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Ron Kovic

Imagine having Tom Cruise play your life story in a movie, and ending up on stage in Hollywood celebrating the movie's two Oscars? All Ron Kovic had to do to achieve this fantasy was serve three tours of duty in Vietnam, get paralyzed for life by combat wounds, and write a best-selling book about it all. A war veteran turned antiwar-activist, Kovic... See full bio »
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Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 1 win & 2 nominations. See more awards »

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 1989 Born on the Fourth of July (book) / (screenplay)
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 1989 Born on the Fourth of July
Parade Veteran (uncredited)
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 1989 Born on the Fourth of July (technical advisor)
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 2009 6 Days in a Park (Documentary short)
 2009 Convention (Documentary)
 2008 A Soldier's Peace (Documentary)
 2008 Democracy Now! (TV Series)
- Episode dated 25 August 2008 (2008) ... Himself
 2006 The U.S. vs. John Lennon (Documentary)
 2005 One Bright Shining Moment (Documentary)
 1996 American Dreamers (TV Movie)
 1992 Oliver Stone: Inside Out (TV Movie documentary)
 1990 The 62nd Annual Academy Awards (TV Special)
Himself - Nominee: Best Adapted Screenplay
 1990 Wogan (TV Series)
- Episode dated 26 February 1990 (1990) ... Himself
 1990 The 47th Annual Golden Globe Awards (TV Special)
Himself - Winner: Best Screenplay
 1978 PBS NewsHour (TV Series)
- Episode dated 29 May 1978 (1978) ... Himself
 1977 Personenbeschreibung (TV Series documentary)
 1972 Operation Last Patrol (Documentary)
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 1981 Showtime Looks at 1981 (TV Movie documentary)
Himself - Center for Veterans Rights

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Other Works:

Photographic Journal of Vietnam", Farrar, Straus, 1988, as well as Dalton Trumbo's novel "Johnny Got His Gun," Carol Publishing, 1991. See more »

Publicity Listings:

1 Biographical Movie | 1 Portrayal | 1 Interview | 4 Articles | See more »

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Personal Quote:

I am the living death, a Memorial Day on wheels. I am your Yankee Doodle Dandy, your John Wayne come home, your Fourth of July firecracker exploding in the grave.


He and director Oliver Stone wrote much of the script together at a cafe in Venice, CA. See more »

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