Hutton is the youngest male actor to win Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor at the age of 20 years for the role of Conrad Jarret in Ordinary People. He has appeared in featured films and on television with featured roles in the drama including Taps (1981), The Falcon and the Snowman (1985), and the horror film The Dark Half (1993). He did a noticeable role in A&E's A Nero Wolfe Mystery (2001) and has appeared in several TV movies, including Kidnapped (2006). He directed the music video for The Cars's song "Drive" in 1984.
Hutton who bears American nationality with English ethnicity was married for two times. His first wife was actress Debra Winger married from 1986 to 1990 and the ex-couple together have a son, Noah (1987). Then, during the filming of Beautiful Girls, Hutton dated Uma Thurman. He also dated Angelina Jolie when she separated with Jonny Lee Miller. Later, he tied the knot with his second wife Aurore Giscard d'Estaing (niece of former French president Valery Giscard d'Estaing). The couple together has a son Milo (born 2001) and eventually the couple separated in July 2009.
With more than 70 films and television credits, Hutton has directed three TV series including Amazing stories, Digging to China and A Nero Wolfe Mystery. Winning the millions of heart he has a net worth of $ 16 million.