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Roger Avary


Award-winning filmmaker Roger Avary first began experimenting in Beta I video and 8mm film formats during the late 1970s. In 1983, his Super-8mm supernatural thriller The Worm Turns won Best Film from the Los Angeles Film Teachers Association Film Expo. He went on to attend the Pasadena Art Center College of Design's prestigious film program ... See full bio »
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Won 1 Oscar. Another 11 wins & 2 nominations. See more awards »

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Filmography

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 2012 XIII: The Series (TV Series) (3 episodes)
- Mousetrap (2012)
- Rampage (2012)
- Phoenix (2012)
 2007 Beowulf (screenplay)
 2006 Silent Hill (written by)
 2004 Glitterati
 2002 The Rules of Attraction (screenplay)
 1998 RPM (story - original script, uncredited)
 1997 Odd Jobs (TV Movie)
 1995 Mr. Stitch (TV Movie) (written by)
 1995 Crying Freeman (uncredited)
 1994 Pulp Fiction (story)
 1993 Killing Zoe (written by)
 1993 True Romance (uncredited)
 1992 Reservoir Dogs (background radio dialog)
 1983 The Worm Turns (Short) (writer)
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Other Works:

Directed music video for The Go-Gos "The Whole World's Lost Its head" (1994).

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Alternate Names:

Roger Roberts Avary
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Personal Quote:

[on Pulp Fiction (1994) and all the inspiration and effect it had] In some ways, I think "Pulp Fiction" hurt cinema in a very, very minor, small way. It did a massive amount of good. But it also made it impossible to make a movie even remotely like it without someone comparing it to "Pulp Fiction". See more »

Trivia:

Though Quentin Tarantino received credit, it was actually Avary who conceived the Top Gun (1986) gay reference speech that Tarantino used in Sleep with Me (1994). See more »

Trademark:

Frequently works with Eric Stoltz. See more »

Star Sign:

Virgo

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