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
Gwen Stefani and Gavin Rossdale Are Divorcing
Reba McEntire and Narvel Blackstock Split After 26 Years of Marriage
Bobbi Kristina Brown's Final Journey: Laid to Rest Next to Whitney Houston
Bat Boy, 9, Dies After Being Hit with Baseball Bat: He 'Was Doing Something He Loved'
Eminem Says He 'Replaced Addiction with Exercise' After Ballooning to 230 Lbs.
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!