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Born: April 6, 1942 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Baltimore, Maryland, USA Profession: Producer ...
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Worked as a floor director of a Washington, DC television station
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Moved to Los Angeles after graduating from college
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Formed a comedy duo with actor Craig T Nelson; signed by Michael Ovitz
1970:
Worked as writer on "The Tim Conway Show" (CBS)
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Worked as writer (with Rudy DeLuca) and performer on "The Carol Burnett Show" (CBS)
1974:
First screenwriting credit (shared with director Michael Miller) on "Street Girls"
1976:
Co-writer (with director Mel Brooks and Rudy DeLuca) on the film "Silent Movie"
1977:
Made acting debut as Dennis the bellboy in "High Anxiety"
1979:
First collaboration with then-wife Valerie Curtin, the Oscar-nominated script " And Justice for All"; also first teaming with Al Pacino
1982:
Feature film directing debut (also writer), "Diner"; first film set in Baltimore
1987:
Wrote and directed "Tin Men"; second film set in the Baltimore of his youth
1988:
Won an Oscar for directing Tom Cruise and Dustin Hoffman in "Rain Man"
1990:
First film as producer (also writer and director), "Avalon"; third film set in Baltimore; earned an Academy Award nomination for Best Screenplay
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Founded Baltimore Picture Company with Mark Johnson
1991:
Wrote and directed the acclaimed biopic "Bugsy" starring Warren Beatty; earned a Best Director Academy Award nomination
1993:
Executive produced (and directed pilot episode) his first TV drama series, "Homicide: Life on the Street" (NBC)
1994:
Played Dave Garroway in Robert Redford's "Quiz Show"
1994:
Produced, wrote and directed "Jimmy Hollywood"
1996:
Received mixed reviews for "Sleepers" (produced, directed and wrote)
1997:
Produced the hit "Donnie Brasco"; re-teamed him with Al Pacino
1997:
Served as one of the executive producers of the acclaimed HBO prison drama "Oz"
1997:
Directed (also produced) Dustin Hoffman and Robert De Niro in "Wag the Dog"; scripted by David Mamet
1998:
Produced and directed "Sphere," a sci-fi thriller co-starring Hoffman
1998:
Merged Baltimore Pictures with Spring Creek Prods. (formed by Paula Weinstein) to form Baltimore Spring Creek Pictures
1999:
Served as creator and executive producer of the midseason replacement series "The Beat" (UPN)
1999:
Wrote and directed "Liberty Heights," the fourth of his films set in 1950s Baltimore
2000:
Was one of the executive producers of "The Perfect Storm"
2000:
Served as an executive producer on the CBS miniseries "An American Tragedy" that focused on the O J Simpson murder trial
2000:
Directed the Irish-set comedy "An Everlasting Piece"
2001:
Produced and directed the crime comedy "Bandits"
2002:
With Paula Weinstein, produced Neil LaBute's adaptation of "Possession"
2002:
Was executive producer (with Paula Weinstein) on "Analyze That"
2004:
Produced and directed "Envy," starring Ben Stiller and Jack Black
2006:
Helmed the political comedy "Man of the Year" about a late-night political talk show host (Robin Williams) who decides to run for President
2008:
Re-teamed with Robert De Niro for the Hollywood satirical comedy-drama "What Just Happened"
2010:
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
2011:
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")

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