Ethan Hawke on Playing Chet Baker and Finding Early Fame

The biopic has frequently fallen prey to formula in recent years, with many films depicting the lives of their extraordinary protagonists – be they scientific prodigies or troubled musicians – with surprisingly mundane convention. Which is why, upon settling into your seat to catch the latest biographical endeavour, you could be forgiven for feeling pre-emptively weary. In the case of Born to be Blue however – a filmic depiction of brilliant and self-destructive jazz musician Chet Baker, played by a pitch-perfect Ethan Hawke – the traditional tropes are thrust aside in a movie that mirrors Baker's lilting riffs in its lyrical and spontaneous form. via AnotherMag