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Born: March 20, 1950 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Washington, Washington D.C., USA Profession: Cast ...
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Moved to Upper West Side Manhattan with mother and brothers when mother remarried
1972:
Briefly spent time on a sheep farm in Australia
1975:
Joined Oregon Shakespeare Festival
1976:
New York stage debut, "Henry V" for New York Shakespeare Festival
1977:
Appeared on PBS series "The Best of Families" for Children's Television Workshop
1977:
Became member of off-Broadway Circle Repertory Theatre
1978:
TV movie debut "Verna: USO Girl" for PBS "Great Performances"
1980:
Made feature acting debut in leading role of "Altered States"
1981:
First film with writer-director Lawrence Kasdan, "Body Heat" co-starring Kathleen Turner
1983:
Acted in all-star ensemble drama "The Big Chill"; second collaboration with Kasdan
1984:
Created the role of Eddie in David Rabe's off-Broadway play "Hurlyburly"; also played role on Broadway
1985:
Offered award-winning performance opposite Raúl Juliá in "Kiss of the Spider Woman"
1986:
Portrayed a teacher at a school for the hearing-impaired in "Children of a Lesser God"
1987:
Played a shallow TV newscaster in James L. Brooks' "Broadcast News"
1988:
Reunited with Lawrence Kasdan and Kathleen Turner for "The Accidental Tourist"
1989:
Returned to Circle Rep to play leading role in off-Broadway comedy-drama "Beside Herself"
1990:
Played supporting role in Kasdan directed "I Love You to Death"
1990:
Cast in Woody Allen's "Alice" as Mia Farrow's husband
1991:
First non-U.S. production, Wim Wenders' "Until the End of the World"
1992:
First film with Sandrine Bonnaire, "The Plague"
1995:
Won praise for his turn in independent film "Smoke"
1996:
Played a cynical tabloid reporter in "Michael"
1998:
Headed cast of feature adaptation of TV series "Lost in Space"
1998:
Co-starred with Meryl Streep and Renee Zellweger in "One True Thing"
2000:
Portrayed a Communist flunky in "Sunshine"
2000:
Starred as Duke Leto Atreides in Sci Fi Channel miniseries "Frank Herbert's Dune"
2001:
Cast as a scientist in Steven Spielberg's "A.I.: Artificial Intelligence"
2002:
Appeared as Samuel L. Jackson's AA sponsor in "Changing Lanes"
2002:
Portrayed Angus Tuck in family feature "Tuck Everlasting"
2004:
Starred opposite Joaquin Phoenix and Sigourney Weaver in M. Night Shyamalan's "The Village"
2005:
Starred with Viggo Mortensen and Maria Bello in David Cronenberg's "A History of Violence"
2005:
Co-starred with George Clooney and Matt Damon in geopolitical thriller "Syriana"
2006:
Co-starred with Gael García Bernal in "The King," a low-budget American film by British documentary-maker James Marsh
2006:
Played a CIA director opposite Matt Damon in Robert De Niro's "The Good Shepherd"
2007:
Portrayed Kevin Costner's alter-ego in thriller "Mr. Brooks"
2007:
Played the father of Christopher McCandless (Emile Hirsch) in Sean Penn's adaptation of non-fiction book "Into the Wild"
2008:
Cast as the U.S. president in the Rashomon-style assassination thriller "Vantage Point"
2008:
Cast as Betty Ross' father General Thaddeus 'Thunderbolt' Ross in "The Incredible Hulk"
2009:
Joined second season of FX's "Damages" as the new client of attorney Patty Hewes (Glenn Close)
2010:
Cast opposite Russell Crowe in Ridley Scott's adaptation of "Robin Hood"
2011:
Portrayed U.S. Secretary of Treasury Henry Paulson in HBO adaptation of Andrew Ross Sorkin's book "Too Big To Fail"
2013:
Cast opposite Saoirse Ronan in sci-fi romance "The Host," adapted from novel by Stephenie Meyer

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