John Hawkes

John Hawkes was born John Marvin Perkins in Alexandria, Minnesota, to Patricia Jeanne (Olson) and Peter John Perkins, a farmer. He is of Scandinavian and British Isles descent. John moved to Austin, Texas to begin his career as an actor and musician. He co-founded the Big State Productions Theatre Company and appeared in the group's original play, "In the West", at the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C. He took on the stage name "John Hawkes" because another actor shared his birth name, John Perkins. John starred in the critically-acclaimed, Me and You and Everyone We Know (2005), which received wide praise and was awarded the special jury prize at the Sundance Film Festival, as well as the Camera d'Or Award at the Cannes Film Festival. Additional feature credits include the Lion's Gate film, A Slipping-Down Life (1999) with Guy Pearce, the psychological thriller Identity (2003) alongside John Cusack and Ray Liotta, Miami Vice (2006) with Jamie Foxx and Colin Farrell, Playing God (2004), The Perfect Storm (2000), From Dusk Till Dawn (1996) and Caçadores de Perigo (1997). Hawkes also starred in and co-produced the independent film, Buttleman (2003), for which he received a Breakout Performance Award at the 2004 Sedona Film Festival and a Special Jury Prize at the 2003 Deep Ellum Film Festival. Hawkes' television credits include a lead role in the critically-acclaimed HBO series, Deadwood (2004), in which he played "Sol Star", a spirited entrepreneur in a lawless town ...

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Lincoln (2012)

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The revealing story of the 16th US President's tumultuous final months in office. In a nation divided by war and the strong winds of change, Lincoln pursues a course of action designed to end the war, unite the country and abolish slavery. With the moral courage ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Steven Spielberg
CAST:  Daniel Day-Lewis  •  Sally Field  •  David Strathairn  •  Joseph Gordon-Levitt

The revealing story of the 16th US President's tumultuous final months in office. In a nation divided by war and the strong winds of change, Lincoln pursues a course of action designed to end the war, unite the country and abolish slavery. With the moral courage ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Steven Spielberg
CAST:  Daniel Day-Lewis  •  Sally Field  •  David Strathairn  •  Joseph Gordon-Levitt

Identity (2003)

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Complete strangers stranded at a remote desert motel during a raging storm soon find themselves the target of a deranged murderer. As their numbers thin out, the travelers begin to turn on each other, as each tries to figure out who the killer is.  (more)

DIRECTION:  James Mangold
CAST:  John Cusack  •  Ray Liotta  •  Amanda Peet  •  John Hawkes

Complete strangers stranded at a remote desert motel during a raging storm soon find themselves the target of a deranged murderer. As their numbers thin out, the travelers begin to turn on each other, as each tries to figure out who the killer is.  (more)

DIRECTION:  James Mangold
CAST:  John Cusack  •  Ray Liotta  •  Amanda Peet  •  John Hawkes

Wristcutters: A Love Story (2006)

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Zia, distraught over breaking up with his girlfriend, decides to end it all. Unfortunately, he discovers that there is no real ending, only a run-down afterlife that is strikingly similar to his old one, just a bit worse. Discovering that his ex-girlfriend has also ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Goran Dukic
CAST:  Patrick Fugit  •  Shannyn Sossamon  •  Will Arnett  •  Tom Waits

Zia, distraught over breaking up with his girlfriend, decides to end it all. Unfortunately, he discovers that there is no real ending, only a run-down afterlife that is strikingly similar to his old one, just a bit worse. Discovering that his ex-girlfriend has also ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Goran Dukic
CAST:  Patrick Fugit  •  Shannyn Sossamon  •  Will Arnett  •  Tom Waits

American Gangster (2007)

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Following the death of his employer and mentor, Bumpy Johnson, Frank Lucas establishes himself as the number one importer of heroin in the Harlem district of Manhattan. He does so by buying heroin directly from the source in South East Asia and he comes up with a ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ridley Scott
CAST:  Denzel Washington  •  Russell Crowe  •  Chiwetel Ejiofor  •  Josh Brolin

Following the death of his employer and mentor, Bumpy Johnson, Frank Lucas establishes himself as the number one importer of heroin in the Harlem district of Manhattan. He does so by buying heroin directly from the source in South East Asia and he comes up with a ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ridley Scott
CAST:  Denzel Washington  •  Russell Crowe  •  Chiwetel Ejiofor  •  Josh Brolin

Blue Streak (1999)

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Miles Logan is a jewel thief who just hit the big time by stealing a huge diamond. However, after two years in jail, he comes to find out that he hid the diamond in a police building that was being built at the time of the robbery. In an attempt to regain his ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Les Mayfield
CAST:  Martin Lawrence  •  Luke Wilson  •  Peter Greene  •  Dave Chappelle

Miles Logan is a jewel thief who just hit the big time by stealing a huge diamond. However, after two years in jail, he comes to find out that he hid the diamond in a police building that was being built at the time of the robbery. In an attempt to regain his ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Les Mayfield
CAST:  Martin Lawrence  •  Luke Wilson  •  Peter Greene  •  Dave Chappelle

