Most recent project: Argo (2012), 

As skinny, squinting pothead Ron Slater, Rory Cochrane has many of the film's best lines (check his stoned speech about the coolness of Martha Washington). After his performace as the smug, turtlenecked Lucas in Empire Records, Cochrane's career was quiet until somehow managing to withstand the excellence that is David Caruso on CSI: Miami.

In 2006, he reunited with Linklater for a role in the adaptation of Philip K. Dick's A Scanner Darkly. He did a few episodes of 24 back in 2009 and was most recently in the Oscar-winning Argo, which was directed by Dazed and Confused co-star Ben Affleck.