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55 Josh Hartnett Quotes

Famous As: Actor
Born On: 1978
Born In: Saint Paul, Minnesota, United States
Age: 45 Years

Known for starring in war drama films such as ‘Black Hawk Down’ and ‘Pearl Harbor,’ Josh Hartnett is an American actor and a film producer. Born and raised in Minnesota, he was inspired by his stepmother and went on to learn acting from theatre workshops in New York City. He made his film debut with the 1998 short film ‘Debutante’ and had his major career breakthrough with the film ‘Halloween H20: 20 Years Later,’ for which he won several acting awards and nominations. After gaining early fame, Josh starred in many successful films such as ‘Pearl Harbor,’ ’40 Days and 40 Nights,’ ‘Lucky Number Slevin,’ ‘Black Hawk Down,’ and ’30 Days of Night.’ Apart from films, Josh has also appeared in starring roles in series’ such as ‘Cracker’ and ‘Penny Dreadful.’ We have curated some his quotes about life, career, Hollywood, acting, heartbreaks, and happiness, which have been taken from his speeches, interviews, films, and talk show appearances.

I just want to make good films on my own wherever I can.

I just want to make good films on my own wherever I can.

Josh Hartnett
You think that if you are the best actor, you deserve the most or if you are the biggest star, you deserve the most. That race just isn't important to me.

You think that if you are the best actor, you deserve the most or if you are the biggest star, you deserve the most. That race just isn't important to me.

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I am an insomniac.

I am an insomniac.

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Not living in L.A. gives me a different perspective. I'm not so caught up in the daily process of self-congratulations that's out there.

Not living in L.A. gives me a different perspective. I'm not so caught up in the daily process of self-congratulations that's out there.

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I became popular very young. I viewed myself as just a young actor trying to figure out how to do well, and, you know, making mistakes and learning and growing.

I became popular very young. I viewed myself as just a young actor trying to figure out how to do well, and, you know, making mistakes and learning and growing.

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When the director has a vision for a piece that I've never heard before, and they can back that up with visuals, and they talk a good game, I get really interested in the world that they're trying to create.

When the director has a vision for a piece that I've never heard before, and they can back that up with visuals, and they talk a good game, I get really interested in the world that they're trying to create.

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I'm always trying to find something unique or a project that I can do something unique in.

I'm always trying to find something unique or a project that I can do something unique in.

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I have a pretty easy life.

I have a pretty easy life.

Josh Hartnett
My musical tastes go from Zeppelin to Bob Dylan to Kanye West and Lil' Wayne. Anything modern and progressive.

My musical tastes go from Zeppelin to Bob Dylan to Kanye West and Lil' Wayne. Anything modern and progressive.

Josh Hartnett
My abilities on the computer are limited pretty much to iTunes and YouTube. I check my email as much as anybody, but I'm more old-fashioned in a certain sense.

My abilities on the computer are limited pretty much to iTunes and YouTube. I check my email as much as anybody, but I'm more old-fashioned in a certain sense.

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I'm not all that demanding, I don't think. My family might think otherwise.

I'm not all that demanding, I don't think. My family might think otherwise.

Josh Hartnett
Life isn't what it's like in the movies.

Life isn't what it's like in the movies.

Josh Hartnett
I'm not really a tourist attraction kind of guy.

I'm not really a tourist attraction kind of guy.

Josh Hartnett
There are some films that really break the mold, and some films that don't. I've been looking for films that break the mold a bit.

There are some films that really break the mold, and some films that don't. I've been looking for films that break the mold a bit.

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I get bored with the same old film coming out every weekend. It feels like it's the same story all the time, and the same visuals, and the characters' dilemmas are remarkably similar.

I get bored with the same old film coming out every weekend. It feels like it's the same story all the time, and the same visuals, and the characters' dilemmas are remarkably similar.

Josh Hartnett
I always find that I have to be emotionally on my character's side for it to be convincing.

I always find that I have to be emotionally on my character's side for it to be convincing.

Josh Hartnett
We all want somebody to come in and save the day and change our lives for the better.

We all want somebody to come in and save the day and change our lives for the better.

Josh Hartnett
I spent my entire first pay cheque from 'Cracker,' a TV show on ABC, on an Audi because my other car broke down and I needed to get to work.

I spent my entire first pay cheque from 'Cracker,' a TV show on ABC, on an Audi because my other car broke down and I needed to get to work.

Josh Hartnett
Running around when I was a kid was a really happy time; a time when getting home for dinner or for sleep were my only responsibilities.

Running around when I was a kid was a really happy time; a time when getting home for dinner or for sleep were my only responsibilities.

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Fame was initially this kind of blunt tool that was thrust into my hands very young.

Fame was initially this kind of blunt tool that was thrust into my hands very young.

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I'm proud of 'Black Hawk Down' because I think it told a provocative story and it was honest. It could have had more opportunity to tell both sides of the story, but I'm still proud of it.

I'm proud of 'Black Hawk Down' because I think it told a provocative story and it was honest. It could have had more opportunity to tell both sides of the story, but I'm still proud of it.

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I look for the character to be something interesting, the script to have a good story and be original, and a director that I admire.

I look for the character to be something interesting, the script to have a good story and be original, and a director that I admire.

Josh Hartnett
I admire when people take the harder path, not because they are masochistic and want to beat themselves up, but because you actually kind of learn more and I think you grow more.

I admire when people take the harder path, not because they are masochistic and want to beat themselves up, but because you actually kind of learn more and I think you grow more.

Josh Hartnett
I'm a lot older than my little brothers and sister, so I think I grew up babysitting them.

I'm a lot older than my little brothers and sister, so I think I grew up babysitting them.

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People care about my fame, not me. But that's fine. I have my own life.

People care about my fame, not me. But that's fine. I have my own life.

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

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

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I don't love L.A. I love New York and Minneapolis, so if I have a choice I'll stay in those places.

I don't love L.A. I love New York and Minneapolis, so if I have a choice I'll stay in those places.

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I like movies about people and movies with characters; that's what I'm drawn to as a person who likes to create these characters within the story, but I like it all, really.

I like movies about people and movies with characters; that's what I'm drawn to as a person who likes to create these characters within the story, but I like it all, really.

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You know, honestly, acting in film is remarkably independent. You're doing your thing and someone else is doing their thing.

You know, honestly, acting in film is remarkably independent. You're doing your thing and someone else is doing their thing.

Josh Hartnett
Up until the age of 16, I was very focused on sport - I played a lot of football. Then I tore my ACL and had to stop playing.

Up until the age of 16, I was very focused on sport - I played a lot of football. Then I tore my ACL and had to stop playing.

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