Although the series was cancelled after sixteen episodes, Hartnett had made a name for himself. He performed in small plays and on national television commercials before being cast in his first feature film, playing the son of Jamie Lee Curtis' character in Halloween H20: 20 Years Later.on Wednesday, Josh revealed how becoming a new dad has changed his life. I mean, your ego melts away when you have a new kid. He said: "Those moments in the middle of the night are just, like, absolutely the most precious things. It puts things in a totally new perspective, of course. But I'm so glad that she is the one I'm raising." The actor also joked about how he actually enjoys the sleepless nights.CLICK TO VIEW GALLERY The couple welcomed their first child in November "Your heart kind of leaves your body and you give it permission to walk around with someone else for a while. Because of her, [my] perspective shifted on work and stuff, too.A friend of mine who was going through a similar thing started meditating. In the middle of the hubbub, being at the center of the business, I didn’t have that time.At first I was like, "' Why do you need a mantra? I wasn’t able to create that space for myself," he told the mag.For their trip out to the shops the former teen heartthrob looked laid back but still stylish, wearing a pair of dark blue jeans, a black T-shirt under an open denim shirt and a pair of leather lace up shoes, which he wore without socks.
He first came to attention in 1997 for his role as Michael Fitzgerald in the television crime drama series Cracker.
After finishing high school, a move to New York to attend the Conservatory of Theatre Arts & Film at SUNY Purchase did not go as well as Hartnett had hoped for, and a year later at age 19, he found himself in California.
Shortly after arriving in Los Angeles, he caught an improbable break, landing a part in the short-lived but acclaimed drama Cracker, on ABC.
He made his feature film debut in 1998 in the slasher film Halloween H20: 20 Years Later, followed by teen roles in films such as the sci-fi horror film The Faculty (1998) and the drama The Virgin Suicides (1999).
Hartnett had starring roles in the war film Pearl Harbor, the drama O, the war film Black Hawk Down, the romantic comedy 40 Days and 40 Nights, and other films.