As actors go, Aaron Eckhart is one of the most popular with several notable performances to his credit. Though he struggled for a long time without success, his breakthrough role came in the 2000 film Erin Brockovich which cast him as George. The movie served as his stepping stone to greatness and today, the successful actor has loads of popular movies and television series under his belt, including a list of prestigious awards. Continue reading for more on his professional career and love life.
Who Is Aaron Eckhart?
His given name at birth is Aaron Edward Eckhart and he was born in Cupertino, California on the 12th of March 1968. His mum Martha Eckhart has German, English, Scottish and Scots-Irish ancestry, she is an artist, writer, and poet, while his dad is James Conrad Eckhart with German-Russian roots and earns a living as a computer executive.
Born as the youngest out of three children (all boys), Aaron Eckhart and his siblings grew up as members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. He was really devoted to his belief as he completed an active 2-year mission in both Switzerland and France. In 1985, his dad landed a job in Info-Tech which took the Eckhart family to England. While in Britain, they moved around a lot in Surrey area, residing in towns like Ripley, Cobham as well as Walton-on-Thames.
It was in England that Aaron Eckhart attended high school, joining American Community School, where he had his first contact with acting. The young Aaron took a leading role in his school production, giving expression to the character of Charlie Brown.
For his high school senior years, Aaron relocated to Sydney in Australia to register at American International School of Sydney, further honing his acting prowess in the process. However, he admitted that his performance in Waiting for Godot during the autumn of his senior year was rather terrible. After he left school, the aspiring actor got employed at the Warringah Mall movie theater, but his determination to complete his education led him to earn his diploma via an adult education course, which gave him room to pamper himself with one year of surfing in both France and Hawaii. Aaron was also in the Alps for skiing.
Upon his return to the United States, he joined Brigham Young University–Hawaii as a film major. However, his graduation was accomplished at Brigham Young University (BYU) located in Provo, Utah, He came off with a BA in Fine arts.
Aaron Eckhart has been vocal about his personal beliefs, his career ambitions and way of life. According to his disclosure in an interview, he was able to overcome smoking drinking and partying through hypnosis, he also said that he spends his leisure time as an amateur photographer. Aaron revealed in another interview section with Parade magazine about his initial plan which was to become a songwriter before acting came calling.
At the onset of his acting career, Aaron Eckhart was actually an underdog for a short while, as he relentlessly hustled for work, but often had to make do with minor roles in series and commercials. During the time of his struggle, he had to make ends meet through odd jobs like a construction worker, bartender as well as bus driver, while he hoped for a light at the end of the tunnel. That day came for him in 1997 when director Neil LaBute offered him a role in Company of Men – a stage production where he was cast as a frustrated worker. Aaron was able to draw a good level of attention with his performance which was met with positive acclaim.
However, his big break came on the set of Erin Brockovich – a film which also starred Julia Roberts. Aaron Eckhart’s role of George in the movie received critical acclaim, giving him an inroad into other roles which include portraying the character of Nick Taylor in the comedy Thank You for Smoking, as well as playing the role of Nicole Kidman’s husband in the popular drama called Rabbit Hole. His other film credits include My All American, Olympus Has Fallen, Frankenstein, I, Dark Night and many more.
Who Is Aaron Eckhart’s Wife Or Girlfriend, Is He Married or In a Relationship?
On his relationship history, Aaron Eckhart has been rather taciturn; however, he was dating Emily Cline – an actress whom he hooked up with during the shooting of The Company of Men. Their dalliance was really intense as they even took it to the level of an official engagement. 1998 saw the end of their romance with personal reasons stated as the cause of separation.
Kristyn Osborn – a known songwriter, as well as a member of SHeDAISY, was the flavor of 2006, though their relationship did not exceed one year. However, Aaron Eckhart made an appearance in her group’s track titled I’m Taking the Wheel. Another of his love interest was Molly Sims whom he dated in 2009 starting from March till October. The popular actor is believed to be single as of this writing as his name has since not been linked with any other woman.