Cast in "Dreamer: Inspired by a True Story," as a horse trainer, who is inspired by his daughter (Dakota Fanning) to nurse an injured horse back to health
Co-starred in the psychological thriller "Unlawful Entry"
First non-Disney film was "Fools' Parade" with James Stewart
Had surprise success as a military man who is transported back to ancient Egypt in the sci-fi thriller "StarGate"
Final film with Walt Disney Studios, "The Strongest Man in the World"
Earned an Emmy nomination playing the title role in the ABC biopic "Elvis"; first collaboration with John Carpenter
Signed a 10-year contract with Walt Disney Studios
First TV role was a guest spot on "Our Man Higgins" (ABC)
Appeared as himself on the NBC documentary TV special, "100 Years of the Hollywood Western"
First feature collaboration with John Carpenter, "Escape From New York"
Gained notice for his adult portrayal of mass-murderer Charles Whitman in the NBC TV-movie, "The Deadly Tower"
Portrayed Wyatt Earp in the Western "Tombstone"
Starred opposite Kelly Preston, playing superheroes in Walt Disney's "Sky High"
Co-wrote and starred in "John Carpenter's Escape From Los Angeles"; also produced
Starred in the action film "Backdraft"; also credited for his own stunts
Made his feature acting debut in "Follow Me Boys!"
Made stage debut in a Los Angeles Music Center production of "The Hasty Heart"
Offered a virtually wordless performance in the title role of "Soldier"
Played a hardened L.A.P.D. police detective in "Dark Blue"
Played the supporting role of Bo Larsen in the short-lived ABC Western, "The New Land"
Portrayed Herb Brooks, the coach of the 1980 USA Hockey in the film "Miracle"; film is based on the true story of the USA Olympic team's victory over the Russians
Starred in "Death Proof," Quentin Tarantino's half of the goretastic double feature "Grind House"; film is a collaboration with Robert Rodriguez
Starred in director Wolfgang Petersen's remake of "The Poseidon Adventure"
Starred in the well-reviewed thriller "Breakdown"
Played an Elvis impersonator in "3000 Miles to Graceland" opposite Kevin Costner, Christian Slater and Courtney Cox
Acted in the TV-movie "Search for the Gods" (ABC)
Appeared in the ABC TV-movie, "Amber Waves"
Began an off screen love affair with Goldie Hawn after starring together in "Swing Shift"
Played a psychiatrist trying to help Tom Cruise in Cameron Crowe's "Vanilla Sky"
Played title role on the ABC TV Western series, "The Travels of Jaimie McPheeters"
Earned a Golden Globe nomination playing Meryl Streep's lover in "Silkwood"
Re-teamed with John Carpenter for "Big Trouble in Little China"
Returned to features with his first adult role, "Used Cars"
Re-teamed with Goldie Hawn for the romantic comedy "Overboard"
Starred as Morgan Baudine in the short-lived NBC western series, "The Quest"
Appeared in the short film "Cutlass," written and directed by Kate Hudson, the daughter of his longtime companion Goldie Hawn
Appeared in "The One and Only, Genuine, Original Family Band" with his future partner, Goldie Hawn