Landed breakthrough screen role as Harry Longbaugh aka The Sundance Kid in "Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid," co-starring Paul Newman
Directed himself for the first time in "The Horse Whisperer"; also produced
Signed with Showtime Networks to form The Sundance Film Channel, a 24-hour pay cable station featuring independent films
Starred opposite Barbra Streisand in romantic drama "The Way We Were," directed by Sydney Pollack
Assumed control of U.S. Film Festival and renamed it Sundance Film Festival
Reteamed with Paul Newman and director George Roy Hill for period caper comedy "The Sting"
Cast as a Kennedy-esque politician in "The Candidate," scripted by Oscar-winner Jeremy Larner
Directed third feature, an adaptation of Norman MacLean's autobiographical novella "A River Runs Through It"; also produced and gave uncredited narration
Made directorial debut with "Ordinary People"; film won four Academy Awards including Best Picture and Best Director
Founded Sundance Institute and its film and theater development lab
Landed breakthrough TV role playing a Nazi soldier opposite Charles Laughton in "In the Presence of Mine Enemies," the final installment of "Playhouse 90" (CBS)
Portrayed Denys Finch Hatton, a British adventurer who romances author Isak Dinesen (Meryl Streep) in the Oscar-winning Best Picture "Out of Africa"; Sydney Pollack directed
Recreated stage role of uptight newlywed Paul Bratter in film version of "Barefoot in the Park" opposite Jane Fonda
Portrayed <i>Washington Post</i> journalist Bob Woodward (to Dustin Hoffman's Carl Bernstein) in political drama "All the President's Men," written by William Goldman
Starred as frontiersman "Jeremiah Johnson"; directed by Sydney Pollack
Starred as baseball player Roy Hobbs in screen adaptation of "The Natural"
Was the only on-screen presence in J.C. Chandor's "All Is Lost," the story of an unnamed sailor's fight against the elements
Cast opposite Helen Mirren in thriller "The Clearing"
Co-starred with Brad Pitt in "Spy Game"
Executive produced Steven Soderbergh's "King of the Hill"
Experienced box office failure with big-budget romance "Havana," helmed by Pollack
Portrayed a bisexual movie star in "Inside Daisy Clover" opposite Natalie Wood
Announced formation of Sundance Cinemas, a chain of movie theaters showing independent films; venture was a joint effort with GC Companies, which operated the General Cinema movie theaters
Directed first film in seven years "Lions for Lambs," about America's role in Afghanistan; also acted opposite Tom Cruise and Meryl Streep
Directed sixth motion picture "The Legend of Bagger Vance," a period drama about a Southern golfer and his mysterious caddy; starred Will Smith and Matt Damon
Executive produced and narrated documentary "Incident at Ogala," directed by Michael Apted
Reteamed with Jane Fonda in romantic comedy "The Electric Horseman"
Returned to screen comedy as a lawyer in "Legal Eagles"
Served as producer on "A Civil Action"
Played leading role in "The Last Castle"
Helmed second film "The Milagro Beanfield War"
Made Broadway debut with minor role in comedy "Tall Story"
Made film acting debut in "War Hunt"; Sydney Pollack co-starred
Made TV debut on legal drama "Perry Mason" (CBS)
Voiced Ike the Horse in feature adaptation of E.B. White's classic novel "Charlotte's Web"
Executive produced Edward Burns' "No Looking Back"
Produced first film under Wildwood banner, "Downhill Racer"
Formed second production company South Fork Films to produce modestly-budgeted films
Helmed period drama "Quiz Show," about the 1950s TV quiz show scandals
Co-starred with Jane Fonda in "The Chase"
Played a jewel thief in comedy "The Hot Rock," scripted by William Goldman
Played a veteran newsman who mentors and romances Michelle Pfeiffer in "Up Close and Personal"
Served as executive producer of Edward Burns' second film "She's the One"
Starred in "Indecent Proposal" as a wealthy man who offers $1 million to a couple (Demi Moore and Woody Harrelson) for one night with the wife
Co-starred with Jennifer Lopez and Morgan Freeman in Lasse Hallström drama "An Unfinished Life"
Executive produced well-received "How to Kill Your Neighbor's Dog"
Landed first major role on Broadway in "Sunday in New York"
Formed production company Wildwood International (later renamed Wildwood Enterprises)
Founded environmental organization Institute for Resource Management
Received Emmy nomination for supporting role in "The Voice of Charlie Pont"; aired on "Alcoa Premiere" (ABC)
Reteamed with Natalie Wood in "This Property Is Condemned," directed by Sydney Pollack
Reunited with director George Roy Hill and screenwriter William Goldman for period comedy-drama "The Great Waldo Pepper"; played a barnstorming pilot
Served as executive producer on "Promised Land," which was fostered by Sundance Institute
Starred as F. Scott Fitzgerald's anti-hero Jay Gatsby in lavish film remake "The Great Gatsby"
Directed historical drama "The Conspirator," starring James McAvoy and Robin Wright
Produced, directed, and starred in thriller "The Company You Keep"
Appeared as Alexander Pierce in Marvel Cinematic Universe film "Captain America: The Winter Soldier"
Starred as author Bill Bryson opposite Nick Nolte and Emma Thompson in "A Walk in the Woods"