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Born: August 31, 1949 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA Profession: Cast ...
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Raised on a farm in upstate New York near Syracuse
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Won gymnastics scholarship to the University of Massachusetts
1969:
Spent one season each at Provincetown Playhouse and Seattle Repertory Theatre
1973:
Made Broadway debut as Danny Zuko in the hit musical "Grease"; recreated role for London production
1973:
First studied the Middle Way of Siddhartha Gotama Buddha as preached by a Japanese sect
1975:
Made film acting debut in "Report to the Commissioner"
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Switched his faith to Tibetan school of Buddhism
1977:
Garnered attention for a supporting role in "Looking for Mr. Goodbar" opposite Diane Keaton
1978:
First leading role in a feature, "Days of Heaven"
1978:
Visited Tibetan refugee camps in Nepal
1979:
Returned to Broadway in "Bent," playing homosexual inmate of Dachau
1982:
Starred in his greatest commercial success of the decade "An Officer and a Gentleman"
1986:
Made a lengthy fact-finding trip through then war-torn Nicaragua, Honduras, and El Salvador
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Became a student of the exiled Dalai Lama
1990:
Made a commercial comeback with starring role in Garry Marshall's "Pretty Woman" opposite Julia Roberts
1992:
First film as executive producer, "Final Analysis"; also starred
1993:
Appeared as a character loosely based on Broadway director-choreographer Michael Bennett in the HBO film "And the Band Played On"; earned Emmy nomination
1993:
Executive produced and starred in Mike Figgis' "Mr Jones" and period drama "Sommersby"
1996:
Delivered solid performance as a cocky attorney defending former altar boy Edward Norton against allegations of murder in "Primal Fear"
1997:
Starred in Jon Avnet's "Red Corner," a project particularly close to his heart for its attack on the repressive Chinese regime
1999:
Re-teamed with Julia Roberts and director Garry Marshall for the romantic comedy "Runaway Bride"
2000:
Co-starred with Winona Ryder in "Autumn in New York," directed by Joan Chen
2000:
Starred in Robert Altman's "Dr. T and the Women"
2002:
Cast opposite Diane Lane as an unsuspecting husband whose wife is having an affair in "Unfaithful"
2002:
Cast in singing and dancing role as sleazy lawyer Billy Flynn in film adaptation of the hit Broadway musical "Chicago"; received a SAG nomination for Best Actor
2004:
Co-starred with Jennifer Lopez and Susan Sarandon in U.S. remake of "Shall We Dance?"
2005:
Starred with Juliette Binoche in the family drama "Bee Season," based on the Myla Goldberg novel
2006:
Starred in Andrew Lau's first American film "The Flock"
2007:
Portrayed Clifford Irving, a bogus biographer of Howard Hughes in Lasse Hallström's "The Hoax"
2007:
Played a discredited journalist embarking on an unauthorized mission to find a war criminal in "The Hunting Party"
2007:
Portrayed Bob Dylan at one distinct stage of his life in Todd Haynes directed "I'm Not There"
2008:
Re-teamed with Diane Lane for "Nights in Rodanthe," based on a novel by Nicholas Sparks
2009:
Portrayed George P. Putnam, Earhart's husband (Hilary Swank) in Mira Nair's biopic "Amelia"
2010:
Cast as a veteran cop in Antoine Fuqua's "Brooklyn's Finest"
2010:
Co-directed historical documentary "Yankeeland: In the Shadow of the Stadium"
2012:
Starred in financial thriller "Arbitrage" as a fraudulent hedge fund manager; re-teamed with Susan Sarandon as husband and wife in the film

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