Ethan Hawke Breaks Down His Most Iconic Characters | GQ

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  • Published on:  Monday, August 6, 2018
  • Ethan Hawke breaks down his favorite and most iconic characters, including Todd Anderson from 'Dead Poets Society,' Jesse from 'Before Sunset,' Dad from 'Boyhood,' Jake from 'Training Day,' Vincent Freeman from 'Gattaca,' Troy Dyer from 'Reality Bites' and many more.Still haven’t subscribed to GQ on YouTube? ►► GQFor more than 50 years, GQ has been the premier men’s magazine, providing definitive coverage of style, culture, politics and more. In that tradition, GQ’s video channel covers every part of a man’s life, from entertainment and sports to fashion and grooming advice. So join celebrities from 2 Chainz, Stephen Curry and Channing Tatum to Amy Schumer, Kendall Jenner and Kate Upton for a look at the best in pop culture. Welcome to the modern man’s guide to style advice, dating tips, celebrity videos, music, sports and more. Hawke Breaks Down His Most Iconic Characters | GQ


  • Pike Roast
    Pike Roast  a years ago +1847

    I really like how he really BREAKS DOWN his characters with deep thought and vivid opinion and talked to the audience like an old friend.
    Also really like he give credits to all the writers in his movies

  • Ari
    Ari  5 months ago +982

    Imagine Ethan Hawke in a dark show like True Detective

  • Allan Nielsen
    Allan Nielsen  5 months ago +638

    This guy is utter class. Pure class praising his peers, humble and just loving his craft. Respect.

  • Brad Reckless
    Brad Reckless  5 months ago +614

    For the love of God will someone PLEASE give this man an Oscar already!

  • dmitriy40
    dmitriy40  5 months ago +178

    I drove him twice in my cab. Randomly, couple of years apart. Nicest guy. We talked both times.
    I told about it to another passenger, and she's like: "Oh yeah, I ran into him a few times on the street and coffee shops and such..."
    Apparently when he's in NYC he just goes around his business almost like regular people.

  • Saint Martins
    Saint Martins  4 months ago +323

    0:08 Dead Poet's Society (1989)
    2:29 Explorers (1985)
    3:35 Reality Bites (1994)
    4:34 Before Sunrise (1995), Before Sunset (2004), Before Midnight (2013)
    7:15 Boyhood (2014)
    8:58 Gattaca (1997)
    10:09 Predestination (2014)
    11:12 Great Expectations (1998)
    13:18 Before The Devil Knows You're Dead (2007)
    14:48 Hamlet (2000)
    15:46 Training Day (2001)
    16:54 The Magnificent Seven (2016)
    18:04 Maggie's Plan (2015)
    19:28 First Reformed (2017)

  • Trent Kinsey
    Trent Kinsey  5 months ago +391

    I love how introspective and self-aware he is. A true artist, and one of the best actors alive.

  • 845835ab
    845835ab  8 months ago +247

    One of the best GQ Iconic interviews. Excellent memory and ability to express what was going on at the time and during the production.

  • Deanith
    Deanith  5 months ago +100

    It's simple. No he is not underrated. He just isn't problematic or fame thirsty like some other hollywood celebs who feel the need to be in the spotlight all the time. Some are in for the art and not the spotlight.

  • Victor Chang
    Victor Chang  a years ago +2272

    What a humble, talented, eloquent man

  • Liam Dae
    Liam Dae  5 months ago +200

    Gattaca is literally still in my top 10 movies.

  • Deron Reed
    Deron Reed  8 months ago +117


  • Emily Ryder
    Emily Ryder  5 months ago +79

    I walked by Ethan Hawke in Brooklyn a year or 2 ago and he was literally just standing in the middle of a block party talking to strangers on the stoop of their walk-up just enjoying the day. He's the coolest guy.

  • melvina628
    melvina628  5 months ago +200

    Love Gattaca. Don't undersell yourself in Training Day. That bathroom scene was the only scene I still remember today.

  • Vince N.
    Vince N.  a years ago +2813

    Underrated af

  • the king of cool
    the king of cool  7 months ago +95

    Céline : Uh baby, you are gonna miss thay plane...
    Jesse : I know...

  • Justin Steiger
    Justin Steiger  10 months ago +237

    Predestination was a great movie, wish more people would watch it.

  • Billy Hughes
    Billy Hughes  10 months ago +84

    Wow, what a gracious dood.  You can tell he's still a fan of actors, artists, movies and movie making.  Not jaded or pretentious -- He seems truly sincere.

  • Trust Valentino
    Trust Valentino  2 days ago +2

    I first saw him now the 1993 movie, Alive. The true story of the 1970s Andes plane crash

  • Hoodies&Timbs
    Hoodies&Timbs  5 months ago +74

    Him and Keanu have aged so well. Gives me hope now that I’m in my 40s