Winner of the Academy Award for Best Actor in 1995 for Leaving Las Vegas.
He sold popcorn at a Los Angeles theater after dropping out of high school at seventeen.
Perhaps his most famous role came in the thriller The Rock, which also starred Sean Connery.
His uncle is director, Francis Ford Coppola.
He starred in the 2000 American action film Gone in 60 Seconds with Angelina Jolie.