Played the title role in "Purlie!" when it was staged by the American National Theater Academy in New York
Had featured role in the Broadway play "The Mighty Gents"; received rave reviews and a Tony nomination, but play closed after nine performances
Appeared in support of Robert Redford in "Brubaker"
Originated role of the Messenger in the off-Broadway staging of "The Gospel at Colonus"; reprised role in the 1985 PBS TV adaptation
Had featured role in the CBS miniseries "The Atlanta Child Murders"
Cast in first starring film role, as New Jersey high school principal Joe Clark in "Lean on Me"
Reprised the role of chaffeur Hoke, opposite Jessica Tandy in "Driving Miss Daisy," the film version of the award-winning play; received Best Actor Academy Award nomination
Cast as the Judge in "Bonfire of the Vanities," Brian De Palma's screen version of Tom Wolfe's novel
Made feature directorial debut with "Bopha!"
Co-starred with Brad Pitt as homicide detectives in David Fincher's "Se7en"
Played the enigmatic project head in "Chain Reaction"
Formed Revelations Entertainment with Lori McCreary
Portrayed the U.S. President coping the imminent destruction of Earth by an oncoming meteor in "Deep Impact"
Made debut as an executive producer with the NBC TV-movie "Mutiny," based on the real-life Port Chicago Mutiny
With Gene Hackman, co-executive produced and co-starred in "Under Suspicion"
Reteamed with Ashley Judd in "High Crimes"
Portrayed the director of the CIA in "The Sum of All Fears"; adapted from the Tom Clancy best-seller
Starred as the villain in "The Dreamcatcher"; adapted from a Stephen King novel
Played God in the feature "Bruce Almighty"
Co-starred with Owen Wilson in "The Big Bounce"
Played 'The Boss' opposite Josh Hartnett in the thriller "Lucky Number Slevin"
Cast as a nameless actor in Brad Silberling's low-budget feature "10 Items or Less"
Reprised his role as God in "Evan Almighty," the sequel to "Bruce Almighty" starring Steve Carell in the lead role
Returned to Broadway in a Mike Nichols directed revival of Clifford Odets's play "The Country Girl"
Cast as an assassin in the comic book adaptation "Wanted"
Portrayed former South African President Nelson Mandela in Clint Eastwood's "Invictus," about the 1995 Rugby World Cup in South Africa
Co-starred with Bruce Willis in "Red," an adaption of the comic book mini-series of the same name
Narrated the fantasy action feature "Conan the Barbarian," starring Jason Momoa in the title role
Co-starred with Harry Connick Jr. and Ashley Judd in the family drama "Dolphin Tale"
Featured in the sci-fi movie "Oblivion"
Appeared in the crime caper "Now You See Me"
Starred in "Last Vegas" with Robert De Niro and Michael Douglas