Raised in Dallas, Texas
Served in US Army in Europe during WWII
While at the Sorbonne, began to contribute to literary publications like the <i>Paris Review</i>
Wrote first novel, "Flash and Filigree"; published in England
Co-authored novel, "Candy," with Mason Hoffenberg under joint pseudonym of Maxwell Kenton
Publishd first solo novel, "The Magic Christian"
Asked by Stanley Kubrick to collaborate on a screenplay that eventually became "Dr. Strangelove; or, How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb"
First produced screenplay, "Dr. Strangelove ...", co-written with Stanley Kubrick and Peter George; received first Oscar nomination
With Ring Lardner Jr, wrote script for "The Cincinnati Kid", starring Steve McQueen
Collaborated with Christopher Isherwood on the screenplay adaptation of "The Loved One", based on the Evelyn Waugh novel
Appeared on screen alongside Andy Warhol in "The Queen", about a drag queen beauty pageant
Was one of eight credited writers who contributed to the script for the Roger Vadim-directed sci-fi spoof "Barbarella"
Co-wrote the screenplay for "Easy Rider" with Peter Fonda and Dennis Hopper; garnered second Academy Award nomination
Co-adapted his novel "The Magic Christian"; wrote screenplay with Peter Sellers and director Joseph McGrath
Wrote only longform TV project, "Stop, Thief" (CBS)
Was a staff writer for NBC's "Saturday Night Live"
Taught screenwriting at New York University and Columbia University during the 1980s and 1990s
Appeared in the documentary "Burroughs"
Co-wrote (with Harry Nilsson) the screenplay for "The Telephone"
Published first novel in 20 years, "Texas Summer"
Publication of final work: the text for "Virgin"