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

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Alternate Names:

Roger Roberts Avary

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As I was reading the serialized version of Sandman: The Doll's House, it was like having a third eye open in my forehead. Johnny Depp as Dream. Fairuza Balk as Death. I would subcontract Jan Svankmajer or the Brothers Quay (Timothy Quay and Stephen Quay) to animate the transitions from the dream realm into our own world, so as to simulate the graphic style of Dave McKean's covers. It would be a ... See more »


Was originally set to write Silent Hill: Revelation 3D (2012) (having previously written Silent Hill (2006)) and had actually begun writing a draft when he was sent to jail for gross vehicular manslaughter and two felony counts of causing bodily injury while intoxicated. The film was then delayed until the studio hired Michael J. Bassett in Fall 2010 to write and direct. See more »


Wild, crazy, hyper-kinetic energy on film. See more »

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