American actor who won an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for his role in the 2017 film Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri. His other well known films include Confessions of a Dangerous Mind, Frost/Nixon, The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, and The Green Mile. In 2018, he portrayed George W. Bush in the film Vice.
He did not have a sense of direction in school, and became known as a party animal.
His role as Kenneth Waters in the 2010 film Conviction earned him a great amount of praise, including a Boston Film Festival Award for Best Actor and a Hollywood Award for Best Supporting Actor.
He was born to actors Pete Rockwell and Penny Hess, whom divorced when he was five years old. He began dating actress Leslie Bibb in 2007; they both appeared in Iron Man 2 together..
For their roles in The Green Mile, he and Tom Hanks were nominated for a Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture.