Served in Royal Canadian Air Force
Began career in Canadian radio
Started directing for CBC-Television
Moved to USA and began directing live and film TV series like "Playhouse 90", "Gunsmoke" and "Naked City"
First feature film, "The Careless Years"
Switched to feature films for good in the early 1960s
First collaboration with Paddy Chayefsky, directing his script, "The Americanization of Emily"
Scored big hit with straightforward film adaptation of Erich Segal's novel "Love Story"; earned Best Director Academy Award nomination
Reunited with Chayefsky, directing "The Hospital"
Picked up co-producing credit on "The Crazy World of Julius Vrooder" (also directed)
Directed and co-produced "The In-Laws"
Produced and directed "The Lonely Guy", starring Steve Martin and Charles Grodin
Helmed "Outrageous Fortune", starring Bette Midler and Shelley Long
Tackled baseball legend, directing "The Babe", a biopic of George Herman 'Babe' Ruth
Served as president of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences
Life imitated art when Hiller took his name off "An Alan Smithee Film: Burn, Hollywood, Burn"; director's credit going to Alan Smithee