Josh Hartnett

Actor, Video store clerk
A starring role in the WWII melodrama "Pearl Harbor" put Josh Hartnett at the forefront of the emerging twenty-something actors of the time, though it was not the most indicative work of an actor who preferred the murky ... Read more »
Born: 07/20/1978 in Saint Paul, Minnesota, USA


Actor (42)

Penny Dreadful 2013 - 2016 (TV Show)


Late Night with Seth Meyers 2015 (Tv Show)


The Lovers 2015 (Movie)

James Stewart / Jay Fennel (Actor)

Wild Horses 2015 (Movie)

KC Briggs (Actor)

Parts Per Billion 2014 (Movie)

Len (Actor)

The Same 2014 (Movie)


Bunraku 2011 (Movie)

The Drifter (Actor)

Stuck Between Stations 2011 (Movie)


Girl Walks Into a Bar 2010 (Movie)

Sam Salazar (Actor)

Jimmy Kimmel Live: After the Academy Awards 2009 - 2010 (TV Show)


I Come With the Rain 2009 (Movie)


August 2008 (Movie)

Tom Sterling (Actor)

30 Days of Night 2007 (Movie)

Eben Oleson (Actor)

Resurrecting the Champ 2007 (Movie)

Erik (Actor)

The 2007 Film Independent's Spirit Awards 2006 - 2007 (TV Show)


Lucky Number Slevin 2006 (Movie)

Slevin (Actor)

The Black Dahlia 2006 (Movie)

Dwight "Bucky" Bleichert (Actor)

Sin City 2005 (Movie)

The Man (Actor)

Jimmy Kimmel Live 2004 (Tv Show)


Mozart and the Whale 2004 (Movie)

Donald (Actor)

Wicker Park 2004 (Movie)

Matthew (Actor)

Hollywood Homicide 2003 (Movie)

K C Calden (Actor)

The 2003 MTV Movie Awards 2002 - 2003 (TV Show)


40 Days and 40 Nights 2002 (Movie)

Matt Sullivan (Actor)

The 59th Annual Golden Globe Awards 2001 - 2002 (TV Show)


The 74th Annual Academy Awards 2001 - 2002 (TV Show)


The VH1/Vogue Fashion Awards 2001 - 2002 (TV Show)


Black Hawk Down 2001 (Movie)

Ranger Staff Sergeant Matt Eversmann (Actor)

Blow Dry 2001 (Movie)

Brian Allen (Actor)

O 2001 (Movie)

Hugo Goulding (Actor)

Pearl Harbor 2001 (Movie)

Danny Walker (Actor)

Town & Country 2001 (Movie)

Tom (Actor)

Here on Earth 2000 (Movie)

Jasper (Actor)

The Virgin Suicides 2000 (Movie)

Trip Fontaine (Actor)

Teen People's 21 Hottest Stars Under 21 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)


Cracker 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)


Halloween: H2O 1998 (Movie)

John (Actor)

The Faculty 1998 (Movie)

Zeke (Actor)

Debutante 1997 (Movie)


End Zone (Movie)

Producer (1)

Nobody 2009 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)


A starring role in the WWII melodrama "Pearl Harbor" put Josh Hartnett at the forefront of the emerging twenty-something actors of the time, though it was not the most indicative work of an actor who preferred the murky waters of dark indie drama. His breakout role in the horror hit "Halloween H20: 20 Years Later" (1998) jettisoned him to teen heartthrob status, but Hartnett was able to break from the post-adolescent pigeonholing that might have resulted from "The Virgin Suicides" (1999) and the multiple appearances on People magazine's "Hottest" lists. He went on to build a solid reputation with his strong, understated Midwestern presence in films like "Lucky Number Slevin" (2006) and "The Black Dahlia" (2006).



Briefly dated

Kelly Carlson

Dated in the late 1990s

Kirsten Dunst Actor

Co-starred in "The Virgin Suicides" (1999) Fuelled speculation they're romantically involved after the couple was spotted kissing at the Sundance Film Festival in January 2008

Ellen Fenster

They were high school sweethearts reportedly had an on-again, off-again relationship split in February 2004

Daniel Hartnett

Divorced from Hartnett's mother

Molly Hartnett


Jake Hartnett


Joe Hartnett


Jessica Hartnett


Scarlett Johansson Actor

Met while filming "The Black Dahlia" (2006) in Bulgaria in 2005 Split in November 2006

