Ethan Hawke Through the YearsSure, we see a boy grow up on screen in Richard Linklater's new film, "Boyhood," but that can also be said of the actor who plays his father. Ethan Hawke, who turns 44 this fall, has been acting since 1985's "Explorers." We've watched him mature from shy, uncertain school boy in "Dead Poets Society" to a scruffy '90s lothario in "Reality Bites" and checked in with him at pivotal 10-year intervals in the "Before Sunrise" trilogy.

From child star to Gen X icon to Oscar nominee to fledgling horror star, see how the actor has changed over the past three decades.

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