Accomplished actor who made his feature film debut in the 1982 drama Sophie's Choice. He has starred in such films as A Fish Called Wanda, The Big Chill, Cry Freedom and De-Lovely and he was cast as Maurice in the 2017 film Beauty and the Beast.
He was awarded a scholarship to attend the Julliard School in 1970.
He had a long term on-and-off relationship with his Juilliard classmate Patti LuPone during the 1970s. He married Phoebe Cates in 1989. He has a son named Owen and a daughter named Greta. His father, Robert Joseph Kline, was an opera singer.
He won an Academy Award for his supporting role in the hit film, A Fish Called Wanda, which starred Jamie Lee Curtis.