Born to actor parents, Jude caught the bug early. In fact he started acting at 12, and dropped out of school at 17 to star in a British soap opera. Since then he's staked out a niche as both a character actor and leading man. He's played a sadistic hit man (The Road to Perdition), a Civil War soldier (Cold Mountain), a wheelchair-bound athlete (Gattaca), even a robot gigolo (AI). And in 2004, he was named People Magazine's Sexiest Man Alive. Off-screen, he's had a busy private life--including a marriage to actress Sadie Frost, with whom he had three children. After their long drawn-out divorce, he had a very public engagement to actress Sienna Miller... which was interrupted by his affair with his kids' nanny.