Moved from St. Louis to L.A. with his family at age seven upon his father's retirement from a successful career as a shoe manufacturer (date approximate)
As a student at USC, made his first short student film, "Marcello, I'm So Bored", a spoof of Italian art-house films
Won an International Student Film Festival Award for an animated short
Began career as assistant to Lawrence Gordon at American International Pictures (AIP)
Feature screenplay debut, "The Devil's Eight", a prison drama (co-written by Willard Huyck)
Involved in the formation of Zoetrope Studios
Hired by actor George Hamilton to rewrite some scenes for "Evel Knievel" for $1000 a day; Milius rewrote the entire screenplay
Feature directing debut, "Dillinger" (also wrote)
TV writing debut, wrote story and scripted "Melvin Purvis: G-Man", an ABC-TV period gangster telefilm
Founded A-Team production company
First executive producer credit, Paul Schrader's "Hardcore"
Co-wrote (with Francis Ford Coppola) his most acclaimed project, Coppola's "Apocolypse Now"
First credit as producer, "Uncommon Valor"
TV directing debut, "Opening Day", an episode of the CBS revival of "The Twilight Zone"
Provided the story for "Viking Bikers From Hell", an episode of NBC's crime drama "Miami Vice"
TV-movie directing debut, "Motorcycle Gang", an installment of Showtime's "Rebel Highway" series of remakes of American International Pictures drive-in fare
Signed deal with TNT to direct and write a four-hour miniseries about Teddy Roosevelt and the Rough Riders
Co-produced and wrote for the HBO epic series "Rome"; earned a Golden Globe nomination for Best Drama series