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William Broyles Jr.


William Broyles Jr. was born on October 8, 1944 in Harris County, Texas, USA as William Dodson Broyles Jr. He is known for his work on Cast Away (2000), Apollo 13 (1995) and Planet of the Apes (2001). He is married to Andrea Bettina Berndt. They have three children. He was previously married to Linda Purl and Sybil Ann Newman. See full bio »

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Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 4 wins & 9 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

Cast Away
Cast Away Writer
(2000)
Apollo 13
Apollo 13 Writer
(1995)
Planet of the Apes
(2001)
Jarhead
Jarhead Writer
(2005)

Filmography

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  The Lifeboat (screenplay) (announced)
  Six (TV Series) (created by - 8 episodes, 2017) (written by - 2 episodes, 2017)
- End Game (2017) ... (creator - as William Broyles)
- Blood Brothers (2017) ... (creator - as William Broyles)
- Confession (2017) ... (creator - as William Broyles) / (written by - as William Broyles)
- Collateral (2017) ... (creator - as William Broyles)
- Man Down (2017) ... (creator)
 2006 Flags of our Fathers (screenplay)
 2005 Jarhead (screenplay - as William D. Broyles Jr.)
 2004 The Polar Express (screenplay)
 2002 Unfaithful (screenplay)
 2001 Planet of the Apes (screenplay)
 2000 Cast Away (written by)
 1999 Entrapment (screenplay - as William Broyles)
 1995/I Apollo 13 (screenplay)
 1993 J.F.K.: Reckless Youth (TV Mini-Series) (teleplay - 2 episodes)
- Episode #1.2 (1993) ... (teleplay)
- Episode #1.1 (1993) ... (teleplay)
 1991 Before the Storm (TV Movie) (creator)
 1991 Under Cover (TV Movie) (written by)
  China Beach (TV Series) (creator - 62 episodes, 1988 - 1991) (writer - 2 episodes, 1988) (written by - 1 episode, 1988) (story - 1 episode, 1988) (teleplay - 1 episode, 1988)
- Hello Goodbye: Part 2 (1991) ... (creator)
- Hello Goodbye (1991) ... (creator)
- Through and Through (1991) ... (creator)
- Rewind (1991) ... (creator)
- Quest (1991) ... (creator)
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Personal Details

Other Works:

Article: "Of Lust And Arms", "Playboy" (USA), June 1993, p.94-96+172-173.

Alternate Names:

William D. Broyles Jr. | William Broyles
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Trivia:

Son of William Dodson Broyles, Sr. and Elizabeth Bills. Has a younger sister named Alice Elizabeth Broyles who was born in December of 1948. See more »

Trademark:

A character in his screenplay is technologically dependent but is cast into a situation where he must rely on his instincts and intuition, rather than his technical know-how (Cast Away (2000), Apollo 13 (1995), Planet of the Apes (1968)). This is based on his experience as a Marine infantry lieutenant in Vietnam.

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Libra

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