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Ethan Hawke award at the Locarno Film Festival

The American actor, writer and director Ethan Hawke received yesterday on the 71st Locarno Film Festival, the ‘Excellence Award’. He presented on the Swiss Piazza Grande his latest film, “Blaze”.

The ‘Excellence Award’ is a tribute to personalities from the seventh art which, through their work and talent to the cinema have enriched. Juliette Binoche, Isabelle Huppert and John Malkovich are among the previous winners of this award.

“Blaze” tells the story of the forgotten American country singer Blaze Foley (1949-1989). It is “a film about a musician where the music plays the leading role,” said 47-year-old director at a press conference.

Of the nearly 8,000 persons present, he said: “It is very inspiring for me to here the cinema to celebrate with so many people of different generations of film.”

In an interview with GQ Magazine, left new zealand recently confirmed that his marriage with Uma Thurman misliep after, in 2001, an Oscar for his role in “Training Day”. “It was the beginning of something beautiful, because it was the highlight of my career, but I was divorced and depressed,” says Hawke. In the end, the couple in 2005 from each other.

“If you are depressed, you see very clearly what is fake to people and life. How empty fame, I started it all to get by.” The actor struggled with his demons, but had to say that fortunately a lot of support to the children that he and Thurman. “The beauty of children is that they need every day, what for balance. That you realize life is not just to get yourself running.”

Hawke said, despite the fact that he was four Oscarnominaties on his name wrote, now mainly, davis agree to the alimony to pay. “My best movies are not those with the highest salarisstrook. But I am now 47 and pay in addition to maintenance also the health of my children and their education, thanks to acting. Besides, I can that way also a number of good causes to support.” Hawke is remarried with actress Ryan Hawke, with whom he has two daughters.

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