Aaron Eckhart

Aaron Eckhart

  • Highest Rated: 94% The Dark Knight (2008)
  • Lowest Rated: 5% I, Frankenstein (2014)
  • Birthday: Mar 12, 1968
  • Birthplace: Cupertino, California
  • From Neil LaBute mainstay to romantic lead and brainy action hero, versatile screen presence Aaron Eckhart has the talent to convincingly portray everything from the most despicable misogynist to affable love interests with equal zeal. How many other actors could purposefully and gleefully crush the soul of an innocent deaf woman before successfully charming one of the '90s most notable onscreen feminists with equal conviction? Born on March 12, 1968, to a computer executive father and a mother who wrote children's books in Santa Clara County, CA, Eckhart spent most of his childhood in Cupertino before moving with his family to England and Australia in his teens. Although he dropped out of high school before graduation, Eckhart eventually earned his equivalency before taking a few years off to hit the waves in Hawaii and the slopes in France. He later attended Brigham Young University as a film major, and it was there that he made the acquaintance of a young, aspiring director named Neil LaBute. Eckhart eventually moved to Manhattan and found himself swimming in a virtual sea of unemployed actors, though he did land a few notable commercial parts before returning to L.A., where he worked in a series of small supporting roles. He had done well enough on his own to this point, but it was only under the direction of his old college friend that he truly broke out of the mold and crafted one of the most despised cinematic characterizations of the decade. Cast in the lead of LaBute's pitch-black debut In the Company of Men, Eckhart's performance of a woman-hating, low-level executive was a cruel, but three-dimensional, villain that both repelled and fascinated moviegoers. After sticking with LaBute and gaining 30 pounds for the role of a sexually frustrated husband in LaBute's follow-up, Your Friends & Neighbors, Eckhart branched out in 1999 with a pair of memorable and entirely unexpected performances: Molly and Any Given Sunday. Cast as a caring brother of an autistic sibling in the former and a gridiron giant in the latter, his versatility began to attract casting agents. By the time he romanced Julia Roberts' eponymous character in Steven Soderbergh's acclaimed drama Erin Brockovich, Eckhart had become one to watch. He re-teamed with LaBute for Nurse Betty and Possession, but by this point, the rising star was gaining quite a reputation on his own. In 2001, Sean Penn tapped him to appear opposite Jack Nicholson in the searing drama The Pledge, and soon Eckhart was plunging headfirst into the center of the Earth alongside Oscar-winner Hilary Swank in the big-budget summer disaster flick The Core. By this time, the actor had truly established himself as a diverse talent capable of donning many hats, and following his role in Ron Howard's brutal thriller The Missing, the action flew fast and furious in John Woo's Paycheck. Eckhart next appeared in Suspect Zero (2004), which was experimental filmmaker E. Elias Merhige's eagerly anticipated follow-up to 2000's acclaimed Shadow of the Vampire.If some fans had lamented the gifted Eckhart's turn towards overly seriously roles as of late, a scathing performance in director Jason Reitman's critically-acclaimed 2005 comedy Thank You for Smoking would serve as a refreshingly funny change of pace. Alas, the laughs wouldn't keep coming for long, as it was soon back to grim dramatics with his turn as a well-schooled psychiatrist in the dramatic mystery Neverwas preceding a turn as a determined L.A. detective whose attempts to solve a particularly confounding murder lead him down a dark path of Hollywood corruption in Brian De Palma's The Black Dahlia. In 2008 he starred alongside Christian Bale inThe Dark Knight as good-man-gone-bad Harvey Dent/Two-Face, while 2010 found the actor co-starring with Nicole Kidman in the film Rabbit Hole (2010). In 2011, Eckhart played a wealthy real estate developer in The Rum Diary, an adaptation of Hunter S. Thompson's autobiography of the same name.

