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1999:
Appeared as Noah in NBC miniseries "Noah's Ark"
2004:
Co-starred with Nicolas Cage and Harvey Keitel in "National Treasure"
1997:
Garnered praise for his supporting role as a slick lawyer in "John Grisham's 'The Rainmaker'"
1974:
Gave solid performance as German journalist on the trail of Nazis in the early 60s, single-handedly elevating the otherwise plodding "The Odessa File"
2007:
Reprised role opposite Nicolas Cage in "National Treasure; Book of Secrets"
1967:
Returned to Broadway in "That Summer, That Fall"
1990:
Wrote and played dual role in direct-to-video release, "Eternity"
1970:
Acted with Jennifer Salt (daughter of "Midnight Cowboy" screenwriter Waldo Salt) and Duvall in Paul Williams' "The Revolutionary"
2002:
Cast as the coach of the Buffalo Bills in the TNT movie "Second String"
1979:
Headlined the Franco Zeffirelli-directed remake of the sentimental "The Champ"
1998:
Portrayed an Irish policeman on the trail of notorious Irish thief Martin Cahill in John Boorman's "The General"
1973:
Portrayed author-teacher Pat Conroy in the semi-autobiographical "Conrack"
1995:
TV directing debut, "The Tin Soldier" on Showtime (also acted); cited at the Berlin Film Festival as Best Children's Film
2007:
Co-starred with Nicholas Cage in the Marvel Comics-inspired "Ghost Rider"
2007:
Played a US Secretary of State in Michael Bay's live action film, "Transformers"
2004:
Starred in "The Five People You Meet in Heaven" (ABC) based on the book by Mitch Albom; received a SAG nomination for Best Actor in a Television Movie or Miniseries
1986:
Delivered solid performance as an embittered, alcoholic WWII hero reduced to running a gas station in "Desert Bloom"
1983:
Produced the feature "Table for Five"; also starred
1997:
Was virtually unrecognizable as a wily blind Native American in Oliver Stone's "U-Turn"
2008:
Played Jonas Hodges, the villain, in the seventh season of the Fox drama "24"
2010:
Cast as Clint Thatcher, a Texas oil tycoon, on the short-lived FOX series "Lone Star"
2012:
Appeared in forgettable thriller "Beyond"
1965:
Acted with Robert Duvall in Off-Broadway production of Arthur Miller's "A View from the Bridge"; assistant to the director Ulu Grossbard was Dustin Hoffman
1961:
Made his Broadway debut playing Rolf Gruber in "The Sound of Music"; appeared opposite first wife Lauri Peters, who played Liesl
1977:
Earned Best Actor Oscar as a paraplegic Vietnam veteran in Hal Ashby's "Coming Home"; film reprised "Midnight Cowboy" collaboration of screenwriter Salt and producer Jerry Hellman
1999:
Played a "win-at-all-costs" Texas high school football coach in "Varsity Blues"
2001:
Portrayed Howard Cosell in the biopic "Ali"; directed by Michael Mann; earned a Best Supporting Oscar nomination
1993:
Succeeded Tommy Lee Jones as ex-Texas Ranger Woodrow F. Call in the CBS miniseries sequel "Return to Lonesome Dove"
1991:
Made TV-movie debut playing Dr. Robert Gale in TNT's "Chernobyl: The Final Warning"
1995:
Co-starred as a thief in Michael Mann's "Heat"
1982:
Made feature producing and co-writing debut, "Lookin' to Get Out"; directed by Hal Ashby; also acted; daughter Angelina Jolie Voight made her film acting debut as a child
2004:
Portrayed Senator Thomas Jordan in the remake of the 1962 thriller "The Manchurian Candidate"
2001:
Portrayed US President Franklin Delano Roosevelt in Michael Bay's "Pearl Harbor"
1998:
Scored big as a ruthless National Security Agency official in "Enemy of the State"
1969:
Had breakthrough screen role as Joe Buck opposite Hoffman's Ratso Rizzo in John Schlesinger's "Midnight Cowboy"; received Best Actor Academy Award nomination
1970:
Cast in the Mike Nichols directed "Catch-22"
1972:
Co-starred in John Boorman's "Deliverance"
1994:
Guest-starred as himself in an episode of "Seinfield" (NBC)
1961:
Made his off-Broadway debut in "O Oysters Revue"
2001:
Played the on-screen father of real-life daughter Angelina Jolie in "Lara Croft: Tomb Raider"
1996:
Cast as Jim Phelps in the Tom Cruise vehicle "Mission: Impossible"
2005:
Earned an Emmy nomination for playing John Paul during his papacy in the CBS miniseries "Pope John Paul II"
1964:
Made film debut in "Fearless Frank" (shot in 1964; shown at Cannes in 1967; US release 1969)
1985:
Garnered a third Best Actor Academy Award nomination for his slightly over-the-top portrayal of a brutal escaped convict in "Runaway Train"
1992:
After a 16-year absense, returned to the stage as Trigorin in the Broadway production "The Sea Gull"
1975:
Made stage co-producing debut with "The Hashish Club"
2013:
Co-starred in Showtime drama "Ray Donovan"
2016:
Joined the Potterverse as magnate Henry Shaw, Sr. in "Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them"
2017:
Cast alongside Renée Zellweger, Djimon Hounsou, and Greg Kinnear in drama "Same Kind of Different as Me"

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