January 27, 2002 - US Weekly
has a short article and photo of Josh Hartnett at the Washington, DC special
screening of 'Black Hawk Down'. Josh talked about filming the movie saying,
"We spent most of our days with the very, very poor in the slums of Salah.
It was a really ugly place -- really sad."
22, 2002 - Entertainment Today spoke with Josh Hartnett about the working
conditions while filming Black Hawk Down. Josh said, "On a typical day,
it was 90 degrees and we were wearing all that gear, and were running around
in dirt. We were filming in such a poverty-stricken spot in Morocco, with
a 65 percent unemployment rate. Also Rangers were there who had actually
been in battle. These were guys who lost their friends. So how could you
complain?" ent-today.com has since shut down.
January 22, 2002 - Black
Hawk Down came in #1 at the box office this week unseating Lord Of The
Rings. The Josh Hartnett starring film grossed $35.3 million this weekend,
setting a record for a Martin Luther King holiday film.
January 22, 2002 - BET.com
film critic Esther Iverem gave his opinions on the new Josh Hartnett film
in a review titled, "Africans and African Politics are Casualties of 'Black
January 20, 2002 - Josh Hartnett
spoke with Kristi Mocine of INsite Magazine about what it was about the
Sgt. Eversmann character that made him want to play the soldier. Josh said,
"He has the ultimate choice to make. He's extremely conflicted throughout
the film, and I think it's important to see that kind of a humanization
without going overboard. Usually they have all these ridiculous dialogue-driven
scenes in the middle of battle in order to sum up how everybody's feeling.
This movie kept that pared down; it was more about all the confusion."
insitemag.com has since shut down.
January 20, 2002 - Call &
Post spoke with Josh Hartnett about living in Minnesota where the actor
revealed, "The thing is. Is that because I still live in Minnesota, people
treat me the same. Well, I might get the occasional limo full of little
girls on their way to the Christmas dance standing outside my house takin'
pictures and stuff, but that's about it. But I don't live my life too much
differently than I always have."
January 20, 2002 - In an
abstracts.net poll asking 'What do you think of Josh Harnett's role in
'O'?', an overwealming 93.9% of you said he was excellent, while 3.9% said
he was ok, and 2.2% said he was awful, with 1953 total votes cast.
January 20, 2002 - WireImage.com
has photos of Josh Hartnett from The 59th Annual Golden Globe Awards in
Beverly Hills, California on Sunday. Check them out here.
January 20, 2002 - Josh Hartnett
presented the best supporting actor in a motion picture award at the Golden
Globes last night with Kate Hudson to Jim Broadbent for Iris.
January 20, 2002 - US Weekly
quotes Josh Hartnett talking about shooting 'Black Hawk Down' in Morocco
for five months admitting, "There were no women around. It was a celibate
time for everyone."
January 19, 2002 - The Philadelphia
Inquirer's Steven Rea spoke with his fellow Inquirer staff writer, Mark
Bowden, who wrote the book 'Black Hawk Down' which the Josh Hartnett starring
movie opening this weekend is based on. A pretty good interview that expands
on the movie and the Army mission.
January 19, 2002 - The Star
Tribune reports many Somalis are worried that the release of 'Black Hawk
Down' this weekend will stir anti-Somali sentiment. Omar Jamal, executive
director of the Somali Justice Advocacy Center in St. Paul said, "It sends
a very bleak, dark message. It depicts Somali society as a savage, pitiless
January 19, 2002 - James
Verniere of the Boston Herald reviewed 'Black Hawk Down' and described
the Ridley Scott film saying, "The film forces viewers to share the peril
American forces experienced on a mission in Mogadishu, Somalia, a military
action gone horribly wrong, and succeeds so well in doing so that many
sensitive viewers won't be able to handle it. It is the most graphic, gut-wrenching
and terrifying war movie since the first 25 minutes of Steven Spielberg's
'Saving Private Ryan.'"
January 19, 2002 - Terry
Lawson of the Detroit Free Press reviewed the Josh Hartnett starring 'Black
Hawk Down' calling the film a 'remarkable achievment' from a technical
perspective but admitted he had little idea what was going on throughout
the movie as the film eschews personalities and politics.
January 19, 2002 - Colin
Covert of the Star Tribune spoke with hometown celebrity Josh Hartnett
where the actor spoke about living in the celebrity scarce St. Paul, his
dislike of the L.A. lifestyle, acting, his SNL hosting gig, and his latest
film, 'Black Hawk Down'. The story at startribune.com has since been removed.
January 18, 2002 - Revered
movie critics Owen Gleiberman, of Entertainment Weekly, and Elvis Mitchell,
of The New York Times, have slammed 'Black Hawk Down' for failing to explain
the Somali side of the story. Producer Jerry Bruckheimer explained on The
O'Reilly Factor, "I don't know if (Gleiberman) saw the movie, because the
second scene in the picture is a conversation between one of the supporters
of Adid (the warlord our troops were trying to overthrow), who's very articulate,
very smart and gives you the Somali point of view."
January 16, 2002 - Splash
has photos of Josh Hartnett and a mystery friend stepping out of The Four
Seasons Hotel in New York, as well as photos of him arriving at the Ed
Sullivan Theatre in New York to tape his show with Dave Letterman last
night. Splash has since removed the pictures.
January 15, 2002 - The LA
Daily News spoke with Josh Hartnett about his role as Ranger Staff Sgt.
Matt Eversmann in 'Black Hawk Down' where Josh revealed, "My character
was an amalgam. Matt wasn't out there the whole night, like I am in the
film. And the book is even more jarring because there is three times as
much death in it. But on a typical day it was about 90 degrees, we were
wearing all this gear, we were running around in the dirt that the helicopters
would kick up into our faces." Read more.
January 13, 2002 - One of
Josh Hartnett's skits during last night's Saturday Night Live episode was
a skit goofing on the George Lucas decision to use *NSYNC in his new Star
January 12, 2002 - Josh Hartnett
will be hosting NBC's Saturday Night Live in just a few hours from now
where Pink will be musical guest.
January 10, 2002 - TeenPeople.com
has a preview of their Josh Hartnett cover story in the Teen People February
2002 issue. Josh probably didn't impress educators with his comment, "I
think education is very important, but I didn't want to do all that nonsense
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