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Born: September 19, 1948 Cause of Death:
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1971:
Made stage debut in "Hay Fever" with Bristol Old Vic company; company member for three years
1973:
Made London stage debut as John the Baptist in "Godspell" at Round House Theatre (later at Wyndham's Theatre for two years)
1975:
TV debut, as Franz Liszt in BBC miniseries "Notorious Woman"; also shown on PBS's "Masterpiece Theatre"
1979:
Breakthrough TV role, playing Charles Ryder in "Brideshead Revisited" (aired on ITV in the U.K. and on PBS in the U.S.)
1980:
Made film debut as Mikhail Fokine in "Nijinsky"
1981:
Cast opposite Meryl Streep in "The French Lieutenant's Woman"
1983:
Co-starred with Ben Kingsley and Patricia Hodge in "Betrayal"
1984:
Broadway debut, "The Real Thing"
1984:
Played title role in "Swann in Love," adapted from Proust's <i>A la recherche du temps perdu</i>
1985:
Directed video for Carly Simon's song "Tired of Being Blonde"
1986:
Teamed with Robert De Niro for Roland Joffé's "The Mission"
1988:
Breakthrough screen role, played twins in David Cronenberg's "Dead Ringers"
1990:
Earned acclaim and a Best Actor Oscar for his portrayal of Claus von Bulow in "Reversal of Fortune"
1991:
Cast in title role of Stephen Soderbergh's "Kafka"
1993:
Played a politician who falls in love with his son's girlfriend in "Damage"
1993:
Acted role of a French diplomat who falls in love with a Chinese performer who harbors a secret in "M Butterfly"; second film with Cronenberg
1994:
Voiced villainous Scar in Disney's "The Lion King"
1995:
Played the villain in "Die Hard With a Vengeance"
1996:
Cast as a dying writer in Bernardo Bertolucci's "Stealing Beauty"
1997:
Portrayed Humbert Humbert in Adrian Lyne's remake of "Lolita"
1998:
Offered a fine turn as swashbucling Aramis, one of the original Musketeers in "The Man in the Iron Mask"
2000:
Co-starred on British TV drama "Longitude," written and directed by Charles Sturridge
2000:
Offered over-the-top villainous turn in "Dungeons and Dragons"
2001:
Cast opposite Forest Whitaker in "The Fourth Angel"
2002:
Co-starred with Fanny Ardant in "Callas Forever"
2003:
Joined co-star Patricia Kaas for "And Now Ladies and Gentlemen"
2004:
Cast in "Being Julia," which centers around stage actors and their experiences with love and revenge in 1930s London
2004:
Cast opposite Al Pacino and Joseph Fiennes in "The Merchant of Venice," a Shakespearean adaptation set in 16th century Venice
2005:
Starred in Ridley Scott's "Kingdom of Heaven," about the 12th-century Crusades
2005:
Co-starred opposite Heath Ledger in Lasse Hallström's "Casanova"
2006:
Offered award-winning performance opposite Helen Mirren in "Elizabeth I" (joint HBO/Channel 4 production)
2006:
Cast as Brom, a former Dragon Rider in "Eragon," a fantasy/adventure movie based on novel of same name
2009:
Portrayed photographer Alfred Stieglitz, opposite Joan Allen as painter Georgia O'Keeffe in Lifetime biopic "Georgia O'Keeffe"; earned Golden Globe and SAG nominations for Best Actor in a TV Movie
2009:
Re-teamed with Joan Allen for Broadway play "Impressionism"
2011:
Portrayed Rodrigo Borgia, also known as Pope Alexander VI on Showtime historical drama "The Borgias"
2011:
Joined ensemble cast of financial drama thriller "Margin Call"
2012:
Co-starred with Bradley Cooper and Zoe Saldana in romantic drama "The Words"
2013:
Cast as Macon Ravenwood in feature adaptation of young adult fantasy novel "Beautiful Creatures"

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