Became a protege of Peter Bogdanovich whom he met at a birthday party for the daughter of director John Ford (a family friend)
Worked in various capacities on the set of Bogdanovich's debut feature, "Targets"
Traveled through Europe post-graduation
Credited as location manager on Bogdanovich's "The Last Picture Show"
Became a regular member of Bogdanovich's production team
Was the location manager for Bogdanovich's "What's Up, Doc?"
Worked as line producer on Orson Welles' unfinished feature "The Other Side of the Wind"
Feature debut as an associate producer, "Paper Moon"
First non-Bogdanovich film, Martin Scorsese's documentary, "The Last Waltz"; served as a line producer
Executive producing debut, Walter Hill's "The Warriors"
First collaboration with Steven Spielberg, "Raiders of the Lost Ark"; served as producer and also played a bit role
Collaborated with Spielberg on "E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial" as a production supervisor
Co-founded Amblin Entertainment with wife, producer Kathleen Kennedy, and Spielberg
TV writing and directing debut, "The Making of 'Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom'"
First credit as second unit director, "Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom"
Directed the live-action Roger Rabbit shorts, "Tummy Trouble" and "Roller Coaster Rabbit"
Feature directing debut, "Arachnophobia"; also co-produced
Was the production executive for the CBS series, "Back to the Future: The Animated Series"
Left Amblin Entertainment
Re-teamed with Bogdanovich, as producer and second unit director, for "Noises Off"
Formed The Kennedy/Marshall Company with wife, Kathleen Kennedy; signed a three year deal with Paramount Pictures
First film produed through the newly formed Kennedy/Marshall Company, "Alive"; also directed the film
Produced and directed "Congo," which is based on the Michael Crichton novel
Directed one segment of the HBO miniseries, "From the Earth to the Moon"
Co-produced the M. Night Shyamalan directed, "The Sixth Sense"; earned an Academy Award nomination for Best Picture
Executive produced "The Bourne Identity"; was also involved with its two sequels
Co-produced the Gary Ross directed, "Seabiscuit"; earned a Golden Globe nomination for Best Dramatic Picture
Co-produced "The Curious Case of Benjamin Button," starring Brad Pitt and directed by David Fincher; earned an Academy Award nomination for Best Picture