Worked for Joseph Papp in the Xerox room of the New York Shakespeare Festival (NYSF)
"Fired" from job at NYSF by Papp in effort to encourage him to pursue an acting career
Broadway debut in a production of Henrik Ibsen's "Ghosts" opposite Liv Ullmann
First collaborations with Jack Lemmon and Peter Gallagher, the stage revival of "Long Day's Journey Into Night"
TV acting debut in a guest role on the CBS series "The Equalizer"
Recreated stage role for the Showtime adaptation of "Long Day's Journey Into Night"
Had featured role in the NBC miniseries "The Murder of Mary Phagan," starring Gallagher and Lemmon
Played Lemmon's son-in-law in the feature "Dad"
Portrayed televangelist Jim Bakker to Bernadette Peters' Tammy Faye in the NBC biopic "Fall From Grace"
Directorial debut, "Albino Alligator"
Played accused murderer Jim Williams in the film version of "Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil"
Formed Trigger Street Productions
Headlined a London stage production of Eugene O'Neill's "The Iceman Cometh"; reprised role on Broadway in 1999
Received star on Hollywood Walk of Fame (October 5)
Produced (also co-starred) "The Big Kahuna"; released theatrically in 2000
Agreed to serve as a consultant to London's Old Vic Productions
Co-starred with Helen Hunt in "Pay It Forward"
Starred as a mental patient convinced he's from another planet in "K-Pax"
Had lead in film version of the award-winning novel "The Shipping News"
Launched the website Triggerstreet.com, an online community where aspiring filmamkers could get their ideas to Hollywood power brokers
Produced (also had supporting role) the independent film "United States of Leland"
Named artistic director of London's historic Old Vic Theater
Appeared on the London stage in the title role of Shakespeare's "Richard II" directed by Trevor Nunn
Cast as the villainous Lex Luthor in Bryan Singer's "Superman Returns"
Co-starred with Vince Vaughn and Paul Giamatti in the comedy about Santa's disgruntled older brother "Fred Claus"
Cast as an MIT lecturer in the film "21" along with Kate Bosworth and Laurence Fishburne
Joined Jeff Goldblum in David Mamet's "Speed-the-Plow" at London's Old Vic theater
Portrayed Ron Klain, the General Counsel to Al Gore's recount committee in the HBO film "Recount"; also produced; earned Emmy, Golden Globe and SAG nominations for Best Actor in a TV-Movie
Co-starred with George Clooney in "The Men Who Stare At Goats"
Starred as Washington, D.C. lobbyist and businessman Jack Abramoff in "Casino Jack"
Joined the ensemble cast of the financial drama thriller "Margin Call"
Reprised his role as Dave Harken in "Horrible Bosses 2"
Was the narrator and executive producer on the CNN documentary series "Race for the White House"
Played Richard Nixon in the historical comedy "Elvis & Nixon"