1940 – Born in Brooklyn New York on the 9th of May. He was a Director, producer, screenwriter.
1964-1966 – He began his television career as a writer for CBS News.
1978 – He expanded his sights to include feature films, debuting as writer and co-producer of Starting Over.
1983 – He wrote, produced and directed Terms of Endearment starring Shirley MacLaine, Debra Winger and Jack Nicholson.
– The film received five Academy Awards, including Best Picture and Best Director.
1984 – He later started his own film and television production company, Gracie Films.
1987 – Directed Broadcast News.
1944 – Directed I’ll Do Anything.
1997 – Co-wrote and directed movie "As Good as It Gets".