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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Rating

Title

Credit

Box
Office

Year

43% Midway Jimmy Doolittle 2019
18% Incarnate Dr. Seth Ember $4.9M 2016
69% Bleed For This Kevin Rooney $5.1M 2016
86% Sully Jeff Skiles $125.1M 2016
27% London Has Fallen President Benjamin Asher 2016
32% My All American Darrell Royal $1.4M 2015
5% I, Frankenstein Adam $15.7M 2014
28% Erased Ben Logan 2013
49% Olympus Has Fallen President Benjamin Asher $98.7M 2013
51% The Rum Diary Sanderson $13.1M 2011
36% Battle: Los Angeles Ssgt. Michael Nanz $83.6M 2011
86% Rabbit Hole Howie Corbett $2.3M 2010
17% Love Happens Burke $23M 2009
94% The Dark Knight Harvey Dent $533.4M 2008
21% Meet Bill Bill Executive Producer 2008
49% Towelhead Mr. Vuoso $0.3M 2007
42% No Reservations Nick $43.2M 2007
90% America At A Crossroads: Operation Homecoming: Writing The Wartime Experience Actor 2007
No Score Yet Women of Indie Film Actor 2007
32% The Black Dahlia Lee Blanchard $22.6M 2006
15% The Wicker Man Truck Stop Patron $23.7M 2006
74% Conversations With Other Women Man 2006
86% Thank You for Smoking Nick Naylor $24.9M 2006
14% Neverwas Producer Zach Riley 2005
18% Suspect Zero Thomas Mackelway $8.6M 2004
27% Paycheck Rethrick $53.7M 2003
58% The Missing Brake Baldwin $27M 2003
40% The Core Dr. Joshua Keyes $31.1M 2003
64% Possession Roland Michell $10.1M 2002
78% The Pledge Stan Krolak $18.9M 2001
83% Nurse Betty Del 2000
84% Erin Brockovich George 2000
52% Any Given Sunday Nick Crozier 1999
14% Molly Buck McKay 1999
33% Thursday Nick 1998
77% Your Friends & Neighbors Barry 1998
89% In the Company of Men Chad 1997

TV

Rating

Title

Credit

Year

50% The Romanoffs
2018
  • 2018
41% Chelsea
2016-2017
Guest
  • 2016
No Score Yet Jimmy Kimmel Live
2003
Guest
  • 2016
No Score Yet Late Night With Seth Meyers
2014
Guest
  • 2016
No Score Yet Tavis Smiley
2013-2018
Guest
  • 2016
No Score Yet The Late Late Show With James Corden
2015
Guest
  • 2016
No Score Yet The Late Late Show With Craig Ferguson
2005-2014
Guest
  • 2014
No Score Yet The Tonight Show With Jay Leno
1992-2014
Guest
  • 2014
  • 2013
  • 2011
  • 2010
  • 2007
No Score Yet Chelsea Lately
2007-2014
Guest
  • 2013
No Score Yet Lopez Tonight
2009-2011
Guest
  • 2011
No Score Yet The Daily Show With Jon Stewart
1999-2015
Guest
  • 2011
  • 2008
  • 2004
No Score Yet Conan
2010
Guest
  • 2010
94% Frasier
1993-2004
Frank
  • 2004

