Hawke has directed two feature films, three Off-Broadway plays, and a documentary, and written the novels The Hottest State (1996), Ash Wednesday (2002), and Rules for a Knight (2015).
He made his film debut in 1985 with the science fiction feature Explorers, before making a breakthrough appearance in the 1989 drama Dead Poets Society.
Pete Yorn (41)Period: 2001Backstory: The pair dated briefly until Winona was arrested for shoplifting in 2001.
Quote: "Our relationship is different than any one I've ever had. David Duchovny (55)Period: 1996Backstory: There's nothing to it, it was a fling, although they insist they were just friends. Quote: On the Howard Stern show, Grohl called Winona "a classy lady."Trivia: Their relationship is referenced in the Veruca Salt song Disconnected: "It's kind of scary when your lover leaves you for a movie star."Matt Damon (45)Period: 1997-2000Backstory: The pair were introduced by Ryder's now-former friend Gwyneth Paltrow, who at the time was Damon's BFF's Ben Affleck's girlfriend. They dated for three years and the breakup was, in Matt's words, "far more pedestrian than, say, a mad orgy at the Four Seasons during which my feelings were hurt because Richard Gere was too interested in her." So no drama, it just ended. I'm really lucky that I'm on good terms with him."Trivia: Since their relationship was hounded by rumors of cheating on both sides, Matt was quick to deny reports he was dating co-star Penelope Cruz soon after he and Winona broke up.
Winona Ryder's dating history is the stuff of legend. Chapter One: Tom Cruise Chapter Two: Brad Pitt Christian Slater (46)Period: 1988Backstory: The two kids dated briefly while filming the iconic cult classic Heathers. It didn't end well, probably due to miscommunication over how exclusive they actually were. Quote: "I don't think I would date Winona - she's kinda old.
And in more recent roles – especially his new film, Brooklyn’s Finest, in which he plays a strung-out cop – there’s a snarlingly uncompromising quality to him.
Without summarizing the plot in any way, what would you say your book is about? ALENA GRAEDON: How the death of print could lead to the death of language. Beyoncé and how un-put-together we all feel in comparison. KEVIN BROCKMEIER: Once upon a time there was someone named Kevin Brockmeier who couldn’t figure out whether he was a man gathered around the heartwood of a child or a child wearing the costume of a man. WILSON: Marijuana was a huge influence on the book, not so much during the writing of, but certainly during the research years. “Night Court.” “Young Sherlock Holmes.” Eddie Murphy.
BORIS FISHMAN: The distance between justice and the truth. Also Prozac, without which I would have never made it from bed to computer to write these stories. Burt’s Beeswax chapstick was another major influence.
2014 is yielding a bumper crop of funny and smart books.
I posed the same questions, none of which are directly about their books, to authors Adam Wilson (“What’s Important Is Feeling,” a short story collection published in February), Kevin Brockmeier (“A Few Seconds of Radiant Filmstrip: A Memoir of Seventh Grade,” out April 1), Alena Graedon (“The Word Exchange,” a novel out April 8), Boris Fishman (“A Replacement Life,” a novel out June 3), and Rachel Bertsche (“Jennifer, Gwyneth & Me: The Pursuit of Happiness, One Celebrity at a Time,” nonfiction out July 1). Happiness, perfection and how the two are (or are not) related. Tutus and cleanses and watching the New England Patriots. Without explaining why and without naming other authors or books, can you discuss the various influences on your novels?
Kind of funny that word." Trivia: Depp famously had a tattoo placed on his arm which read "Winona Forever." When they broke up, he had it altered to "Wino Forever."Dave Pirner (51)Period: 1993-96Backstory: Winona met Soul Asylum's Pirner at the band's MTV Unplugged concert in 1993.