Texan actor who has played memorable roles in such films as Dazed and Confused, Interstellar, Magic Mike and Contact. He won the 2014 Academy Award for Best Actor for his performance in Dallas Buyers Club and he earned further praise for his role as Detective Rust Cohle on the first season of the HBO crime series True Detective.
He appeared in a variety of television commercials, and earned a degree in Radio-Television-Film from the University of Texas. He made his debut as Guy #2 in the 1993 film, My Boyfriend's Back.
He played a lawyer in the film A Time To Kill, where he defended the character played by Samuel L. Jackson.
He starred in The Wedding Planner with Jennifer Lopez.