Best Actor Oscar winner for his portrayal of dictator Idi Amin in 2006's The Last King of Scotland. His other notable films include Battlefield Earth, Taken 3, Rogue One and Ghost Dog: The Way of the Samurai.
In high school, he was a member of the football team alongside Future NFL player, Jay Schroeder.
He was in The Great Debaters, he played a rogue cop in Street Kings, and he also acted opposite Jude Law in Repo Men.
He married Actress Keisha Nash in 1996 and they have four children.
Before his death, Frank Zappa worked with him.