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Overview (2)

Date of Birth 8 October 1944Harris County, Texas, USA
Birth NameWilliam Dodson Broyles Jr.

Mini Bio (1)

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.

Spouse (3)

Linda Purl (5 November 1988 - ?) (divorced)
Andrea Bettina Berndt (? - present) (3 children)
Sybil Ann Newman (? - ?) (divorced) (2 children)

Trade Mark (1)

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.

Trivia (9)

Founding editor of "Texas Monthly"
Former editor of "Newsweek"
Wrote the book Brother in Arms, an account of his return to Vietnam as a journalist/civilian 15 years after leading a platoon there as a young Lieutenant in the Marine Corps.
Wrote a screenplay adaptation of the WWII novel "Earth, Wings and Fire" for Cruise/ Wagner Productions.
Attended the prestigious Rice University in Texas and was a Marshall Scholar at Oxford.
Lives in Jackson Hole, Wyoming.
Son of William Dodson Broyles, Sr. and Elizabeth Bills. Has a younger sister named Alice Elizabeth Broyles who was born in December of 1948.
He was inducted into the Texas Film Hall of Fame in March 2002 in Austin, Texas.
Has written a Vietnam war script titled "Khe Sanh" which Tom Hanks will produce and star in. Broyles has also written a Western about cattle ranchers titled "Tom Harris" which Harrison Ford is currently rumored to star in. [September 2002]

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