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February 27, 2003 - IMDB.com reports that Josh Hartnett has turned down a chance to play the role of Superman in the long awaited revival of the film series. Remaining candidates reportedly include Brendan Fraser, Paul Walker and American soap star Matthew Bomer.

February 18, 2003 - Though Josh Hartnett still has strong reservations about the long commitment required to star in the revived "Superman" franchise, the popular actor has emerged as the front-runner, at least as far as Brett Ratner is concerned. According to Daily Variety, the director, plus other top Warner Bros. honchos, are not going to consider any other actors until Hartnett makes his decision.

February 14, 2003 - The Enquirer reports that while Josh Hartnett is tight with his money, when he overheard a waitress at Jan's in LA complaining that she'd lost her health insurance and was overdue on her rent, he ran outside to a cash machine and left the mother a $250 tip on a $30 tab.

February 6, 2003 - Skylar Rainwater and Stephanie Alba shared their story of nearly fainting when they met Josh Hartnett in their hometown of Corpus Christi, Texas. "Josh is so hot," says Skylar. "He was generous enough to take a picture with us and even complimented me on my name. We got autographs from Alec Baldwin and Ben Affleck that day, but getting this photo with Josh was every teenage girl's dream come true."

February 3, 2003 - Josh Hartnett and Jude Law both balked at playing 'Superman' when they found out they'd be signing on to do a trilogy. "No star wants to sign that," Ratner tells Variety, "but as much as I've told Jude and Josh my vision for the movie, I've warned them of the consequences of being Superman. They'll live this character for 10 years."

January 31, 2003 - Star magazine reports frugal Josh Hartnett likes to fly coach, but a recent packed flight from LA to Chicago had him squirming. A flight attendant told him, "A man in first class has daughters who loved you in Pearl Harbor. If you give him autographs, he'll switch seats with you." Josh signed the autograph, but wouldn't accept his seat.

January 2, 2002 - Star magazine reports Josh Hartnett has been getting more lean and mean by taking yoga classes at trendy Maha Yoga in Brentwood. Josh never thought he'd like the slow music often played during instruction, but classes at this cool, hip studio use funky stuff with a faster beat, and now he's hooked.

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