactWas raised in Cupertino, California and as a teenager, lived with his family in England and Sydney, Australia.

Aaron Eckhart was born on March 12, 1968, in Cupertino, California, to Mary (née Williams), a writer, and James Conrad Eckhart, a computer executive. He has an older brother, Nathan. Eckhart was raised as a Mormon in London, England, and Geneva, Switzerland. He graduated from Fremont High School in Sunnyvale, California, in 1986, and then attended Brigham Young University–Hawaii (BYUH) for one year. He transferred to Brigham Young University (BYU) in Provo, Utah, where he received his bachelor’s degree in English in 1990. For his role in an LDS-themed film, Out of Step (1992), Eckhart spent two months on a Mormon mission in France and Switzerland.

General Info

Full NameAaron Eckhart
Net Worth$25 million
Date Of BirthMarch 12, 1968
Height1.83 m
ProfessionFilm producer, Actor
EducationBrigham Young University–Hawaii, Brigham Young University


ParentsMary Eckhart, James C. Eckhart


AwardsIndependent Spirit Award for Best Debut Performance, Satellite Special Achievement Award for Outstanding New Talent, People's Choice Award for Favorite Cast
NominationsGolden Globe Award for Best Actor – Motion Picture Musical or Comedy, Critics' Choice Movie Award for Best Acting Ensemble, Independent Spirit Award for Best Male Lead, Satellite Award for Best Actor – Motion Picture Musical or Comedy
MoviesThe Dark Knight, Olympus Has Fallen, Sully, I, Frankenstein, London Has Fallen, Battle: Los Angeles, No Reservations, Thank You for Smoking, Rabbit Hole, Love Happens, The Rum Diary, Incarnate, In the Company of Men, Erin Brockovich, My All American, The Core, The Black Dahlia, Bleed for This, Suspe...

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1[on cigars] Non-smokers think it's the most unhealthy, unattractive thing they've ever seen. I was in Australia one time, by a bridge, smoking a cigar and taking some pictures. These runners went by and this woman just had a visceral reaction, made a noise like 'Eeeerugaah'. And I said: 'Here I am standing in piss and vomit from last night and that's OK, but God forbid I smoke a cigar and have a little bit of peace.'
2[on cigars] Say I'm dating a girl and at first she'll have whatever concept of a cigar, and then let's say we are intimate and so we kiss and stuff like that. By a week or two she will be begging to smoke a cigar before we kiss. It's incredible! It's an habitude. It becomes part of the intimacy, which is extremely weird because you'd think it would be revolting. I mean, if you polled the public whether it was worse to beat your grandmother or smoke a cigar I don't know who would win. People freaking hate cigars. And there's a stigma with it, that you're a certain kind of a person.
3[on cigars] They're excellent to study to. You can put 'em down, pick 'em up - they keep you company while you're thinking. They're a good thinking man's tool. With cigars it's inherent in the mechanics that you're going to sit down for a long time. You plan your day around it.
4[re his affection for Cary Grant] I always feel like he's so good that he was not regarded as an actor. Maybe he didn't have the range that people expect a modern actor to have, but there's never been anybody like him.
5(2011 quote, on quitting drinking) I couldn't be happier with that decision. I recommend it to anybody. I did not go to AA...I haven't had a drink for seven or eight years. I've changed my lifestyle. I don't go out. That's not just because of drinking, it's because of getting older. I've outgrown it, plus all my friends are married and have kids. I'm very interested in my health and I want to live the rest of my life very healthily. I feel 100 per cent in command of myself, so, when I get up, I never have to ask, 'where have I been? What have I said?'
6[on working with Heath Ledger] My experience was wonderful. It was the experience of...loving to act myself, to watch somebody who loved his character and had the discipline to make a bold creation. I found myself trying to keep up with him and I was also admiring him at the same time. I watched him off-camera and on-camera, as an actor, to see his process. After the day was over, I shook his hand and said, 'That's why I'm an actor - 'cos of guys like you'. So I treasure that time with him...He was brilliant, he was brilliant to watch, he was brilliant to see on a daily basis, on set in the makeup trailer, when we were putting on our makeup together. I was doing Harvey's and he was doing the Joker's and trying to figure it out. If you would have said to Heath, 'Hey dude, this is a superhero movie, why don't you chill?' You just wouldn't say that to him. And I don't think that the movie would be as special if he did, so I think we all have to strive to those standards.
7I'm not prone to doing science fiction, it's not my bag.
8[on his job working at a movie theater in Sydney, Australia) I thought Crocodile Dundee (1986) was an inspirational film, I loved that movie. I'm serious. I saw it hundreds of times.
9(On his nomadic upbringing) I came back from summer camp and my dad said: 'Boys we're moving to England' and I said 'No we're not' But dad said 'I don't care about the expense or whatever, you guys can travel as much as you want when we get there.' So I'd ski in Europe, I'd go to Greece, Spain, Moscow, I played soccer in Paris and rugby in Munich. We did everything.
10(2011, on mentally visualizing your goals) I believe if you contextualize something then it will manifest in your life. I have done that with houses, cars, jobs. It absolutely works and it's not hocus-pocus. I believe everything in life has a spiritual component and everything's fair game.
11[on working with Nicole Kidman on Rabbit Hole (2010)]: "She was irritated with me and I was irritated with her. But that's the way movie-making is. For one day, are we not allowed? For half a day even? It's so surprising to me when people are surprised that movie making is sometimes tense and uncomfortable because inherently it's going to be. You're around tens of people or hundreds of people working on things that are imaginary and that come from the soul. You could be dealing with subject matter like prostitution, death, drugs, blah, blah, blah. How could you expect that not to be uncomfortable?"
12Yeah, I've done a lot of smaller stuff before, so it's nice to be in something that people actually see - on the outstanding success of The Dark Knight (2008).
13[on his height] Normal...About 6 feet tall and a buck seventy.


