Acted opposite Woodward in the Merchant-Ivory production "Mr & Mrs Bridge"
Co-starred with Tom Hanks in Sam Mendes' "The Road to Perdition"; earned Golden Globe and Oscar nominations
Debut as co-screenwriter on "Harry and Son"
Delivered sensational perfomance as Brick in Richard Brooks' adaptation of Tennessee Williams' "Cat on a Hot Tin Roof"; earned first Oscar nomination as Best Actor
Earned fourth Oscar nod for portraying the title role in Martin Ritt's "Hud"
Played Buffalo Bill in Robert Altman's "Buffalo Bill and the Indians"
Third and final film with George Roy Hill, the hockey comedy-drama "Slap Shot"
TV directing debut, "The Shadow Box" (starring Woodward); received an Emmy nomination for directing
TV-acting debut, "Kraft Television Theatre"
Again collaborated with Robert Altman on "Quintet"
Breakout role as boxer Rocky Graziano in Robert Wise's "Somebody Up There Likes Me"
Cast as the Stage Manager in the Showtime adaptation of "Our Town"; earned Emmy and SAG nominations
Co-founded First Artists Production Company Ltd with Sidney Poitier, Steve McQueen, Barbra Streisand and others
First film opposite Robert Redford, George Roy Hill's "Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid"
Had title role of "Harper" a private eye
Only collaboration with Alfred Hitchcock, "Torn Curtain"
Reprised role as private eye Lew Harper in "The Drowning Pool"
Returned to Broadway in the thriller "The Desperate Hours"
Returned to the stage after more than four decades to co-star with Woodard in "Ancestral Voices"
Signed a three-year non-exclusive agreement with Walt Disney Pictures (January)
Starred (also executived produced) in the HBO mini-series "Empire Falls" (lensed 2002); adapted and directed by Robert Benton
Starred as the villain of the Coen Brothers' extravagent "The Hudsucker Proxy"
Starred in Stuart Rosenberg's "Cool Hand Luke" as hardboiled egg-eating convict; earned fifth Oscar nomination
Voiced Doc Hudson in the Pixar animated feature "Cars"
Film acting debut, "The Silver Chalice"
First film opposite Joanne Woodward, "The Long Hot Summer"; first collaboration with director Martin Ritt
Made rare stage appearance in "Love Letters" alongside Joanne Woodward
Managed the family sporting goods business after his father's death
Returned to the stage playing Chance Wayne in Tennessee Williams' "Sweet Bird of Youth"
Broadway theater debut in William Inge's "Picnic"; met future wife Joanne Woodward who was an understudy
Directed (also co-executive produced and starred in) the screen version of Ken Kesey's novel "Sometimes a Great Notion"
Directed an adaptation of Williams' "The Glass Menagerie" featuring Joanne Woodward, John Malkovich, Karen Allen, and James Naughton
Dropped from flight training (because he was color blind) and spent WWII as a US Naval Reserve radio operator
Feature directing and producing debut, "Rachel, Rachel"; earned an Oscar nomination for directing
Last stage appearance for nearly four decades, the Off-Broadway play "Baby Wants a Kiss"
Played the lead in "Nobody's Fool" adapted and directed by Robert Benton; earned seventh Oscar nomination
Portrayed 'Fast' Eddie Felson opposite Jackie Gleason's 'Minnesota Fats' in Robert Rossen's "The Hustler"; earned second Best Actor Oscar nomination
Portrayed a Boston lawyer who's hit bottom in Sidney Lumet's "The Verdict"; earned sixth Oscar nomination for acting
Portrayed Kevin Costner's father in "Message in a Bottle"
Received first Oscar nomination in 14 years (since 1967) for "Absence of Malice"
Reprised role in the film adaptation of "Sweet Bird of Youth"; second collaboration with director Brooks; earned third Oscar nomination
Reteamed with Benton (director and co-screenwriter) for "Twilight"
Returned to the screen as 'Fast' Eddie Felson in Martin Scorsese's "The Color of Money"; won first Oscar for Best Actor
Reunited with Redford and director Hill for the Oscar-winning caper movie "The Sting"
Sixth and final collaboration with director Ritt, "Hombre"