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