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Ethan Hawke's Best Movie Characters, Ranked

Updated November 22, 2019 787 votes 37 voters51 items

We're ranking Ethan Hawke's all-time greatest characters. As a former child actor who broke into the mainstream, Hawke made his big-screen debut in the 1985 sci-fi movie Explorers. In 1989, he starred opposite Robin Williams in the hit drama Dead Poets Society.

From playing a lost lover in Europe to rookie police officer and even a seductive vampire, Hawke’s taken on some of the coolest and most memorable roles in Hollywood history. Often cast in director Richard Linklater’s movies, Hawke recently received numerous awards for his role in the 2017 movie First Reformed. Which of Hawke’s characters is your favorite?

Vote up Ethan Hawke’s best roles to see which character is his most popular. See someone missing? Add them to the list below.