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Born to Be Blue

Ethan Hawke's Chet Baker contemplates life without jazz in Born to Be Blue exclusive clip

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For jazz musician Chet Baker, music was everything. So when he lost his ability to play the trumpet as the result of a brutal attack, he was forced to imagine his life without everything he’d worked for. 

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Ethan Hawke plays the blues as Chet Baker in Born to Be Blue clip

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Ethan Hawke taps into his inner musician in a new clip for Born to Be Blue, which finds Hawke portraying jazz musician Chet Baker.

Based on Baker’s real life, the film focuses primarily on what Baker was doing in the late 1960s as he attempts to revive his career. Unfortunately, an assault left Baker – who had risen to prominence in the 1950s – without his front teeth and the possible loss of his career.

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