He named his five favorite films as Cool Hand Luke (1967), The Sand Pebbles (1966), The Graduate (1967), Fargo (1996) and Raging Bull (1980).
Son, Deacon Reese, was named for his distant relative, Charles Louis "Deacon" Phillipe, who pitched and won the first World Series game ever, in 1903, beating Cy Young, as well as for Hall of Fame football player Deacon Jones. (Reported on "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno" (1992), 18 May 2005).
Made his feature film debut in Crimson Tide (1995).
Daughter Ava Elizabeth Phillippe born [9 September 1999]
Was considered for a role in The Patriot (2000), but lost out to Heath Ledger.
Packed on 25 pounds of muscle and stopped shaving for 3 months for his role as Parker in The Way of the Gun (2000).
Son Deacon Reese Phillippe was born [October 23rd, 2003].
He and ex-wife Reese Witherspoon officially separated in October 2006.
Was in a relationship with Abbie Cornish, having met on the set of Stop-Loss (2008) (August 2006-February 2010).
Was considered for the role of "Harvey Dent" in The Dark Knight (2008).
Was in a relationship with Amanda Seyfried (October 2010-May 2011).
Was in a relationship with Alexis Knapp (June-October 2010).
His ex-girlfriend Alexis Knapp gave birth to a daughter Kai at Cedars Sinai Hospital in Los Angeles, weighing in at 8lbs, with Phillippe by her side. They are currently waiting for a DNA test to determine whether he is the father of the child (1 July 2011).