QUOTES FROM Aaron Eckhart CHARACTERS

President Benjamin Asher
What happens if you don't come back?
Mike Banning
You're f***ed.
Mike Banning
You're fucked.
President Benjamin Asher
Did you really have to do that?
Mike Banning
No.
Mike Banning
I was wondering when you'd come out of the closet.
President Benjamin Asher
That's not funny.
Harvey Dent
It's not about what I want. It's about what's fair!
Dr. Joshua Keyes
Feel free to throw up. I know I do.
Darrell Royal
Gentlemen, football doesn't build character. It eliminates the weak.
Darrell Royal
Gentlemen, football doesn't build character. It eliminates the weak.
Adam
Remember, I have no soul.
Naberius
You have soul.
Adam
I, descender of the demon horde. I, my father's son. I... Frankenstein.
Adam
We do not ask for the lives we are given, but each of us has the right to defend that life.
Harvey Dent
Carbon fibre, 28 calibre, Made in China, if you want to kill a public servant Mr Maroni i recommend you buy American.
Adam
I'm a monster
Adam
I'm a monster.
Terra
You're a monster only if you behave like one
Terra
You're a monster only if you behave like one.
Dr. Josh Keyes
I need you to confirm my results, sir.
Dr. Conrad Zimsky
Young man, do you have any idea who I am?
Dr. Josh Keyes
Yes I do, sir. Please read this.
Dr. Conrad Zimsky
What's it about?
Dr. Josh Keyes
The end of the world.
Ben Logan
Remember...
Amy Logan
Corners are safe.
Adam
I am the terror that flaps in the night.
Adam Frankenstein
Gideon...
Leonore
I know.
Adam Frankenstein
Then why?
Leonore
Because you finally found your higher purpose.
Adam Frankenstein
Naberius has been planning this for centuries. Frankenstein just made it possible.
Adam Frankenstein
Remember, I have no soul.
Gideon
God will surely damn you.
Adam Frankenstein
He already did.
Adam Frankenstein
I'm a dozen used parts from eight different corpses. I'm a monster.
Terra
You're only a monster if you behave like one.
Harvey Dent
You either die a hero or live long enough to see yourself become the villain.
Natascha
But this is a democracy, Harvey.
Harvey Dent
When their enemies were at the gates, the Romans would suspend democracy and appoint one man to protect the city, and it wasn't considered an honor it was considered a public service.
Rachel Dawes
Harvey, the last man that they appointed to protect the republic was named Caesar and he never gave up his power.
Harvey Dent
Okay fine...you either die a hero, or you live long enough to see yourself become the villain.
President Benjamin Asher
United States of America doesn't negotiate with terrorists.
Kang
Who said anything about negotiating?
President Benjamin Asher
You should be.
Secretary of Defense Ruth McMillan
How's my hair?
Speaker Allan Trumbull
Not a hair out of place!
President Benjamin Asher
Not a hair out of place!
Mike Banning
Sorry about the house, sir.
President Benjamin Asher
It's okay. I believe it's insured.
Harvey Dent
[on TV] I don't know about Mr. Lau's travel arrangements, but I'm sure glad he's here.
Harvey Dent
I don't know about Mr. Lau's travel arrangements, but I'm sure glad he's here.
Chechen
I put word out. We hire the clown. [looks at the others] He was right. We have to fix real problems: Batman. [They don't see Gordon enter]
Chechen
I put word out. We hire the clown. He was right. We have to fix real problems - Batman.
Rachel Dawes
We'll never be able to link the gun to Maroni, so we won't be able to charge him. But the fact they're trying to kill you means we're getting to them.
Harvey Dent
I'm glad you're so pleased, Rachel. I'm fine, by the way.
Rachel Dawes
Come on, Harvey. You're Gotham's DA. You're not getting shot at for doing your job right.
Batman/Bruce Wayne
You're the one pointing the gun, Harvey. So point it at the people responsible.
Harvey Dent
Fair enough. [to Batman] You first. [Flips the coin, Damage side falls Shoots Batman and points the gun at himself] My turn. [Fair side falls]
Harvey Dent
Fair enough. You first. My turn.
Gordon
Harvey, You're right. Rachel's death was my fault. Please don't punish the boy, Please punish me.
Harvey Dent
I'm about to. Tell your boy its gonna be all right Gordon. Lie.. like I lied.
Harvey Dent
I'm about to. Tell your boy its gonna be all right Gordon. Lie, like I lied.
Gordon
It's going to be alright, son [Harvey throws coin, Batman jumps up on him & both falls as the coin lands on the damaged side]
