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Michael Herr (1940–2016)


Michael Herr was born on April 13, 1940 in Lexington, Kentucky, USA as Michael David Herr. He was a writer and producer, known for Full Metal Jacket (1987), Apocalypse Now (1979) and The Rainmaker (1997). He was married to Valerie Elliott. He died on June 23, 2016 in New York, USA. See full bio »

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(age 76) in New York, USA

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Known For

Full Metal Jacket
(1987)
Apocalypse Now
(1979)
The Rainmaker
The Rainmaker Writer
(1997)
Apocalypse Oz
Apocalypse Oz Writer
(2006)

Filmography

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 2006 Apocalypse Oz (Short) (screenplay "Apocalypse Now")
 1997 The Rainmaker (narration)
 1987 Full Metal Jacket (screenplay)
 1979 Apocalypse Now (narration)
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 1987 Full Metal Jacket (associate producer)
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 1996 The Island of Dr. Moreau (script revisions - uncredited)
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 1991 Hearts of Darkness: A Filmmaker's Apocalypse (Documentary) (special thanks)
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 2006 A Million Feet of Film: The Editing of Apocalypse Now (Video documentary short)
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 2001 First Kill (Documentary)
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 2001 Stanley Kubrick: A Life in Pictures (Documentary)
Himself
 1996 The Invisible Man (TV Movie documentary)
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Other Works:

Wrote about the Vietnam War for Esquire and published Dispatches, a highly-acclaimed book about the war, in 1977. See more »

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His surname is pronounced as "hair". See more »

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Aries

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