BORN TO BE BLUE: Ethan Hawke as Legendary Jazz Musician Chet Baker


In Born to Be Blue, Ethan Hawke plays the legendary jazz figure, Chet Baker, whose tumultuous life is reimagined with wit, verve, and style.

In the 1950s, Baker was one of the most famous trumpeters in the world, renowned as both a pioneer of the West Coast jazz scene and an icon of cool.

By the 1960s, he was all but washed up, his career and personal life in shambles due to years of heroin addiction.

In this biopic, director Robert Budreau zeroes in on Baker’s life at a key moment in the 1960s, just as the musician attempts to stage a hard-fought comeback, spurred in part by a passionate romance with a new flame (Camen Ejogo).

Blending fact with fiction, and driven by Hawke’s virtuoso performance, Born to Be Blue unfolds with the stylistic brio and improvisatory genius of great jazz.


Ethan Hawke, Carmen Ejogo, Callum Keith Rennie


Robert Budreau


Jennifer Jonas, Leonard Farlinger, Robert Budreau, Jake Seal

Running Time: 98 minutes

Rating: Not Rated