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Born: October 20, 1958 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: New York City, New York, USA Profession: Cast ...
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Lived in South America from age two to age ten
1969:
Relocated from Argentina to Denmark
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Began acting career in NYC
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Moved to Los Angeles after studying at Warren Robertson's Theatre Workshop
1984:
Played first major TV role in the CBS historical miniseries, "George Washington" (CBS)
1984:
Had roles in "Swing Shift" (1984) and "The Purple Rose of Cairo" (1985); both cut before release of film
1985:
Acted in the ABC Afterschool Special "High School Narc"
1985:
Feature acting debut, "Witness" playing the brother of Alexander Godunov
1987:
Acted in the quirky, progressive music-infused comedy "Salvation!"; met future wife, X singer Exene Cervenka
1988:
First leading role in a feature, Renny Harlin's suspenseful "Prison"
1988:
Appeared in "Let's Get Lost" the documentary biopic of jazz musician Chet Baker
1988:
Landed a supporting role in the romantic drama "Fresh Horses"
1990:
Featured in the unimpressive horror sequel "Leatherface: The Texas Chainsaw Massacre III" and the slightly better faring Western sequel "Young Guns II"
1991:
Delivered impressive starring performance in "The Reflecting Skin"
1991:
Portrayed David Morse's violent tempered brother with a remarkable turn in Sean Penn's powerful directorial debut "The Indian Runner"
1993:
Cast as a wheelchair-bound snitch in "Carlito's Way"
1994:
Made a cameo with former wife Exene Cervenka as a homeless couple in the quirky comedy "Floundering"
1994:
Starred in the darkly comic thriller "The Crew"
1995:
Played an FBI agent sent to infiltrate the Japanese crime organization Yakuza in the independent actioner "American Yakuza"
1995:
Appeared as the weapons officer in Tony Scott's suspense thriller "Crimson Tide"
1995:
Played Lucifer in Gregory Widen's eerie supernatural feature "The Prophecy"
1996:
Appeared in the Sylvester Stallone action vehicle "Daylight"
1996:
Appeared as one of the suitors of Isabel Archer in "Portrait of the Lady"
1997:
Delivered strong performance opposite Demi Moore in Ridley Scott's "G.I. Jane"
1997:
Starred in the Fox TV-movie remake of the 1970 action-thriller "Vanishing Point"
1998:
With Michael Douglas and Gwyneth Paltrow, formed the third leg of the triangular romance in "A Perfect Murder"; also provided the original art used in the film
1998:
Co-starred as Sam Loomis, Marion Crane's boyfriend, in Gus Van Sant's remake of "Psycho"
1999:
Played a charming traveling salesman who seduces a frustrated housewife on vacation in the Catskills in Tony Goldwyn's directorial debut "A Walk on the Moon"
2000:
Starred opposite Sandra Bullock as a star baseball pitcher in recovery in the rehab-set comedy-drama "28 Days"
2001:
Played the dashing and heroic Aragorn in Peter Jackson's adaptation of the J.R.R. Tolkein classic "Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring"
2002:
Reprised role of Aragorn in "Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers"
2003:
Again starred as Aragorn in the third and final installment "Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King"
2004:
Starred as Frank T. Hopkins, one of the greatest long-distance endurance horse riders, in "Hidalgo"
2004:
Cast as frontiersman Jim Bowie in the historical drama "The Alamo"
2005:
Plays a nice family man in a small town who gets in touch with a not-so-nice side of himself in David Cronenberg's "The History of Violence"
2006:
Starred as Captain Diego Alatriste in "Alatriste," a Spanish film based on the series of novels written by Arturo Perez-Reverte
2007:
Re-teamed with "A History of Violence" director David Cronenberg for the Russian mob-themed "Eastern Promises"; earned Golden Globe, SAG and Oscar nominations for Best Actor
2008:
Co-starred with Ed Harris in the Western "Appaloosa"; also directed and co-scripted by Harris
2008:
Portrayed a German literary professor in the 1930s, who is enlisted in the Nazi party in "Good"
2009:
Cast as the Man in the feature adaptation of Joe Penhall's novel "The Road"
2011:
Cast as Sigmund Freud opposite Keira Knightley and Michael Fassbender in David Cronenberg's "A Dangerous Method"
2012:
Portrayed Beat Generation writer William S. Burroughs in feature adaptation of "On the Road" by Jack Kerouac

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