Cole Hauser

Cole Hauser

His role as Ray Pruitt in 'White Oleander' (2002)
After making his film debut alongside a cast of future stars, Cole Hauser made his own mark as a TV and indie film actor in the 1990s. Raised in Santa Barbara, Hauser got hooked on acting in junior high. Shortly after he moved to Los Angeles at age 15 to pursue his chosen career, Hauser was cast in the prep school anti-Semitism drama School Ties (1992) along with up-and-comers Brendan Fraser, Chris O'Donnell, Matt Damon, and Ben Affleck. After this auspicious beginning, Hauser became part of an equally noteworthy ensemble of young stars-to-be in Richard Linklater's Dazed and Confused (1993), appeared in the NBC TV movie A Matter of Justice (1993), played a skinhead in John Singleton's college drama Higher Learning (1995), and starred as an abusive boyfriend in All Over Me (1997). Hauser was cast in the lead role in the ABC series High Incident in 1996, but the show lasted only two seasons. Following a supporting role as one of Damon and Affleck's Boston cronies in their breakthrough hit Good Will Hunting (1997), Hauser played a small part in Stephen Frears' little seen modern Western The Hi-Lo Country (1998) and scored a hit as one of the marooned travelers battling mutant aliens in the sci-fi sleeper Pitch Black (2000). After reuniting with his Tigerland (2000) co-star Colin Farrell in the box office failure Hart's War (2002), Hauser gained more notice for his supporting role later that year in the women's melodrama White Oleander (2002). Though he only appeared in a few scenes, Hauser's kindly and sexy young foster dad Ray easily caught the eye of the audience as well as troubled foster teen Alison Lohman. Returning to more testosterone-friendly work, Hauser subsequently co-starred with Hart's War officer Bruce Willis in Antoine Fuqua's action thriller Man of War (2003), and got behind the nitro-charged wheel for the sequel The Fast and the Furious 2 (2003). Hauser's father is actor Wings Hauser. Source:
[This] is a whole different medium than I've seen in 'Alien,' 'Pitch Black,' you name all the sci-fi films that have come out; this is a whole different thing. It's on our own planet, so you can relate to some of what's going on, and I think the smart thing about the movie is that it relates to the average person.More Cole Hauser quotes [04/21/2006 12:04:00]
Romania has a distinctive smell on its own, ... You're in confined places with guys. ... I don't think there's too much body deodorant in Romania. It was definitely an experience as far as being in tight quarters with a lot of people, grown men.More Cole Hauser quotes [04/21/2006 12:04:00]
Tthere will be a Directors cut for sure and all the things I am talking about will be on there....story makes for a good film...I don't give a shit what it is, story starts and ends everything.More Cole Hauser quotes [04/21/2006 12:04:00]
It's all a learning process for me. This is only the second film that I've starred in and I'm learning every time how to talk to people, how to get my point across without being too strong, but making sense -- all of the things that you learn as an actor coming up in the business. There's different ways to approach different people. I think as a lead in the film you have to be smart in the way you do that.More Cole Hauser quotes [04/21/2006 12:04:00]
[LOS ANGELES -] I'm in the movies that they dump, ... Last year we came out on the worst date, with 'Paparazzi.' This year, we're like a week away from the worst date. We'll see. What can you do?More Cole Hauser quotes [04/21/2006 12:04:00]

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