Director of 1990s action films Speed and Twister and producer of the Steven Spielberg film Minority Report.
He was the cinematographer and cameraman for the Dutch avant-garde director Adriaan Ditvoorst.
His remake of The Haunting and his sequel to Speed, Speed 2: Cruise Control, both "earned" him Golden Raspberry nominations for Worst Director.
He was married to Dutch actress Monique van de Ven from 1973 until 1988.
His breakthrough hit was 1994's Speed starring Keanu Reeves.