Cool and the Crazy (1994)

Unhappily married couple Roslyn and Michael lead separate affairs that lead to violent repercussions for all.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ralph Bakshi
CAST:  Alicia Silverstone  •  Jared Leto  •  Jennifer Blanc  •  Tuesday Knight

Unhappily married couple Roslyn and Michael lead separate affairs that lead to violent repercussions for all.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ralph Bakshi
CAST:  Alicia Silverstone  •  Jared Leto  •  Jennifer Blanc  •  Tuesday Knight

Flesh and Bone (1993)

Some thirty years after Arlis witnesses his father murdering a family, he runs into Kay, who happens to be the family's baby who was spared. Kay and Arlis suspect nothing about each other, but when his father returns, old wounds are reopened.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Steve Kloves
CAST:  Meg Ryan  •  Dennis Quaid  •  James Caan  •  Gwyneth Paltrow

Some thirty years after Arlis witnesses his father murdering a family, he runs into Kay, who happens to be the family's baby who was spared. Kay and Arlis suspect nothing about each other, but when his father returns, old wounds are reopened.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Steve Kloves
CAST:  Meg Ryan  •  Dennis Quaid  •  James Caan  •  Gwyneth Paltrow

From Dusk Till Dawn (1996)

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Seth Gecko and his younger brother Richard are on the run after a bloody bank robbery in Texas. They escape across the border into Mexico and will be home-free the next morning, when they pay off the local kingpin. They just have to survive 'from dusk till dawn' at ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Robert Rodriguez
CAST:  George Clooney  •  Quentin Tarantino  •  Harvey Keitel  •  Juliette Lewis

Seth Gecko and his younger brother Richard are on the run after a bloody bank robbery in Texas. They escape across the border into Mexico and will be home-free the next morning, when they pay off the local kingpin. They just have to survive 'from dusk till dawn' at ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Robert Rodriguez
CAST:  George Clooney  •  Quentin Tarantino  •  Harvey Keitel  •  Juliette Lewis

Hardball (2001)

An aimless young man who is scalping tickets, gambling and drinking, agrees to coach a Little League team from the Cabrini Green housing project in Chicago as a condition of getting a loan from a friend.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Brian Robbins
CAST:  Keanu Reeves  •  Diane Lane  •  Michael B. Jordan  •  D. B. Sweeney

An aimless young man who is scalping tickets, gambling and drinking, agrees to coach a Little League team from the Cabrini Green housing project in Chicago as a condition of getting a loan from a friend.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Brian Robbins
CAST:  Keanu Reeves  •  Diane Lane  •  Michael B. Jordan  •  D. B. Sweeney

I Still Know What You Did Last Summer (1998)

Ever since killing the Fisherman one year ago, Julie James is still haunted by images of him after her. When her best friend Karla wins free tickets to the Bahamas, Julie finds this a perfect opportunity to finally relax. But someone is waiting for her. Someone who ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Danny Cannon
CAST:  Jennifer Love Hewitt  •  Freddie Prinze Jr.  •  Mekhi Phifer  •  Brandy Norwood

Ever since killing the Fisherman one year ago, Julie James is still haunted by images of him after her. When her best friend Karla wins free tickets to the Bahamas, Julie finds this a perfect opportunity to finally relax. But someone is waiting for her. Someone who ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Danny Cannon
CAST:  Jennifer Love Hewitt  •  Freddie Prinze Jr.  •  Mekhi Phifer  •  Brandy Norwood

Johnny Be Good (1988)

It's recruiting time and despite being short and scrawny, Johnny Walker is America's hottest young football prospect. His dilemma: should he take one of the many offers from college talent scouts or should he attend the local state college with his girlfriend and ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Bud S. Smith
CAST:  Anthony Michael Hall  •  Robert Downey Jr.  •  Uma Thurman  •  Paul Gleason

It's recruiting time and despite being short and scrawny, Johnny Walker is America's hottest young football prospect. His dilemma: should he take one of the many offers from college talent scouts or should he attend the local state college with his girlfriend and ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Bud S. Smith
CAST:  Anthony Michael Hall  •  Robert Downey Jr.  •  Uma Thurman  •  Paul Gleason

Me and You and Everyone We Know (2005)

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A lonely shoe salesman and an eccentric performance artist struggle to connect in this unique take on contemporary life.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Miranda July
CAST:  Miranda July  •  John Hawkes  •  Brandon Ratcliff  •  Miles Thompson

A lonely shoe salesman and an eccentric performance artist struggle to connect in this unique take on contemporary life.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Miranda July
CAST:  Miranda July  •  John Hawkes  •  Brandon Ratcliff  •  Miles Thompson

Miami Vice (2006)

A case involving drug lords and murder in South Florida takes a personal turn for undercover detectives Sonny Crockett and Ricardo Tubbs. Unorthodox Crockett gets involved romantically with the Chinese-Cuban wife of a trafficker of arms and drugs, while Tubbs deals ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Michael Mann
CAST:  Jamie Foxx  •  Colin Farrell  •  Gong Li  •  Luis Tosar

