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Born: July 22, 1946 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA Profession: Writer ...
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Collaborated with brother Leonard on early drafts of script which would become "The Yakuza"
1976:
First collaboration with Martin Scorsese, "Taxi Driver"
1988:
First screen collaboration with Natasha Richardson, the biopic "Patty Hearst"
1978:
Produced and co-wrote (with brother Leonard Schrader) "Old Boyfriends"
1966:
While taking classes at Columbia University, introduced to Pauline Kael
1968:
Worked as a film critic for <i>Los Angeles Free Press</i> and as editor of critical journal at <i>Cinema</i>
1988:
Wrote screenplay adaptation of the novel "The Last Temptation of Christ"; third collaboration with Martin Scorsese
1980:
Co-wrote "Raging Bull"; second collaboration with Scorsese
2002:
Directed "Auto Focus," the true-life story of TV actor Bob Crane's kinky secret life and death
1978:
Directorial debut, "Blue Collar"; also co-wrote screenplay with brother
1979:
Wrote and directed "American Gigolo" starring Richard Gere
1999:
Wrote and directed "Forever Mine," co-starring Joseph Finnes, Gretchen Mol and Ray Liotta
1997:
Adapted the Elmore Leonard novel "Touch"; also directed; earned Independent Spirit Award nominations for Best Director and Best Screenplay
1990:
Directed "The Comfort of Strangers," starring Natasha Richardson and Christopher Walken
2003:
Directed a prequel film to "The Exorcist" (1973); the studio disliked the resulting film and had it re-shot under director Renny Harlin; it was released as "Exorcist: The Beginning" in 2004
2007:
Helmed the independent feature, "The Walker" starring Woody Harrelson and Kristin Scott Thomas; also scripted
1975:
Screenwriting debut, "The Yakuza," co-written with Robert Towne
1992:
Wrote and directed "Light Sleeper," starring Willem Dafoe and Dana Delaney
1999:
Contributed to the screenplay of old collaborator Martin Scorsese's "Bringing Out the Dead"
1985:
With brother, co-wrote script for "Mishima: A Life in Four Chapters"; also directed
1997:
Wrote and directed "Affliction" starring Nick Nolte and Sissy Spacek; screened at the 1997 Venice Film Festival and the 1998 Sundance Film Festival (released theatrically in 1998)

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