Fast Facts

  • Father was actor Jim Hutton, who played the title character on the short-lived detective series Ellery Queen.
  • Made his big-screen debut at 5, appearing alongside his father in the 1965 comedy Never Too Late.
  • Played Carol Burnett's son in the acclaimed TV-movie Friendly Fire (1979).
  • Had his breakthrough role as troubled teen Conrad in Robert Redford's 1980 drama Ordinary People.
  • Turned down the part in Risky Business (1983) that made Tom Cruise a star.
  • Directed the 1984 video for The Cars' hit single "Drive."
  • Feature directing debut was the 1998 drama Digging to China, starring Kevin Bacon and Mary Stuart Masterson.
  • First series-regular role was on A&E's A Nero Wolfe Mystery (2001-02); subsequently starred on the short-lived NBC series Kidnapped (2006-07) and the TNT hit Leverage.


  • 1982, BAFTA Film Awards — Most Outstanding Newcomer to Leading Film Roles: Nominee
  • 2015, Emmy — Outstanding Lead Actor in a Limited Series or a Movie: Nominee
  • 1982, Golden Globe — Best Performance by an Actor in a Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television: Nominee
  • 1981, Golden Globe — Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture: Winner
  • 1981, Golden Globe — New Star of the Year - Actor: Winner
  • 1980, Oscar — Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role: Winner
  • 1982, Golden Globe — Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama: Nominee


  • Uma Thurman — Ex-significant Other
  • Mary-Louise Parker — Ex-significant Other
  • Heidi Hutton — Sister
  • Maryline Hutton — Mother
  • Angelina Jolie — Ex-significant Other
  • Emmanuel Noah Hutton — Son
  • Aurore Giscard d'Estaing — Wife
  • Debra Winger — Ex-wife
  • Jim Hutton — Father
  • Milo Hutton — Son

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  • Birth Place: Malibu, California, United States
  • Profession: Actor, Director, Screenwriter, Producer

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