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Aaron Edward Eckhart (born March 12, 1968) is an American film and stage actor. Born in California, he moved to England at 13 when his father relocated the family. Several years later, he began his acting career performing in school plays. Eckhart then moved to Sydney, Australia, for his high school senior year; he left without graduating but earned a diploma through an adult education course. In 1994, he graduated from Brigham Young University (BYU) with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in film. For much of the mid-1990s, he lived in New York City as a struggling, unemployed actor. As an undergraduate at Brigham Young, Eckhart met director and writer Neil LaBute who cast him in several of LaBute`s original plays. Five years later, Eckhart made a debut as an unctuous sociopathic ladies` man in LaBute’s black comedy film In the Company of Men (1997). Under LaBute`s guidance, he worked in the director`s films Your Friends & Neighbors (1998), Nurse Betty (2000), and Possession (2002). Eckhart has chosen roles in an eclectic range of movies, from science fiction films such as The Core (2003) and Paycheck (2003) to romantic dramas like Conversations with Other Women (2006) and No Reservations (2007). In 2000, Eckhart gained wide recognition as George in Steven Soderbergh`s critically acclaimed film Erin Brockovich. In 2006, he received a Golden Globe nomination for Best Actor for his portrayal of Nick Naylor in Thank You for Smoking. In 2008, he starred in the big-budget studio film The Dark Knight as District Attorney Harvey Dent and the villain he becomes, Two-Face.
Eckhart was engaged to actress Emily Cline, whom he met during filming of In the Company of Men, but separated from her in 1998. From 2006 to 2007, he was in a relationship with SheDaisy`s Kristyn Osborn. In 2007, he dated Ashley Wicks, though the two have ended their relationship. He has been reluctant in speaking about his relationships in interviews. Eckhart is dating actress Molly Sims. In various interviews Eckhart has talked about his beliefs, his way of life, and his future career ambitions. Talking to Entertainment Weekly regarding his Mormon faith, he revealed: "I`m sure people think I`m a Mormon, but I don`t know that I`m a Mormon anymore, you know? To be honest, to be perfectly clear, I`d be a hypocrite if I did say that I was, just because I haven`t lived that lifestyle for so many years." In other interviews he has divulged that, through hypnosis, he quit drinking, smoking, and partying, that in his spare time he enjoys photography, and that he is a fan of the National Football League (NFL) team, the Oakland Raiders. In an interview with Parade magazine, Eckhart revealed that before he discovered acting he wanted to become a songwriter.
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BFA Film, Brigham Young University (1994)
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