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Grew up in upstate New York, outside of Rochester, in the village of Fairport. Received his Bachelor's degree in Drama from New York University, Tisch School of the Arts (1989). He won 23 awards for his performance in Capote (2005), including the coveted Oscar. His performance as Truman Capote in Capote (2005) is ranked #35 on Premiere Magazine's 100 Greatest Performances of All Time (2006). Was one of seven actors to have won the Academy Award, B.A.F.T.A. Award, Critics' Choice Award, Golden Globe Award and S.A.G. Award for the same performance. As of 2014, has appeared in three films that were nominated for the Best Picture Oscar: Scent of a Woman (1993), Capote (2005) and Moneyball (2011).
With the exception of There Will Be Blood (2007), he appeared in all of Paul Thomas Anderson's films.
When asked who his acting idols were, he named Daniel Day-Lewis, Paul Newman, Meryl Streep and Christopher Walken.
"I think Magnolia (1999) is one of the best films I've ever seen and I can say that straight and out and anybody that disagrees with me I'll fight you to the death. I just think it is one of the greatest films I've ever been in and ever seen."
Goodfellas (1990) is also one of his favorite films.
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