Il a fait partie des derniers candidats retenus pour incarner le justicier super-héros dans Batman Begins, l'épisode reboot dont Christopher Nolan venait d'être nommé réalisateur) de Tom Hooper. En 2012, il fait partie du film Des hommes sans loi, tenant le rôle de l'agent spécial Charlie Rakes s'opposant aux personnages de Shia La Beouf et Tom Hardy.
En 2013, il est à l'affiche de Iron Man 3 de Shane Black, interprétant le rôle du docteur Aldrich Killian« J'ai un T-shirt qui dit “Jesu$ Saves” [Jésus sauve] et le “s” de Jésus est un grand signe dollar.
Son père est un pilote néo-zélandais et sa mère une institutrice britannique.
La famille s'installe à Geelong en Australie (État de Victoria) lorsqu'il a trois ans.
From the 1983 concept album "Dancing For Mental Health" performed and produced by portrait photographer Lynn Goldsmith in collaboration with Sting, Steve Winwood, Todd Rundgren and other recording artists. This song is about the hurt of unrequited love and the pain of rejection.
The power to do anything you can imagine is within you when you discover your real self by practicing a few simple laws of success... Make it happen only you..." By Peter Hicks and Geoff Francis. A woman here is born to live in misery and shame... "One hundred eighty Texans fought four thousand comin' strong.
From the 1983 concept album "Dancing For Mental Health" performed and produced by portrait photographer Lynn Goldsmith in collaboration with Sting, Steve Winwood, Todd Rundgren and other recording artists. Relates to the the topic Pan-Africanism and the group OAU . Mix in the dirt of brother's blood..." By Crosby, Stills & Nash. About the health hazards of agent orange, a herbicide used in the Vietnam War. This agent orange from Vietnam, we carry it with us still. Fought to save the Alamo, their lives was what it cost... Song is about The Alamo, where in April of 1836 a small band of Texans held out against the Mexican army of General Lopez de Santa Anna. A well respected and successful individual turns to alcohol to deal with life's stresses and ends up ruining his marriage and life. About "unhealthy escapism", using substances in order to forget your problems. Some dead flowers and a bottle of vodka on the kitchen table. "The sign says "families welcome" at the Oaks Retirement Home. Ruby Wilson lives in 303 where she spends most of her time...she's all dressed up watching and waiting but no one comes.
Song is about self determination, preserving cultural identity, promoting Black Nationalism, and building a sense of community, pride, and unity among people of African descent. Physical deformity..." By Country Joe and the Fish. The last brave man fought to the end, the battle it was lost. To walk the fine line between self control and self abuse... For while I cannot love myself I'll use something else..." By The Kinks. Song is about growing old alone and being forgotten by your immediate family.
Song is about immigration and how our country is seen as a melting pot.
About the displacement of Native Americans as the white man slowly took everything they had. You stripped them of their great and noble spirit..." By Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young.