Ethan Hawke Explains Why He Turned Down INDEPENDENCE DAY

There are many film roles Ethan Hawke had in life that he’s turned down, but none hurt more than Independence Day. The actor recently revealed on Conan he turned down the film in order to go road tripping with his buddy, and tossed the script for the film out the window of his car after reading the line “E.T. phone home.” Listen to Hawke tell the story below, and then his reaction to that same line when he saw the film some time later: