He played the artistic Ricky Fitts in the 1999 Oscar-winning film, American Beauty. His acting in The Four Feathers, Ghost Rider, and My Big Break earned him additional fame.
He played Seneca Crane, the head gamemaster on The Hunger Games.
Kevin Spacey co-starred with him in American Beauty.
He created an improv comedy troupe that competed in his home state of Arkansas.
He married his second wife, producer Jacqui Swedberg, in 2010. He has a son named Charles.
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