A case involving drug lords and murder in South Florida takes a personal turn for undercover detectives Sonny Crockett and Ricardo Tubbs. Unorthodox Crockett gets involved romantically with the Chinese-Cuban wife of a trafficker of arms and drugs, while Tubbs deals ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Michael Mann
CAST:  Jamie Foxx  •  Colin Farrell  •  Gong Li  •  Luis Tosar

Roadracers (1994)

Cynical look at a '50s rebellious Rocker who has to confront his future, thugs with knives, and the crooked town sheriff.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Robert Rodriguez
CAST:  David Arquette  •  Salma Hayek  •  John Hawkes  •  Jason Wiles

Cynical look at a '50s rebellious Rocker who has to confront his future, thugs with knives, and the crooked town sheriff.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Robert Rodriguez
CAST:  David Arquette  •  Salma Hayek  •  John Hawkes  •  Jason Wiles

Rush Hour (1998)

When Hong Kong Inspector Lee is summoned to Los Angeles to investigate a kidnapping, the FBI doesn't want any outside help and assigns cocky LAPD Detective James Carter to distract Lee from the case. Not content to watch the action from the sidelines, Lee and ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Brett Ratner
CAST:  Jackie Chan  •  Chris Tucker  •  Ken Leung  •  Tom Wilkinson

When Hong Kong Inspector Lee is summoned to Los Angeles to investigate a kidnapping, the FBI doesn't want any outside help and assigns cocky LAPD Detective James Carter to distract Lee from the case. Not content to watch the action from the sidelines, Lee and ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Brett Ratner
CAST:  Jackie Chan  •  Chris Tucker  •  Ken Leung  •  Tom Wilkinson

The Perfect Storm (2000)

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In October 1991, a confluence of weather conditions combined to form a killer storm in the North Atlantic. Caught in the storm was the sword-fishing boat Andrea Gail. Magnificent foreshadowing and anticipation fill this true-life drama while minute details of the ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Wolfgang Petersen
CAST:  George Clooney  •  Mark Wahlberg  •  Diane Lane  •  John C. Reilly

In October 1991, a confluence of weather conditions combined to form a killer storm in the North Atlantic. Caught in the storm was the sword-fishing boat Andrea Gail. Magnificent foreshadowing and anticipation fill this true-life drama while minute details of the ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Wolfgang Petersen
CAST:  George Clooney  •  Mark Wahlberg  •  Diane Lane  •  John C. Reilly

Boogie Boy (1998)

A man who has just been released from prison vows to start a new life, but is put to the test when an old cellmate appears.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Craig Hamann
CAST:  Mark Dacascos  •  Joan Jett  •  John Hawkes  •  Emily Lloyd

A man who has just been released from prison vows to start a new life, but is put to the test when an old cellmate appears.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Craig Hamann
CAST:  Mark Dacascos  •  Joan Jett  •  John Hawkes  •  Emily Lloyd

Congo (1995)

Eight people embark on an expedition into the Congo, a mysterious expanse of unexplored Africa where human greed and the laws of nature have gone berserk. When the thrill-seekers -- some with ulterior motives -- stumble across a race of killer apes.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Frank Marshall
CAST:  Laura Linney  •  Dylan Walsh  •  Ernie Hudson  •  Tim Curry

Eight people embark on an expedition into the Congo, a mysterious expanse of unexplored Africa where human greed and the laws of nature have gone berserk. When the thrill-seekers -- some with ulterior motives -- stumble across a race of killer apes.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Frank Marshall
CAST:  Laura Linney  •  Dylan Walsh  •  Ernie Hudson  •  Tim Curry

Home Fries (1998)

Dorian and Angus chase down their womanizing stepfather with a helicopter, frightening him to death. In his effort to cover their tracks, Dorian begins investigating his stepfather's mistress, Sally. She works at a fast-food drive-through, she's pregnant and Dorian ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Dean Parisot
CAST:  Drew Barrymore  •  Catherine O'Hara  •  Luke Wilson  •  Jake Busey

Dorian and Angus chase down their womanizing stepfather with a helicopter, frightening him to death. In his effort to cover their tracks, Dorian begins investigating his stepfather's mistress, Sally. She works at a fast-food drive-through, she's pregnant and Dorian ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Dean Parisot
CAST:  Drew Barrymore  •  Catherine O'Hara  •  Luke Wilson  •  Jake Busey

Freaked (1993)

A vain actor, his best friend, and an activist end up at a mutant freak farm run by a weirdo scientist.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Alex Winter  •  Tom Stern
CAST:  Brooke Shields  •  William Sadler  •  Alex Winter  •  Randy Quaid

A vain actor, his best friend, and an activist end up at a mutant freak farm run by a weirdo scientist.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Alex Winter  •  Tom Stern
CAST:  Brooke Shields  •  William Sadler  •  Alex Winter  •  Randy Quaid
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