Classic actor who starred in Bonnie and Clyde, Bugsy, and the Parallax View, and directed Reds. He received the Academy's Best Director Award and the Irving G. Thalberg Award.
He both acted and directed many films, including Bugsy, where he played gangster Bugsy Siegel.
Both he and Orson Welles were nominated for Academy Awards for producing, directing, writing, and acting in the same film.
He dropped out of high school to pursue a Broadway acting career.
He married actress Annette Bening in March 1992 and they had four children together.