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John Milius is a screenwriter and director who came to prominence in the 1970s, when he was associated with Francis Ford Coppola and the pre-Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope (1977) George Lucas. Born on April 11, 1944 in St. Louis, Missouri, Milius was one of the first movie industry professionals to be a film school graduate, having ... See full bio »

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Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 3 wins & 5 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

Apocalypse Now
(1979)
Magnum Force
Magnum Force Writer
(1973)
Conan the Barbarian
(1982)
Rome
Rome Writer
(2005-2007)

Filmography

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 2012 Red Dawn (1984 screenplay)
 2011 Homefront (Video Game) (written by)
  Rome (TV Series) (created by - 22 episodes, 2005 - 2007) (written by - 1 episode, 2005)
- De Patre Vostro (About Your Father) (2007) ... (creator)
- A Necessary Fiction (2007) ... (creator)
- Death Mask (2007) ... (creator)
- Philippi (2007) ... (creator)
 2006 Apocalypse Oz (Short) (screenplay "Apocalypse Now")
 2005 Medal of Honor: European Assault (Video Game) (story: design team) / (writer: design team)
 1997 Rough Riders (TV Series) (written by - 2 episodes)
- Episode #1.2 (1997) ... (written by)
- Episode #1.1 (1997) ... (written by)
 1994 Clear and Present Danger (screenplay)
 1993 Geronimo: An American Legend (screenplay) / (story)
 1991 Conan (Video Game) (character)
 1989 Farewell to the King (screenplay)
 1987 Extreme Prejudice (story)
 1987 Miami Vice (TV Series) (story - 1 episode)
- Viking Bikers from Hell (1987) ... (story - as Walter Kurtz)
 1984 Red Dawn (screenplay)
 1982 Conan the Barbarian (written by)
 1979 1941 (story)
 1979 Apocalypse Now (written by)
 1978 Big Wednesday (written by)
 1975 The Wind and the Lion (written by)
 1974 Melvin Purvis G-MAN (TV Movie) (creator) / (story) / (teleplay)
 1973 Magnum Force (screenplay) / (story)
 1973 Dillinger (written by)
 1972 The Life and Times of Judge Roy Bean (original screenplay)
 1972 Jeremiah Johnson (screenplay)
 1971 Dirty Harry (screenplay - uncredited)
 1971 Evel Knievel (screenplay)
 1969 The Devil's 8 (screenplay)
 1967 Glut (Short)
 1967 The Emperor (Documentary short)
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1 Biographical Movie | 1 Print Biography | 3 Interviews | 2 Articles | See more »

Alternate Names:

Walter Kurtz
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Personal Quote:

[In a 1982 interview] It's important to go out and do something in your life, to do something with tremendous commitment and dedication. Maybe put your life on he line to do it. It's important. It makes you a bigger person. We've gotten away from this. The pursuit of excellence - that's really one of the values I try to get into all the movies I do... It's all summed up so well in a surfer term -... See more »

Trivia:

His favorites films are Howard Hawks' Red River (1948), and "Viva Villa," Gillo Pontecorvo's The Battle of Algiers (1966) (aka Battle of Algiers), Raoul Walsh's They Died with Their Boots On (1941), John Ford's The Searchers (1956) and They Were Expendable (1945), Werner Herzog's Aguirre, the Wrath of God (1972) Sam Peckinpah's The Wild Bunch (1969), Akira Kurosawa's Seven Samurai (1954) (aka ... See more »

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Films often reflect his conservative political beliefs See more »

Nickname:

The Dog Trainer See more »

Star Sign:

Aries

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