Gordon
It's going to be alright, son.
Harvey Dent
Remember that name you all had for me when I was at Internal Affairs? What was it, Gordon?
Gordon
Harvey, I...
Gordon
Harvey, I.
Harvey Dent
Say it. Say it!
Gordon
Two-Face. Harvey Two-Face.
Gordon
Two-Face. Harvey, Two-Face.
Harvey Dent
[turns his head, showing Gordon the mutilated side of his face] Why should I hide who I am?
Harvey Dent
Why should I hide who I am?
Gordon
Barbara, calm down.
Barbara Gordon
He has the kids!
Harvey Dent
Hello, Jim.
Gordon
Harvey? Where's my family?
Harvey Dent
Where my family died.
Rachel Dawes
I don't have an answer
Harvey Dent
Well, I guess no answer is a no.
Rachel Dawes
Harvey...
Rachel Dawes
Harvey.
Harvey Dent
It's someone else, isn't it? Just tell me it's not Wayne, the guy's a complete...
Harvey Dent
It's someone else, isn't it? Just tell me it's not Wayne, the guy's a complete.
Rachel Dawes
[Bruce comes up behind him and grabs in a chokehold] What are you doing?
Rachel Dawes
What are you doing?
Batman/Bruce Wayne
as Harvey falls unconscious] They're coming for him!
Batman/Bruce Wayne
They're coming for him!
Harvey Dent
you can throw a party, Wayne. I'll give you that. Thanks again. You kind if I borrow Rachel?
Harvey Dent
You can throw a party, Wayne, I'll give you that. Thanks again. You kind if I borrow Rachel?
Joker
I just did what I do best. I took your little plan and I turned it on itself. Look what I did to this city with a few drums of gas and a couple of bullets. Hmmm? You know... You know what I've noticed? Nobody panics when things go "according to plan". Even if the plan is horrifying! If, tomorrow, I tell the press that, like, a gang banger will get shot, or a truckload of soldiers will be blown up, nobody panics, because it's all "part of the plan". But when I say that one little old mayor will die, well then everyone loses their minds! [Joker hands Two-Face a gun and points it at himself]
Joker
Introduce a little anarchy. Upset the established order, and everything becomes chaos. I'm an agent of chaos. Oh, and you know the thing about chaos? It's fair! [Still holding the gun, Two-Face pauses and takes out his coin]
Harvey Dent
[Showing Joker the good side] You live.
Joker
Mm-hmm.
Harvey Dent
[Showing the scarred side] You die.
Joker
Mmm, now we're talking.
Wuertz
Dent. Jesus. I thought you was dead.
Harvey Dent
Half.
Nick Naylor
I don't have a MD or law degree. I have a bachelor's in kicking butt and taking names
Nick Naylor
I don't have a MD or law degree. I have a bachelor's in kicking butt and taking names.
Nick Naylor
That's the beauty of argument, if you argue correctly, you're never wrong
Nick Naylor
That's the beauty of argument, if you argue correctly, you're never wrong.
Brad
Nick, your job and everything aside, I hope you understand that second hand smoke's a real killer.
Nick Naylor
What are you talking about?
Brad
I just hope you're providing a smoke-free environment for Joey is all I'm saying.
Nick Naylor
Brad, I'm his father. You're the guy fucking his mom
Nick Naylor
Brad, I'm his father. You're the guy fucking his mom.
Brad
That was unnecessary
Brad
That was unnecessary.
Thomas Mackelway
How do you find something you can't see?
Thomas Mackelway
You want me to see what you see.
Thomas Mackelway
There's an association here. You have a circle and a lidless eye that's always open. Seeing,seeing or making sure that we are seeing.
Nick Naylor
I like a challenge. If you want an easy job, go work for the Red Cross.
Batman/Bruce Wayne
You don't want to hurt the boy, Harvey.
Harvey Dent
It's not about what I want, it's about what's fair! You thought we could be decent men in an indecent time! But you were wrong. The world is cruel, and the only morality in a cruel world is chance. Unbiased, unprejudiced... fair. His son's got the same chance she had. Fifty-fifty.
Batman/Bruce Wayne
What happened to Rachel wasn't chance. We decided to act. We three.
Harvey Dent
Then why was it me who was the only one who lost everything?
Batman/Bruce Wayne
It wasn't...
Harvey Dent
The Joker chose me!
Batman/Bruce Wayne
Because you were the best of us. He wanted to prove that even someone as good as you could fall.
Harvey Dent
And he was right.
Joker
(Sighs) Hi. You know...I don't want there to be any hard feelings between us, Harvey. When you and uh, uh-
Joker
