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Born: November 4, 1969 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Uvalde, Texas, USA Profession: Cast ...
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Raised in Longview, TX
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Travelled to Australia after high school
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Enrolled in film studies at University of Texas
1991:
Appeared in student films and local commercials in Texas
1993:
After meeting casting director Don Phillips in an Austin bar he was cast in "Dazed and Confused" (1993)
1993:
Feature acting debut, "My Boyfriend's Back"
1993:
First significant film role, Richard Linklater's "Dazed and Confused"; character initially in only three scenes but role grew to more than 300 lines
1995:
Co-starred with Renee Zellweger in "The Return of the Texas Chainsaw Massacre" (later edited and reissued in 1997)
1995:
Cast in "Boys on the Side" as Drew Barrymore's love interest, policeman Abe Lincoln
1996:
Portrayed Sheriff Buddy Deeds, suspected of killing his predecessor (Kris Kristofferson), in John Sayles' "Lone Star"
1996:
Breakthrough role as lawyer Jake Brigance in "A Time to Kill," based on John Grisham's novel and co-starring Sandra Bullock
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Formed J.K. Livin' Productions; name taken from his "Dazed and Confused" character's motto "Just keep livin'"
1997:
Co-starred with Bullock in her short film "Making Sandwiches"; also co-produced
1997:
Played Jodie Foster's love interest in "Contact" and an attorney defending the rebellious slaves of the "Amistad"
1998:
Re-teamed with Linklater as one of "The Newton Boys"
1998:
Directed (also wrote and co-starred) the 20-minute short "The Rebel"
1999:
Portrayed the lead in Ron Howard's "EDtv"
2000:
Starred as Lt. Andrew Tyler, executive officer to Lt. Commander Mike Dahlgrin (Bill Paxton) in "U-571"
2001:
Acted opposite Jennifer Lopez in "The Wedding Planner"
2001:
Played an ambitious young lawyer in the ensemble drama "13 Conversations About One Thing"
2003:
Co-starred with Kate Hudson in the romantic comedy "How To Lose a Guy in 10 Days"
2005:
Starred with Steve Zahn and Penélope Cruz in "Sahara"
2006:
Played a thirtysomething slacker who still lives with his parents in the romantic comedy "Failure to Launch"
2006:
Starred in "We Are Marshall" as head coach Jack Lengyel who helped resurrect the Marshall University football squad after a 1970 plane crash that killed most of the players and coaches
2008:
Re-teamed with Kate Hudson to star in "Fool's Gold"
2008:
Played Ben Stiller's loyal agent in "Tropic Thunder"
2009:
Co-starred with Jennifer Garner in the romantic comedy "Ghosts of Girlfriends Past"
2011:
Played a Los Angeles criminal defense attorney in the thriller "The Lincoln Lawyer"
2011:
Played title role in crime thriller "Killer Joe," directed by William Friedkin
2012:
Cast as the owner of a male strip club in "Magic Mike," directed by Steven Soderbergh
2012:
Co-starred with Nicole Kidman and Zac Efron in Lee Daniels' "The Paperboy"
2013:
Starred as the title character in Jeff Nichols' "Mud"
2013:
Portrayed Ron Woodroof in the AIDS-themed drama "Dallas Buyers Club"
2013:
Featured in Martin Scorsese's "The Wolf of Wall Street"

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