Ethan Hawke Covers 'Untitled Project' Magazine!
Here’s what the 43-year-old actor had to share with the mag:
On an experience that has set him back and made him question what he was doing: “Oh God year. You know, the two best teachers in my life have been success and failure. In a certain way failure is a much better teacher than success. Success – if you can handle it well – you can use it as energy, but for the most part if breeds complacency and self-satisfaction. Failure generally creates drive and so the things that set me back are largely internal. I remember my friend Richard Linklater told me that at a young age as he was considering embarking on a career as an artist, he realized that a lot of artists he admired were destroyed by their own demons and that if you took self destruction out of the equation, you improved your chances by eighty percent. If you can try to channel that energy into pushing yourself further, I think you increase your chances of arriving somewhere interesting.”
On not wanting to think about money: “You don’t want to be overcome by materialism. Our culture is so obsessed with it – it’s jammed down our throat. I have to create a balance, the ethos I created for myself as a young person combined with the fact that I have four children.”
On considering himself as a romantic: “I don’t think anyone would make those three films, Before Sunrise, Before Sunset, and Before Midnight if they weren’t a diehard romantic. Even both my novels revolve around romantic love. It’s pretty much the only thing that interests me.”
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