Director of the Oscar-nominated film The Stunt Man as well as the buddy comedy Freebie and the Bean.
He was one of the first students of UCLA’s film program.
His 1990 action comedy Air America showed signs of trouble during development. He was given $4 million to walk away from the film.
His older brother was Dr. Stephen Rush.
His 1980 film The Stunt Man earned Peter O'Toole an Academy Award nomination for Best Actor.