Ethan Hawke Is Now ‘the Moon Knight Guy’ and He’s Totally OK With That

TL;DR:

  • Ethan Hawke’s career spans over 35 years, with famous roles in Dead Poets Society, Training Day, The Purge, and more.
  • Some Marvel fans have referred to Ethan Hawke as “Moon Knight guy” on social media — a reference to his recent role in the Disney+ series — but he doesn’t mind the label.
  • Ethan Hawke stars in the upcoming horror film The Black Phone.
Ethan Hawke attends the premiere of Moon Knight
Ethan Hawke attends the premiere of ‘Moon Knight’ | Axelle/Bauer-Griffin/FilmMagic

Earlier this year, Ethan Hawke made his Marvel debut as Arthur Harrow in the Disney+ limited series Moon Knight. And though his acting career spans more than 35 years, Hawke was a new face to many fans of the superhero genre. Hawke recently trended on social media as “Moon Knight guy,” sparking outrage among longtime fans who recognized him for much more than just the Marvel series. However, Hawke said in an interview that he doesn’t mind the label.

A brief summary of Ethan Hawke’s career

As seen on IMDb, Hawke started acting at 14 years old in the 1985 film Explorers. However, it wasn’t until 1989 when he got his big break starring opposite Robin Williams in Dead Poets Society. Hawke continued his rise to fame with Reality Bites (1994) and Before Sunrise (1995). He has more than 90 acting credits to this day, including films like Training Day (2004), Before Sunset (2004), Before Midnight (2013), and The Purge (2013).

In addition to film acting, Hawke has starred in Broadway productions like The Coast of Utopia and The Seagull. He also has various directing, writing, and producing credits. Hawke has four Oscar nominations under his belt, as well as four Screen Actors Guild Award noms and one Tony nomination.

Most recently, Hawke starred in Moon Knight and The Northman. In Moon Knight, he plays a villain named Arthur Harrow, who wants to use the power of the Egyptian goddess Ammit to judge people and eliminate them before they can commit immoral acts.

Ethan Hawke responded to fans calling him ‘Moon Knight guy’

Some social media users have recently realized the connection between “that guy from Moon Knight” — Ethan Hawke — and his daughter, Maya Hawke, who caught her big break as Robin Buckley in Stranger Things.

“Omg Robin’s dad is the guy from Moon Knight,” one Twitter user wrote.

“The actor that plays Harrow in Moon Knight is Maya Hawke’s father??? WHAT,” another person added.

Some fans of Hawke’s have weighed in on the trend to express outrage over the actor being known only for his Moon Knight role.

“TikTok calling Ethan Hake ‘Moon Knight guy’ LIKE THAT’S JUST LOW,” one fan tweeted, as seen above.

Thankfully, Hawke isn’t bothered by the nickname. He addressed his new label in a recent interview with Yahoo Entertainment.

“Well, that’s who I am to them, and that’s the fun of acting,” he said. “For years you’re the prep school kid from Dead Poets Society, then you’re the cop from Training Day. Then you’re the Gen-X’er from Reality Bites. Now I’m the Moon Knight guy.”

Ethan Hawke goes from ‘Moon Knight guy’ to ‘Black Phone guy’

Ethan Hawke might soon trade in his “Moon Knight guy” nickname for “Black Phone guy,” the title of his newest film. The supernatural horror flick, based on Joe Hill’s short story of the same name, sees Hawke as a terrifying child killer. When the killer kidnaps his latest child, the boy receives phone calls from previous victims who want to make sure he survives.

The Black Phone hits theaters on June 24. Meanwhile, Moon Knight Season 1 is now streaming on Disney+.

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