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