“Since I started 16 years ago, I have probably worked for 10 of those years and taken six off.
I wanted to keep my personal life and my personal well-being at the forefront of my ambition.” When he says this in person it sounds far less navel-gazing than it looks written down.
His career came to lime light between 20 when he starred in the films like Black Hawk Down, O, Pearl Harbor and 40 Days and 40 Nights.
He has also been part of many TV shows and is currently working on the series Penny Dreadful as Ethan Chandler.
(out June 5), a drama directed by Robert Duvall, he learned about the legendary actor's proclivity for mooning members of the cast.
And on his Showtime series Penny Dreadful, (Sundays, 10 p.m. "When he first broke through as dreamy, duplicitous Trip Fontaine in Sofia Coppola's 1999 movie "I've always felt that I could do whatever the hell I wanted.
Joshua Daniel Hartnett widely known as Josh Hartnett is a popular American actor and Producer who was born on July 21, 1978 at Saint Paul, Minnesota.
Then, it seemed, he rather went to ground, in Hollywood terms at least, disappearing from the limelight for long stretches.
“I guess I have taken longer hiatuses than most,” he admits.
He continues that he didn’t want “monetary ambition or a quest for fame or accolades to supersede my own day-to-day happiness”.
So instead of acting he wrote short stories, painted and took photographs.