Ethan Hawke movies: 15 greatest films ranked from worst to best

It’s hard to believe, but four-time Academy Award nominee Ethan Hawke has celebrated over three decades in the film business. Hawke made his film debut in Joe Dante‘s 1985 film, “Explorers.”

Although an accomplished Tony-nominated stage actor, Hawke is primarily celebrated for his work in movies. He is one of the few performers who has been a double Oscar nominee in both the acting category (“Training Day” and “Boyhood”) and writing (“Before Sunrise” and “Before Midnight”). Hawke has also been nominated for two Screen Actors Guild Awards (“Training Day” and “Boyhood”), as well as a Golden Globe nod for “Boyhood.”

Unquestionably, Hawke’s most notable film collaborations have been with writer/director Richard Linklater, who had the ability to bring out something extra in him. In three “Before” films — “Before Sunrise” (1995), “Before Sunset” (2004) and “Before Midnight” (2013) — Hawke broke hearts all over the world as Jesse with his relationship with Julie Delpy‘s Céline. And in “Boyhood,” he managed to sustain and grow a character over 12 years. And both Hawke and Delpy even lent their voices to Linklater’s rotoscope animated film “Waking Life.” Recently, he received some of the best reviews of his career for 2018’s “First Reformed.”

Let’s book back and rank from worst to best his greatest 15 films in the photo gallery above.