Birthplace: Los Angeles,
Film actor known for his brilliant performances, intense preparation, and utter submersion into the roles he plays. His career began on Broadway, and he made his film debut in 1984 in Top Secret. His real break came when he played Jim Morrison in Oliver Stone's The Doors (1991). Other films include Top Gun (1986), Willow (1988), Thunderheart (1992), Tombstone (1993), Batman Forever (1995), Heat (1995) and The Saint (1997). He to portrayed artist Willem de Kooning in Pollock (2000).