Academy Award©-winning director, screenwriter and producer BARRY LEVINSON has crafted an enviable reputation as a filmmaker who blends literate and intelligent visions into memorable films. He was awarded the 1988 Best Director Oscar for the multiple Academy Award©-winning Rain Man, starring Dustin Hoffman and Tom Cruise. In 1991 Bugsy, directed and produced by Levinson, was nominated for ten Academy Award©s, including Best Picture and Best Director. As a screenwriter, Levinson has received three Oscar nominations for And Justice for All (1979), Diner (1982) and Avalon (1990). His credits are filled with a number of other iconic films, including The Natural (1984), Good Morning Vietnam (1987), and Wag the Dog (1998). His most recent film, What Just Happened?, a comedic drama about the ins and outs of Hollywood, stars Robert De Niro, and will be released later in 2008.