NEW YORK (AP) — When Ethan Hawke was young, he was fascinated with Albert Schweitzer, a19th-century philosopher and missionary who deliberately set aside years of his life for piano playing before he would dedicate himself to helping others. Hawke made a similar pledge to himself about acting.
"But 40 came so fast and I didn't want to give it up at all," Hawke said in a recent interview. "But I knew there was something to what Schweitzer was saying. You can't spend your whole life indulging yourself and expect something good to happen."