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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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 2007 Beowulf (screenplay)
 2006 Silent Hill (written by)
 2004 Glitterati
 2002 The Rules of Attraction (screenplay)
 1998 RPM (story - original script, uncredited)
 1995 Crying Freeman (uncredited)
 1994 Pulp Fiction (story)
 1993 Killing Zoe (written by)
 1993 True Romance (uncredited)
 1992 Reservoir Dogs (background radio dialog)
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Directed music video for The Go-Go's "The Whole World's Lost Its head" (1994).

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Roger Roberts Avary

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[on the film adaptations of Bret Easton Ellis books Less Than Zero (1987) and American Psycho (2000)] Those two movies have stripped away his literary devices, and the filmmakers are just trying to tell the story. If you strip away Bret's devices, you strip away his themes - they're part and parcel of each other. See more »


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