At 51, Ethan Hawke has lived many creative lives.

Dead Poet’s Society” made him a star at 18; at 24 he became a Gen X icon with “Reality Bites.

He was 25 when “Before Sunrise” kicked off the iconic romantic trilogy

He became a director a long time ago ,he made “Chelsea Walls” in 2001

Hawke prefers to describe his 380-min production as a single movie, but the streamer presents it as a 6 part series

Showtime series “The Good Lord Bird” made Hawke a showrunner in 2020

And his new HBO Max docuseries, “The Last Movie Stars,”

Hawke is the sort of amiable New York presence who settles into his environment even when he gets noticed.