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Occupation  Actor
Years active  1985–present

Name  John Hawkes
Role  Film actor
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Full Name  John Marvin Perkins
Born  September 11, 1959 (age 56) (1959-09-11) Alexandria, Minnesota, United States
Parents  Patricia Jeanne Perkins, Pete Perkins
Nominations  Academy Award for Best Actor in a Supporting Role
Education  Jefferson High School (1977), Jefferson High School
Awards  Independent Spirit Award for Best Male Lead
Movies and TV shows  Everest, The Sessions, Winter’s Bone, Martha Marcy May Marlene, Deadwood
Similar People  Baltasar Kormakur, Josh Brolin, Mark O'Brien, Ben Lewin, Debra Granik

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John Hawkes (born John Marvin Perkins; September 11, 1959) is an American actor, known for his portrayal of the merchant Sol Star on the HBO series Deadwood, Dustin Powers on Eastbound & Down, backwoods meth addict Teardrop Dolly in Winter's Bone, for which he was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor, and his Golden Globe Award and Screen Actors Guild Award-nominated portrayal of Mark O'Brien in The Sessions.


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Early life

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Hawkes was born John Marvin Perkins in Alexandria, Minnesota, the son of Peter John "Pete" Perkins, a farmer of wheat, corn, hogs, and cattle, and Patricia Jeanne (née Olson). He was raised in a "pastoral, small city... a midwest Scandinavian community". Hawkes graduated from Jefferson High School and moved to Austin, Texas, where he was a member of the band Meat Joy, with Gretchen Phillips. He was also a member of the musical group King Straggler with fellow actors Rodney Eastman and Brentley Gore.


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His first film role was in Future-Kill (1985), credited as John Perkins. He changed his stage name to John Hawkes because there was another actor named John Perkins.

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Hawkes played the role of Greg Penticoff in season 1 of 24. From 2004 to 2006, Hawkes played merchant Sol Star on the HBO series Deadwood. He portrayed Dustin Powers, brother of protagonist Kenny Powers, all four seasons of the HBO series Eastbound & Down, and played Lennon on ABC's Lost.

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His other film roles include, Me and You and Everyone We Know, The Perfect Storm, American Gangster, Wristcutters: A Love Story, Martha Marcy May Marlene, and Lincoln.

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In 2011, he was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for his performance in Winter's Bone, as well as for a number of other awards, including the Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Supporting Role. He won the Independent Spirit Award for Best Supporting Male. Also in 2011, Hawkes was honored with a Rising Star Award by the Texas Film Hall of Fame.

In 2016, it was announced that Hawkes would star in the Amazon pilot The Legend of Master Legend, which is based on the popular real life superhero Master Legend.

In April 2017, Ian McShane confirmed that David Milch has submitted a script for a two-hour Deadwood movie to HBO. “(A) two-hour movie script has been delivered to HBO. If they don’t deliver (a finished product), blame them," McShane said. He went on to say of the original cast returning, “we’d all love to do it ... It would be nice to see all of the old gang again.” Hawkes has expressed interest in reprising his role as Sol Star.


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