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Josh Hartnett is an actor who rose to prominence during the 1990s as a teen heart throb

InformationDetail
BirthdayJuly 21, 1978
NationalityAmerican
FamousFilm & Theater Personalities, Actors
City/StateMinnesota
SpousesTamsin Egerton (2012–)
SiblingsJake Hartnett, Jessica Hartnett, Joe Hartnett
Known asJoshua Daniel
Birth PlaceSaint Paul, Minnesota, U.S.
Height191cm
GenderMale
FatherDaniel Thomas Hartnett
MotherWendy Anne
Net Worth$25 million as of Jun 12,2016
Sun SignCancer
Born inSaint Paul, Minnesota, U.S.
Famous asAmerican actor

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Who is Josh Hartnett?

One of the hottest teen heart throbs of the 1990s, Josh Hartnett is a Hollywood star who has smoothly made the transition from being a teen sensation to a serious character actor. With his smoldering good looks and raw sex appeal, he was a much sought after young male actor during his youth. But the talented actor has proved to the world that Josh Hartnett is not just about killer good-looks—he has the skills to deliver powerful performances as well. Acting was never the first career choice for the athletic youngster while he was in high school. Sports were his first love and he had never even thought of performing on stage until an injury forced him to quit his sporting activities. The dejected teenager was encouraged by his aunt to try his hand at acting. He landed the part of Huckleberry Finn in a stage production of ‘Tom Sawyer’ and was soon hooked to acting. As a 19 year old he was cast in the ABC drama ‘Cracker’ which though short-lived ensured that Josh got noticed for his great looks. His first feature film role was in the horror flick ‘Halloween H20: 20 Years Later’ which established the young man as a teen heart throb. More film offers followed and soon he became a famous face of Hollywood.

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Childhood & Early Life

He was born as the son on Wendy Anne and Daniel Thomas Hartnett. He was primarily raised by his building manager father and artist stepmother. He has three younger half-siblings.

He first attended Cretin-Derham Hall High School before shifting to South High School from where he graduated in 1996.

He was an athletic young boy who loved playing sports, especially football. An injury made it impossible for him to continue playing and he was very upset because of this. His aunty encouraged him to audition for a stage production of ‘Tom Sawyer’ in a bid to divert his attention.

He won the part of Huckleberry Finn in the play and realized that he loved acting. He became very popular with the girls because of his cute looks.

He moved to New York after high school to attend the Conservatory of Theatre Arts & Film, but the experience was not what he had hoped for.

Career

He went to Los Angeles to try his luck at acting. He tried hard, auditioning for around 50 projects in three weeks before landing a role in the ABC crime series ‘Cracker’ in 1997. Even though the series was short lived, it gave considerable exposure to the young actor.

He appeared in some television commercials and small plays for the next two years. In 1998 he was cast as John Tate in the slasher horror film ‘Halloween H20: 20 Years Later’. In spite of getting mixed reviews it was a commercial success.

He played Zeke Tyler in the science fiction horror ‘The Faculty’ in 1998 which also had other stars like Elijah Wood, Laura Harris, Salma Hayek and Jon Stewart in the ensemble. He was nominated for a Saturn Award for his performance.

In 2001, he was part of ensemble cast of the epic war film ‘Pearl Harbor’ directed by Michael Bay. The movie was a dramatization of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor and the Doolittle Raid. It was a major box office grosser.

Even though he was seldom cast in a leading role, he often found himself chosen as a part of an ensemble cast of major films. He portrayed SSG Matt Eversmann in the war film ‘Black Hawk Down’ (2001) which chronicled the events in the Battle of Mogadishu.

He starred along with Bruce Willis, Morgan Freeman and Ben Kingsley in the 2006 crime thriller film ‘Lucky Number Slevin’. The movie revolved around two crime lords and a mysterious hitman.

He has a penchant for acting in thrillers and horrors. In keeping up with this image he appeared in the 2007 vampire horror movie ’30 Days of Night’ which is set in an Alaskan town haunted by vampires.

He turned producer in 2008 with the drama film ‘August’ in which he also starred. The story was about two ambitious brothers who try to keep their company afloat even as the stock market begins to collapse in August 2001.

He appeared in a martial arts action film ‘Bunraku’ in 2010 which follows a young drifter’s quest for revenge. The movie draws heavily from samurai and Western films.