1Co-starring in "Oleanna" at the Garrick Theater in London with Julia Stiles. [June 2004]
2Aaron is of German descent on his father's side, and has English, Scottish, German, and Northern Irish (Scots-Irish) ancestry on his mother's side. Some of his father's ancestors were ethnic Germans who lived in Russia.
3His favorite actor is Cary Grant.
4Named his five favorite films as Apocalypse Now (1979), Five Easy Pieces (1970), The Getaway (1972), Bringing Up Baby (1938) and Midnight Express (1978).
5Broke up with Molly Sims [December 11, 2009].
6Nicole Kidman personally choose him to play her husband in Rabbit Hole (2010).
7Was considered for the role of "Leonard" in Memento (2000).
8Is the first and, to date, only live-action actor in the Batman film series to play both "Harvey Dent" and his villainous alter-ego, "Two-Face". Previously, Billy Dee Williams played "Harvey Dent" in Batman (1989), while Tommy Lee Jones played "Two-Face" in Batman Forever (1995). Richard Moll played both roles in Batman: The Animated Series (1992), which was animated.
9Appears in The Dark Knight (2008) - the first film in the new Batman series to feature The Joker. Prior to that, he appeared in The Black Dahlia (2006), in which a major plot element is the film The Man Who Laughs (1928), which provided the inspiration for The Joker.
10One of 115 people invited to join AMPAS in 2007.
11Has played a character named "Nick" in four films: Thursday (1998), Any Given Sunday (1999), Thank You for Smoking (2005), No Reservations (2007).
12Appeared in The Missing (2003) with Tommy Lee Jones, who preceded him in the role of "Two-Face".
13Frequently cast by director Neil LaBute.
14Was Darren Aronofsky's choice for James Gordon for the doomed Batman: Year One project.
15Enrolled as a film major at Brigham Young University, graduating in 1994.
16Took three years off after high school to surf in Hawaii and served a religious mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Switzerland and France. He has since lapsed out of Mormonism.
17Bought a motorcycle after learning to ride one for Erin Brockovich (2000).
18Was engaged to actress Emily Cline, but separated from her in 1998.
19Was raised in Cupertino, California and as a teenager, lived with his family in England and Sydney, Australia.
20His father is a computer executive, his mother is a children's book author, and he has two brothers.




