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15th Aug '14 10:25:40 AM Morgenthaler
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[[quoteright:299:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/josh_2592.jpg]] Josh Hartnett (born on July 21, 1978) is an American actor and producer, best known for his heartthrob image in the early 2000s. Many consider his acting skills to be debatable, but some of his early performances (namely, Trip Fontaine in ''Literature/TheVirginSuicides'' and Hugo in ''Film/{{O}}'') were well received by the critics, proving that the guy was not just a pretty face. Sadly, he soon became every girl's [[CelebCrush celebrity crush]] and got swallowed up in the hype that brought in lame movies and lazy acting, culminating with the 2001 [[TheyWastedAPerfectlyGoodPlot disaster]] ''Film/PearlHarbor''. Known for his 6-foot, 3-inch frame, deep voice and a prominent beauty mark on his neck, Hartnett was considered one of the main teen sex symbols (and one of the few reasons people actually went to see ''Film/PearlHarbor''). He's also more famous for his relationships with celebrity beauties, such as Creator/ScarlettJohansson and Music/{{Rihanna}}, than for his acting achievements. After the hype has died out, Josh opted for a change in his career, turning to smaller, indie films or more serious directors. Some of these attempts proved to be huge flops (such as Brian De Palma's ''TheBlackDahlia''), but he has landed several decent performances. Probably his best performance to date was in a little-known film, ''Mozart and the Whale'', where he played a character with UsefulNotes/AspergerSyndrome, and his excellent performance in the sadly underrated ''LuckyNumberSlevin''. Seems to be undergoing a CareerResurrection as gunslinger Ethan Chandler on ''Series/PennyDreadful''. ---- His films include: * ''Film/HalloweenH20TwentyYearsLater''. (1998) * ''TheFaculty''. (1998) * ''Literature/TheVirginSuicides''. (1999) * ''BlowDry'' (marked by an atrocious attempt at a Yorkshire [[FakeBrit accent]]). (2001) * ''Film/TownAndCountry'' (2001) * ''Film/PearlHarbor''. (2001) * ''Film/{{O}}'' (2001) * ''Film/BlackHawkDown''. (2001) * ''Film/FortyDaysAndFortyNights'' (in which his character was raped by a woman). (2002) * ''Film/HollywoodHomicide''. (2003) * ''Film/WickerPark''. (2004). * ''Film/SinCity''. (2005) * ''Film/MozartAndTheWhale''. (2005) * ''Film/LuckyNumberSlevin''. (2006) * ''Film/TheBlackDahlia''. (2006) * ''Film/ThirtyDaysOfNight''. (2007) * ''August''. (2008) * ''I Come With the Rain''. (2009) * ''Film/{{Bunraku}}'' (2010) ---- !! He provides examples of: * BigOlEyebrows * CelebCrush: Especially back in 2001. * DullSurprise: His early acting style is often described as wooden and uninspired. * EstrogenBrigadeBait * FanNickname: Hotnett. He reportedly hates it. * HollywoodHypeMachine: And a strong one indeed. He was called the Next Big Thing in the early 2000s, but he gradually vanished from the spotlight and today is known for smaller, indie films. * OldShame: ''FortyDaysAndFortyNights'' is still hailed as one of the most sexist, offensive sex "comedies" of all time. ** He doesn't seem terribly fond of ''Halloween H20''. * MoneyDearBoy: Apparently, the only reason he agreed to do ''Film/PearlHarbor''. Subverted later, when he turned down a $10 million offer for the ''{{Film/Superman}}'' movie. * ShirtlessScene: Too many to count. ''FortyDaysAndFortyNights'' feature several ones, and he spends good amount of screen time in ''LuckyNumberSlevin'' wearing nothing but a towel. * TallDarkAndHandsome * VocalDissonance: Some people claimed his voice was too deep for his cute boy face. ----
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[[quoteright:299:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/josh_2592.jpg]] Josh Hartnett (born on July 21, 1978) is an American actor and producer, best known for his heartthrob image in the early 2000s. Many consider his acting skills to be debatable, but some of his early performances (namely, Trip Fontaine in ''Literature/TheVirginSuicides'' and Hugo in ''Film/{{O}}'') were well received by the critics, proving that the guy was not just a pretty face. Sadly, he soon became every girl's [[CelebCrush celebrity crush]] and got swallowed up in the hype that brought in lame movies and lazy acting, culminating with the 2001 [[TheyWastedAPerfectlyGoodPlot disaster]] ''Film/PearlHarbor''. Known for his 6-foot, 3-inch frame, deep voice and a prominent beauty mark on his neck, Hartnett was considered one of the main teen sex symbols (and one of the few reasons people actually went to see ''Film/PearlHarbor''). He's also more famous for his relationships with celebrity beauties, such as Creator/ScarlettJohansson and Music/{{Rihanna}}, than for his acting achievements. After the hype has died out, Josh opted for a change in his career, turning to smaller, indie films or more serious directors. Some of these attempts proved to be huge flops (such as Brian De Palma's ''TheBlackDahlia''), but he has landed several decent performances. Probably his best performance to date was in a little-known film, ''Mozart and the Whale'', where he played a character with UsefulNotes/AspergerSyndrome, and his excellent performance in the sadly underrated ''LuckyNumberSlevin''. Seems to be undergoing a CareerResurrection as gunslinger Ethan Chandler on ''Series/PennyDreadful''. ---- His films include: * ''Film/HalloweenH20TwentyYearsLater''. (1998) * ''TheFaculty''. (1998) * ''Literature/TheVirginSuicides''. (1999) * ''BlowDry'' (marked by an atrocious attempt at a Yorkshire [[FakeBrit accent]]). (2001) * ''Film/TownAndCountry'' (2001) * ''Film/PearlHarbor''. (2001) * ''Film/{{O}}'' (2001) * ''Film/BlackHawkDown''. (2001) * ''Film/FortyDaysAndFortyNights'' (in which his character was raped by a woman). (2002) * ''Film/HollywoodHomicide''. (2003) * ''Film/WickerPark''. (2004). * ''Film/SinCity''. (2005) * ''Film/MozartAndTheWhale''. (2005) * ''Film/LuckyNumberSlevin''. (2006) * ''Film/TheBlackDahlia''. (2006) * ''Film/ThirtyDaysOfNight''. (2007) * ''August''. (2008) * ''I Come With the Rain''. (2009) * ''Film/{{Bunraku}}'' (2010) ---- !! He provides examples of: * BigOlEyebrows * CelebCrush: Especially back in 2001. * DullSurprise: His early acting style is often described as wooden and uninspired. * EstrogenBrigadeBait * FanNickname: Hotnett. He reportedly hates it. * HollywoodHypeMachine: And a strong one indeed. He was called the Next Big Thing in the early 2000s, but he gradually vanished from the spotlight and today is known for smaller, indie films. * OldShame: ''FortyDaysAndFortyNights'' is still hailed as one of the most sexist, offensive sex "comedies" of all time. ** He doesn't seem terribly fond of ''Halloween H20''. * MoneyDearBoy: Apparently, the only reason he agreed to do ''Film/PearlHarbor''. Subverted later, when he turned down a $10 million offer for the ''{{Film/Superman}}'' movie. * ShirtlessScene: Too many to count. ''FortyDaysAndFortyNights'' feature several ones, and he spends good amount of screen time in ''LuckyNumberSlevin'' wearing nothing but a towel. * TallDarkAndHandsome * VocalDissonance: Some people claimed his voice was too deep for his cute boy face. ----[[redirect:Creator/JoshHartnett]]
18th Jun '14 8:13:32 PM voodoochild
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Many consider his acting skills to be debatable, but some of his early performances (namely, Trip Fontaine in ''Literature/TheVirginSuicides'' and Hugo in ''Film/{{O}}'') were well received by the critics, proving that the guy was not just a pretty face. Sadly, he has soon became every girl's [[CelebCrush celebrity crush]] and got swallowed up in the hype that brought in lame movies and lazy acting, culminating with 2001 [[TheyWastedAPerfectlyGoodPlot disaster]] ''Film/PearlHarbor''.
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Many consider his acting skills to be debatable, but some of his early performances (namely, Trip Fontaine in ''Literature/TheVirginSuicides'' and Hugo in ''Film/{{O}}'') were well received by the critics, proving that the guy was not just a pretty face. Sadly, he has soon became every girl's [[CelebCrush celebrity crush]] and got swallowed up in the hype that brought in lame movies and lazy acting, culminating with the 2001 [[TheyWastedAPerfectlyGoodPlot disaster]] ''Film/PearlHarbor''.

