Best Actor Oscar winner for his portrayal of dictator Idi Amin in 2006's The Last King of Scotland. His other notable films include Battlefield Earth and Ghost Dog: The Way of the Samurai.
He was in The Great Debaters, he played a rogue cop in Street Kings, and he also acted opposite Jude Law in Repo Men.
Before his death, Frank Zappa worked with him.
In high school, he was a member of the football team alongside future NFL player, Jay Schroeder.
He married actress Keisha Nash in 1996 and he has two children.