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Aaron Eckhart – Sully Interview (2016)

While discussing his new film Sully, Aaron reveals what he and co-star Tom Hanks did in San Francisco to simulate the experience of flying. He also chats about the reconstructed plane that the actors shot their scenes in, the technical language he and Tom had to learn and deliver in a believable way once the cameras started rolling, and finally, the real life events the film is based on.

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OnlyOnAOL: Aaron Eckhart reveals what it’s like being around Tom Hanks

Aaron Eckhart gets star-struck. Just like the rest of us. Only he doesn’t ask for autographs (or selfies).

Witness his reaction when he was shooting “Sully,” the story of how Capt. Chesley “Sully” Sullenberger (Tom Hanks) landed his US Airways jet in the Hudson River in 2009 after the plane was struck by geese. Hanks, says Eckhart, “is a sweetheart.”

Here’s Eckhart’s very cute recollection of one very pivotal day playing Hanks’ copilot.

“We’re in a Clint Eastwood movie with Tom Hanks. You get the best of the best. We’re shooting on Fifth Avenue. There’s nobody on Fifth Avenue but us. Imagine that. All those cars are ours. All those people are ours. That’s the power of Clint and Tom.”

But there’s more. He exits his trailer. And what does he witness?

“And then I see it. Clint and Tom are talking to Steven Spielberg.”

You know. Just another day in the workplace.

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Sully: Aaron Eckhart on how film goes behind the Miracle on the Hudson

In 2009, Capt. Chesley “Sully” Sullenberger made an emergency plane landing on the Hudson River and saved the lives of all 155 passengers and crew. Director Clint Eastwood’s Sully which debuts in theaters Friday and stars Tom Hanks as the title pilot, Laura Linney as his wife, Lorrie, and Aaron Eckhart as his co-pilot, Jeff Skiles — brings that event to the big screen, and looks at the heroism of it, and criticism that surrounded it.

“Everybody knows the story of what happened at ‘Miracle on the Hudson,’” Eckhart says of the script, written by Todd Komarnicki and adapted from Highest Duty by Sullenberger and Jeffrey Zaslow. “What they don’t know is that there was a [National Transportation Safety Board] hearing that went on for quite a long time to see if it was the right thing to do, who was at fault if anybody, and it was quite traumatic. These pilots, as well as the staff and passengers, suffered [post-traumatic stress disorder] after.”

He continues on the scrutiny that ensued, “You expect if somebody lands a plane with dual engine failure into the Hudson and saves everybody’s life that they would walk away scot-free, and it’s not always the case. You have to then go to a hearing to investigate whether or not you did the right thing, if you could have saved the plane, if you could have landed at Teterboro or JFK, so there’s a lot that goes into it.” There’s a lot on the line too, like jobs, pensions, and reputations.

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‘Incarnate’: Aaron Eckhart Is a High-Tech, Head Trip Exorcist in First Trailer

Blumhouse has released the first trailer for Incarnate, a twist on the typical exorcism formula starring Aaron Eckhart as an alcoholic, wheelchair-bound man who battles demons from inside the mind of the possessed. He doesn’t use religious methods to expel the ungodly forces, he uses…technology, maybe, or perhaps just good old fashioned force of will? Presumably, they’ll answer that in the film because it’s not entirely clear in the trailer, but if the idea is executed it well, it could make for a nice revamp on a very well-told genre.

From horror mega-producer Jason Blum, and directed by San Andreas helmer Brad Peyton (though Incarnate was in the can before Peyton and Mr. Dwayne Johnson struck box office gold) from a script by Ronnie Christensen (Passengers), Incarnate pits Eckhart’s unconventional exorcist against a young boy, played by Gotham‘s David Mazouz, who is possessed by an incredibly powerful unholy spirit.

Incarnate also stars Carice van Houten and Catalina Sandino Moreno, and arrives in theaters September 30th. Watch the first trailer below.

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Aaron Eckhart thinks Wes Welker is the most underrated player in the NFL

In My All American, actors Aaron Eckhart and Finn Wittrock tell the remarkable true story of legendary University of Texas football duo Coach Darrell K Royal and all-star safety Freddie Stienmark. In theaters November 13th, the film focuses on Coach Royal leading Texas Longhorns football from their worst-ever record to winning a national championship, and how Freddie’s grit and indomitable spirit touched his life both on and off the field.

Eckhart is known for his roles in Any Given Sunday, Thank You for Smoking, and as Harvey Dent in The Dark Knight, while Wittrock is deemed one to watch with roles in seasons four and five of American Horror Story and Unbroken.

We caught up with the two stars to discuss their NFL week 10 predictions, Lady Gaga, and tackling Tom Brady.

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AARON ECKHART

Thoughts on the Oakland Raiders moving to LA?

Well I saw the mock of a new stadium, it looks good. I’m an Oakland Bay Area guy so I would like them to stay in Oakland. I’m very encouraged with their new coach, I like Derek Carr and I like Amari Cooper so I think we’re going in the right direction.

What impresses you most about NFL players as athletes?

What doesn’t impress me… they’re beasts, those guys, they’re stallions. When you’re watching the best of the best they have not only the physical [abilities], but they have the mental. Think about it, there’s five quarterbacks that who can throw a ball out of 6 billion people on the planet Earth, so they’re pretty special.

Who is the most underestimated player in the NFL?

Wes Welker, Tom Brady makes his receivers and tight ends so great. Usually it has to do with size, and usually the way they overcome it is through mental toughness and that’s a great lesson for us all.

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