Major Works

‘Pearl Harbor’ was one of his biggest box office successes. He played the role of First Lieutenant Daniel Walker in the movie that is a love story set in the backdrop of the Japanese attack on the Pearl Harbor.

Awards & Achievements

He was named the Outstanding Environmentalist by the 21st Century Leaders Awards, Qatar in 2007.

He won the Ischia International Arts Academy Acting Award at the Ischia Global Film & Music Fest, Italy in 2010.

Personal Life & Legacy

He has dated and has been linked to several beautiful women over the years including Scarlett Johansson, Sophie Lie, Kelly Lee Carlson and Amanda Seyfried.

He has been involved in several social and environmental causes. He supports the green lifestyle campaign of Global Cool and the joint FWD campaign by USAID and Ad Council.

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Josh Hartnett biography timelines

  • // 21st Jul 1978
    He was born as the son on Wendy Anne and Daniel Thomas Hartnett. He was primarily raised by his building manager father and artist stepmother. He has three younger half-siblings.
  • // 1996
    He first attended Cretin-Derham Hall High School before shifting to South High School from where he graduated in 1996.
  • // 1997
    He went to Los Angeles to try his luck at acting. He tried hard, auditioning for around 50 projects in three weeks before landing a role in the ABC crime series ‘Cracker’ in 1997. Even though the series was short lived, it gave considerable exposure to the young actor.
  • // 1998
    He appeared in some television commercials and small plays for the next two years. In 1998 he was cast as John Tate in the slasher horror film ‘Halloween H20: 20 Years Later’. In spite of getting mixed reviews it was a commercial success.
  • // 1998
    He played Zeke Tyler in the science fiction horror ‘The Faculty’ in 1998 which also had other stars like Elijah Wood, Laura Harris, Salma Hayek and Jon Stewart in the ensemble. He was nominated for a Saturn Award for his performance.
  • // 2001
    In 2001, he was part of ensemble cast of the epic war film ‘Pearl Harbor’ directed by Michael Bay. The movie was a dramatization of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor and the Doolittle Raid. It was a major box office grosser.
  • // 2001
    Even though he was seldom cast in a leading role, he often found himself chosen as a part of an ensemble cast of major films. He portrayed SSG Matt Eversmann in the war film ‘Black Hawk Down’ (2001) which chronicled the events in the Battle of Mogadishu.
  • // 2006
    He starred along with Bruce Willis, Morgan Freeman and Ben Kingsley in the 2006 crime thriller film ‘Lucky Number Slevin’. The movie revolved around two crime lords and a mysterious hitman.
  • // 2007
    He has a penchant for acting in thrillers and horrors. In keeping up with this image he appeared in the 2007 vampire horror movie ’30 Days of Night’ which is set in an Alaskan town haunted by vampires.
  • // 2007
    He was named the Outstanding Environmentalist by the 21st Century Leaders Awards, Qatar in 2007.
  • // 2008
    He turned producer in 2008 with the drama film ‘August’ in which he also starred. The story was about two ambitious brothers who try to keep their company afloat even as the stock market begins to collapse in August 2001.
  • // 2010
    He appeared in a martial arts action film ‘Bunraku’ in 2010 which follows a young drifter’s quest for revenge. The movie draws heavily from samurai and Western films.
  • // 2010
    He won the Ischia International Arts Academy Acting Award at the Ischia Global Film & Music Fest, Italy in 2010.

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  • What is Josh Hartnett birthday?

    Josh Hartnett was born at 1978-07-21

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    Josh Hartnett was born in Saint Paul, Minnesota, U.S.

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    Josh Hartnett's nationalities is American

  • Who is Josh Hartnett spouses?

    Josh Hartnett's spouses is Tamsin Egerton (2012–)

  • Who is Josh Hartnett siblings?

    Josh Hartnett's siblings is Jake Hartnett, Jessica Hartnett, Joe Hartnett

  • How tall is Josh Hartnett?

    Josh Hartnett's height is 191

  • Who is Josh Hartnett's father?

    Josh Hartnett's father is Daniel Thomas Hartnett

  • Who is Josh Hartnett's mother?

    Josh Hartnett's mother is Wendy Anne

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    Josh Hartnett is Cancer

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    Josh Hartnett is famouse as American actor