Professional stage debut as King Arthur in "Camelot" at the Jewel Box Theater in Oklahoma City
Appeared in the West Coast productions, "A Streetcar Named Desire" and "The Grapes of Wrath"
TV-movie debut, "The Amazing Howard Hughes" (CBS)
Feature acting debut, "Coma"
First feature lead role, "Knightriders"
NY stage debut in the Off-Broadway production of Sam Shepard's "Fool for Love"
Credited as script consultant on the independent feature "A Flash of Green"; also starred
Met future wife Amy Madigan, starring opposite her in "Places in the Heart"
Delivered solid turn as Charlie Dick, husband of Patsy Cline in "Sweet Dreams"
Broadway debut in "Precious Sons"; received Tony nomination
First lead in a major feature, "The Abyss"; directed by James Cameron
Appeared in the Showtime movie "Paris Trout"
Co-starred opposite Diane Keaton in the poitically-themed "Running Mates" (HBO)
Co-starred in the feature version of David Mamet's "Glengarry Glen Ross"
Appeared in the ABC miniseries "Stephen King's 'The Stand'"
Returned to the New York stage in the Off-Broadway staging of Sam Shepard's "Simpatico"; co-starred Beverly D'Angelo and Marcia Gay Harden
Received Best Supporting Actor Oscar nomination for his performance as NASA mission control flight director Gene Krantz in "Apollo 13"
Producing debut (as executive producer) of the TNT movie "Riders of the Purple Sage"; also co-starred with Madigan
Returned to Broadway in "Taking Sides"
Received critical acclaim and his second Best Supporting Actor Oscar nomination for his performance as the God-like Christof, the creator and director of "The Truman Show"
Co-starred with Susan Sarandon and Julia Roberts in "Stepmom"
Cast as a disillusioned priest sent to investigate claims of miracles performed by a woman proposed for sainthood in "The Third Miracle"
Feature directorial debut, "Pollock"; also portrayed the artist; received first Best Actor Oscar nomination
Played a German assassin sent to kill a Russian marksman in "Enemy at the Gates"; premiered at the Berlin Film Festival
Cast as an American battalion commander in 1980s Germany in "Buffalo Soldiers"; (released theatrically in USA in 2002)
Had featured role opposite Russell Crowe in "A Beautiful Mind"; directed by Ron Howard
Co-starred with Meryl Streep in "The Hours"; received supporting role nominations for a Golden Globe, a BAFTA, a SAG and an Oscar
Portrayed the ex-husband of Nicole Kidman's character in the film adaptation of Philip Roth's novel "The Human Stain"
Starred as a football coach in the southern drama "Radio"
Starred as Miles Roby in the HBO film adaptation of "Empire Falls," based on Richard Russo's Pulitzer Prize winning novel; earned Emmy, Golden Globe and SAG nominations for Best Actor in a Television Movie or Miniseries
Co-starred with Viggo Mortensen in David Cronenberg's "A History of Violence"
Portrayed Ludwig van Beethoven in Agnieszka Holland's "Copying Beethoven"
Played a Boston detective in Ben Affleck's feature directing debut "Gone, Baby, Gone"
Directed and co-wrote the Western "Appaloosa"; also co-starred with Viggo Mortensen
Played an American inmate in Peter Weir's "The Way Back"