Ethan Hawke is the star of a two-person, two-movie series called Before Sunrise and Before Sunset.

The story follows the beginning and middle of the relationship between Jesse and Celine, two travelers that meet and spend the day together walking and talking. Both are among my all-time favorite films and they’re perfect in their simplicity. The second is even better than the first, a rarity among sequels.

I won’t give away the endings of the two films, in case you want to check them out. However, if you don’t want to know, don’t read the MTV article.

Recently, Hawke told MTV News that the possibility of a third installment in the series isn’t likely any time soon, thus beginning my own love/hate relationship for the actor. You magnificent bastard. You hook me with two brilliant films, and then you crush my hopes for another.

“We had an idea but [it’s] not going to happen, a pretty good outline
of what the next one was going to be,” Hawke confessed. “But we would
need to be in production right now, because we wanted to pick up right
where we left off. Rick wanted to do a short film that was just two
weeks later. Time goes by so fast.”

He did, however, say that his love of the characters might bring him back to the story… he’s just not sure when. “I’ll be shocked if we never make another one.” He was nominated for an Oscar, along with co-star Julie Delpy and director Richard Linklater, for the screenplay.

I suggest you check the movies out. And I guess it’s best to watch them in order, even though I didn’t (Before Sunrise comes first). They’re “chick flicks,” but if you’re a guy you’ll probably like them too, and most likely score major points with the ladies. I know I impressed my second and third girlfriends with them.