Collaborated with brother Leonard on early drafts of script which would become "The Yakuza"
First collaboration with Martin Scorsese, "Taxi Driver"
First screen collaboration with Natasha Richardson, the biopic "Patty Hearst"
Produced and co-wrote (with brother Leonard Schrader) "Old Boyfriends"
While taking classes at Columbia University, introduced to Pauline Kael
Worked as a film critic for <i>Los Angeles Free Press</i> and as editor of critical journal at <i>Cinema</i>
Wrote screenplay adaptation of the novel "The Last Temptation of Christ"; third collaboration with Martin Scorsese
Co-wrote "Raging Bull"; second collaboration with Scorsese
Directed "Auto Focus," the true-life story of TV actor Bob Crane's kinky secret life and death
Directorial debut, "Blue Collar"; also co-wrote screenplay with brother
Wrote and directed "American Gigolo" starring Richard Gere
Wrote and directed "Forever Mine," co-starring Joseph Finnes, Gretchen Mol and Ray Liotta
Adapted the Elmore Leonard novel "Touch"; also directed; earned Independent Spirit Award nominations for Best Director and Best Screenplay
Directed "The Comfort of Strangers," starring Natasha Richardson and Christopher Walken
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
Helmed the independent feature, "The Walker" starring Woody Harrelson and Kristin Scott Thomas; also scripted
Screenwriting debut, "The Yakuza," co-written with Robert Towne
Wrote and directed "Light Sleeper," starring Willem Dafoe and Dana Delaney
Contributed to the screenplay of old collaborator Martin Scorsese's "Bringing Out the Dead"
With brother, co-wrote script for "Mishima: A Life in Four Chapters"; also directed
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)