A talented actor with a penchant for playing intense, often troubled young men, Nick Stahl garnered the respect of critics and his peers at a young age with a winning combination of independent and mainstream films. At the age of 14, Stahl made his feature film debut opposite Mel Gibson in the drama "The Man Without a Face" (1993). After a slew of television and theatrical projects, he was appearing in such diverse, high-profile films as the teen thriller "Disturbing Behavior" (1998) and venerated director Terence Malick's war treatise "The Thin Red Line" (1998). Stahl continued the trend with important roles in the acclaimed drama "In the Bedroom" (2001) and the controversial based-on-fact tale of teen murder, "Bully" (2001). He later followed a starring role in the big-budget action sequel, "Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines" (2003) with the lead on the well-regarded cable series "Carnivale" (HBO, 2003-05). After his disturbing, but memorable supporting role in the hugely popular neo noir, "Sin City" (2005), Stahl worked steadily in such indie efforts as "How to Rob a Bank" (2008) and "388 Arletta Avenue" (2012). One of the edgier screen performers of his generation, Stahl continually made career choices based on his interest in the content of a project, rather than the size of its budget.