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Also Known As: Died:
Born: April 2, 1954 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: New York City, New York, USA Profession: Director ...
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1969:
Moved to Los Angeles
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Appeared on such shows as "Quincy" and "The Waltons"
1977:
Made feature acting debut in "The Turning Point"
1978:
TV movie debut, "Thou Shalt Not Commit Adultery" (NBC)
1981:
Last feature appearance, "Fort Apache, the Bronx"
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Directed first short, "The Expert," while attending the American Film Institute
1985:
Made TV directorial debut with "MacGyver" (ABC)
1988:
Helmed first feature film, "Mystic Pizza"
1990:
Directed Dana Carvey in his film debut, "Opportunity Knocks"
1993:
Had a major box office hit with "Grumpy Old Men," starring Jack Lemmon and Walter Matthau
1994:
Helmed the big screen adaptation of "Richie Rich," starring Macauley Culkin in the title role
1996:
Directed Whoopi Goldberg in the gender-switching comedy, "The Associate"
1997:
Directed an episode of the short-lived NBC series, "Players"
1999:
Helmed the big-screen adaptation of the 1960s TV sitcom, "My Favorite Martian"
1999:
Directed episodes of the short-lived FOX series, "The Opposite Sex"
2000:
Teamed with star Sandra Bullock for the hit beauty pageant comedy, "Miss Congeniality"
2003:
Directed Kate Hudson and Matthew McConaughey in the romantic comedy "How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days"
2004:
Helmed the comedy, "Welcome to Mooseport," starring Gene Hackman and Ray Romano
2006:
Directed Lindsay Lohan in the comedy, "Just My Luck"
2009:
Directed the romantic comedy, "My Life in Ruins"; starring and co-scripted by Nia Vardalos

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