[sighs] Hi. You know...I don't want there to be any hard feelings between us, Harvey. When you and uh, uh-
Harvey Dent
Rachel!
Joker
Rachel, were being abducted, I was sitting in Gordon's cage. I mean, I didn't rig those charges.
Harvey Dent
Your men, your plan.
Joker
Do I really look like a guy with a plan?
Maroni
I thought the D.A. just played golf with the mayor, things like that?
Harvey Dent
Tea off's one-thirty, more than enough time to put you away for life, Sally.
Harvey Dent
Carbon fiber, .28 Caliber, made in China.
Harvey Dent
If you want to kill a public servant, Mr. Maroni, I recommend you buy American.
Judge Surrillo
Get him out of here!
Harvey Dent
But, Your Honor, I'm not done.
Harvey Dent
Going to join your wife? Do you love her?
Maroni
Yes.
Harvey Dent
Did you ever wonder what it would be like to listen to her die?
Maroni
Look, take it up with the Joker. He killed your woman. He made you - like this.
Harvey Dent
The Joker's just a mad dog. I want whoever let him off the leash.
Judge Surrillo
Get the witness out of here.
Harvey Dent
But your honor, I'm not done.
Harvey Dent
You thought we could be decent men in an indecent time! ... The world is cruel, and the only morality in a cruel world is chance. Unbiased. Unprejudiced. Fair.
Harvey Dent
You thought we could be decent men in an indecent time! The world is cruel, and the only morality in a cruel world is chance. Unbiased. Unprejudiced. Fair.
Harvey Dent
The world is cruel. And the only morality in a cruel world .. is chance. Unbiased.Unprejudiced.Fair.
Harvey Dent
The world is cruel, and the only morality in a cruel world is chance. Unbiased, unprejudiced... fair.
Harvey Dent
It's not about what I want, it's what's fair!
Joker
Introduce a little anarchy. Upset the established order and everything becomes chaos. I'm an agent of chaos. Oh, and you know thing about chaos...it's fair.
Harvey Dent
You live...you die.
Joker
Now you're talkin'.
Harvey Dent
You thought we could be decent men in an indecent time. But you were wrong. The world is cruel, and the only morality in a cruel world is chance.
Nick Naylor
Michael Jordan plays ball. Charles Manson kills people. I talk. Everyone has a talent.
Harvey Dent
Rachel told me everything about you.
Batman/Bruce Wayne
I certainly hope not.
Alfred
I certainly hope not.
Harvey Dent
Any psychotic ex-boyfriends I should be aware of?
Alfred
Oh, you have no idea!
Harvey Dent
Alfred right you have know Rachel her whole life
Harvey Dent
You've known her, her whole life!
Alfred
not yet sir?
Alfred
Oh, not yet, sir.
Gordon
please Harvey don't punish the boy punish me
Gordon
Please don't punish the boy. Please, punish me.
Harvey Dent
i am about to
Harvey Dent
I'm about to.
Batman/Bruce Wayne
you don't want to hurt the boy Harvey
Batman/Bruce Wayne
You don't want to hurt the boy, Harvey.
Harvey Dent
its not about what I want is about what's fair
Harvey Dent
It's not about what I want, it's about what's fair!
Bill
they hate that im working at thier bank i hate that im working at their bank
Bill
They hate that I'm working at their bank. I hate that I'm working at their bank.
Nick Naylor
Nick Naylor: If you argue right, you are never wrong!
Nick Naylor
If you argue right, you are never wrong!
George
How many numbers you got?
Erin Brockovich
Oh, I got numbers comin' outta my ears. For instance: ten.
George
Ten?
Erin Brockovich
Yeah. That's how many months old my baby girl is.
George
You got a little girl?
Erin Brockovich
Yeah. Yeah, sexy, huh? How 'bout this for a number? Six. That's how old my other daughter is, eight is the age of my son, two is how many times I've been married - and divorced; sixteen is the number of dollars I have in my bank account. 850-3943. That's my phone number, and with all the numbers I gave you, I'm guessing zero is the number of times you're gonna call it.
Wuertz
Dent.Jesus.I thought you were dead.
Wuertz
Dent. Jesus. I thought you were dead.
Harvey Dent
Half.
Batman/Bruce Wayne
If I get him to you, can you get him to talk?
Harvey Dent
I'll get him to sing.
Harvey Dent
We thought we could be decent men, in an indecent time.
Batman/Bruce Wayne
You either die a hero, or you live long enough to see yourself become the villain.
Harvey Dent
You either die a hero, or you live long enough to see yourself become the villain.
Nick Naylor
You know that guy who can get with any girl he wants? I'm him..on crack
Nick Naylor
