Won a scholarship to attend St. Mark's prep school in Dallas, TX
Worked with father in Texas oil fields before entering Harvard
Landed first acting job on Broadway ten days after arriving in New York City in John Osborne's play "A Patriot For Me"
Starred in Sal Mineo's controversial off-Broadway production "Fortune and Men's Eyes"
Feature film debut, "Love Story"
Played Dr. Mark Toland on the ABC daytime serial drama "One Life to Live"
Appeared in the Broadway production "Four on a Garden" with Carol Channing and Sid Caesar
Played a leading role in the low-budget Canadian feature "Eliza's Horoscope"
Cast as Stephen Daedalus in "Ulysses in Nighttown" co-starring Zero Mostel
TV-movie debut, the pilot for the ABC-TV series "Charlie's Angels"
First lead in a Hollywood feature, "Jackson County Jail"
First TV miniseries, "The Amazing Howard Hughes" (CBS), in which he played the title role
Returned to TV after five years in feature films to act in an HBO production of the play "The Rainmaker"
Played the lead role of convicted killer Gary Gillmore in acclaimed NBC miniseries "The Executioner's Song"
Played Woodrow F. Call in the four-part CBS miniseries "Lonesome Dove"
First film with director Andrew Davis, "The Package"
Renewed his prominence in Hollywood features after his performance in the controversial Oliver Stone-directed hit film "JFK"
Offered an Academy Award-winning performance as U.S. Marshal Samuel Gerard in "The Fugitive"
Received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame
Debut as director and screenwriter (written with J T Allen), the TV-movie, "Good Old Boys" (TNT); also starred
Teamed with Will Smith for smash hit "Men in Black"
Reprised "Fugitive" role of Sam Gerard in "U.S. Marshals"
Appeared as a parole officer to Ashley Judd in the hit "Double Jeopardy"
Starred with Samuel L Jackson in "Rules of Engagement"
Reprised role of Agent K opposite Smith in sequel "Men in Black II"
Starred in the action feature "The Hunted"
Feature directing debut, "The Three Burials of Melquiades Estrada"; also starred and co-produced
Cast in Robert Altman's ensemble feature "A Prairie Home Companion," based on Garrison Keilor's radio program
Played a father whose son, a soldier who recently returned from Iraq, mysteriously goes missing in "In the Valley of Elah"
Played a Local Sheriff in the Coen brothers' "No Country For Old Men"
Cast alongside Ben Affleck in the recession drama "The Company Men," directed by John Wells
Directed, produced, and co-starred with Samuel L. Jackson in an adaptation of "The Sunset Limited" for HBO
Cast as Col. Chester Phillips in "Captain America: The First Avenger"
Reprised his role of Agent K in "Men in Black III"; re-teamed with director Barry Sonnenfeld and co-star Smith
Co-starred with Meryl Streep as a couple trying to bring some spark back to their marriage in "Hope Springs"
Portrayed Pennsylvania representative Thaddeus Stevens opposite Daniel Day-Lewis in Steven Spielberg's "Lincoln"