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Hill was born in Long Beach, California and educated at Mexico City College and Michigan State University. He worked in oil drilling and construction in the 60s before becoming a 2nd assistant director in 1967. He has written and co-written screenplays, including several uncredited works. He has produced and directed films since 1975. See full bio »

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Won 2 Primetime Emmys. Another 12 wins & 14 nominations. See more awards »

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 2017 Alien: Covenant (producer) (pre-production)
 2012/I Prometheus (producer)
 2007 Aliens vs. Predator: Requiem (producer)
 2006 Broken Trail (TV Mini-Series) (producer - 2 episodes)
- Part Two (2006) ... (producer)
- Part One (2006) ... (producer)
 2004 AVP: Alien vs. Predator (producer)
 2004 Deadwood (TV Series) (consulting producer - 1 episode)
- Deadwood (2004) ... (consulting producer)
 2002 Ritual (producer)
 2002 Undisputed (producer)
 1997 Alien: Resurrection (producer)
 1997 Perversions of Science (TV Series) (executive producer - 10 episodes)
- People's Choice (1997) ... (executive producer)
- Ultimate Weapon (1997) ... (executive producer)
- Snap Ending (1997) ... (executive producer)
- Panic (1997) ... (executive producer)
- Planely Possible (1997) ... (executive producer)
 1996 Last Man Standing (producer)
 1996 Bordello of Blood (executive producer)
 1989-1996 Tales from the Crypt (TV Series) (executive producer - 93 episodes)
- The Third Pig (1996) ... (executive producer)
- Ear Today... Gone Tomorrow (1996) ... (executive producer)
- Confession (1996) ... (executive producer)
- About Face (1996) ... (executive producer)
- Smoke Wrings (1996) ... (executive producer)
 1995 W.E.I.R.D. World (TV Movie) (executive producer)
 1995 Tales from the Crypt: Demon Knight (executive producer)
 1993-1994 Tales from the Cryptkeeper (TV Series) (executive producer - 5 episodes)
- Transylvania Express (1994) ... (executive producer)
- Ghost Ship (1993) ... (executive producer)
- Grounds for Horror (1993) ... (executive producer)
- Pleasant Screams (1993) ... (executive producer)
- While the Cat's Away (1993) ... (executive producer)
 1993 Geronimo: An American Legend (producer)
 1992 Alien³ (producer)
 1992 Two-Fisted Tales (TV Movie) (executive producer)
 1988 Red Heat (producer)
 1986 Aliens (executive producer)
 1986 Blue City (producer)
 1985 Rustlers' Rhapsody (producer)
 1979 Alien (producer)
 1979 The Warriors (producer - Ultimate Director's Cut)
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Alternate Names:

Walter L. Hill II | Thomas Lee

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Personal Quote:

[on working with Charles Bronson on Hard Times (1975)] Well, Charlie does things in terms of performance that are hard for a lot of other people to comprehend as being part of an actor's tool, and that is being visually interesting. There is a great poetry in Charlie's face. With just a look, he can suggest moods that are quite interesting. He's always on time, he always knows his lines, and he ... See more »


Stated on the DVD introduction for the Ultimate Director's Cut on The Warriors (1979) that he is against making special editions to his own films because he feels that movies should speak for themselves and do not demand as he describes "special explanations and long apologies". See more »


Has an affinity for the city of El Paso. El Paso has been mentioned in or has been the location of several Walter Hill movies. See more »

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