‘I’d rather engage with people on the street than build up a persona’

Aaron Eckhart has been around long enough not to be seduced by the superficiality of stardom

4th December, 2016
Aaron Eckhart: ‘There’s not a day that goes by when I don’t think of my misses – what I could have done better, or why they didn’t work’ PIc: GETTY

Movie stars, the ones who’ve worked with Christopher Nolan, Steven Soderbergh and Clint Eastwood, are never quite as expected in real life. The more famous they are, the clearer an idea you think you have, and the more they disarm.

I arrive to meet Aaron Eckhart prepared. I’ve seen his films, like Thank You For Smoking and The Dark Knight, so I know not to be thrown by his chiselled good looks, the...

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