Sophia Lie

Reportedly dating as of 2011

Monet Mazur Actor

Briefly dated

Izabella Miko

Reportedly dated in 2001

Amanda Seyfried Actor

Reportedly began dating in March 2012


Nativity of Our Lord School

St Paul , Minnesota

Cretin-Derham Hall

St Paul , Minnesota
Catholic co-ed school; played football

State University of New York, Purchase

Purchase , New York
Reportedly was cut from the theater program in his first year

South High School

St Paul , Minnesota 1996
Transferred to South High because of its theater program



Co-starred in the drama feature, "August"


Made London's West End debut in a stage adaptation of the popular film "Rain Man"


Co-starred in the boxing film "Resurrecting the Champ"


Co-starred in "30 Days of Night," a horror film based on the comic book miniseries of the same name


Played the lead in "Lucky Number Slevin," a thriller that co-starring Morgan Freeman, Ben Kingsley and Bruce Willis


Played detective, Bucky Bleichert in "The Black Dahlia," Brian De Palma's adaptation of James Ellroy's classic noir novel


Cast as an unnamed character in the adaptation of Frank Miller's stories "Sin City"; co-directed by Miller and Robert Rodriguez


Starred opposite Diane Kruger and Rose Byrne in "Wicker Park"


Along with Harrison Ford, co-starred in the summer comedy "Hollywood Homicide"


Portrayed a young man who gives up sex for Lent and then meets his dream girl in the romantic comedy "40 Days and 40 Nights"


Co-starred in an updated retelling of "Othello" titled "O" (filmed in 1999); directed by Tim Blake Nelson; played the Iago character named Hugo


Played a pilot who falls in love with his best friend's girl in the WWII drama "Pearl Harbor"


Hired by producer Bruckheimer to play a soldier in the fact-based drama "Black Hawk Down"


Played the barber son of Yorkshire hairdressers Alan Rickman and Natasha Richardson in "Blow Dry"


Had featured role in Sofia Coppola's directorial debut "The Virgin Suicides" (released theatrically in 2000)


Appeared in a TV commercial for Tommy Hilfiger clothing, directed by Kevin Williamson


Feature acting debut as Jamie Lee Curtis' son in "Halloween: H2O"; scripted by Kevin Williamson


Co-starred as Zeke in the sci-fi film "The Faculty"; also scripted by Williamson


Played the troubled teenaged son of the title character in the series "Cracker" (ABC)

Appeared in national TV commercials

Raised in St. Paul, Minnesota area

Began acting as a child with local theater companies

Will co-star in "August" as one of two brothers working on Wall Street a month before 9/11 (lensed 2007)

Bonus Trivia


"After my dad watched 'Cracker' he said to me, 'I'm sorry for whatever I did.' I said, 'You didn't do anything, I was acting.' My performance made him feel bad; he said he'd seen all those faces before." - Josh Hartnett on playing troubled characters in Interview, January 1999


"I felt like I was under water, like I couldn't breathe. People were closing in asking for autographs and I sensed danger, but how do you defend yourself against an autograph?" - Hartnett on the "Halloween: H20" premiere, quoted in Empire, May 1999


"My opinions definitely changed when I got there. I thought it was going to be this magical place where people walked around in slouch hats and overalls and carried monstrous signs. When I saw 'Chaplin,' I thought that was the way Hollywood is, except a little more built up. I thought the studios heads would just kind of wink across the tops of building at each other and say, 'Aha!' So I was kind of disappointed. I moved away pretty quickly." - Hartnett to Interview magazine, February 2000


"I always thought I was crap at auditioning. Casting directors love me? Really? Thank God somebody does!" - Hartnett to Movieline, March 2000


"I guess I'm bracing myself, but I don't think it has to change my life. It can change a lot of stuff, but it doesn't have to change what I want to be and who I am. And I don't want it to." - Josh Hartnett on fame as quoted in Daily News, March 19, 2000


"I liked it immediately. I just love searching for people and trying to create a full human being. You see so many paper-thin characters in movies sometimes, and I always think, 'Oh man, they could have done so much more with that.'" - Hartnett on acting to the London Times, May 11, 2000


"Josh always seems to be deep in thought. He's a throwback to old Hollywood; the sensitivity of Montgomery Clift and the honesty and dignity of Gary Cooper." - producer Jerry Bruckheimer quoted in Us, June 4, 2001


"I was raised to think for myself and try not to get caught up in things, so I guess I’m just trying to find my way. It’s totally flattering to have people think that you’re attractive physically, but I don’t know man. In order to keep perspective I just try to really evaluate what matters to me at any given time." - Hartnett on staying grounded to, June 10, 2003