With his own film production company, and a string of successful film roles behind him, 23 year old Josh Hartnett is more than just a pretty face. His legions of fans may beg to differ, as Josh's brooding appearances on the big screen have been setting hearts fluttering ever since he first made an impact in teen films from The Faculty (1998) to Here On Earth (2000). Josh has proved himself to be a credible as well as bankable actor, demonstrating his versatility in art house films such as The Virgin Suicides (1999), and updating Shakespeare for a younger generation in O (Othello) (2001). But it was after playing the romantic lead in the critical debacle that was Pearl Harbour (2001), that he alone emerged unscathed to be hailed as a rising star. Josh's status has since been confirmed by a top billing in the Ridley Scott war vehicle Black Hawk Down (2002), superseding co-stars such as Ewan McGregor, and proving that this is one Hollywood heart throb who looks set to go the distance. Included in the same series as Plexus's wildly successful Leonardo DiCaprio Album, The Josh Hartnett Album is the first illustrated biography of this charismatic new talent.
It offers an insightful look at the life and character behind the handsome face, chronicling his meteoric rise from a precocious talent hidden away in the American midwest to a feted actor known all over the world. Large format photos throughout will delight his many fans.
Emma Matthews is a film writer who has contributed to many major newspapers and film magazines. She lives in London.