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Ethan Hawke on life, films and experimenting

Ethan Hawke on life, films and experimenting

If you think you've had an eventful year, consider the one Ethan Hawke is having. Since 2014 began, Hawke has unveiled the 12-year epic "Boyhood," shot the drone drama "Good Kill," prepared for the release of his sci-fi picture "Predestination" and has begun shooting his role as jazz great Chet Baker in the biopic "Born to be Blue." He also made his documentary directorial debut at the Toronto and New York Film Festivals with "Seymour: An Introduction," a look at art and creativity via the pianist Seymour Bernstein that earned a rapturous critical response.

From his beginnings as a teen upstart in "Dead Poets Society" to...