One of the hottest men in Hollywood, this Oklahoma-born blond appeared in a handful of TV-movies and guest spots before becoming an overnight sensation with his sexy supporting turn as a robber in The...
|Quit smoking while preparing to film Troy.|
|Worked as a limo driver, handed out cigarette samples and dressed up as a giant chicken for a fast-food restaurant while waiting for his big break.|
|Was banned from China for appearing in Seven Years in Tibet, which was about the Dalai Lama.|
|In a 2004 interview with Vanity Fair, the just-turned-40 star hinted at drastic changes to come in his life. "I know there's a midlife crisis on its way. I'm sure there's some more rude awakenings yet|
|Sued Playgirl magazine in 1997 to stop the publication of nude photos of him.|
|Unhappy with his audition for A River Runs Through It, he filmed a scene with pal Dermot Mulroney that featured Melissa Etheridge performing the background music.|
|Moved to Los Angeles in 1986 with $325 to his name and landed his first acting job (an industrial-training film) within a week.|
|Named Sexiest Man Alive by People magazine in 1995 and 2000.|
|Donated $120,000 to the Discovery Center (a children's museum) in Springfield, Mo., in 1996.|
|Slept on Melissa Etheridge's couch when he first arrived in L.A.|
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