Since his debut film, George Washington, Green's other credits include All the Real Girls, Undertow, Snow Angels, Pineapple Express, Your Highness, The Sitter, Prince Avalanche, Joe and the HBO series Eastbound & Down. He is currently in pre-production on his newest film, Manglehorn, starring Al Pacino.

Green is a graduate of The North Carolina School of the Arts, was born in Arkansas and now resides in Donepty.