Executive produced (and directed pilot episode) his first TV drama series, "Homicide: Life on the Street" (NBC)
Feature film directing debut (also writer), "Diner"; first film set in Baltimore
Founded Baltimore Picture Company with Mark Johnson
Made acting debut as Dennis the bellboy in "High Anxiety"
Won an Oscar for directing Tom Cruise and Dustin Hoffman in "Rain Man"
Directed Al Pacino as Dr. Jack Kevorkian in the HBO film "You Don't Know Jack"; earned an Emmy nomination for Outstanding Directing For A Miniseries, Movie Or A Dramatic Special
Played Dave Garroway in Robert Redford's "Quiz Show"
Produced and directed "Envy," starring Ben Stiller and Jack Black
Produced and directed the crime comedy "Bandits"
Served as one of the executive producers of the acclaimed HBO prison drama "Oz"
Worked as writer (with Rudy DeLuca) and performer on "The Carol Burnett Show" (CBS)
Worked as writer on "The Tim Conway Show" (CBS)
Wrote and directed the acclaimed biopic "Bugsy" starring Warren Beatty; earned a Best Director Academy Award nomination
First screenwriting credit (shared with director Michael Miller) on "Street Girls"
Formed a comedy duo with actor Craig T Nelson; signed by Michael Ovitz
Helmed the political comedy "Man of the Year" about a late-night political talk show host (Robin Williams) who decides to run for President
Moved to Los Angeles after graduating from college
Produced, wrote and directed "Jimmy Hollywood"
Received mixed reviews for "Sleepers" (produced, directed and wrote)
Served as an executive producer on the CBS miniseries "An American Tragedy" that focused on the O J Simpson murder trial
Served as creator and executive producer of the midseason replacement series "The Beat" (UPN)
Was executive producer (with Paula Weinstein) on "Analyze That"
Was one of the executive producers of "The Perfect Storm"
With Paula Weinstein, produced Neil LaBute's adaptation of "Possession"
Wrote and directed "Tin Men"; second film set in the Baltimore of his youth
Co-writer (with director Mel Brooks and Rudy DeLuca) on the film "Silent Movie"
Directed (also produced) Dustin Hoffman and Robert De Niro in "Wag the Dog"; scripted by David Mamet
Directed the Irish-set comedy "An Everlasting Piece"
First collaboration with then-wife Valerie Curtin, the Oscar-nominated script " And Justice for All"; also first teaming with Al Pacino
First film as producer (also writer and director), "Avalon"; third film set in Baltimore; earned an Academy Award nomination for Best Screenplay
Merged Baltimore Pictures with Spring Creek Prods. (formed by Paula Weinstein) to form Baltimore Spring Creek Pictures
Produced and directed "Sphere," a sci-fi thriller co-starring Hoffman
Produced the hit "Donnie Brasco"; re-teamed him with Al Pacino
Re-teamed with Robert De Niro for the Hollywood satirical comedy-drama "What Just Happened"
Worked as a floor director of a Washington, DC television station
Wrote and directed "Liberty Heights," the fourth of his films set in 1950s Baltimore
Nominated for the 2011 Directors Guild of America Award for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Movies for Television and Mini-Series ("You Don't Know Jack")
Directed the comedy-drama "The Humbling.
Directed the Bill Murray-led comedy "Rock the Kasbah."