Had earliest stage experience, playing the Cowardly Lion in a PS 41 production of "The Wizard of Oz"
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)
Had a walk-on role in Marcel Carne's "Trois Chambre a Manhattan/Three Rooms in Manhattan"
Made feature starring debut in Brian De Palma's "The Wedding Party" (shelved until 1969)
Reprised "Greetings" role for De Palma's "Hi, Mom!"
Co-starred with Shelley Winters in "Bloody Mama"
Made off-Broadway debut in Winters' play "One Night Stand of a Noisy Passenger"
Collaborated with producer Irwin Winkler on "The Gang That Couldn't Shoot Straight"
Portrayed pampered bourgeois grandson of the tyrannical landowner Burt Lancaster in Bernardo Bertolucci's "1900"
Essayed Irving Thalberg-like movie mogul in "The Last Tycoon"; was adapted from the unfinished novel by F. Scott Fitzgerald
Re-teamed with Scorsese to portray a musician romancing a band singer (Liza Minnelli) in "New York, New York"; produced by Winkler
Played world class loser Rupert Pupkin, who kidnaps a famous late-night talk show host (Jerry Lewis) in Scorsese's "The King of Comedy"
Made Broadway debut in "Cuba and His Teddy Bear"
Portrayed Al Capone in De Palma's "The Untouchables"; scripted by David Mamet
Founded TriBeCa Films with Jane Rosenthal
First film with Winkler as a director, "Guilty By Suspicion"; played a film director confounded by the blacklist
Starred in Winkler's "Night and the City" opposite Jessica Lange
First credit as producer on a film in which he did not act, "Thunderheart"
Debut as an executive producer, the anthology TV series "Tribeca" (Fox)
Feature directorial debut, "A Bronx Tale" (also acted and produced); fourth film with Pesci
Delivered low key turn as nerdy cop in John McNaughton's "Mad Dog and Glory"; Scorsese served as a producer
Reunited again with Scorsese and Pesci for "Casino"
Produced and acted in "Marvin's Room," an adaptation of Scott McPerson's off-Broadway play
Cast in a supporting role as NYPD internal affairs special agent Moe Tilden in James Mangold's "Cop Land"
Essayed the small role of prisoner-benefactor in the remake of "Great Expectations"
Starred in John Frankenheimer's international thriller "Ronin"
Portrayed a New York gangland boss suffering from anxiety attacks in Harold Ramis' "Analyze This"
Played an ultra-conservative, retired security guard who takes singing lessons from his drag queen neighbor (Philip Seymour Hoffman) in Joel Schumacher's "Flawless"
Starred opposite Cuba Gooding Jr. in "Men of Honor"
Portrayed a decorated police detective teamed up with a fire department investigator (Ed Burns) in "15 Minutes"
Teamed on screen with Marlon Brando and Edward Norton in the heist thriller "The Score"
Made rare TV appearance as host of the two-hour CBS special "9/11"
Teamed with Eddie Murphy for the comedy "Showtime"
Played a NYC policeman investigating a murder that hits close to home in "City by the Sea"
Reprised role of gangster Paul Vitti in the sequel "Analyze That" opposite Billy Crystal
Voiced mob boss Don Lino in the animated feature "Shark Tale"
Reprised role of Jack Byrnes in the comedy sequel "Meet the Fockers"
Played a widowed father opposite Dakota Fanning in the thriller "Hide and Seek"
Co-starred with Michelle Pfeiffer and Claire Danes in the fantasy adventure film "Stardust"
Again teamed with Al Pacino as cops on the hunt of a serial killer in "Righteous Kill"
Starred as a fading Hollywood producer in Barry Levinson's "What Just Happened"
Played a widower who reunites with his children in the drama "Everybody's Fine"
Appeared in the action thriller "Machete," directed by Ethan Maniquis and Robert Rodriguez
Played a parole officer in the thriller "Stone"
Once again reprised the role of Jack Byrnes for the comedy sequel "Little Fockers"
Played a business mogul opposite Bradley Cooper in "Limitless"
Co-starred with Clive Owen and Jason Statham in the action feature "Killer Elite"
Cast in the ensemble romantic comedy "New Year¿s Eve," directed by Garry Marshall
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>
Co-starred with Sigourney Weaver and Cillian Murphy in the drama thriller "Red Lights"
Starred in romantic comedy "The Big Wedding"
Appeared in David O. Russell's "American Hustle"
Re-teamed with director David O. Russell in "Joy"
Starred alongside Zac Efron in the comedy "Dirty Grandpa"
Played investment fraudster Bernie Madoff in the HBO drama "Wizard of Lies"
Appeared in the biographical drama "Hands of Stone"
Was announced that he would be reteaming with director Martin Scorsese for the Jimmy Hoffa-inspired mob movie "The Irishman"; Al Pacino had also signed on to star
Played an older insult comic in the dark comedy, "The Comedian"