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Episode 468: Nerdist Podcast
Aaron Eckhart
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Nerdist Podcast: Aaron Eckhart

Aaron Eckhart sits down with Chris to talk about the best way to start conversations with women, shamans, wisdom and age, sobriety, France, money, practicing for his roles in front of his dog, filming The Dark Knight, and his new movie I, Frankenstein, out Friday, January 24th!

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  1. Patty Marvel says:

    Admiral Kent – “Carribean Queen? ….I thought Billy Ocean was singing about Caribou Queen.”

    Meh, I don’t think Sarah Palin was a national figure yet.

  2. Patty Marvel says:

    Funny to hear AE says, “Married without kids after forty is weird, married without kids before forty is cool.” I’ve wondered how much flack men got for that because I’m 44 and married and have never had kids. When a stranger asks how many kids Hubby and I have, I’ve found I need to say “none” and change the subject quickly rather than deal with an awkward silence or worse, a look on their face that seems to ask, “What is WRONG with you?”

  3. Shawn k says:

    This Aaron episode was great. Just a super down to earth and comical guy. Know he’s been a lot of movies but not many actors can say they’ve been to The Core of the earth with Hilary Swank.

    Bring him back again sometime!!!

  4. Jaguar says:

    I’m a fan of the Nerdist, but I think Chris should do a better job of promoting projects by the guests. I get that he doesn’t want to ask the standard junket questions, but there are so many original and in depth questions that he could have asked if he did more research. and eckhart, in particular, seems to be an actor who really enjoys talking about his craft. i’m sure he had some interesting stories about ledger, for instance.

  5. Brian says:

    When you have more mainstream personalities on you can sometimes hear the point where they realize it isn’t going to be just another bullshit press junket and they can relax, this is what I think a lot of us want to hear anyway. This was a great one.

  6. pmscapades says:

    Chris, have you not seen Your Friends and Neighbors? Because when Aaron referenced gaining weight and growing a mustache, I don’t think I could have resisted quoting “Nobody makes me come the way I do” at him. His character in that movie had so many pants-pissingly hilarious, completely deadpan lines. The entire film is a dark comedy gem.

  7. Three Toes of Fury says:

    @Wildride….spot on! i was thinking about all the good movies Aaron has been in and was going to suggest that all nerdists should check out the wonderfully dark flick he was in, The Mist. Then i realized “wait..that wasnt him…who was it???”, just as you posted your comment. Hazza!

    Peace & Separated at Birth


    PS: Is I-Frankenstein the story of monster pieced together from corpses of dead apple employees? thank you! thank you! try the quiche!

  8. Catherine says:

    A fellow ACSer!! Funny and charming podcast. Great way to begin a Tuesday…

  9. TrSurg says:

    The unheard joke in the dog story would have gone something like ‘yeah he’s a dog ,so he likes b*tches’ 🙂

    Refraining from the obvious makes it even better.

  10. Admiral Kent says:

    Carribean Queen? ….I thought Billy Ocean was singing about Caribou Queen.

  11. Admiral Kent says:

    Eckhart joins Bruce Campbell in the Hollywood epic chin club.

  12. Steph says:

    Aaron is a genuine person. Loved this podcast!

  13. J. Smith says:

    “But thats not a good movie!”

    I damn near shit myself I laughed so hard at that. Bravo!

  14. Wildride says:

    Thomas Jane makes a good point …


  15. Three Toes of Fury says:

    I Believe in Harvey Dent.

  16. What Happened To The Quements says:


    When are you going to fix your comment avatar? It’s been like that for months!

  17. chris hardwick says:

    @Kathy D: nah, different movie. The one you’re talking about was, I believe, written by past Nerdist Podcast guest Max Landis…

  18. Kathy D says:

    Sweet! Looking forward to that movie already. Hm, wonder if this is the same Frankenstein movie that Dan Radcliffe had all that long hair for? Eh, probably not, this was less than 2 months ago when D-Rad was on The Graham Norton Show, so that might not even have wrapped yet.

  19. Glad to see you finnaly get aaron on the cast
    I’ve always loved his work