Actor known for his roles in such films as The Rock, A History of Violence, A Beautiful Mind, Needful Things, and Gone Baby Gone. His performances in The Truman Show, The Hours, and Apollo 13 earned him Academy Award nominations for Best Supporting Actor and his leading role in Pollock earned him an Academy Award nomination for Best Actor.
He competed in athletics in high school and at Columbia University. He worked at a bookstore operated by the Art Institute of Chicago.
He made his TV debut in a 1976 episode of the series Gibbsville. He later starred in HBO's sci-fi series Westworld.
He starred in The Hours with Meryl Streep.