Longtime actor who won the Academy Award for Best Actor in 1995 for his role in Leaving Las Vegas. He has also starred in such films as Gone in 60 Seconds, The Rock, National Treasure, Adaptation and Kick-Ass.
He sold popcorn at a Los Angeles theater after dropping out of high school at age seventeen. He attended UCLA's School of Theater, Film, and Television.
He briefly appears in the 1982 film Fast Times at Ridgemont High, working at a burger shop, but he has no dialogue in the movie. He provided the voice for Grug in the movie The Croods.
His uncle is Director Francis Ford Coppola. His brothers are Marc and Christopher Coppola. He was married to Patricia Arquette from 1995 to 2001 and Lisa Marie Presley from 2002 to 2004, and he married Alice Kim in 2004. He has sons named Weston and Kal-El.
In one of his early prominent roles, he plays Smokey in the Francis Ford Coppola film Rumble Fish, which stars Matt Dillon.