While "With Honors" is Hamilton's fourth film, he admits that screen acting "is still a little bit of a mystery."
It's an enigma he'll get to explore further, considering that for now, acting seems to be his life. He admits to an "unhealthy disinterest in sports" and spends a lot of time working with Ethan Hawke and Jonathan Mark Sherman in their theater company, Malaparte. The only real break Hamilton ever took was during a two-year stint at Brown University -- which he left to become a full-time actor.
"I didn't really regret quitting until I went to the graduation of my friends and watched their parents' faces. I felt sort of bad that I wasn't doing that," he says.
Looking back, he's pleased with the decision -- most of the time. "The highs and lows are so extreme. Sometimes you think it's the greatest thing in the world to do and other times it seems like a ridiculous joke. But I haven't found anything else I love more."