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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 2 wins & 2 nominations. See more awards »

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 1989 Born on the Fourth of July (book) / (screenplay)
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Author of novel "Around the World in Eight Days,"City Lights, 1984. See more »

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

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

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