Josh Hartnett Movies & Biography

Biography / trivia

*    Josh Hartnett was born on 21st July 1978 in Saint Paul, U.S.A to Daniel Thomas Hartnett, a building manager & Wendy Anne.

*    His birth name is Joshua Daniel Hartnett.

*    Hartnett was raised by Daniel Thomas Hartnett & his step-mom Molly, he has three half-siblings Jessica, Jake & Joe.

*    He attended ‘Nativity of Our Lord Catholic Grade School’ , ‘Cretin-Derham Hall High School’ and ‘South High School’, Minneapolis. He used to play football during his school days and never thought of acting until he was badly injured in a play. After football injury he started to show interest in high school plays.

*    After his high school he moved to New York and joined ‘Conservatory of Theatre Arts & Film’ at SUNY Purchase to pursue his acting career. In 1997 he started his acting career with television series ‘Cracker’ on ABC.

*    He made his film debut with ‘Halloween H20: 20 Years Later’ in 1998 alongside Jamie Lee Curtis and Adam Arkin, the film did very well at the box office earning $ 55 millions against its budget of $17 million. His later films The Faculty in 1998 opposite Jordana Brewster and Clea DuVall was also a hit.

*    In 2000 decade he worked for several commercial hits like Black Hawk Down in 2001 alongside Eric Bana and Ewan McGregor, Pearl Harbor in 2001 alongside Ben Affleck, Kate Beckinsale and Cuba Gooding, Jr., 40 Days and 40 Nights in 2002 with Shannyn Sossamon and Paulo Costanzo, Sin City in 2005 alongside Bruce Willis, Jessica Alba and others, Lucky Number Slevin in 2006 alongside Morgan Freeman, Lucy Liu and Ben Kingsley, 30 Days of Night in 2007 with Melissa George and Danny Huston.

*    Teen People magazine listed him in its “21 Hottest Stars Under 21” in 1999, People magazine listed him in its “50 Most Beautiful People” in 2002, PETA named him “The Sexiest Vegetarian Alive” in 2003. He also appeared on several magazine covers including Vogue, ELLE, People, Cosmogirl, Details, Vanity Fair, GQ, Entertainment Weekly, Girlfriend etc.

*    Hartnett also involved in many charity works including Global Cool, FWD campaign, ‘Minnesota Greater Together Youth Summit’ etc.

*    When he was 12 years old he became a vegetarian but during the filming of ‘The Black Dahlia’ he ate meat to build muscle for a boxer role.


“I never really considered acting as a career, I kind of fell into it. Originally, I wanted to be a painter.”

Filmography / all movies list

Sl Year Movie Director Co-stars
1 1998 Halloween H20 Steve Miner Jamie Lee Curtis,Adam Arkin
2 1998 Debutante Mollie Jones Selma Blair,Theresa Tilly
3 1998 The Faculty Robert Rodriguez Jordana Brewster,Clea DuVall
4 1999 The Virgin Suicides Sofia Coppola James Woods,Kathleen Turner
5 2000 Here on Earth Mark Piznarski Chris Klein,Leelee Sobieski
6 2001 The Same Mark Palansky Jason Acuña,Jacqui Maxwell
7 2001 Member David Brooks Casey Bones,Eric C. Charmelo
8 2001 Short6 David Brooks Johannes Björk,Kenneth Branagh
9 2001 Blow Dry Paddy Breathnach Alan Rickman,Natasha Richardson
10 2001 Town & Country Peter Chelsom Warren Beatty,Diane Keaton
11 2001 Pearl Harbor Michael Bay Ben Affleck,Kate Beckinsale
12 2001 O Tim Blake Nelson Mekhi Phifer,Andrew Keegan
13 2001 Black Hawk Down Ridley Scott Eric Bana,Ewan McGregor
14 2002 40 Days and 40 Nights Michael Lehmann Shannyn Sossamon,Paulo Costanzo
15 2003 Zéro Un Jeanne Biras Caroline Beaune,Delphine Delambre
16 2003 Hollywood Homicide Ron Shelton Harrison Ford,Lena Olin
17 2004 Wicker Park Paul McGuigan Rose Byrne,Diane Kruger
18 2005 Stories of Lost Souls Mark Palansky Hugh Jackman,Cate Blanchett
19 2005 Sin City Frank Miller Clive Owen,Powers Boothe
20 2005 Mozart and the Whale Petter Næss Radha Mitchell,Erica Leerhsen
21 2006 Lucky Number Slevin Paul McGuigan Morgan Freeman,Sir Ben Kingsley
22 2006 The Black Dahlia Brian De Palma Scarlett Johansson,Aaron Eckhart
23 2007 Stories USA David Brooks Scott Caan,Steve Carell
24 2007 Resurrecting the Champ Rod Lurie Samuel L. Jackson,Teri Hatcher
25 2007 30 Days of Night David Slade Melissa George,Danny Huston
26 2008 T Takes Brody Baker Josh Lucas,Michael Pitt
27 2008 August Austin Chick Naomie Harris,David Bowie
28 2009 I Come with the Rain Tran Anh Hung Elias Koteas,Lee Byung-Hun
29 2010 Bunraku Guy Moshe Woody Harrelson,Gackt
30 2011 Girl Walks Into a Bar S Gutiérrez Carla Gugino,Zachary Quinto
31 2011 Stuck Between Stations Brady Kiernan Michael Imperioli,Zoe Lister Jones
32 2012 Singularity Roland Joffé Neve Campbell,Bipasha Basu


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