Handsome and skilled without any apparent effort, American actor Gabriel Macht, assembled an impressive string of reviews for work in film and theater and on television, often surpassing in quality the project in which he appeared. Along a typical road to stardom, Macht rode decidingly on the path adjacent and on his own clock. Briefly a child actor, Macht withdrew from show business but returned with steely resolve as an adult actor, usually being cast as the pretty boy with heart. Macht moved from television movies like "The Audrey Hepburn Story" (ABC, 2000) in which he effectively played no less than movie legend William Holden, to a lead role in the sci-fi drama, "The Others" (NBC, 2000). Macht's standout work in highly anticipated films with big name clout, as in "American Outlaws" (2001), "Behind Enemy Lines" (2001), and "The Recruit" (2003) earned him favorable notices. Macht drew much attention in "A Love Song for Bobby Long" (2004), where he played troubled writer Lawson Pines. The actor eased through both Robert De Niro's "The Good Shepherd" (2006), and the comedy "Because I Said So" (2007) before scoring his biggest role then to date as the action lead in the comic book-turned-film "The Spirit" (2008) before navigating sub-zero temperatures in the action thriller, "Whiteout" (2009). Although he had the chops as a child, Macht wisely opted out of the business to age gracefully into a successful, marketable and talented adult actor who quickly became a force to reckon with on the big screen.