Shutter Island (2010)
Feature film directed by Martin Scorsese. The cast includes Leonardo DiCaprio as Teddy Daniels, Sir Ben Kingsley as Dr. John Cawley, and Mark Ruffalo as Chuck Aule.
Gone Baby Gone (2007)
Feature film directed by Ben Affleck. The cast includes Casey Affleck as Patrick Kenzie, Michelle Monaghan as Angie Gennaro, Morgan Freeman as Jack Doyle, Amy Ryan as Helene McCready, and Ed Harris as Remy Bressant.
Amy Ryan was nominated for both an Academy Award and a Golden Globe for Best Supporting Actress
Mystic River (2003)
Feature film directed by Clint Eastwood. The cast includes Sean Penn as Jimmy, Kevin Bacon as Sean, Tim Robbins as Dave, Laura Linney as Annabeth (Jimmy's wife), and Marcia Gay Harden as Celeste (Dave's wife).
Nominated for six Academy Awards and five Golden Globes, including Best Picture and Best Director. Sean Penn and Tim Robbins both won Oscars and Golden Globes for their performances.
Josh Olson (A History of Violence) adapted and will direct the short story as a feature film.
Dennis Lehane wrote the screenplay adapting his short story into a feature film for producer Peter Chernin at Fox 2000.
- Appeared as himself in an episode of Castle (The Dead Pool, 2011)
- Played Officer Sullivan in an episode of The Wire (Middle Ground, 2004)
- Writer on "The Wire"(3 episodes, 2004-2008)
- Clarifications (2008) TV episode (story) (teleplay)
- Refugees (2006) TV episode (story) (teleplay)
- Dead Soldiers (2004) TV episode (story) (teleplay)