Understand that this question is not rhetorical. I seriously wanted to know what happened to Josh Hartnett. I gather that he is still very much alive and doing work, but what happened to this guy’s trajectory.
Cue Wikipedia search.
He’s not Canadian, so I lost that bet. Seems his first credit of note was a show in ‘97 called ‘Cracker’. I was seven at the time, so there was no way I was watching a show named after my mom’s co-worker..
But ‘Halloween H20’? ‘The Faculty’? Hell yeah I remember those. Two crappy movies that I remember much better than I should. Hartnett stood out in those movie to me for wearing baggy white people clothes. He even held a gun sideways and snorting drugs out of a pen. I remember asking myself, “Who does this mom’s co-worker think he is anyways?”
Down the filmography list, some stuff I didn’t know existed, only thing of note is ‘Virgin Suicides’ which is one of my reasons for generally liking Kirsten Dunst. Next up, ‘Pearl Harbor’. I remember my parents watching this movie and cheering for Cuba Gooding Jr. when he shot down one plane as his ship and others were getting bombarded. At the time I didn’t get the hoopla over that scene, because they were still getting their asses handed to them. To me it was like being employee of the month at Taco Bell.
Moving on, I see the film ‘O’ which included more scenes of a baggy clothed Hartnett sweating and holding a gun the wrong way. I actually liked this one. Always thought that if Sanaa Lathan turned down ‘Love and Basketball’, then Julia Stiles should have got the part. Why Tyler Perry hasn’t scooped her up yet is beyond me.
Totally remember ‘40 Days and 40 Nights’ simply because when it was over I was disappointed in lack of sex scenes. It’s a movie about sex, but there was like no sex of note in the movie! (zips up pants)
Remember ‘The Black Dahlia’?? Me neither.
Whoa, whoa, whoa now wait a minute. I am just now realizing that Hartnett did ‘40 Days and 40 Nights’ and then years later did ‘30 Days of Night’. Here’s to 2015 bringing ‘20 Afternoons’ to the big screen!
After 2007 is where things get very Nicolas Cage. There’s a list of movies. But not anything worthy of being released in a theater. This is where I appear to have lost Josh Hartnett.
I see that sometime between now and then he directed a Kid Cudi video, likely to spite Shia Labeouf. This is absolutely terrible. Somebody needs to pick up the phone and get this guy a fucking j—
JOSH HARTNETT LANDS ROLE IN SAM MENDES PRODUCED TELEVISION HORROR SERIES