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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 12 wins & 2 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

The Rules of Attraction
(2002)
Pulp Fiction
Pulp Fiction Writer
(1994)
Killing Zoe
Killing Zoe Writer
(1993)
Beowulf
Beowulf Producer
(2007)

Filmography

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 2012 XIII: The Series (TV Series) (executive producer - 13 episodes)
- Battlezone (2012) ... (executive producer)
- Berzerk (2012) ... (executive producer)
- Punchout (2012) ... (executive producer)
- Black Widow (2012) ... (executive producer)
- Pong (2012) ... (executive producer)
 2007 Beowulf (executive producer)
 2004 Glitterati (producer)
 2002 The Rules of Attraction (executive producer)
 2000 The Last Man (executive producer)
 1998 Boogie Boy (executive producer)
 1997 Odd Jobs (TV Movie) (producer)
 1995 Mr. Stitch (TV Movie) (executive producer)
 1983 The Worm Turns (Short) (producer)
 1983 The Boys (Short) (producer)
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Other Works:

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

Height:

6' (1.83 m)
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Personal Quote:

[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 »

Trivia:

Was originally set to write Silent Hill: Revelation (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 »

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Frequently casts legendary porn star Ron Jeremy in bit parts. See more »

Star Sign:

Virgo

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