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(On Adaptation) The audition I did was very, very unusual, in that when I read the script, I just saw so many possibilities and ways to play a scene. If you're not familiar with the audition process-you're lucky if you get a second reading of the character. I went to the audition and pleaded with Spike to please allow me to show him four or five interpretations of a scene. And he let me do that. ...
His parents were from Texas. His mother, Mary Ann (Walton), was a homemaker, and his father, Charles Sherwood Cooper, was an internist who served as a doctor in the US Air Force, and a cattleman.
Usually plays characters that are associated with the government (including the military), politics, or agencies. See: The Bourne Identity
(2002), Silver City
(2005), Me, Myself & Irene
(2005), The Patriot
(2000), American Beauty