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    Born on September 11, 1959 in Alexandria, Minnesota

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The Sessions (2012)

John Hawkes as "Mark O'Brien"

Though a childhood bout with polio left him dependent on an iron lung, Mark O'Brien (John Hawkes) maintains a career as a journalist and poet. A writing assignment dealing with sex and the disabled piques Mark's curiosity, and he decides to investigate the possibility of experiencing sex himself. When his overtures toward a caregiver (Annika Marks) scare her away, he books an appointment with sex surrogate Cheryl Cohen Green (Helen Hunt) to lose his virginity.

Golden Globe (2012) Nominated Best Performance By an Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama
Screen Actors Guild Awards (2012) Nominated Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role

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Why Isn't John Hawkes A Household Name Yet?

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on Oct 25th 2012, 7:49AM

Oct 25th 2012, 7:49AM

'Jackie Brown' Prequel: John Hawkes, Mos Def Team For Elmore Leonard Adaptation, 'Switch'

Posted by
Christopher Rosen on Feb 1st 2012, 3:44PM

Feb 1st 2012, 3:44PM

John Hawkes: 'Surrogate' Role Left Spine With 'Not Enough Movement'

Posted by
Christopher Rosen on Jan 27th 2012, 5:20AM

Jan 27th 2012, 5:20AM

10 Ways to Know You've Joined a Cult (At Least in Movies)

Posted by
Rick Mele on Oct 28th 2011, 6:00AM

Oct 28th 2011, 6:00AM

John Hawkes Doesn't Want You to Read This Interview

Posted by
Mike Ryan on Oct 20th 2011, 9:50AM

Oct 20th 2011, 9:50AM

About That Time Oscar Nominee John Hawkes Got Into a Fight on the Set of 'Johnny Be Good'

Posted by
Mike Ryan on Oct 13th 2011, 8:20AM

Oct 13th 2011, 8:20AM

First Trailer for Vera Farmiga's 'Higher Ground'

Posted by
Sharon Knolle on Jul 13th 2011, 10:30AM

Jul 13th 2011, 10:30AM

'Martha Marcy May Marlene' Trailer Introduces World to a New Olsen Sister

Posted by
John Mitchell on May 5th 2011, 7:30AM

May 5th 2011, 7:30AM

Quick Hits: 'Super 8' Poster! 'RoboCop' Writer! 'Smurfs' and 'Conan' Trailers!

Posted by
Jacob Hall on Mar 15th 2011, 3:00PM

Mar 15th 2011, 3:00PM

Independent Spirit Award Winners 2011: 'Black Swan,' Natalie Portman, James Franco Honored

Posted by
Moviefone Staff on Feb 26th 2011, 6:59PM

Feb 26th 2011, 6:59PM

The 2011 Oscar Nominees Before They Were Stars (VIDEO)

Posted by
Jason Newman on Feb 23rd 2011, 5:30AM

Feb 23rd 2011, 5:30AM

John Hawkes on His Surprise Oscar Nomination and Sundance Hit 'Martha Marcy May Marlene'

Posted by
Jason Guerrasio on Jan 30th 2011, 10:00AM

Jan 30th 2011, 10:00AM

'Higher Ground' Sundance Review: Vera Farmiga's Terrific Directorial Debut

Posted by
Jenni Miller on Jan 25th 2011, 5:00AM

Jan 25th 2011, 5:00AM

Oscar Rankings: The Final Rankings (Before The Nominations)

Posted by
Erik Childress on Jan 20th 2011, 9:00AM

Jan 20th 2011, 9:00AM

Spielberg Needs a New Lincoln - Here's Our Choice for the Role

Posted by
David Ehrlich on Aug 2nd 2010, 9:32AM

Aug 2nd 2010, 9:32AM

Trailer Park: Malkovich, Malkovich

Posted by
Christopher Campbell on Apr 30th 2010, 4:15PM

Apr 30th 2010, 4:15PM

Review: The Amateurs

Posted by
Patrick Walsh on Dec 8th 2007, 4:32AM

Dec 8th 2007, 4:32AM

Viggo Mortensen to Star in Stallone's Edgar Allan Poe Biopic?

Posted by
Patrick Walsh on Nov 15th 2007, 5:02AM

Nov 15th 2007, 5:02AM

A Whole Mess of Folks Join 'Small Town Saturday Night'

Posted by
Monika Bartyzel on Aug 15th 2007, 7:02AM

Aug 15th 2007, 7:02AM

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