There was once a time when Hollywood actor Josh Hartnett seemed to be absolutely everywhere, landing roles in some interesting movies along the way. There was even a point when it looked like Josh Hartnett would be cast as Superman, with rumours suggesting that he was offered $100m for a three movie deal.
However, things have not exactly gone the way that many people expected for Josh Hartnett and the actor has been talking about his career path. Josh has revealed how working on the hit 2001 movie Black Hawk Down made him re-evaluate his life, after witnessing the extreme poverty in Somalia.
Hartnett was a guest on ITV's This Morning, when he explained, "Honestly it wasn't that traumatic for me, but being in a place with that amount of poverty, the only real opportunity that people had to make money was to beg. So children were being maimed when they were very young to make them better beggars and it just forced to me to rethink what I was doing a little bit."
He added, "I moved back to Minnesota after doing 'Black Hawk Down', and that was just a few films that I was working on didn't come together in the way that we had hoped they would or in the time we had hoped they would. So I went back and wrote a screenplay and I got back together with my high-school girlfriend actually and just spent time with my friends and family back home."
Josh Hartnett can currently be seen starring alongside Eva Green, Timothy Dalton and Greg Kinnear in the Showtime television series Penny Dreadful.