It’s still hard to believe the cinematic world has lost both Robin Williams and Philip Seymour Hoffman in the past year. Ethan Hawke had the good fortune to work with both actors at pivotal stages in his career. As a young up-and-comer, he played one of Williams’ students in Peter Weir‘s “Dead Poets Society,” and as a much more seasoned actor, he co-starred with Hoffman in Sidney Lumet‘s final film “Before The Devil Knows You’re Dead.”
Stopping by “Charlie Rose” recently, Hawke shared his memories on working with both actors. A brief summary couldn’t capture the emotions he feels very deeply about two men who clearly left a profound impression. Check it out below, and after that watch the full thirty minute interview with Hawke talking “Boyhood,” his documentary “Seymour: An Introduction,” and much more.