Actor Ethan Hawke was once a bit concerned about the direction of the film industry. But he was skeptical about the world of television as well, which he wasn’t completely sure was a viable alternative.

Why Ethan Hawke once called television a false God

Ethan Hawke in a white suit taking a picture at the 2023 Cannes Film Festival.
Ethan Hawke | Rocco Spaziani/Getty Images

Hawke has usually been an actor seeking meaningful films to work on, with the paycheck not being his highest priority. He’s starred in almost every film genre that cinema has to offer, from action to sci-fi. This was intentional on Hawke’s part, who wanted his career to be broad and diverse.

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