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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 »


(age 76) in New York, USA

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Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 1 nomination. See more awards »

Known For

Full Metal Jacket
Apocalypse Now
The Rainmaker
The Rainmaker Writer
Apocalypse Oz
Apocalypse Oz Writer


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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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 2006 A Million Feet of Film: The Editing of Apocalypse Now (Video documentary short)
 2001 First Kill (Documentary)
 2001 Stanley Kubrick: A Life in Pictures (Documentary)
 1996 The Invisible Man (TV Movie documentary)

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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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In 1967, he persuaded the editor of Esquire magazine to send him to Vietnam as a war correspondent. See more »

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