With numerous credits to his name, AARON ECKHART is positioned among the industry’s finest. He has earned considerable acclaim for his roles, including the love interest of Julia Roberts in Erin Brockovich for director Steven Soderbergh. However, it was his portrayal of a love-scorned, vengeful man in Neil LaBute’s controversial film, In the Company of Men, which first drew him critical attention. Notably, this incendiary film became one of the highest-grossing independent films of the year.
In addition to In the Company of Men, he has starred in three other LaBute films – Possession with Gwyneth Paltrow, Nurse Betty opposite Renee Zellweger, and Your Friends & Neighbors with Ben Stiller and Catherine Keener.
Eckhart earned both a Golden Globe and Independent Spirit Award nomination for his starring role in Jason Reitman’s directorial debut, Thank You for Smoking. Other film credits include co-starring opposite Johnny Depp in The Rum Diary, the sci-fi action film Battle: Los Angeles, Rabbit Hole opposite Nicole Kidman, director Christopher Nolan’s The Dark Knight as Harvey Dent/Two Face, Sean Penn’s The Pledge, the romantic dramedy Love Happens, Oliver Stone’s Any Given Sunday, Meet Bill, Molly, the Alan Ball drama Towelhead, No Reservations, John Woo’s Paycheck, Ron Howard’s The Missing, The Core, Brian De Palma’s The Black Dahlia, Conversations with Other Women, Olympus Has Fallen and its sequel London Has Fallen, I, Frankenstein, and My All-American.
Eckhart was most recently seen co-starring opposite Tom Hanks in Sully, directed by Clint Eastwood. The film tells the story of American pilot Chesley “Sully” Sullenberger, who heroically landed a troubled aircraft full of passengers on the Hudson River. He can currently be seen starring opposite Miles Teller in Bleed for This, in which he portrays boxing trainer Kevin Rooney.