Served in the U.S. Army
Served as director of nighttime programming at NBC
Joined Henry Jaffe Enterprises as a production executive and TV producer handling musical entertainment
Moved to Ted Bates Advertising Agency; appointed vice president in charge of radio and television programming
Served as executive vice president at Filmways, Inc; while there he produced "The Cincinnati Kid" (1965), "Ice Station Zebra" (1968) and "Catch-22" (1970)
Joined Warner Bros.
Promoted to executive vice president in charge of production at Warner Bros.
Named president of Warner Bros.
Retired from the film industry and moved to a home he owned on Fishers Island in Long Island Sound
Returned to the film industry as an independent producer in partnership with Mike Nichols
Executive-produced historical drama "Fat Man and Little Boy," starring Paul Newman
Appointed president of United Artists
Named president and COO of Sony Pictures Entertainment (October)
Added title of CEO of Sony Pictures Entertainment (May)
Stepped down from his postion at Sony Pictures to focus more on producing films
Produced Mike Nichols' film adaptation of "Closer"; film was nominated for a Golden Globe for Best Picture (Drama)
Produced a film version of Dan Brown's 2003 novel "The Da Vinci Code," starring Tom Hanks
Produced the "The Da Vinci Code" sequel "Angels & Demons"
Received the Irving G. Thalberg Memorial Award from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences at the inaugural Governors Awards ceremony