- Chris O'Donnell, The Three Musketeers, 1993. First, a Robin Hood battle, now two many musketeers... Hawke was the Tri-Star D'Artagnan until Disney's project won the tussle.
- John Cusack, The Thin Red Line, 1998. Took part in the March 1995 reading with Kevin Costner, Lukas Haas, Dermot Mulroney and Martin Sheen of auteur Terrence Malik’s script - his first for 17 years. 3. - Edward Norton, Red Dragon, 2002. Norton used every penny he made on this film to bankroll 25th Hour - he co-produced with Tobey Maguire and director Spike Lee.
Edward Norton, Red Dragon, 2002. Norton used every penny he made on this film to bankroll 25th Hour - he co-produced with Tobey Maguire and director Spike Lee.
- Patrick Wilson, The Alamo, 2004. Quit the role of Colonel William Barett Travis: “I will guard it with my life, sir.” Not quite the film that director Ron Howard intended.
- Mark Wahlberg, Four Brothers, 2004. Hawke loved it but was committed elsewhere. . Ben Affleck and Matt Dillon considered ther script too “ultra-violent.” Well, the brothers were wreaking vengeance for their mother’s death… just like John Wayne, Dean Martin, etc., in the original (Western) version, The Sons of Katie Elder in 1964.
- Sebastian Blomberg, The Countess, 2008. As expected, after their Paris romances (Before Sunrise, 1995, and Before Sunset, 2004), French actress-auteur Julie Delpy obviously saw Hawke being part of her film (and role) about Erzsebet Bathory, the 17th Century serial killer seeking eternal beauty by bathing in the blood of virgins. He did not agree.