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Born in Malibu, Calif., on Aug. 16, 1960, Timothy Hutton followed in his actor father's footsteps and left high school when he was only 16, eventually landing a plum role in Ordinary People (1980) and winning a Best Supporting Actor Oscar -- all before he was 20 years old.

Hutton starred alongside Tom Cruise in Taps (1981) and turned down the lead in Risky Business (1983), opting instead for a series of film roles that cemented his reputation as an often brooding "thinking man," including Iceman (1984), The Falcon and the Snowman (1985), Q&A (1990), The Dark Half (1993) and Beautiful Girls (1996). The actor entered new territory as a 1930s detective in the critically acclaimed A&E series "Nero Wolfe" (2001-02) before signing on to the NBC drama "Kidnapped" (2006-07).

Other notable films include The General's Daughter (1999), Kinsey (2004) and The Good Shepherd (2006).

Timothy Hutton in The Ghost Writer

The Ghost Writer

2010 PG-13

After his predecessor perishes under mysterious circumstances, a ghostwriter agrees to help a former British prime minister finish his memoirs, but the author finds himself in danger when he uncovers a web of secrets and corruption.

  • Timothy Hutton in The Good Shepherd The Good Shepherd
  • Timothy Hutton in Ordinary People Ordinary People
  • Timothy Hutton in The Falcon and the Snowman The Falcon and the Snowman
  • Timothy Hutton in Secret Window Secret Window
  • Timothy Hutton in French Kiss French Kiss
  • Timothy Hutton in The Donner Party: American Experience The Donner Party: American Experience
  • Timothy Hutton in Heavens Fall Heavens Fall
  • Timothy Hutton in Taps Taps
  • Timothy Hutton in Nero Wolfe Nero Wolfe
  • Timothy Hutton in Kinsey Kinsey
  • Timothy Hutton in Avenger Avenger
  • Timothy Hutton in Last Holiday Last Holiday
  • Timothy Hutton in The Last Mimzy The Last Mimzy
  • Timothy Hutton in The General's Daughter The General's Daughter
  • Timothy Hutton in Sunshine State Sunshine State
  • Timothy Hutton in Broken Hill Broken Hill
  • Timothy Hutton in Serious Moonlight Serious Moonlight
  • Timothy Hutton in Stephanie Daley Stephanie Daley
  • Timothy Hutton in The Kovak Box The Kovak Box
  • Timothy Hutton in Leverage Leverage
  • Timothy Hutton in Brief Interviews with Hideous Men Brief Interviews with Hideous Men
  • Timothy Hutton in The Killing Room The Killing Room
  • Timothy Hutton in #Horror #Horror
  • Timothy Hutton in Off the Black Off the Black
  • Timothy Hutton in Everybody's All-American Everybody's All-American
  • Timothy Hutton in Beautiful Girls Beautiful Girls
  • Timothy Hutton in Digging to China Digging to China
  • Timothy Hutton in 5ive Days to Midnight 5ive Days to Midnight
  • Timothy Hutton in Turning Green Turning Green
  • Timothy Hutton in Kidnapped Kidnapped
  • Timothy Hutton in When a Man Falls When a Man Falls
  • Timothy Hutton in The Alphabet Killer The Alphabet Killer
  • Timothy Hutton in Lymelife Lymelife
  • Timothy Hutton in Multiple Sarcasms Multiple Sarcasms
  • Timothy Hutton in Louder Than Words Louder Than Words