American actor best known for his role as Chuck Barris in Confessions of a Dangerous Mind. He also played prominent roles in such films as Frost/Nixon, The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, and The Green Mile.
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.
Pete Rockwell and Penny Hess are his parents. He began dating actress Leslie Bibb in 2007.
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.