Received an Academy Award and a Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actor for his role in the 2014 film Whiplash . He also plays Jonah Jameson, editor in chief of the Daily Bugle, in the Tobey Maguire Spider-Man trilogy. His other notable films include Thank You for Smoking, The Jackal, and Juno .
He attended the University of Montana. He debuted in the 1986 television film Popeye Doyle.
He married Michelle Schumacher in 1996 and has two children.