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Josh Hartnett

Josh Hartnett was born and raised in St. Paul, Minnesota, and he was most recently seen starring opposite Aaron Eckhart, Hilary Swank and Scarlett Johansson in Brian De Palma's The Black Dahlia.

Hartnett first came to audiences' attention as Michael Fitz Fitzgerald in the television series Cracker," and he made his feature film debut in 1998, co-starring with Jamie Lee Curtis in Miramax's Halloween: H20. For his efforts, he received an MTV Movie Award nomination for Best Breakthrough Performance. Also in that year, he starred in The Faculty, directed by Robert Rodriguez, again for Miramax. He followed in 1999 with a starring role opposite Kirsten Dunst in the film which marked Sofia Coppola's directorial debut, the critically acclaimed black comedy, The Virgin Suicides.

In 2001 Hartnett hit a stride, starring in three features. He portrayed the antagonist in the Lions Gate Film O, a modern day version of Othello, and his portrayal of the dark and dangerous Hugo earned him widespread praise. He then landed a role in the Jerry Bruckheimer blockbuster Pearl Harbor and segued to Morocco for Ridley Scott's Black Hawk Down, another Bruckheimer production. In 2002 the National Theater Owners awarded him the ShoWest 2002 Male Star of Tomorrow Award.

Hartnett also starred in MGM's Wicker Park opposite Diane Krueger and Rose Byrne for director Paul McGuigan, Miramax's Sin City for director Robert Rodriguez and Mozart and the Whale, a love story between two savants with Asperger's Syndrome written by Ron Bass. He recently re-teamed with director McGuigan when he starred with Morgan Freeman and Bruce Willis in Lucky Number Slevin for The Weinstein Company. Hartnett has also just completed starring in 30 Days of Night for director David Slade which will be released by Sony in October 2007.

Additional film credits for Hartnett include Hollywood Homicide, 40 Days and 40 Nights, Blow Dry, Town and Country and Here on Earth.


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Josh Hartnett Facts

Birth NameJoshua Daniel Hartnett
OccupationActor
BirthdayJuly 21, 1978 (39)
SignCancer
BirthplaceSan Francisco, California, USA
Height6' 2½" (1m89)  How tall is Josh Hartnett compared to you?

Selected Filmography

Pearl Harbor
True Romance: Part 1
Black Hawk Down
The Virgin Suicides
30 Days Of Night
Halloween H20
American Breakdown
Sin City
Halloween Complete Coll Bd V2
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