While many actors dream of making it big in their lifetime, Josh Hartnett successfully did it by his early 20s. The deep-voiced actor got his first big break in the horror flick Halloween H2O before taking on more serious roles in Pearl Harbor and Black Hawk Down. Josh has had an interesting career, including his controversial decision to take a break from Hollywood. We’ve rounded up 10 things you might not know about the actor and his expansive career.
10. He Has Many A-List Exes
Josh has a thing for dating his co-stars. In 1999, he hooked up with Julia Stiles when they worked on the film O together. Then in 2006, he dated Scarlett Johansson after working together on The Black Dahlia. By 2008, he was seeing Kristen Dunst, who co-starred with him in The Virgin Suicides back in 1999. In 2013, he began dating actress Tamsin Egerton while working with her on The Lovers. The couple had a baby girl together in 2015. While Hartnett recognizes that things can get complicated when dating a co-star, he also doesn’t regret his past relationships. “I think it’s a respectable way of going about it,” he told Playboy in 2015. “I’ve met very important people in my life doing films. Sometimes that had consequences that were just awful for everybody involved. Some were fantastic all the way through. Everybody makes mistakes dating people they work with.”Liam Daniel / ©IFC Films / courtesy Everett Collection