A dramatized version of what went on behind the scenes at the legendary Woodstock music festival in 1969, this film focuses on Elliot (Demetri Martin), a young man whose initiative gets things going. When the organizers are denied a permit for a concert in the area, Elliot steps in and offers the use of his parents' rundown motel. He also convinces Max Yasgur (Eugene Levy), a local dairy farmer, to allow the concert to take place on his property. Of course, Elliot never anticipated that the concert would attract hundreds of thousands of hippies. Directed by Ang Lee. With Jonathan Groff, Emile Hirsch and Liev Schreiber. Categories: Comedy, Music. Year: 2009.
Emile Hirsch in Taking Woodstock
In 1977, Harvey Milk (Sean Penn) becomes the nation's first openly gay man to be voted into public office, joining the San Francisco Board of Supervisors. Using his victory to champion not only gay rights but human rights as well, Milk unites a diverse group of people from across the political spectrum with his outspoken manner and sense of humor. But, as he gains recognition and increases his public profile, Milk also faces hostility from fellow supervisor Dan White (Josh Brolin), the man who would ulitmately take the lives of both Milk and Mayor George Moscone (Victor Garber). Directed by Gus Van Sant. With Emile Hirsch, James Franco, Diego Luna, Alison Pill and Lucas Grabeel. Categories: Biography, Drama, Based on a True Story. Year: 2008.
Emile Hirsch in Milk
Speed Racer (Emile Hirsch), a fearless driver with a natural gift for racing, has one goal in life: to win the cross-country rally that took the life of his older brother. After turning down an offer from the owner of Royalton Industries (Roger Allam), Speed discovers that the corporation has been fixing races for profit. In order to fulfill his dream, Speed will need the help of not only Mom (Susan Sarandon) and Pops Racer (John Goodman) and his girlfriend Trixie (Christina Ricci), but also that of his former rival, Racer X (Matthew Fox). Behind the wheel of the trusty Mach 5, Speed puts the pedal to the floor, chasing the checkered flag to save his family's business and the sport he loves. Directed by Andy Wachowski and Larry Wachowski. With Benno Fürmann and Richard Roundtree. Categories: Action, Family, Sports, Based on a Cartoon. Year: 2008.
Emile Hirsch in Speed Racer
In the L.A. suburbs, Johnny Truelove (Emile Hirsch) and his friends live a privileged life with too much time and too much money. But, when their initiation of the thug life they idolize from rap music, video games and movies gets out of control, Johnny and his friend Frankie (Justin Timberlake) realize that sooner or later they'll have to face the consequences of their actions. Based on the life of Jesse James Hollywood, one of the youngest men to ever be put on the FBI's most wanted list. Directed by Nick Cassavetes. With Anton Yelchin, Ben Foster, Sharon Stone, Lukas Haas and Bruce Willis. Categories: Crime, Drama. Year: 2006.
Emile Hirsch in Alpha Dog
Based on the nonfiction bestseller, this film tells the story of Chris (Emile Hirsch), a bright young college graduate from a troubled family who decides to go off on his own and live off the land. On the road, he makes friends with a sweet teenage girl (Kristen Stewart) and a lonely widower (Hal Holbrook). His parents (William Hurt and Marcia Gay Harden) and sister (Jena Malone) become frantic, since they have no idea where he is. Eventually he abandons his new friends as he heads deep into the Alaskan wilderness, determined to live by his wits alone. With Catherine Keener and Vince Vaughn. Directed by Sean Penn. Categories: Adventure, Biography, Drama. Year: 2007.
Emile Hirsch in Into the Wild
In 1970s Venice, California, a group of young skateboarders invent the tricks and techniques that form the backbone of modern skate boarding. Known as the Z-Boys, these total unknowns take the world by storm, using the moves they learned surfing waves and skating abandoned swimming pools to revolutionize skate competitions. But, as their fame grows, the pressures of celebrity and the money it brings threatens the friendships in this once close-knit group. Directed by Catherine Hardwicke. With John Robinson, Emile Hirsch, Rebecca De Mornay, Johnny Knoxville, Heath Ledger and Victor Rasuk. Categories: Action, Drama, Sports. Year: 2005.
Emile Hirsch in Lords of Dogtown
Matthew Kidman (Emile Hirsch) is a cocky high school senior with a bright future in politics. When the beautiful, young Danielle (Elisha Cuthbert) moves in next door, the two fall instantly in love. Just when Matthew thinks things couldn't get any better, the discovery that Danielle is a former porn star threatens to ruin their relationship and her reputation in town. Directed by Luke Greenfield. With Timothy Olyphant, James Remar, Chris Marquette and Paul Dano. Categories: Comedy, Romance. Year: 2004.
Emile Hirsch in The Girl Next Door
William Hundert (Kevin Kline), St. Benedict's assistant headmaster, strives to inspire his students and mold their character with impassioned lessons about the Greeks and Romans. But when freshmen Sedgewick Bell (Emile Hirsch) arrives, Hundert finds his world upended when the two enter a bitter battle of wills that will affect the course of St. Benedict's and its students for decades. Directed by Michael Hoffman. With Embeth Davidtz, Rob Morrow Edward Herrmann, Jesse Eisenberg and Paul Dano. Categories: Drama, Based on a Novel. Year: 2002.
Emile Hirsch in The Emperor's Club