After the hype has died out, Josh opted for a change in his career, turning to smaller, indie films or more serious directors. Some of these attempts proved to be huge flops (such as Brian De Palma's ''TheBlackDahlia''), but he has landed several decent performances. Probably his best performance to date was in a little-known film, ''Mozart and the Whale'', where he played a character with UsefulNotes/AspergerSyndrome, and his excellent performance in the sadly underrated ''LuckyNumberSlevin''.
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After the hype has died out, Josh opted for a change in his career, turning to smaller, indie films or more serious directors. Some of these attempts proved to be huge flops (such as Brian De Palma's ''TheBlackDahlia''), but he has landed several decent performances. Probably his best performance to date was in a little-known film, ''Mozart and the Whale'', where he played a character with UsefulNotes/AspergerSyndrome, and his excellent performance in the sadly underrated ''LuckyNumberSlevin''. Seems to be undergoing a CareerResurrection as gunslinger Ethan Chandler on ''Series/PennyDreadful''.
31st May '14 7:43:11 AM bt8257
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* ''BlackHawkDown''. (2001) * ''FortyDaysAndFortyNights'' (in which his character was raped by a woman). (2002) * ''HollywoodHomicide''. (2003)
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* ''BlackHawkDown''.''Film/BlackHawkDown''. (2001) * ''FortyDaysAndFortyNights'' ''Film/FortyDaysAndFortyNights'' (in which his character was raped by a woman). (2002) * ''HollywoodHomicide''.''Film/HollywoodHomicide''. (2003)

