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Reality Bites: Interview with Ethan Hawke (1993)

Jim Ruddy

Sound | 1993

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  •  Hawke discusses what drew him to the role 
  •  Ruddy asks how Reality Bites reflects today’s society 
  •  Hawke talks about the Reparation Genteration 
  •  Hawke discusses his dark character in the film 
  •  Ruddy asks about the audience takeaway 
  •  Hawke tells the story of how he met Ben Stiller 
  •  Ruddy asks what is like to work with Winona 
  •  Hawke talks about working with Ben Stiller 
  •  Hawke talks about being a romantic lead 
  •  Hawke on playing a “deadbeat grunge” 
  •  Ruddy asks how does this role fits with Hawke’s career 
  •  Hawke discusses making a comedy 
  •  Hawke talks about his future stage work in New York 
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In this behind the scenes footage, taped by Dallas-based director Jim Ruddy for “Entertainment Tonight”, Texas actor Ethan Hawke gives an interview on the set of “Reality Bites” in Houston. Hawke discusses his role in the film, working with Winona Ryder and Ben Stiller, and his upcoming stage work in New York. Hawke elaborates on how his character represents his generation and his penchant for playing dark or introspective characters.