NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 19:  Ethan Hawke attends the premiere of 'Good Kill' during the 2015 Tribeca Film Festival at BMCC Tribeca PAC on April 19, 2015 in New York City.  (Photo by Grant Lamos IV/Getty Images for the 2015 Tribeca Film Festival)
NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 19: Ethan Hawke attends the premiere of 'Good Kill' during the 2015 Tribeca Film Festival at BMCC Tribeca PAC on April 19, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Grant Lamos IV/Getty Images for the 2015 Tribeca Film Festival)
By Will Levith / May 6, 2016 5:00 am
NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 19: (EDITORS NOTE: This image was processed using digital filters) Ethan Hawke attends the premiere of 'Good Kill' during the 2015 Tribeca Film Festival at BMCC Tribeca PAC on April 19, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Grant Lamos IV/Getty Images for the 2015 Tribeca Film Festival)
(Grant Lamos IV/Getty Images)

Ethan Hawke is now 45 and has entered a new era of his career. Following the success of 2014’s Boyhood, the actor has been doing a balancing act between independent films and Hollywood epics. In this Rolling Stone feature, Hawke discusses his recent biopic, Born to Be Blue, about jazz legend Chet Baker; his public split from Uma Thurman in 2003; and the death of his friends River Phoenix and Philip Seymour Hoffman. Read Josh Eells’ full story here.