Turned down a Fulbright scholarship (to attend the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art) for a role in the Broadway show "A Man For All Seasons"
Joined American National Theatre and Academy (ANTA); made Broadway debut in "A Man for All Seasons"
Was understudy in ANTA production of Arthur Miller's "After the Fall"
First New York stage success in "Hogan's Goat" at the American Place Theater
Made TV acting debut in episode of "The Trials of O'Brien" (CBS)
First screen role in "The Happening"; film, however, was released after "Hurry Sundown"
Breakthrough screen role, as Bonnie Parker in "Bonnie and Clyde"; earned first Oscar nomination as Best Actress
Reprised stage role in PBS production of "Hogan's Goat"
Starred in the Los Angeles stage version of Harold Pinter's "Old Times"
Played the Duchess of Windsor in the TV-movie "The Woman I Love" (ABC)
Starred as Blanche du Bois in the 25th anniversary production of "A Streetcar Named Desire" in L.A.
Starred in the TV adaptation of "After the Fall" (NBC)
Co-starred with Jack Nicholson in Roman Polanski's noir drama "Chinatown"; earned second Best Actress Oscar nomination
Won Best Actress Oscar for her turn as a ruthless TV executive in Sidney Lumet's "Network"
Played 1920s evangelist Aimee Semple MacPherson in the NBC TV-movie "The Disappearance of Aimee"
Played Joan Crawford in the camp classic "Mommie Dearest"
Made last Broadway appearance to date in the short-lived "The Curse of an Aching Heart"
London stage debut, "Circe and Bravo"
Returned to the USA after her divorce (date approximate)
Won praise for her performance opposite Mickey Rourke in "Barfly"
Starred in and produced well-received TV-movie "Cold Sassy Tree" (TNT)
Made TV series debut in the sitcom, "It Had to Be You" (CBS), opposite Robert Urich
Sued Andrew Lloyd Webber over his claims that she could not sing or act the part of Norma Desmond in the musical version of "Sunset Boulevard"; suit settled out of court for an undisclosed sum
Appeared as Maria Callas in national tour of Terrence McNally's stage play "Master Class"; became embroiled in a lawsuit over the film rights to the play
Received star number 2074 on the Hollywood Walk of Fame (October)
Cast alongside Gene Hackman and Chris O'Donnell in the film adaptation of author John Grisham's "The Chamber"
Appeared in Kevin Spacey's directorial debut "Albino Alligator"
Cameoed in the remake of her 1968 film "The Thomas Crown Affair"
Appeared as Yolanda of Aragon in director Luc Besson's Joan of Arc epic "The Messenger"
Co-starred alongside Mark Wahlberg and Charlize Theron on "The Yards"
Cameoed as herself in director Henry Jaglom's "Festival in Cannes"
Appeared in writer-director Roger Avary's adaptation of Brett Easton Ellis' novel "The Rules of Attraction" starring James Van Der Beek and Shannyn Sossamon