American actor, creator and director Ethan Hawke will probably be commemorated with the President’s Award, an entire life success honor, on the fifty fifth Karlovy Range Global Movie Pageant (KVIFF)
The award is given to filmmakers who’ve “contributed in a basic technique to the advance of recent global cinema.”
Probably the most numerous skills of his era, Hawke had his leap forward as an actor on Peter Weir’s Lifeless Poets Society, taking part in the shy scholar Todd who’s the primary to jump onto his table to scream “Oh Captain! My Captain!” within the movie’s climactic scene. He established himself as a number one guy with efficiency in motion pictures just like the Jack London adaptation White Fang (1991) and cult slacker dramedy Fact Bites (1994). Arguably his maximum essential cinematic contribution has come via his collaboration with director Richard Linklater and co-star Julie Delpy within the Prior to Dawn sequence of romantic dramas. The 3 options — Prior to Dawn (1995), Prior to Sundown (2004), and Prior to Nighttime (2013) apply the similar couple, Jesse and Céline (Hawke and Delpy) throughout the ups and downs in their courting of just about twenty years.
Hawke additionally starred in Linklater’s Oscar-winning drama Boyhood (2014), some other mission that used to be shot over just about a decade, and has been a go-to skill for LInklater, with roles within the director’s Rapid Meals Country (2006), Waking Existence (2001), The Newton Boys (1998) and Tape (2001).
In the back of the digital camera, Hawke made his directorial debut in 2001 with Chelsea Partitions, a tale set over a unmarried day on the Chelsea Resort, starring Uma Thurman, Kris Kristofferson, Rosario Dawson, Natasha Richardson and Steve Zahn. His directing credit come with 2006’s The Most up to date State, the 2014 documentary Seymour: An Advent, about mythical pianist and piano instructor Seymour Bernstein, and 2018’s Blaze.
An achieved novelist, Hawke’s fiction contains the bestsellers The Most up to date State and Ash Wednesday, the kids’s ebook Laws for a Knight, and the graphic novel Indeh. A Vibrant Ray of Darkness, printed by means of Knopf in February 2021, is his first novel in 20 years. It explores the tale of a younger guy making his Broadway debut in Henry IV simply as his marriage implodes. On July 20, 2021, Hawke and New York Instances bestselling creator and illustrator Greg Ruth printed their graphic novel collaboration Meadowlark: A Coming of Age Crime Tale.
Hawke made his tv debut ultimate yr in Showtime’s restricted sequence The Just right Lord Fowl in response to the Nationwide E-book Award-winning novel by means of bestselling creator James McBride. Hawke govt produced and co-wrote the sequence, through which he starred as Nineteenth-century abolitionist John Brown, a task that earned him a Golden Globe nomination. He’s co-starring, along Oscar Issac and Might Calamawy within the upcoming Wonder TV sequence Moon Knight.
The Austin, Texas local has won 4 Oscar nominations — two times as a best possible supporting actor (for Coaching Day (2001) and Boyhood (2014)— and two times for writing within the tailored screenplay class, sharing the nominations with co-writers Linklater and Delpy for the scripts to Prior to Sundown (2004) and Prior to Nighttime (2014).
“We’re extremely joyful to welcome to Karlovy Range an artist we’ve been admiring for a very long time,” stated Karlovy Range’s inventive director Karel Och and govt director Krystof Mucha. “In 2018, KVIFF paid tribute to the Austin Movie Society and it’s thrilling to increase our appreciation of this famend group’s paintings by means of honoring an actor and director who’s so intently hooked up to the Texas unbiased movie scene.”
Hawke will attend this yr’s Karlovy Range Movie Pageant, which runs Aug. 20-28, and can introduce a screening of Paul Schrader’s 2017 mystery First Reformed, through which he stars a parish pastor in a disaster of religion.