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Born: September 16, 1952 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Schenectady, New York, USA Profession: Cast ...
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1963:
Moved with his mother to Miami at age ten
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Fought in amateur boxing matches during the 1970s
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Moved to NYC to pursue an acting career
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Stage debut in revival of Arthur Miller's "A View From the Bridge"
1978:
Relocated to Los Angeles
1979:
Feature film debut in Steven Spielberg's "1941"
1980:
Acted in Michael Cimino's studio-breaking "Heaven's Gate"
1980:
Made TV acting debut as a psychotic murderer in the ABC movie "City in Fear"
1980:
Starred opposite Linda Hamilton in the based-on-fact TV-movie "Rape and Marriage: The Rideout Case" (CBS)
1980:
Made initial onscreen impact as the arsonist in "Body Heat"
1982:
Earned critical praise for his role as Boogie, the soft-talking beautician, in Barry Levinson's "Diner"
1983:
Portrayed Motorcycle Boy in Francis Ford Coppola's "Rumble Fish"
1984:
Starred as Irish tough Charlie Moran in "The Pope of Greenwich Village" alongside Daryl Hannah and Eric Roberts
1985:
Re-teamed with Cimino for "Year of the Dragon" (scripted by Oliver Stone)
1986:
Acted opposite Kim Basinger in Adrian Lyne's saga of sexual obsession "Nine 1/2 Weeks"
1987:
Played boozy, lowlife (based on writer Charles Bukowski) with comic bravado in Barbet Schroeder's "Barfly"
1987:
Portrayed two-bit private eye in Alan Parker's controversial "Angel Heart"
1988:
Received "from story" credit for "Homeboy," a downbeat tale of aging alcoholic boxer in which he also starred
1989:
Provoked controversy when he disclosed that he had donated part of his fee for playing St Francis of Assisi in "Francesco" to the IRA
1990:
Returned to the world of obsessive love with the bomb "Wild Orchid"; starred opposite then-wife Carre Otis
1990:
Third film with Cimino, the remake of "Desperate Hours"
1991:
Made professional boxing debut (billed as Marielito), scoring a unanimous decision over Steve Powell (May 23)
1991:
Attempted to lighten screen image with the misfire "Harley Davidson & the Marlboro Man"
1993:
Returned to TV as star of the made-for-cable Western "The Last Outlaw" (HBO)
1995:
Played title role of "Bullet" opposite the late Tupac Shakur; also received a writing credit as 'Sir' Eddie Cook
1997:
Reprised his 1986 character for "Another Nine and a Half Weeks"
1997:
Starred opposite then-wife Carre Otis in the TV-movie "Exit in Red" (TMC)
1997:
Delivered a well received performance as ambulance-chasing lawyer Bruiser Stone in John Grisham's "The Rainmaker"
1998:
Turned in effective cameo as a bookie in Vincent Gallo's directing debut "Buffalo 66"
1998:
Portrayed a priest in the TNT telefilm "Thicker Than Blood"
1998:
Had prominent roles in two direct-to-video releases, "Thursday" and "Point Blank"
2000:
Appeared virtually unrecognizable as a transvestite prison inmate in the Steve Buscemi directed "Animal Factory"
2001:
Appeared in the Sean Penn directed "The Pledge"
2003:
First collaboration with director Robert Rodriguez, "Once Upon a Time in Mexico"
2004:
First collaboration with director Tony Scott, playing a small role in "Man on Fire"
2005:
Starred in the Robert Rodriguez directed ensemble "Sin City," based on the popular graphic novels by Frank Miller
2005:
Played fellow bounty hunter in Tony Scott's "Domino," starring Keira Knightley as Domino Harvey
2006:
Cast in "Alex Rider: Operation Stormbreaker" based on Stormbreaker, the first novel in the Alex Rider series
2008:
Portrayed professional wrestler Randy 'The Ram' Robinson in Darren Aronofsky's "The Wrestler"; earned SAG and Academy Award nominations for Best Actor
2009:
Joined an ensemble cast for "The Informers"; based on a collection of short stories by Bret Easton Ellis
2010:
Cast as villain Ivan Vanko (aka 'Whiplash') opposite Robert Downey Jr. in Jon Favreau's "Iron Man 2"
2010:
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
2011:
Cast as the ruthless King Hyperion in "Immortals"

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