Angel Has Fallen2018announcedBenjamin Asher
Bleed for This2016Kevin Rooney
Sully2016Jeff Skiles
Incarnate2016Dr. Seth Ember
London Has Fallen2016Benjamin Asher
My All-American2015Coach Royal
I, Frankenstein2014Adam
Olympus Has Fallen2013President Benjamin Asher
Young Hollywood2013TV Series
Erased2012Ben Logan
The Rum Diary2011Sanderson
Battle Los Angeles2011Ssgt. Michael Nantz
Rabbit Hole2010Howie
Love Happens2009Burke
The Dark Knight2008Harvey Dent
Meet Bill2007Bill
Towelhead2007Travis Vuoso
No Reservations2007Nick
The Wicker Man2006Truck Stop Patron
The Black Dahlia2006Lee Blanchard
Neverwas2005Zach Riley
Thank You for Smoking2005Nick Naylor
Conversations with Other Women2005Man
Suspect Zero2004Thomas Mackelway
Frasier2004TV SeriesFrank
The Missing2003/IBrake Baldwin
The Core2003Josh
Possession2002Roland Michell
The Pledge2001/IStan Krolak
Nurse Betty2000Del Sizemore
Erin Brockovich2000George
Any Given Sunday1999Nick Crozier
Molly1999Buck McKay
Your Friends & Neighbors1998Barry
In the Company of Men1997Chad
Aliens in the Family1996TV Series
Slaughter of the Innocents1993Ken Reynolds
Double Jeopardy1992TV MovieDwayne


To Be Friends2010executive producer
Meet Bill2007executive producer


The Late Show with Stephen Colbert2016TV SeriesHimself
Good Morning America2014-2016TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Live with Kelly and Michael2006-2016TV SeriesHimself - Guest
WGN Morning News2016TV SeriesHimself
Chelsea2016TV SeriesHimself
Jimmy Kimmel Live!2004-2016TV SeriesHimself - Guest
London Has Fallen: Guns, Knives & Explosives2016Video documentary shortHimself
The Making of 'London Has Fallen'2016Video documentary shortHimself
Made in Hollywood2009-2016TV SeriesHimself
Random Pop2014TV SeriesHimself
Extra2014TV SeriesHimselt
The Queen Latifah Show2014TV SeriesHimself - Guest
The Arsenio Hall Show2014TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Weekend Ticket2014TV Series shortHimself
The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson2006-2014TV SeriesHimself - Guest
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno2000-2014TV SeriesHimself - Guest
71st Golden Globe Awards2014TV SpecialHimself - Presenter (uncredited)
The Jonathan Ross Show2014TV SeriesHimself - Guest
NerdHQ2013TV SeriesHimself
Larry King Now2013TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Speakeasy: With Paul F. Tompkins2013TV SeriesHimself
Evening Urgant2013TV SeriesHimself
Chelsea Lately2013TV SeriesHimself - Guest
MSN Exclusives2012TV SeriesHimself (2014)
Film Fiend2011TV SeriesHimself - Guest
X-Play2011TV SeriesHimself - Facetime / SSgt. Michael Nantz, Battle: Los Angeles
Attack of the Show!2011TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Cubed2011TV SeriesHimself
Tavis Smiley2006-2011TV SeriesHimself - Guest
The Daily Show2004-2011TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Up Close with Carrie Keagan2007-2011TV SeriesHimself - Guest
The 2011 Independent Spirit Awards2011TV SpecialHimself
Jump Start Live2011TV SeriesHimself
Conan2010TV SeriesHimself - Guest
The 4th Annual CNN Heroes: An All-Star Tribute2010TV Movie documentaryHimself - Presenter
Scream Awards 20102010TV SpecialHimself
In the House with Peter Bart & Peter Guber2010TV Series
Asia Uncut with Jon Niermann2010TV SeriesHimself
2009 Golden Globe Awards Red Carpet Special2009TV SpecialHimself
The Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien2009TV SeriesHimself - Guest
The 2009 Independent Spirit Awards2009TV SpecialHimself
Charlie Rose2009TV SeriesHimself - Guest
The 66th Annual Golden Globe Awards2009TV SpecialHimself - Presenter: Best Actress in a Mini-Series or a Motion Picture Made for Television
Entertainment Tonight2008-2009TV SeriesHimself
The 14th Annual Critics' Choice Awards2009TV SpecialHimself - Presenter
Jiminy Glick: Independent Spirit Awards2008ShortHimself
HBO First Look2008TV Series documentaryHimself
Els matins a TV32008TV SeriesHimself
Late Night with Conan O'Brien2008TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Today2008TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Late Show with David Letterman2006-2008TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Shootout2006-2007TV SeriesHimself
Shownieuws2007TV SeriesHimself
Getaway2007TV SeriesHimself - Celebrity Traveller
Rachael Ray2007TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Operation Homecoming: Writing the Wartime Experience2007DocumentaryRoad Work (voice)
The 12th Annual Critics' Choice Awards2007TV SpecialHimself - Presenter
E! Live from the Red Carpet2007TV SeriesHimself
The 64th Annual Golden Globe Awards2007TV SpecialHimself - Nominee: Best Actor in a Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy
2006 Independent Spirit Awards2006TV Movie documentaryHimself
What We See When We Close Our Eyes2005Video documentary shortHimself
From Hong Kong to Hollywood: The Making of John Woo2004TV Movie documentaryHimself
Remembering the Future: Paycheck & the Worlds of Philip K. Dick2004TV Movie documentaryHimself
T42004TV SeriesHimself
Paycheck: Designing the Future2004Video documentary shortHimself
New Frontiers: Making 'The Missing'2004Video documentary shortHimself
To the Core and Back2003Video documentary shortHimself - 'Josh'
Behind the Scenes of 'Possession'2002TV Movie documentaryHimself
Gomorron2000TV SeriesHimself
Nulle part ailleurs. 1ère partie1997TV SeriesHimself
Ancient Secrets of the Bible, Part II1993TV Movie documentarySamson

