Liman was friends with Jon Favreau, who was then an aspiring actor and screenwriter. Favreau wanted to both act in and direct the film, but had been unable to raise money for it.Favreau showed Liman a screenplay he had written, entitled Swingers, a comedy about struggling actors amid the L. Liman convinced Favreau that he, Liman, should instead direct it, and Liman was able to raise 0,000 from one of his father's clients for the film.With the help of a major grant through his father's connections from the now-defunct CBS Foundation, he also co-founded the National Association of College Broadcasters (NACB), the first trade association geared to student-staffed radio and television stations, in 1988.Liman attended the graduate program at University of Southern California, where he was tapped to helm his first project in 1993, the comedy thriller Getting In/Student Body.Most of his career has been associated with the production company, Hypnotic.
He produces Covert Affairs and Suits, two original series on the USA Network.His film adaptation of Steven Gould's science fiction novel Jumper was released in 2008.In 2009, he co-founded the website 30which is geared towards fans of action movies and television, gaming, extreme sports and viral videos. He directed 2010's Fair Game, about the Plame affair, which competed for the Palme d'Or at the 2010 Cannes Film Festival.Liman, a lawyer well known for his public service, which included serving as chief counsel for the Senate Iran-Contra hearings. Liman began making short films while still in junior high school and studied at International Center of Photography in New York City.While attending Brown University, he helped to co-found the student-run cable television station BTV and served as its first station manager.He directed the film adaptation of the Hiroshi Sakurazaka novel, All You Need is Kill, released as Edge of Tomorrow (2014), starring Tom Cruise.In 2017, he directed Aaron Taylor-Johnson and John Cena in the military thriller The Wall, and directed Cruise again, in the drama thriller American Made, a biopic of pilot Barry Seal.The process begins by inserting a layer of powder onto the building surface and a laser then designs the first layer into the powder.The platform is lowered and this process is repeated for every layer until the object is finished.Liman serves on the boards of the Legal Action Center, Symphony Space in New York City, and is actively involved in the Arthur Liman undergraduate fellowship program.3D printing, also known as additive manufacturing, is the process of building objects layer by layer from a digital file.