Acted opposite Kim Basinger in Adrian Lyne's saga of sexual obsession "Nine 1/2 Weeks"
Had prominent roles in two direct-to-video releases, "Thursday" and "Point Blank"
Joined an ensemble cast for "The Informers"; based on a collection of short stories by Bret Easton Ellis
Made initial onscreen impact as the arsonist in "Body Heat"
Re-teamed with Cimino for "Year of the Dragon" (scripted by Oliver Stone)
Received "from story" credit for "Homeboy," a downbeat tale of aging alcoholic boxer in which he also starred
Starred opposite then-wife Carre Otis in the TV-movie "Exit in Red" (TMC)
Acted in Michael Cimino's studio-breaking "Heaven's Gate"
First collaboration with director Robert Rodriguez, "Once Upon a Time in Mexico"
Made TV acting debut as a psychotic murderer in the ABC movie "City in Fear"
Moved with his mother to Miami at age ten
Played fellow bounty hunter in Tony Scott's "Domino," starring Keira Knightley as Domino Harvey
Played title role of "Bullet" opposite the late Tupac Shakur; also received a writing credit as 'Sir' Eddie Cook
Portrayed Motorcycle Boy in Francis Ford Coppola's "Rumble Fish"
Provoked controversy when he disclosed that he had donated part of his fee for playing St Francis of Assisi in "Francesco" to the IRA
Reprised his 1986 character for "Another Nine and a Half Weeks"
Returned to the world of obsessive love with the bomb "Wild Orchid"; starred opposite then-wife Carre Otis
Attempted to lighten screen image with the misfire "Harley Davidson & the Marlboro Man"
Cast as villain Ivan Vanko (aka 'Whiplash') opposite Robert Downey Jr. in Jon Favreau's "Iron Man 2"
Delivered a well received performance as ambulance-chasing lawyer Bruiser Stone in John Grisham's "The Rainmaker"
First collaboration with director Tony Scott, playing a small role in "Man on Fire"
Fought in amateur boxing matches during the 1970s
Made professional boxing debut (billed as Marielito), scoring a unanimous decision over Steve Powell (May 23)
Moved to NYC to pursue an acting career
Portrayed a priest in the TNT telefilm "Thicker Than Blood"
Portrayed professional wrestler Randy 'The Ram' Robinson in Darren Aronofsky's "The Wrestler"; earned SAG and Academy Award nominations for Best Actor
Relocated to Los Angeles
Returned to TV as star of the made-for-cable Western "The Last Outlaw" (HBO)
Stage debut in revival of Arthur Miller's "A View From the Bridge"
Starred opposite Linda Hamilton in the based-on-fact TV-movie "Rape and Marriage: The Rideout Case" (CBS)
Third film with Cimino, the remake of "Desperate Hours"
Turned in effective cameo as a bookie in Vincent Gallo's directing debut "Buffalo 66"
Appeared virtually unrecognizable as a transvestite prison inmate in the Steve Buscemi directed "Animal Factory"
Appeared in the Sean Penn directed "The Pledge"
Cast in "Alex Rider: Operation Stormbreaker" based on Stormbreaker, the first novel in the Alex Rider series
Earned critical praise for his role as Boogie, the soft-talking beautician, in Barry Levinson's "Diner"
Feature film debut in Steven Spielberg's "1941"
Played boozy, lowlife (based on writer Charles Bukowski) with comic bravado in Barbet Schroeder's "Barfly"
Cast as the ruthless King Hyperion in "Immortals"
Reprised his role as Marv in "Sin City: A Dame to Kill For"
Starred in the romantic drama "Ashby"
Co-starred opposite Luke Goss and Chuck Liddell in the action film "War Pigs"
Portrayed two-bit private eye in Alan Parker's controversial "Angel Heart"
Starred as Irish tough Charlie Moran in "The Pope of Greenwich Village" alongside Daryl Hannah and Eric Roberts
Starred in the Robert Rodriguez directed ensemble "Sin City," based on the popular graphic novels by Frank Miller
Co-starred with Sylvester Stallone in "The Expendables," an 80s-style action adventure about a group of mercenaries who attempt to overthrow a South American dictator; film featured a Who's Who of action stars including Bruce Willis, Jet Li, and Arnold Schwarzenegger