I'm breaking my "avoid Ethan Hawke at all costs" rule today by posting these shots of him naked on the beach in Gattaca because it's the 51st birthday of the director Andrew Niccol and we love Gattaca, and we love Niccol, even if he keeps insisting on working with Hawke (who, if you hadn't guessed by now, we do not love). Still Hawke's usually at his best in Niccol's films (I really liked their most recent collaboration the drone thriller Good Kill too -- here's my review from Tribeca) so just ignore everything I've typed so far -- I'll try to lay off in this instance. Except don't ignore the part about it being Niccol's birthday! That's why we're here. Happy birthday, Andy! Thanks for your first movie and your last movie and some of the stuff in between.