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Aaron Eckhart

Why the Thank You for Smoking star, 38, hid his good looks and how he came to terms with them

"I don't like to stand out. I feel awkward walking into a room full of people. It's all shyness."

"When I was a kid, my hair grew out on the right side of my head. It was a cowlick that would just flare out. I couldn't control it. I would end up having to put my hand on my head when I went to school. I think it plays to my advantage now because I like that kind of crazy hair."

"My mother told me to smile because she liked my smile. Because I have a harder look, people don't know how I'm feeling if I don't show them."