Was the first choice for playing the lead role in Inspector Gadget (1999); the role went to Matthew Broderick.
Was set to play the role of Dr. Steve/Eddie in The Wedding Planner (2001), but scheduling conflicts with filming Bedazzled (2000) prevented him.
He welcomed first child son Griffin Arthur on September 17, 2002.
While filming Looney Tunes: Back in Action (2003), was terrified at having to hit Bill Goldberg. Goldberg constantly told him to go ahead and do it, telling him, "It's what I do for a living."
Second child, son Holden Fletcher, b. 16 August 2004
Was considered for the role of Dr. Reed Richards/Mr. Fantastic in Fantastic Four (2005).
He was in consideration to play Superman Returns (2006) when Brett Ratner was still attached to the film.
Wife Afton gave birth to their third child and third son, Leland, on May 2nd, 2006 in Los Angeles.