You know that guy who can get with any girl he wants? I'm him..on crack.
Sanderson
"I thought you weren't gonna drink again?"
Sanderson
I thought you weren't gonna drink again?
Sala
I thought you weren't gonna drink again?
Paul Kemp
"I wasn't but I finally beat my will power."
Paul Kemp
I wasn't but I finally beat my will power.
Kemp
I wasn't but I finally beat my will power.
Ssgt. Michael Nantz
Lets take back Los Angeles!
Harvey Dent
You either die a hero, or you live long enough to see yourself become the villain.
Nick Naylor
I earn a living fronting an organization that kills 1,200 human beings a day. 1,200 people! We're talking two jumbo jet plane loads of men, women and children. I mean, there's Attila, Genghis and me, Nick Naylor, the face of cigarettes, the Colonel Sanders of nicotine.
Nick Naylor
I don't have an MD or a law degree. I have a bachelors at kicking butt and taking names.
Harvey Dent
Tell your son it's going to be alright, Gordon. Lie, like I lied.
Harvey Dent
[holding a gun to Gordon's son's head] Tell your son it's going to be all right, Gordon. Lie, like I lied.
James Gordon
It'll be okay, son.
Harvey Dent
When Rome was threatened by an enemy they used to suspend democracy and appoint one man to protect the republic
Harvey Dent
When Rome was threatened by an enemy they used to suspend democracy and appoint one man to protect the republic.
Rachel Dawes
Harvey the last man they appointed to protect them was named caesar abd he never gave up his power!
Harvey Dent
Fine you either die a hero or you live long enough to see yourself become the villain
Harvey Dent
Fine you either die a hero or you live long enough to see yourself become the villain.
Wuertz
Dent. Jesus. I thought you was dead.
Harvey Dent
Half.
Wuertz
Dent. Jesus. I thought you was dead.
Harvey Dent
Half.
Harvey Dent
The world is cruel, and the only morality in a cruel world is chance. Unbiased, unprejudiced... fair.
Harvey Dent
you either die a hero or live long enough to be a villain
Harvey Dent
You either die a hero or live long enough to see yourself become the villain.
Ssgt. Michael Nantz
Retreat? Hell!
Ssgt. Michael Nantz
Retreat, hell.
Harvey Dent
Heads...you live, Tails...you die
Harvey Dent
Heads you live. Tails you die
Harvey Dent
"You thought we could be decent men in an indecent time."
Harvey Dent
You thought we could be decent men in an indecent time.
Harvey Dent
The night is darkest just before the dawn. And I promise you, the dawn is coming.
Ssgt. Michael Nantz
Move to live, Marines.
Harvey Dent
"It's not about what I want. It's about what's fair!!!"
Harvey Dent
It's not about what I want, it's about what's fair!
Ssgt. Michael Nantz
You're the bravest Marine I've ever senn Hector!
Harvey Dent
You either die a hero, or live long enough to become the villain.
Harvey Dent
Look me in the eye, and tell me you're sorry!
Harvey Dent
The night is darkest just before the dawn. And I promise you, the dawn is coming.
Becca
And then what?
Howie
I don't know... Something though.
Burke
Funerals are important rituals. They're not only recognition that a person has died; they're recognition that a person has lived.
Joey Naylor
Mom says it's because you have dependency issues and it was all just a matter of time before you threw it all away on some tramp.
Nick Naylor
Well, that's one theory.
Lorne Lutch
You look like a nice enough fella. What are you doing working for these assholes?
Nick Naylor
I'm good at it. Better at doing this than I ever was at doing anything else.
Joker
Why So Serious?
Harvey Dent
You either die a hero, or you live long enough to see your self become the villan.
Ssgt. Michael Nantz
Dog! Just a Dog!
Harvey Dent
you either die a hero or live long enough to see yourself become the villain
Ssgt. Michael Nantz
That's* what you get! Ha Ha! Look at you! Ya ship's all banged up!
Ssgt. Michael Nantz
That's what you get! Ha Ha! Look at you! Ya ship's all banged up!
Ssgt. Michael Nantz
Forget the fat lady. You're obsessed with fat lady. Just get us out of here!
Ssgt. Michael Nantz
"They are retreating, advance!"
Ssgt. Michael Nantz
marines never quit!
Ssgt. Michael Nantz
thats one tough ass laser thingy
Ssgt. Michael Nantz
You're a little marine now.
Ssgt. Michael Nantz
I need you to be brave for me. I need you to be my little marine
Ssgt. Michael Nantz
I need you to be brave for me. I need you to be my little marine.