Brigham Young University
Co-starred in the action film "London Has Fallen"
Starred alongside Tom Hanks in the biographical drama "Sully"
Starred in the action-fantasy film "I, Frankenstein"
Played the U.S. President in action thriller "Olympus Has Fallen"
Acted opposite Johnny Depp in big screen adaptation of Hunter S. Thompson's novel "The Rum Diary"
Co-starred with Nicole Kidman as a mourning couple in indie drama "Rabbit Hole"
Played a widowed self-help author alongside Jennifer Aniston in romantic drama "Love Happens"
Landed major role in Christopher Nolan's Batman film series as District Attorney Harvey Dent in "The Dark Knight"
Portrayed a guy whose life isn't going according to plan in "Meet Bill"; also executive produced
Cast opposite Catherine Zeta-Jones in "No Reservations," the American remake of 2001 German feature "Mostly Martha"
Portrayed detective Lee Blanchard in "The Black Dahlia," Brian De Palma's adaptation of James Ellroy's classic noir novel
Portrayed the chief spokesman for the tobacco lobby in Jason Reitman's satirical comedy "Thank You for Smoking"
Starred as FBI agent Thomas Mackelway in thriller "Suspect Zero"
Co-starred with Uma Thurman and Ben Affleck in John Woo directed "Paycheck"
Along with Hilary Swank, co-starred in science fiction thriller "The Core"
Co-starred with Gwyneth Paltrow in "Possession," directed by Neil LaBute
Teamed with Jack Nicholson in Sean Penn directed "The Pledge"
Cast opposite Renée Zellweger in "Nurse Betty"; third collaboration with director Neil LaBute
Delivered a memorable turn as the biker who falls in love with the title character (Julia Roberts) in "Erin Brockovich"
Played small part of an assistant coach in Oliver Stone's "Any Given Sunday"
Re-teamed with LaBute for "Your Friends and Neighbors"; gained 45 pounds to play an unhappily married man
Feature film debut, "In the Company of Men"; first collaboration with director Neil LaBute
Appeared on two episodes of ABC sitcom "Aliens in the Family"
Portrayed Samson in CBS special "Ancient Secrets of the Bible, Part II"
Made TV movie debut in Showtime's "Double Jeopardy"
Early TV acting credit, appearing on ABC series "Crossroads"
Appeared as an extra on episode of "Beverly Hills, 90210" (Fox)
Met future collaborator Neil LaBute while attending Brigham Young University
Lived with family in England as a teenager
Raised in Cupertino, CA
Dropped out of high school and moved to Sydney, Australia
After college, moved to NYC
As a struggling actor in New York in the 90s, Eckhart took on a series of odd jobs including bus driver, bartender and construction worker.