In 2002, Josh was nominated for a Screen Actors Guild Award for "Outstanding Performance by the Cast of a Theatrical Motion Picture" for the movie A Beautiful Mind.
Josh's hobbies include playing cards, sailing, playing soccer, reading and watching Broadway plays.
Josh's favorite book is "The Unbearable Lightness of Being" by Milan Kundera and his favorite television show is PBS News.
As of 2005, Josh resides in New York City.
In the June 2003, Josh was chosen as the "Heartthrob" on Entertainment Weekly's "It" list and Cosmopolitan magazine's "Hunk of the Month."
Josh attended Kopachuck Middle School in Gig Harbor, Washington.
In 2003, Josh won "Choice Movie Liplock" at the Teen Choice Awards for his kiss with Reese Witherspoon in Sweet Home Alabama.
Josh's parents are named Don and Michelle Maurer.
Josh is an environmental activist.
Josh Lucas won statewide drama competitions in his junior and senior years of high school.
The movie Poseidon, which starred Josh, was another financial disappointment, grossing $60 million on a budget of $160 million.
The movie Stealth was a major financial disappointment, grossing $31 million on a budget of $130 million.
For the movie Glory Road, Josh met and consulted with the real Don Haskins.
Josh is an ambassador for YouthAids.
Josh got his first big break in Terrence McNally's Corpse Christ, at a Broadway theatre.
In 1994, he moved to NYC where he studied voice, movement, speech and acting.
In 1989, after high school, he packed up his little Honda Hatchback and moved to Hollywood.
Josh spent six months reading and forcing himself to understand Dostoevsky's The Brother's Karamazov.
Josh has dated Salma Hayek, Connie Nielson, Lilliana Dominguez and Alexa Davalos.
Josh started acting in High School plays.
While filming the movie Poseidon, Josh was injured severely and had to be hospitalized. First, he got hit in the right eye by his co-star Kurt Russell, resulting in 16 stitches and a couple days off. The second occurred when Josh fell 15-20 feet and tore ligaments muscles in his left thumb, it required a 5 hour surgery and 6-8 weeks in a cast.
In January 2005 Josh appeared as The Gentleman Caller in The Glass Menagerie on Broadway with Jessica Lange, Sarah Paulson, and Christian Slater.
In 2006 Josh announced the formation of his own production company, 2 Bridges Productions, with his brother Devin, as a co-producer and creative partner.
Josh has three siblings, one brother named Devin, and two sisters.
Josh is 5' 11½" (1.82 m) and has blue eyes.
His parents lived on an Indian reservation and they name the child based on things that happen. He came out so easy that the doctor hit his head on the bedpost and dented his head.
Josh filmed his part in the movie Wonderland (2003) in seven days.
Josh decided not to go to college in order to pursue his acting career.
Josh attended Gig Harbor High School in Gig Harbor, Washington for his final year of school in 1989.
Josh: I just feel like I really want to be someone who literally disappears in the role. I want to be so strong as an actor that people wouldn't say [for example] 'Oh, that's Ben Affleck.' To me, that's just boring. It doesn't interest me. My goal is to always have the ability at hand where I can be really good, as opposed to, eh, that's Josh Lucas.
Josh: (on a scene in "Poseidon") There's one particular shot in this movie, where I dive into a pool of fire, and swim for a long section under a ceiling of fire, to get to a point where there's a little air pocket where I can breathe. Wolfgang said, "Do you think you would be willing to try that shot? We'll obviously make it as safe as we possibly can." But I got to the point where I was going home and training. I was going home and getting in my pool and swimming up and down laps, trying to hold my breath as long as I possibly could. Finally, they brought me to this place, and literally it was a huge pool that they lit on fire, and I got into it and swam three feet underneath the water, and it was just raging hot. I had to swim for a long period of time to find my oxygen. The stunt safety people told me that if I started to swim upwards, they would knock me down and stick a regulator in my mouth, so that I would breathe as opposed to going into the fire. It was truly one of the most insane things I have ever done.
Josh: (on what he first thought when he read the script for "Poseidon") I don't know that anyone ever really knows what they're in for when they make a water movie. Wolfgang Peterson knows because he's done it. That first conversation I had with him, he tries to prepare you for it, but you don't realize that you're going to get to a point where you're going to be waterlogged to the extent that your skin is so soft you can cut it with your fingernail. These weird realities start to happen where I had 30 shirts that would rot off, literally, melt off of my body because of the chlorine. You start dreaming about being underwater. And there's the intensity of an entire crew being inside of what is basically a human Petri dish. It's very hard to prepare yourself for, and it's only afterwards that you really know what it really is.
Josh: This fear of death infused me with the desire to live, and to live harder.
Josh: I want to be so strong as an actor that people wouldn't say... eh, that's Josh Lucas.
Josh: (about moving so many times as a child) I would lie in bed the night before a new school and decide who I was going to be. It would usually be based on someone I admired from the school before.
Josh: I'm single and sick of it. I've been working hard and haven't had time to settle down. I'm 35 and want kids.
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