Aaron Eckhart

55, from Cupertino, California, USA

Artwork for The Dark Knight RisesImage of Aaron Eckhart


Aaron Edward Eckhart (born March 12, 1968) is an American actor. Born in Cupertino, California, Eckhart moved to the United Kingdom at early age, when his father relocated the family. Several years later, he began his acting career by performing in school plays, before moving to Australia for his high school senior year. He left high school without graduating, but earned a diploma through a professional education course, and graduated from Brigham Young University (BYU) in 1994 with a Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) degree in film. For much of the mid-1990s, he lived in New York City as a struggling, unemployed actor.

As an undergraduate at BYU, Eckhart met director and writer Neil LaBute, who cast him in several of his own original plays. Five years later Eckhart made a debut as an unctuous, sociopathic ladies' man in LaBute's black comedy film In the Company of Men (1997). Under LaBute's guidance he worked in the director's films Your Friends & Neighbors (1998), Nurse Betty (2000), and Possession (2002).

Eckhart gained wide recognition as George in Steven Soderbergh's critically acclaimed film Erin Brockovich (2000), and, in 2006, he received a Golden Globe nomination for his portrayal of Nick Naylor in Thank You for Smoking. He gained further mainstream breakout in 2008 when he starred in the blockbuster Batman film The Dark Knight as District Attorney Harvey Dent / Two-Face. Eckhart's other key roles include The Pledge (2001), The Core (2003), Paycheck (2003), Rabbit Hole (2010), Battle: Los Angeles (2011), Olympus Has Fallen (2013) and its sequel London Has Fallen (2016), I, Frankenstein (2014), Sully (2016), Midway (2019) and Line Of Duty (2019).


2024Future projects

  • Poster for The Bricklayer


2023Aged 55

  • Poster for Ambush

    Capitaine Drummond

  • Poster for Tom Hanks: The Nomad

    Self (archive footage)

  • Poster for Muzzle

    Jake Rosser

  • Poster for Rumble Through the Dark

    Jack Boucher

2019Aged 51

  • Poster for Midway

    Lieutenant Colonel Jimmy Doolittle

  • Poster for Line of Duty

    Frank Penny

2018Aged 50

2016Aged 48

  • Poster for London Has Fallen

    President Benjamin Asher

  • Poster for Sully

    Jeff Skiles

  • Poster for Bleed for This

    Kevin Rooney

  • Poster for Incarnate

    Dr. Seth Ember

2015Aged 47

  • Poster for My All American

    Darrell Royal

2014Aged 46

  • Poster for I, Frankenstein


2013Aged 45

  • Poster for Olympus Has Fallen

    President Benjamin Asher

  • Poster for The Fire Rises: The Creation and Impact of The Dark Knight Trilogy

    Self (archive footage)

2012Aged 44

  • Poster for The Dark Knight Rises

    Harvey Dent / Two-Face (archive footage) (uncredited)

  • Poster for Erased

    Ben Logan

2011Aged 43

  • Poster for Battle: Los Angeles

    Michael Nantz

  • Poster for The Rum Diary


2010Aged 42

  • Poster for Rabbit Hole

    Howie Corbett

2009Aged 41

  • Poster for Heath Ledger: A Tribute


  • Poster for Love Happens


2008Aged 40

  • Poster for The Dark Knight

    Harvey Dent / Two-Face

  • Poster for Towelhead

    Mr. Vuoso

2007Aged 39

  • Poster for Operation Homecoming: Writing the Wartime Experience

    Road Work (voice)

  • Poster for Killers Kill, Dead Men Die

    The Cop

  • Poster for No Reservations


  • Poster for Meet Bill


  • Poster for Tumble


2006Aged 38

  • Poster for Conversations with Other Women


  • Poster for The Wicker Man

    Truck Stop Patron

  • Poster for The Black Dahlia

    Lee Blanchard

  • Poster for Unfiltered Comedy: The Making of 'Thank You For Smoking'


2005Aged 37

  • Poster for Thank You for Smoking

    Nick Naylor

  • Poster for Neverwas

    Zach Riley

2004Aged 36

  • Poster for Suspect Zero

    Thomas Mackelway

2003Aged 35

  • Poster for The Core

    Dr. Josh Keyes

  • Poster for The Missing

    Brake Baldwin

  • Poster for Paycheck

    James Rethrick

2002Aged 34

  • Poster for Possession

    Roland Mitchell

2001Aged 33

  • Poster for The Pledge

    Stan Krolak

2000Aged 32

  • Poster for Erin Brockovich


  • Poster for Nurse Betty


1999Aged 31

  • Poster for Molly

    Buck McKay

  • Poster for Any Given Sunday

    Nick Crozier

1998Aged 30

  • Poster for Your Friends & Neighbors


  • Poster for Thursday


1997Aged 29

  • Poster for In the Company of Men


1993Aged 25

  • Poster for Slaughter of the Innocents

    Ken Reynolds

1992Aged 24

  • Poster for Double Jeopardy


Year unknown