1. Huston got his start directing Mr. North starring Anthony Edwards, Robert Mitchum and his half-sister, Anjelica Huston.
2. Later, Huston gave his breakthrough acting performance in the independent film Ivans Xtc and was nominated for Best Male Performance at the Independent Spirit Awards in 2003.
3. His film credits include Birth opposite Nicole Kidman, Martin Scorsese’s The Aviator, for which the ensemble cast was nominated for a 2004 Screen Actors Guild Award, The Constant Gardener, for which he received the Golden Satellite Award for Best Supporting Actor for his performance; Sofia Coppola’s Marie Antoinette, Peter Berg’s The Kingdom, Ridley Scott’s Robin Hood and Sacha Gervasi’s Hitchcock.
4. Huston’s film The Congress opened the 45th Director’s Fortnight sidebar at the 2013 Cannes Film Festival.
5. He has appeared in the FX thriller series American Horror Story, portraying The Axeman .
6. He also starred as General Erich Ludendorff in the 2017 film Wonder Woman.
7. He is the son of actress and author Zoe Sallis and director John Huston, adoptive half-brother of Pablo Huston, half-brother of actress Anjelica Huston and screenwriter Tony Huston, uncle of actor Jack Huston, and grandson of Academy Award-winning actor Walter Huston.
8. He gave his breakthrough acting performance in the independent film Ivans Xtc.
9. That year, Huston starred in the critically acclaimed Australian western The Proposition with Guy Pearce and Emily Watson.
10. Huston also starred in the British independent features Alpha Male and Oliver Parker’s Fade to Black, in which he played Orson Welles alongside Christopher Walken and Paz Vega.
11. He has collaborated several times with British directors Mike Figgis and Bernard Rose, most recently with Rose on The Kreutzer Sonata, which premiered at the 2008 Edinburgh International Film Festival.
12. His other film credits include Birth, Silver City, Marie Antoinette, The Number 23, The Kingdom, How to Lose Friends & Alienate People and 30 Days of Night.
13. He portrayed Samuel Adams in the award-winning HBO miniseries John Adams and also portrayed Colonel William Stryker in X-Men Origins: Wolverine, a prequel for the trilogy.
14. Huston will also feature alongside Nicolas Cage in the Simon West-directed film Medallion.
15. He was nominated for the Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actor – Series, Miniseries or Television Film in 2013.
16. Later that year, he portrayed The Axeman in a recurring role on American Horror Story: Coven.
17. His first marriage was in 1989 to Academy Award nominee Virginia Madsen; they divorced in 1992.
18. He married his second wife, Katie Jane Evans, in 2001 and they separated in 2006.
19. Evans took her own life in October 2008 before the divorce was finalized.