Known for his rugged good looks, he played the part of the insecure TV star in The Big Chill (1983) and the battle-tough sergeant in Platoon (1986), for which he won an Academy Award nomination. His other movie credits include Someone to Watch Over Me (1987), Shattered (1991), Gettysburg (1993), Rough Riders (1997), and Shadow of Doubt (1998). He played the part of Teddy Roosevelt in the made-for-TV movie Rough Riders (1997).
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