Earned an Academy Award nomination for Best Actor for his role as Sgt. First Class William James in The Hurt Locker. He has also played prominent parts in such films as The Bourne Legacy, Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation, S.W.A.T., and The Town.
His parents divorced when he was ten. In the early years of his acting career, he performed as a musician with the band Sons of Ben.
His parents married when they were teenagers and had seven children. He was in a relationship with actress Jes Macallan from 2005 to 2010. He married Sonni Pacheco in 2014 after the couple welcomed their first child, a daughter named Ava, in March 2013. Sonni filed for divorce in December 2014.
He had a breakthrough role in the 2002 biopic film Dahmer, which follows a fictionalized retelling of the life and murders of Jeffrey Dahmer.