* ''SinCity''. (2005) * ''MozartAndTheWhale''. (2005) * ''LuckyNumberSlevin''. (2006) * ''TheBlackDahlia''. (2006) * ''ThirtyDaysOfNight''. (2007)
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* ''SinCity''.''Film/SinCity''. (2005) * ''MozartAndTheWhale''.''Film/MozartAndTheWhale''. (2005) * ''LuckyNumberSlevin''.''Film/LuckyNumberSlevin''. (2006) * ''TheBlackDahlia''.''Film/TheBlackDahlia''. (2006) * ''ThirtyDaysOfNight''.''Film/ThirtyDaysOfNight''. (2007)
16th Mar '14 2:15:29 PM Dancedom
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* ''BlowDry'' (marked by an atrocious attempt at a Yorkshire [[FakeBrit accent]]). (2001)
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* ''BlowDry'' (marked by an atrocious attempt at a Yorkshire [[FakeBrit accent]]). (2001) * ''Film/TownAndCountry'' (2001)

* ''LuckyNumberSlevin''. (2005)
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* ''LuckyNumberSlevin''. (2005)(2006)
30th Oct '13 10:27:45 PM Scabbard
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* ''Film/{{Bunraku}}''. (2010)
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* ''Film/{{Bunraku}}''. ''Film/{{Bunraku}}'' (2010)
20th Jul '13 11:09:19 PM ultimomant
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* ''HollywoodHomicie''. (2003)
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* ''HollywoodHomicie''.''HollywoodHomicide''. (2003)
7th Jun '13 6:10:03 AM SeptimusHeap
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* ''WickerPark''. (2004).
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* ''WickerPark''.''Film/WickerPark''. (2004).
3rd Apr '13 4:40:17 PM MarkLungo
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Many consider his acting skills to be debatable, but some of his early performances (namely, Trip Fontaine in ''TheVirginSuicides'' and Hugo in ''Film/{{O}}'') were well received by the critics, proving that the guy was not just a pretty face. Sadly, he has soon became every girl's [[CelebCrush celebrity crush]] and got swallowed up in the hype that brought in lame movies and lazy acting, culminating with 2001 [[TheyWastedAPerfectlyGoodPlot disaster]] ''Film/PearlHarbor''. Known for his 6-foot, 3-inch frame, deep voice and a prominent beauty mark on his neck, Hartnett was considered one of the main teen sex symbols (and one of the few reasons people actually went to see ''Film/PearlHarbor''). He's also more famous for his relationships with celebrity beauties, such as ScarlettJohansson and {{Rihanna}}, than for his acting achievements. After the hype has died out, Josh opted for a change in his career, turning to smaller, indie films or more serious directors. Some of these attempts proved to be huge flops (such as Brian De Palma's ''TheBlackDahlia''), but he has landed several decent performances. Probably his best performance to date was in a little-known film, ''Mozart and the Whale'', where he played a character with {{Asperger Syndrome}}, and his excellent performance in the sadly underrated ''LuckyNumberSlevin''.
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Many consider his acting skills to be debatable, but some of his early performances (namely, Trip Fontaine in ''TheVirginSuicides'' ''Literature/TheVirginSuicides'' and Hugo in ''Film/{{O}}'') were well received by the critics, proving that the guy was not just a pretty face. Sadly, he has soon became every girl's [[CelebCrush celebrity crush]] and got swallowed up in the hype that brought in lame movies and lazy acting, culminating with 2001 [[TheyWastedAPerfectlyGoodPlot disaster]] ''Film/PearlHarbor''. Known for his 6-foot, 3-inch frame, deep voice and a prominent beauty mark on his neck, Hartnett was considered one of the main teen sex symbols (and one of the few reasons people actually went to see ''Film/PearlHarbor''). He's also more famous for his relationships with celebrity beauties, such as ScarlettJohansson Creator/ScarlettJohansson and {{Rihanna}}, Music/{{Rihanna}}, than for his acting achievements. After the hype has died out, Josh opted for a change in his career, turning to smaller, indie films or more serious directors. Some of these attempts proved to be huge flops (such as Brian De Palma's ''TheBlackDahlia''), but he has landed several decent performances. Probably his best performance to date was in a little-known film, ''Mozart and the Whale'', where he played a character with {{Asperger Syndrome}}, UsefulNotes/AspergerSyndrome, and his excellent performance in the sadly underrated ''LuckyNumberSlevin''.

