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