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Born: January 26, 1949 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: San Francisco, California, USA Profession: Cast ...
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2000:
Featured as a photojournalist who disappears in the former Yugoslavia in the festival-screened drama "Harrison's Flowers"
1999:
Gave an effective performance as Sigourney Weaver's farmer husband in "A Map of the World"
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Grew up in the San Francisco Bay area
1983:
Off-Broadway debut, "Blue Plate Special"
1992:
Played a blind, brilliant computer hacker in "Sneakers" opposite Robert Redford and Sidney Poitier
2000:
Played Helen Keller's father in the ABC remake of "The Miracle Worker"
1991:
Played the brain surgeon in HBO's appeal for gun control "The James Brady Story"
2008:
Played the father in the fantasy film "The Spiderwick Chronicles"
2007:
Played the leader of a secret operation who's mission is to hunt down Jason Bourne (Matt Damon) in "The Bourne Ultimatum"
1987:
Portrayed the morally upright Constable Hatfield in Sayles' "Matewan"
1993:
Portrayed Tom Cruise's jailbird brother in the film adaptation of John Grisham's novel "The Firm"
1995:
Reunited with Jessica Lange for "Losing Isaiah"
1999:
Reunited with Sayles to play a fisherman who romances a lounge singer (Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio) in "Limbo"
1994:
Starred alongside Stockard Channing in the Lincoln Center production of Tom Stoppard's play "Hapgood"
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Worked with Sayles in a summer theater company in New Hampshire
1983:
Appeared as Wesley in Mike Nichols' "Silkwood"
1993:
Appeared in the TNT adaptation of Arthur Miller's stage play "The American Clock"
2006:
Cast in the HBO original film "The Notorious Bettie Page," starring Gretchen Mol as the 1950s pin-up model
2007:
Co-starred in the dramatic thriller "Fracture" as the district attorney opposite Anthony Hopkins
1988:
Delivered a compelling interpretation of the morally flawed baseball pitcher Eddie Cicotte in Sayles' "Eight Men Out"
2001:
Had regular role on the short-lived CBS police drama "Big Apple"
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Met John Sayles while attending Williams College
1989:
Portrayed J. Robert Oppenheimer in CBS's "Day One"
1988:
TV series debut, "The Days and Nights of Molly Dodd" (NBC/Lifetime) as the Moss, the eccentric bookstore owner
1997:
Appeared as the wealthy procurer Pierce Patchett in "L.A. Confidential"
2009:
Co-starred in Roundabout Theatre Company's production of Samuel Beckett's "Waiting for Godot"
1984:
Played an extraterrestrial bounty hunter alongside John Sayles in Sayles' "The Brother From Another Planet"
1992:
Played a dynamic adman in "A League of Their Own"
1997:
Played the emotionally remote father of a son coping with AIDS in "In the Gloaming" (HBO), helmed by Christopher Reeve
1991:
Portrayed a realistic street person for Sayles' "City of Hope"
2005:
Portrayed journalist Edward R. Murrow, who scrutinized Sen. Joseph McCarthy's communist witch hunt in George Clooney's "Good Night, and Good Luck"; earned Oscar, Independent Spirit Award, Golden Globe and SAG nominations for Best Actor
1999:
Portrayed Theseus in Michael Hoffman's adaptation of "William Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream"
1981:
Made stage debut in "Einstein and the Polar Bear" at Connecticut's Hartford Stage
1992:
Starred opposite Jessica Lange in the Hallmark Hall of Fame presentation of "O Pioneers!" (CBS)
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Toured for six months with Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey Circus as a replacement for half of the Siamese-twin clown
1997:
Was part of the all-star cast of the Roundabout Theater's revival of "Three Sisters"
1994:
Acted opposite Meryl Streep in "The River Wild"
1998:
Cast as the Reverend Russell in "Simon Birch"
2009:
Earned a Grammy nomination for Best Spoken Word for the album <i>The Lincoln-Douglas Debates</i>
1980:
Film debut, "The Return of the Secaucus Seven" directed by Sayles
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Helped start a children's theater in Glen Falls, NY
2000:
Played a mysterious man who meets an equally odd woman (Kyra Sedgwick) on a plane in Craig Lucas' stage play "Stranger"
1992:
Proved himself a capable romantic lead in Sayles' "Passion Fish"
2001:
Returned to Broadway in support of Ian McKellen and Helen Mirren in "The Dance of Death"
1985:
TV debut, guest appearance on an episode of "Miami Vice" (NBC)
2002:
Featured in the Sundance-screened "Blue Car"
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Worked in children's theater and summer stock
2010:
Co-starred opposite Claire Danes in "Temple Grandin"; earned an Emmy nomination for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Miniseries or Movie
2010:
Starred as King Alonzo in the Julie Taymor directed adaptation of Shakespeare's "The Tempest"
2011:
Nominated for the 2011 Golden Globe Award for Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Series, Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for Television ("Temple Grandin")
2010:
Nominated for the 2010 Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Miniseries or a Movie ("Temple Grandin")
2012:
Reprised role in "The Bourne Legacy"
2012:
Portrayed U.S. Secretary of State William Seward opposite Daniel Day-Lewis in Steven Spielberg's "Lincoln"
2014:
Had a minor role in "Godzilla" reboot

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