Co-authored and starred in the play "How It All Began," which was performed at the Public Theatre at the New York Shakespeare Festival
Made Broadway debut in "The Slab Boys" alongside Sean Penn and Kevin Bacon
Cast in the television short "One Too Many," an educational drama on drinking and driving; also starred a young Michelle Pfeiffer
Made film debut as the rock idol Nick Rivers in the spy spoof "Top Secret!"; sang all the songs in the film
Played the lead in the satirical comedy film "Real Genius"
Delivered breakthrough role as Naval Aviator 'Iceman' in the big budget action film "Top Gun," alongside Tom Cruise
Published a book of his poems, <i>My Edens After Burns</i>
Acted in Ron Howard's "Willow" as the unlikely warrior Madmartigan; met future wife, co-star Joanne Whalley
Starred in the Colorado Shakespeare Festival production of "Hamlet"
Portrayed the title character in the TNT movie "Gore Vidal's 'Billy the Kid'"
Starred opposite then-wife Joanne Whalley in "Kill Me Again"
Gave a rich, nuanced performance as Jim Morrison in Oliver Stone's "The Doors"
Starred as a half-Sioux FBI agent in Michael Apted's "Thunderheart"
Played the lead in John Ford's "Tis' Pity She's a Whore" at the Public Theater in NYC
Appeared as Christian Slater's Elvis Presley hallucination in "True Romance"
Delivered a likably eccentric performance as Doc Holliday in "Tombstone"
Replaced Michael Keaton as Batman for the third film in the franchise "Batman Forever"
Co-starred in "Wings of Courage," the first narrative feature filmed in IMAX 3D; directed by Jean-Jacques Annaud
Played a supporting role as a dangerous criminal opposite Robert De Niro and Al Pacino in Michael Mann's "Heat"
Starred alongside Marlon Brando in the poorly received "The Island of Dr. Moreau"
Acted with Michael Douglas in the thriller "The Ghost & the Darkness"
Portrayed master of disguise Simon Templar in feature version of "The Saint"
Provided the voice of Moses for the animated feature "The Prince of Egypt"
Played a blind man opposite Mira Sorvino in Irwin Winkler's "At First Sight"
Appeared in Frank Whaley's feature directorial debut "Joe the King"
Starred in the big budget disaster "Red Planet"
Played supporting role in the award-winning biopic "Pollock"
Starred as porn legend John Holmes in the feature drama "Wonderland"
Played a U.S. government agent in David Mamet's "Spartan"
Portrayed Moses in a Los Angeles musical production of "The Ten Commandments"
Portrayed the father of Alexander the Great in Oliver Stone's "Alexander"
Guest starred on HBO's "Entourage" as an organic weed farmer living in Bel-Air
Acted on the London stage in "The Postman Always Rings Twice"
Co-starred with Robert Downey, Jr. in the murder mystery "Kiss Kiss Bang Bang"
Co-starred with Denzel Washington in Tony Scott's "Deja Vu"
Cast in the CBS TV-movie "Comanche Moon," Larry McMurtry's prequel to his Western saga "Lonesome Dove"
Was the voice of KITT for the NBC TV-movie and the short-lived series remake of "Knight Rider"
Co-starred with Nicolas Cage in Werner Herzog's "Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call New Orleans"
Played the villain opposite Will Forte in "MacGruber," based on the "SNL" sketch of the same name
Wrote, directed, and starred as Mark Twain in one-man play "Citizen Twain" at the Hollywood Forever Cemetery in Los Angeles, CA