Just a few minutes before the screening of the last film of the Savannah Film Festival on Nov. 5, Aaron Eckhart was honored with the Outstanding Achievement in Cinema award. When presented with the award, Eckhart’s career was succinctly summarized, “Many have called him an ‘actor’s actor,’ but that doesn’t account for the millions of regular people who enjoy his work.”
In his acceptance speech, Eckhart told the packed theater that what drives him forward is his search for perfection. “How do you reach perfection?” is a question he asks himself and one he asked the audience in attendance.
But at the end of the day, Eckhart said that the one thing he wants to convey through his acting is reality. “All I’ve ever wanted to be is real.”Contact Carlos Serrano.