American actor Ethan Hawke has kept a secret for two years - he has been dating his children's former nanny.

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Hawke was further honored with SAG Award nominations for both films, along with BAFTA Award and Golden Globe Award nominations for the latter.

His other films include the science fiction drama Gattaca (1997), the contemporary adaptation of Hamlet (2000), the action thriller Assault on Precinct 13 (2005), the crime drama Before the Devil Knows You're Dead (2007), and the horror film Sinister (2012).

The film follows a young American (Hawke) and a young French woman (Julie Delpy), who meet on a train and disembark in Vienna, spending the night exploring the city and getting to know one another.

The San Francisco Chronicle praised Hawke and Delpy's performances: "[they] interact so gently and simply that you feel certain that they helped write the dialogue.

Hawke pursued a number of projects away from acting throughout the early 2000s.

He made his directorial debut with Chelsea Walls (2002), an independent drama about five struggling artists living in the famed Chelsea Hotel in New York City.

Hawke played rookie cop Jake Hoyt, alongside Denzel Washington, as one of a pair of narcotics detectives from the Los Angeles Police Department spending 24 hours in the gang neighborhoods of South Los Angeles.

The film was a box office hit, taking 4 million worldwide, and garnered generally favorable reviews.

Although he was originally considered for the lead role of Charles Van Doren, he took on a supporting role and had his screen time cut considerably during production.

The following year Hawke again received critical acclaim, this time for his performance in Richard Linklater's 1995 drama Before Sunrise.

He makes Jack's passion for White Fang real and keeps it from being ridiculous or overly sentimental." Hawke's next role was in the Generation X drama Reality Bites (1994), in which he played Troy, a slacker who mocks the ambitions of his love interest (played by Winona Ryder).