Back to 'Taps': Where Are They Now?
Son of actor Jim Hutton, Timothy Hutton knocked one out of the park with his movie debut as tormented teen Conrad Jarrett in 1980's 'Ordinary People.' Shortly after filming began on 'Taps' in early 1981, 20-year-old Hutton became the youngest-ever winner of a Best Supporting Actor Oscar for that first film role. His 'Taps' role as Brian Moreland, the cadet who leads the siege, earned him a Golden Globe nomination, but despite several more lead roles over the next decade, he had few hits, other than 'The Falcon and the Snowman,' opposite 'Taps' co-star Sean Penn (who is one day younger than Hutton). He transitioned to character parts and supporting roles in such 1990s films as 'French Kiss,' 'Beautiful Girls,' and 'The General's Daughter.' Still, if Hutton's not the tabloid name he was in the 1980s (when he was married for four years to Debra Winger), he's always been busy; he made six features in 2006 alone. These days, he can be seen in his starring role on the drama series 'Leverage,' which has run for four seasons so far on TNT.