A father of two, sensitive soul, a self proclaimed slob, novelist, screenwriter and talented actor; Ethan Hawke is the thinking girls heartthrob. 16:22 Who can forget his emotional acting debut with Robin Williams in 1989s Dead Poets Society flaunting the rules and standing on his desk – he salutes his teacher with the line Captain, my Captain ? 16:36 Ethan Hawke encapsulates a kind of poetic, even bemused leading man. 16:45 A career highlight came in 2002 when he was nominated for an Academy Award for best supporting role in Training Day along side Denzel Washington. 16:55 2004 brought one of his best reviews – a complex performance in Taking Lives – co starring with Angelina Jolie in the hunt for a serial killer. 17:06 It was emerging from an unsettled upbringing the son of a 17 year old mother and 18 year old father, who separated when Hawke was a toddler that the actor found a refuge in school theatrical productions. 17:20 In a blissful life-high Ethan married fellow actor Uma Thurman. The pair fell in love while working on the futuristic DNA drama Gattaca in 1997. The couple have produced two children, a daughter Maya Ray and a son Roan, born in 2002. However, the two separated in 2003 amid rumours of an affair. 17:42 From scruffy philosophical slacker in Reality Bites to moody romantic lead in Before Sunrise, Ethan Hawke is now leaning more toward a career in writing. 17:51 With two published novels and a screenwriting credit under his belt, we can expect to see

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