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Born: August 17, 1943 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: New York City, New York, USA Profession: Cast ...
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1953:
Had earliest stage experience, playing the Cowardly Lion in a PS 41 production of "The Wizard of Oz"
1959:
Left school at age 16 to begin studying acting with Stella Adler
:
Landed bit part on the daytime soap opera "Search for Tomorrow" (CBS, NBC)
1965:
Had a walk-on role in Marcel Carne's "Trois Chambre a Manhattan/Three Rooms in Manhattan"
1966:
Made feature starring debut in Brian De Palma's "The Wedding Party" (shelved until 1969)
1968:
First released feature, De Palma's "Greetings"
1970:
Reprised "Greetings" role for De Palma's "Hi, Mom!"
1970:
Co-starred with Shelley Winters in "Bloody Mama"
1970:
Made off-Broadway debut in Winters' play "One Night Stand of a Noisy Passenger"
1971:
First collaboration with producer Irwin Winkler, "The Gang That Couldn't Shoot Straight"
1973:
Delivered the poignant portrayal of a dying catcher in the baseball picture "Bang the Drum Slowly"
1973:
First film with director Martin Scorsese, "Mean Streets"; the two had actually been boyhood acquaintances but had not seen each other in 14 years
1974:
Earned a Best Supporting Actor Oscar as a young Vito Corleone in Francis Ford Coppola's "Godfather II"; spoke only eight words in English, rigorously researching and learning the Sicilian dialect which predominates
1976:
Portrayed pampered bourgeois grandson of the tyrannical landowner Burt Lancaster in Bernardo Bertolucci's "1900"
1976:
Re-teamed with Scorsese for "Taxi Driver"; his first solo billing above the title; garnered first Best Actor Academy Award nomination
1976:
Essayed Irving Thalberg-like movie mogul in "The Last Tycoon"; was adapted from the unfinished novel by F. Scott Fitzgerald
1977:
Re-teamed with Scorsese to portray a musician romancing a band singer (Liza Minnelli) in "New York, New York"; produced by Winkler
1978:
Starred as Pennsylvania steelworker-turned Green Beret Michael Vronsky in Michael Cimino's "The Deer Hunter"; received second Best Actor Academy Award nomination
1980:
Received Best Actor Academy Award for his portrayal of boxer Jake La Motta in Scorsese's "Raging Bull"; first film with Joe Pesci who played his brother
1983:
Played world class loser Rupert Pupkin, who kidnaps a famous late-night talk show host (Jerry Lewis) in Scorsese's "The King of Comedy"
1984:
Joined director Sergio Leone for his mob tale "Once Upon a Time in America"; second film with Pesci
1986:
Made Broadway debut in "Cuba and His Teddy Bear"
1987:
Portrayed Al Capone in De Palma's "The Untouchables"; scripted by David Mamet
1988:
Matched wits with Charles Grodin in Martin Brest's socko action-comedy "Midnight Run"
1988:
Founded TriBeCa Films with Jane Rosenthal
1989:
Debut as an executive producer, the remake of "We're No Angels"; scripted by Mamet and co-starring Sean Penn
1990:
Earned another Best Actor Oscar nomination as a patient who regains consciousness after three decades in a coma in "Awakenings"
1990:
Reteamed with Scorsese and Pesci for "GoodFellas"
1991:
First film with Winkler as a director, "Guilty By Suspicion"; played a film director confounded by the blacklist
1991:
Played the monstrous Max Cady in Scorsese's remake of "Cape Fear"; nominated for a Best Actor Academy Award
1992:
Starred in Winkler's "Night and the City" opposite Jessica Lange
1992:
First credit as producer on a film in which he did not act, "Thunderheart"
1993:
Debut as an executive producer, the anthology TV series "Tribeca" (Fox)
1993:
Feature directorial debut, "A Bronx Tale" (also acted and produced); fourth film with Pesci
1993:
Delivered low key turn as nerdy cop in John McNaughton's "Mad Dog and Glory"; Scorsese served as a producer
1995:
First onscreen pairing with Al Pacino in Michael Mann's "Heat"
1995:
Reunited again with Scorsese and Pesci for "Casino"
1996:
Produced and acted in "Marvin's Room," an adaptation of Scott McPerson's off-Broadway play
1997:
Cast in a supporting role as NYPD internal affairs special agent Moe Tilden in James Mangold's "Cop Land"
1997:
Played a political fixer who hires a Hollywood producer (Dustin Hoffman) to stage a nonexistent war in Barry Levinson's "Wag the Dog"
1998:
Essayed the small role of prisoner-benefactor in the remake of "Great Expectations"
1998:
Starred in John Frankenheimer's international thriller "Ronin"
1999:
Portrayed a New York gangland boss suffering from anxiety attacks in Harold Ramis' "Analyze This"
1999:
Played an ultra-conservative, retired security guard who takes singing lessons from his drag queen neighbor (Philip Seymour Hoffman) in Joel Schumacher's "Flawless"
2000:
Starred opposite Cuba Gooding Jr. in "Men of Honor"
2000:
Enjoyed box office success as the oddball father in Jay Roach's "Meet the Parents"
2001:
Portrayed a decorated police detective teamed up with a fire department investigator (Ed Burns) in "15 Minutes"
2001:
Teamed on screen with Marlon Brando and Edward Norton in the heist thriller "The Score"
2002:
Made rare TV appearance as host of the two-hour CBS special "9/11"
2002:
Teamed with Eddie Murphy for the comedy "Showtime"
2002:
Played a NYC policeman investigating a murder that hits close to home in "City by the Sea"
2002:
Reprised role of gangster Paul Vitti in the sequel "Analyze That" opposite Billy Crystal
2004:
Voiced mob boss Don Lino in the animated feature "Shark Tale"
2004:
Reprised role of Jack Byrnes in the comedy sequel "Meet the Fockers"
2005:
Played a widowed father opposite Dakota Fanning in the thriller "Hide and Seek"
2006:
Directed second feature, "The Good Shepherd," loosely based on the life of CIA agent James Angleton; also co-starred in the film with Matt Damon and Angelina Jolie
2007:
Co-starred with Michelle Pfeiffer and Claire Danes in the fantasy adventure film "Stardust"
2008:
Again teamed with Al Pacino as cops on the hunt of a serial killer in "Righteous Kill"
2008:
Starred as a fading Hollywood producer in Barry Levinson's "What Just Happened"
2009:
Played a widower who reunites with his children in the drama "Everybody's Fine"
2010:
Appeared in the action thriller "Machete," directed by Ethan Maniquis and Robert Rodriguez
2010:
Played a parole officer in the thriller "Stone"
2010:
Once again reprised the role of Jack Byrnes for the comedy sequel "Little Fockers"
2011:
Played a business mogul opposite Bradley Cooper in "Limitless"
2011:
Co-starred with Clive Owen and Jason Statham in the action feature "Killer Elite"
2011:
Cast in the ensemble romantic comedy "New Year's Eve," directed by Garry Marshall
2012:
Played the title character's con man father in "Being Flynn," based on Nick Flynn's book <i>Another Bullshit Night in Suck City: A Memoir</i>
2012:
Co-starred with Sigourney Weaver and Cillian Murphy in the drama thriller "Red Lights"
2012:
Played the father of Bradley Cooper's character in David O. Russell's "Silver Linings Playbook"

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