* ''TheVirginSuicides''. (1999)
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* ''TheVirginSuicides''.''Literature/TheVirginSuicides''. (1999)
26th Jan '13 2:27:52 PM nombretomado
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Many consider his acting skills to be debatable, but some of his early performances (namely, Trip Fontaine in ''TheVirginSuicides'' and Hugo in ''Film/{{O}}'') were well received by the critics, proving that the guy was not just a pretty face. Sadly, he has soon became every girl's [[CelebCrush celebrity crush]] and got swallowed up in the hype that brought in lame movies and lazy acting, culminating with 2001 [[TheyWastedAPerfectlyGoodPlot disaster]] ''PearlHarbor''. Known for his 6-foot, 3-inch frame, deep voice and a prominent beauty mark on his neck, Hartnett was considered one of the main teen sex symbols (and one of the few reasons people actually went to see ''PearlHarbor''). He's also more famous for his relationships with celebrity beauties, such as ScarlettJohansson and {{Rihanna}}, than for his acting achievements.
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Many consider his acting skills to be debatable, but some of his early performances (namely, Trip Fontaine in ''TheVirginSuicides'' and Hugo in ''Film/{{O}}'') were well received by the critics, proving that the guy was not just a pretty face. Sadly, he has soon became every girl's [[CelebCrush celebrity crush]] and got swallowed up in the hype that brought in lame movies and lazy acting, culminating with 2001 [[TheyWastedAPerfectlyGoodPlot disaster]] ''PearlHarbor''.''Film/PearlHarbor''. Known for his 6-foot, 3-inch frame, deep voice and a prominent beauty mark on his neck, Hartnett was considered one of the main teen sex symbols (and one of the few reasons people actually went to see ''PearlHarbor'').''Film/PearlHarbor''). He's also more famous for his relationships with celebrity beauties, such as ScarlettJohansson and {{Rihanna}}, than for his acting achievements.

* ''PearlHarbor''. (2001)
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* ''PearlHarbor''.''Film/PearlHarbor''. (2001)

* MoneyDearBoy: Apparently, the only reason he agreed to do ''PearlHarbor''. Subverted later, when he turned down a $10 million offer for the ''{{Film/Superman}}'' movie.
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* MoneyDearBoy: Apparently, the only reason he agreed to do ''PearlHarbor''.''Film/PearlHarbor''. Subverted later, when he turned down a $10 million offer for the ''{{Film/Superman}}'' movie.
9th Sep '12 4:26:41 PM Mephistopheles
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Many consider his acting skills to be debatable, but some of his early performances (namely, Trip Fontaine in ''TheVirginSuicides'' and Hugo in ''O'') were well received by the critics, proving that the guy was not just a pretty face. Sadly, he has soon became every girl's [[CelebCrush celebrity crush]] and got swallowed up in the hype that brought in lame movies and lazy acting, culminating with 2001 [[TheyWastedAPerfectlyGoodPlot disaster]] ''PearlHarbor''.
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Many consider his acting skills to be debatable, but some of his early performances (namely, Trip Fontaine in ''TheVirginSuicides'' and Hugo in ''O'') ''Film/{{O}}'') were well received by the critics, proving that the guy was not just a pretty face. Sadly, he has soon became every girl's [[CelebCrush celebrity crush]] and got swallowed up in the hype that brought in lame movies and lazy acting, culminating with 2001 [[TheyWastedAPerfectlyGoodPlot disaster]] ''PearlHarbor''.

* HeReallyCanAct: ''MozartAndTheWhale'' and ''LuckyNumberSlevin''. Too bad nobody saw them.
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