In 2007 he starred in Breach, a movie based on the true story of FBI operative Eric O’Neill, while in 2008 he headlined Kimberly Peirce’s Iraq war film Stop-Loss. in 2010, he starred as Pulitzer-Prize winning photographer Greg Marinovich in The Bang-Bang Club. Phillippe was born in New Castle, Delaware. His character Billy Douglas, whom he played from 1992 to 1993, was the first gay teenager on a daytime soap opera. He was cast in the 1997 horror film, I Know What You Did Last Summer, which co-starred Sarah Michelle Gellar, Freddie Prinze, Jr. Phillippe can also be seen in the Marcy Playground music video “Comin’ Up From Behind”, which also appears on the film’s soundtrack. in the years following, he appeared in the crime drama The Way of the Gun, starred as a famed software engineer in the thriller Antitrust, and co-starred in Robert Altman’s Gosford Park, which was nominated for the Oscar for Best Picture. That same year, Phillippe starred in the Canadian/South African production The Bang Bang Club, which tells the real-life story of the Bang-Bang Club, four South African photographers whose images documented the bloody end of apartheid.