Began career as jazz pianist in New York
Appeared on CBS soap, "As the World Turns," for six years
Broadway debut in "Seagulls over Sorrento"
Film acting debut in "Crime in the Streets"
Worked as TV director in Hollywood, beginning with "Ben Casey"
Directed first feature, "The Fox"
Produced first film, "The Cowboys", which he also directed
Formed Sanford Productions (film, TV) with Sidney Pollack
Helmed "Cinderella Liberty", co-starring James Caan and Marsha Mason; Mason received a Best Actress Oscar nomination
Played the violent Jewish mob kingpin, Marty Augustine in Robert Altman's "The Long Goodbye"
Directed Bette Midler to an Oscar nomination with "The Rose"
Received Academy Award nomination for Best Director for "On Golden Pond"; stars Henry Fonda and Katharine Hepburn received Oscars as Best Actor and Best Actress
Reteamed with Midler and Caan for "For the Boys"; Midler received her second Oscar nomination as Best Actress
Directed "Intersection", starring Richard Gere and Sharon Stone
Helmed the HBO drama "Crime of the Century", about the Lindbergh baby kidnapping
Appeared as Jack Warner in the TNT biopic "James Dean"; also directed
Acted in Woody Allen's "Hollywood Ending"
Helmed "Even Money," a crime film about three strangers who become addicted to gambling, starring Kim Basinger, Danny DeVito, Kelsey Grammer, and Ray Liotta