Aaron Eckhart Turns 34: Trivia About the Actor

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Aaron Eckhart is celebrating a birthday today!
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Aaron Eckhart is celebrating a birthday today!

Actor Aaron Eckhart is turning 44 years old on March 12. The popular star of movies like "The Dark Knight" and "The Rum Diary" has a lot to celebrate this year. He has a full slate of movies coming out in 2012 and is showing no signs of slowing down. The charismatic actor figures to be a major Hollywood player for years. Of course, his impressive work so far is what got him here. How much do you know about the career of Aaron Eckhart? Here is some trivia in honor of his birthday.

1. In 1997, Eckhart starred in a film that earned him some recognition from the Independent Spirit Awards. What was the name of the black comedy that featured him in a leading role?

2. In 1999, Eckhart played the role of Nick in "Any Given Sunday." He was the offensive coordinator on the football team within the movie and often butted heads with the head coach. What legendary actor played the head coach in the movie?

3. In 2006, the actor received more award recognition for his big role in "Thank You For Smoking." He was nominated for a Golden Globe as well as several other awards. What character did he play in the movie?

4. Eckhart had a key role in "The Dark Knight" in 2008. The actor played Harvey Dent, the district attorney that eventually becomes Two-Face. What Oscar winner played the character in the 1995 movie "Batman Forever"?

5. In the 2010 movie "Rabbit Hole," Eckhart plays a father struggling to cope with the death of his child. What Oscar winning actress played the role of his wife?

Answers

1. The 1997 film that featured Eckhart was called "In The Company Of Men." He earned the Independent Spirit Award for Best Debut Performance.

2. Oscar winner Al Pacino played the role of the head coach in the Oliver Stone film "Any Given Sunday."

3. Eckhart played the role of Nick Naylor in "Thank You For Smoking."

4. Tommy Lee Jones played the role of Two-Face in "Batman Forever."

5. Nicole Kidman played Eckhart's wife in "Rabbit Hole." She received another Oscar nomination for the role.

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