Made TV miniseries debut as Cuffey in "North and South" (ABC)
Directed music video for Cheryl Pepsii Riley ("Thanks For My Child"); also for rappers Low Key, Soula, and M.C. Supreme for Warner Bros. Records
Feature producing debut (also acted), "A Rage in Harlem"; directed by Bill Duke
Played British soldier kidnapped by IRA terrorists in Neil Jordan's "The Crying Game"
Helmed second film "Hope Floats," starring Sandra Bullock
Signed development deal with Columbia-TriStar
Starred as the titular character of Jim Jarmusch's "Ghost Dog: The Way of the Samurai"
Played a Federal Marshall in HBO's "Witness Protection"
Portrayed Ker in "Battlefield Earth: A Saga of the Year 3000," based on novel by Scientology founder L. Ron Hubbard
Starred opposite Jeremy Irons in the thriller "The Fourth Angel"
Featured in Sundance-screened "The Green Dragon"
Played one of a trio terrorizing a woman and her child while looking for missing money in "Panic Room"
Hosted classic mystery series "The Twilight Zone" (UPN)
Cast as senior officer Captain Ramey in the suspense thriller "Phone Booth"
Appeared in the Showtime movie "Deacons for Defense"; received a SAG nomination for Best Actor in a Television Movie or Miniseries
Directed (also produced) Katie Holmes in "First Daughter"
Played a principal of a violent inner-city school in Aric Avelino's film debut "American Gun"; earned an Independent Spirit Award Nomination for Best Male Lead
Co-stared with Denzel Washington (who also directed) in "The Great Debaters"
Voiced Ira in Spike Jonze's live-action adaptation of Maurice Sendak's children's book "Where the Wild Things Are"
Executive produced Sundance Channel docu-series "Brick City"
Co-starred with Jude Law in futuristic thriller "Repo Men"
Co-starred in action thriller "A Dark Truth"
Cast opposite Arnold Schwarzenegger in action feature "The Last Stand"
Led the large cast of "The Butler"