Josh Hartnett Was Going To Play Trumpet Player Chet Baker In The Film

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He later attended Cretin-Derham Hall High School before switching to South High School in Minneapolis, Minnesota, from which he graduated in June 1996. He had also worked at McDonald’s and Burger King for a short time before getting his start in acting at Youth Performance Company in Minneapolis. Shortly after arriving in Los Angeles, he caught an improbable break, landing a part in the short-lived but acclaimed drama Cracker, on ABC. Among his 2007 roles were Resurrecting the Champ, a drama also starring Samuel L. Jackson, and the graphic novel-based 30 Days of Night, in which he played a small-town sheriff. He was going to play trumpet player, Chet Baker, in the film The Prince of Cool, but did not agree with the producer’s ideas and left the project.
Josh Hartnett
Josh Hartnett
Josh Hartnett
Josh Hartnett
Josh Hartnett

Josh Hartnett Was Going To Play Trumpet Player Chet Baker In The Film

Josh Hartnett
Josh Hartnett
Josh Hartnett
Josh Hartnett
Josh Hartnett
Josh Hartnett


Hartnett gained fame for his role as Cpt Danny Walker in Pearl Harbor, and has starred since then for a variety of well-known directors such as Ridley Scott, Brian De Palma, Robert Rodriguez, Tran Anh Hung, Roland JoffĂ© and Michael Bay. He performed in small plays and on national television commercials before being cast in his first feature film, playing the son of Jamie Lee Curtis’ character in Halloween H20: 20 Years Later. One of Hartnett’s next films was the drama-mystery The Black Dahlia, in which he played a detective investigating the notorious real-life murder of actress Elizabeth Short. He was going to play trumpet player, Chet Baker, in the film The Prince of Cool, but did not agree with the producer’s ideas and left the project. He took time out from filming to support the 2007 green lifestyle campaign of Global Cool. in 2009, Hartnett produced the video clip for the rapper Kid Cudi’s song Pursuit of Happiness.

Josh Hartnett Was Going To Play Trumpet Player Chet Baker In The Film

Josh Hartnett
Josh Hartnett
Josh Hartnett
Josh Hartnett
Josh Hartnett
Josh Hartnett
Josh Hartnett
Josh Hartnett
Josh Hartnett


Hartnett was born in Saint Paul, Minnesota, and was raised by his father, Daniel Hartnett, a building manager, and his stepmother, Molly, an artist. He later attended Cretin-Derham Hall High School before switching to South High School in Minneapolis, Minnesota, from which he graduated in June 1996. Hartnett was active in sports as a child, especially football, and did not entertain the thought of becoming a performer, until an injury left him unable to participate on the athletic playing field. He then began to focus on feature film work. He performed in small plays and on national television commercials before being cast in his first feature film, playing the son of Jamie Lee Curtis’ character in Halloween H20: 20 Years Later. He was going to play trumpet player, Chet Baker, in the film The Prince of Cool, but did not agree with the producer’s ideas and left the project.

Josh Hartnett Was Going To Play Trumpet Player Chet Baker In The Film

Josh Hartnett
Josh Hartnett
Josh Hartnett
Josh Hartnett
Josh Hartnett
Josh Hartnett


He first came to audiences’ attention in 1997 as “Michael Fitzgerald” in the television series Cracker. Shortly after arriving in Los Angeles, he caught an improbable break, landing a part in the short-lived but acclaimed drama Cracker, on ABC. Although the series was cancelled after sixteen episodes, Hartnett had made a name for himself. He then began to focus on feature film work. He performed in small plays and on national television commercials before being cast in his first feature film, playing the son of Jamie Lee Curtis’ character in Halloween H20: 20 Years Later. He was going to play trumpet player, Chet Baker, in the film The Prince of Cool, but did not agree with the producer’s ideas and left the project.

Josh Hartnett Was Going To Play Trumpet Player Chet Baker In The Film

Josh Hartnett
Josh Hartnett
Josh Hartnett


A relative encouraged him to audition for a stage production of Tom Sawyer & Huckleberry Finn and to his surprise, he won the part of Huckleberry Finn. Now in love with the stage, he went on to star in a slew of high school plays. He was also voted Bliss magazine’s “3rd Sexiest Male”, and in 2003 PETA named him the Sexiest Vegetarian Alive, as chosen by voters. Among his 2007 roles were Resurrecting the Champ, a drama also starring Samuel L. Jackson, and the graphic novel-based 30 Days of Night, in which he played a small-town sheriff. He was going to play trumpet player, Chet Baker, in the film The Prince of Cool, but did not agree with the producer’s ideas and left the project.