New York University
Returned to directing with feature adaptation "Beautiful Creatures"; also wrote screenplay based on novel by Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl
Adapted Sara Gruen's bestselling novel "Water for Elephants" into feature film, starring Robert Pattinson, Reese Witherspoon, and Christoph Waltz
Penned film adaptation of "The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader"
Directed "P.S. I Love You"; re-teamed with star Swank
Wrote and directed "Freedom Writers," starring Hilary Swank
At request of star Julia Roberts, did uncredited rewrite work on "Erin Brockovich"
Adapted Toni Morrison novel into Jonathan Demme directed "Beloved"
Made feature directorial debut with "Living Out Loud"; also wrote screenplay
Wrote screenplay for Barbra Streisand directed drama "The Mirror Has Two Faces"
While under contract to Disney, wrote screenplay for "A Little Princess"
Adapted James Waller bestseller "The Bridges of Madison County," directed by Clint Eastwood
Collaborated with sister-in-law Marie Weiss in writing screenplay for "The Ref"; first producing credit
First solo screenwriting credit, Terry Gilliam directed "The Fisher King"; garnered Academy Award nomination
Made screenwriting debut with "Rude Awakening," a comedy about clash between 1960s counterculture and 1980s materialism; co-wrote with Neil Levy
Wrote monologues for other actors while pursuing own acting career
Formed a comedy team
First developed his love of film as a child, when his father would dress up in a suit to take the family to movies on Saturday nights.
Participated in New York University's Experimental Theater program while attending college.
Wrote "The Fisher King" after being inspired by concepts in the Robert A. Johnson Jungian psychology book He.