Though he starred in his first movie when he was 17 years old, actor Thomas Jane spent several years - a few of them homeless - struggling to make it in Hollywood. Following small parts in films like "Buffy the Vampire Slayer" (1992) and "The Crow: City of Angels" (1996), Jane had a breakout performance as a cocaine addict who helps two porn stars try to rob a freebasing drug dealer in Paul Thomas Anderson's "Boogie Nights" (1997). Though onscreen for only a few minutes, the actor was memorable enough for audiences to stand up and take notice. From there, he became a prominent face in several high-profile features, including "Deep Blue Sea" (1998) and "Under Suspicion" (2000), both of which helped turn him into a hot commodity. By the time he starred as "The Punisher" (2004), Jane was poised for superstardom, though the comic book-based action flick failed to live up to its hype, leaving his pending celebrity for another day. Nonetheless, he continued appearing in interesting projects - including as the star of the black comedy "Hung" (HBO, 2009-2011) - making Jane an actor always worthy of one's attention.