Archive Footage

Nostalgia Critic2016TV SeriesTwo-Face
Extra2015TV SeriesHimself
The Third Annual 'On Cinema' Oscar Special2015VideoAdam (uncredited)
Lennon or McCartney2014Documentary shortHimself - Actor
The Fire Rises: The Creation and Impact of the Dark Knight Trilogy2013Video documentaryHimself
The Dark Knight Rises2012Harvey Dent (uncredited)
Hollywood's Top Ten2011TV SeriesHimself
Premio Donostia a Ian McKellen2009TV SpecialZach Riley (uncredited)
Gotham Tonight2008TV SeriesHarvey Dent
Cámara negra. Teatro Victoria Eugenia2007TV Short documentaryHimself
Frasier: Analyzing the Laughter2004TV MovieFrank (uncredited)


Won Awards

2011Cinema AwardDenver International Film FestivalExcellence in Acting AwardRabbit Hole (2010)
2009COFCA AwardCentral Ohio Film Critics AssociationBest EnsembleThe Dark Knight (2008)
2009People's Choice AwardPeople's Choice Awards, USAFavorite CastThe Dark Knight (2008)
2008ACCAAwards Circuit Community AwardsBest Cast EnsembleThe Dark Knight (2008)
1998Independent Spirit AwardIndependent Spirit AwardsBest Debut PerformanceIn the Company of Men (1997)
1998Special Achievement AwardSatellite AwardsOutstanding New TalentIn the Company of Men (1997)
1997Best ActorTaormina International Film FestivalIn the Company of Men (1997)

Nominated Awards

2014CinEuphoriaCinEuphoria AwardsBest Actor - International CompetitionRabbit Hole (2010)
2014CinEuphoriaCinEuphoria AwardsBest Duo - International CompetitionRabbit Hole (2010)
2011Independent Spirit AwardIndependent Spirit AwardsBest Male LeadRabbit Hole (2010)
2010Davis AwardAwards Circuit Community AwardsBest Performance by an Actor in a Supporting RoleRabbit Hole (2010)
2010SDFCS AwardSan Diego Film Critics Society AwardsBest ActorRabbit Hole (2010)
2009Saturn AwardAcademy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films, USABest Supporting ActorThe Dark Knight (2008)
2009Critics Choice AwardBroadcast Film Critics Association AwardsBest Acting EnsembleThe Dark Knight (2008)
2009Gold Derby AwardGold Derby AwardsEnsemble CastThe Dark Knight (2008)
2008Golden SchmoesGolden Schmoes AwardsBest Supporting Actor of the YearThe Dark Knight (2008)
2007Golden GlobeGolden Globes, USABest Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Comedy or MusicalThank You for Smoking (2005)
2007Independent Spirit AwardIndependent Spirit AwardsBest Male LeadThank You for Smoking (2005)
2007Prism AwardPrism AwardsPerformance in a Feature FilmThank You for Smoking (2005)
2006Golden SchmoesGolden Schmoes AwardsBest Actor of the YearThank You for Smoking (2005)
2006Satellite AwardSatellite AwardsBest Actor in a Motion Picture, Comedy or MusicalThank You for Smoking (2005)
2006SLFCA AwardSt. Louis Film Critics Association, USBest ActorThank You for Smoking (2005)
2006Stinker AwardThe Stinkers Bad Movie AwardsWorst On-Screen CoupleThe Black Dahlia (2006)
1998CFCA AwardChicago Film Critics Association AwardsMost Promising ActorIn the Company of Men (1997)
1998OFTA Film AwardOnline Film & Television AssociationBest Breakthrough Performance - MaleIn the Company of Men (1997)

Source: IMDb, Wikipedia

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