06:18 AM EDT 03/19/2015
Crash (Movie - 2005)
Originally posted 05/02/2005 02:00PM
Matt Dillon plays a racist cop with a chip on his shoulder in Crash, the new ensemble drama costarring Ryan Phillippe, Sandra Bullock and Don Cheadle. It's a far cry from his days as a druggie criminal (Drugstore Cowboy), a smarmy con man (There's Something About Mary) and his costarring turn opposite a Volkswagen (in Disney's lighthearted Lindsay Lohan flick Herbie: Fully Loaded). Even though his Crash character, Officer Ryan, is a bad apple, the 41-year-old actor tells PEOPLE he gained new respect for the police while taking on his latest role.
Top 5 Most Voted Stories
Gisele Bündchen Allegedly Steps Out Wearing a Burqa to Conceal Identity
Bobbi Kristina Brown's Aunt Leolah Brown Interrupts Funeral, Says Whitney Houston Will 'Haunt' Pat Houston
Bobby Brown and Whitney Houston's Mother Cissy Pay Respects at Bobbi Kristina Brown's Wake
Father Arrested After Daughter's Dead Body Found Rotting in Crib
Couple Murdered in Front of Their Daughter After They Stopped to Help a Stranded Motorist: Police
Top 10 News Categories
The most buzzed about stars this minute!
Treat Yourself! 4 Preview Issues
More On PEOPLE.com
Got a News Tip?
Send it to our People.com editors!