Aaron Eckhart is a well-known American actormany amazing works to his name. It’s been an enormous list of achievements for the actor since stepping into the spotlight. Eckhart made his breakthrough when he directed the remarkable character of George Erin Brockovich in 2000. The film ushered in a larger platform for the actor and he garnered prominent roles which he shrugged off successfully and effortlessly. Judging by his performances, Aaron is indeed a force to be reckoned with when it comes to bringing characters to life. Here are other interesting facts about him.
Aaron Eckhart’s bio
He was born Aaron Edward Eckhart on March 12,1968 in Cupertino, California to his parents; Mary Martha, his mother and James Eckhart, his father. Eckhart, the youngest of three brothers, came from an enlightened family with a writer, poet and artist for a mother and a computer executive for a father. It may have been his mother who motivated him to pursue art as he is inclined towards anything arts and entertainment related.
Having a father who was into computers meant having to travel to different places. This constant move had brought Aaron and his family to England, where he attended the American Community School. During his school years he engaged in many school dramas and gradually got to know the art.
In 1985 he moved to Australia and attended AmericanThe International School of Sydney but left him in his senior year to work at the Warringah Mall cinema. Still determined to complete his education, Aaron enrolled in an adult education program and earned a diploma. He later studied film at Brigham Young University in Hawaii after returning to the United States in the late 1980s. After all the hurdles, Aaron Eckhart got his bachelor’s degree in fine arts in 1994.
Eckhart was an outsider at first, but not for long. He had struggled and struggled looking for roles, but only had small roles in commercials and series at the time. Amidst the hustle and bustle, he did a few odd jobs, including bartender, construction worker, and bus driver. Luck came in 1997 when director Neil LaBute offered him a role in a play In the Company of Men His role as a frustrated worker received positive reviews and drew little attention.
Just three years later, Aaron Eckhart made his breakthrough in the film Erin Brockovich , which also starred Julia Roberts. His remarkable portrayal of George received critical acclaim and earned him notable roles in the industry. These included his portrayal of Nick Taylor in the popular comedy, Thanks for Smoking ; his 2010 stint with Nicole Kidman in the drama, Rabbit Hole , for which she (Kidman) chose Aaron herself to play her husband; and many others. Aaron Eckhart’s other notable films include Olympia Has Fallen , Me, Frankenstein , My All Americanand many others. We also don’t forget his notable role as Harvey Dent in the superhero film Dark Night in 2008.
In 2008, he was nominated for Best Cast, Saturn, Best Supporting Actor, and Scream Award for Best Villain for his performance in Dark Night. He also won the Central Ohio Film Critics Association’s People’s Choice Award for Best Cast for the same film. These are just a few of his numerous awards.
Aaron Eckhart has an estimated net worth of $25 million, for which he owes his works. He may not be the richest, but Eckhart is certainly above average. The actor has continued to climb the ladder of success as outstanding roles fill his portfolio year after year.
Is he married, who is the wife?
Aaron Eckhart, like most of his peers, has many stories in his love diary. However, not much is known about his relationships as a private person as he rarely talks about them in interviews. This is also the reason why the media is not sure if he is married. The actor once dated actress Emily Cline. The two had met on the set of In the Company of Men and took things to another level. However, in 1998 they separated under unknown circumstances.
Eckhart was also in a relationship with KristynOsborn, a songwriter for a year. The talented actor was linked to Ashley Wick following his split from Cline. After that, he was linked to Molly Sims. In all of this, Aaron has not released any information to prove or disprove the media’s assumptions.