Director and screenwriter who wrote the Martin Scorsese films Raging Bull, Taxi Driver, and Bringing Out The Dead.
He was a film critic for the Los Angeles Free Press.
He directed The Canyons in 2012, which was written by Bret Easton Ellis and starred Lindsay Lohan.
He was married to Jeannine Oppewall from 1969 to 1976. In 1983, he married his second wife, Mary Beth Hurt. He has two children, Molly and Sam.
He wrote the screenplay for Taxi Driver, starring Robert De Niro.