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Also Known As: Died: July 30, 2017
Born: November 5, 1943 Cause of Death: Amytrophic lateral sclerosis (Lou Gehrig's disease)
Birth Place: Fort Sheridan, Illinois, USA Profession: Cast ...
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1969:
Contributed sketches to the stage musical revue "Oh! Calcutta!"
1971:
First major stage appearance, "Cowboy Mouth" at American Place Theatre in New York; written with Patti Smith
1979:
Initial collaboration with Joseph Chaiken, "Tongues"
1984:
Acted opposite Lange in "Country"
1986:
Wrote and directed the stage play "A Lie of the Mind"
1986:
Reteamed with Lange for "Crimes of the Heart"; also first screen work with Diane Keaton
1987:
Played Dr Jeff Cooper in "Baby Boom" opposite Diane Keaton
1990:
Headlined Volker Schlondorff's thought-provoking "Voyager," an adaptation of Max Frisch's "Homo Faber" (1957)
1992:
Portrayed Frank Coutelle in "Thunderheart"
1993:
Wrote, directed and provided percussion for "Silent Tongue"
1995:
Bruce Beresford adapted Shepard's "Curse of the Starving Class" for Showtime movie presentation
1996:
With Chaikin wrote "When the World Was Green"; commissioned for the Olympic Arts Festival in Atlanta
1997:
Reteamed with Peter Masterson for feature, "The Only Thrill"; film also starred Diane Keaton
1999:
Starred as Dashiell Hammett opposite Judy Davis in the A&E biopic "Dash & Lilly"; garnered an Emmy nomination
2000:
Produced "True West" on Broadway with Philip Seymour Hoffman and John C Reilly, alternating leading roles; production garnered Tony nomination as Best Play
2000:
New play, "The Late Henry Moss" premiered in San Francisco, featuring Sean Penn, Woody Harrelson and Nick Nolte
2001:
Cast as the chief of detectives in "The Pledge" helmed by Sean Penn
2001:
Starred in Ridley Scott's "Black Hawk Down"
2004:
Cast in Nick Cassavetes' "The Notebook"
2006:
Played a washed up cowboy actor in the neo-Western "Don't Come Knocking"; also penned the screenplay
2009:
Played the father of Tobey Maguire and Jake Gyllenhaal in Jim Sheridan's remake of "Brothers"
2011:
Portrayed outlaw Butch Cassidy in the Western "Blackthorn"
2012:
Appeared in the action drama "Safe House" opposite Denzel Washington and Ryan Reynolds
2012:
Featured in the lauded drama "Mud"
2014:
Appeared in crime drama "Cold in July" alongside Michael C. Hall

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