Roger Avary


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Award-winning filmmaker Roger Avary first began experimenting in Beta I video and 8mm film formats during the late 1970s. In 1983, his Super-8mm supernatural thriller The Worm Turns won Best Film from the Los Angeles Film Teachers Association Film Expo. He went on to attend the Pasadena Art Center College of Design's film program. Avary then ... See full bio »

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Won 1 Oscar. Another 14 wins & 2 nominations. See more awards »

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Known For

Pulp Fiction Writer
(1994)
Killing Zoe Writer
(1993)
Lucky Day Writer
(2019)

Filmography

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 2019/I Lucky Day (directed by)
 2018 La voix humaine (Short)
 2004 Glitterati
 1995 Mr. Stitch (TV Movie)
 1993 Killing Zoe
 1983 The Worm Turns (Short)
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Personal Details

Other Works:

Directed music video for The Go-Go's "The Whole World's Lost Its head" (1994).

Publicity Listings:

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Official Sites:

Official Site

Alternate Names:

Roger Roberts Avary | Yrava Regor

Height:

6' (1.83 m)

Spouse:

Gretchen Avary  (2 children)
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Personal Quote:

[on the film adaptations of Bret Easton Ellis books Less Than Zero (1987) and American Psycho (2000)] Those two movies have stripped away his literary devices, and the filmmakers are just trying to tell the story. If you strip away Bret's devices, you strip away his themes - they're part and parcel of each other. See more »

Trivia:

On Jan. 14, 2008, he was arrested in Ojai, CA, on charges of DUI (driving under the influence) and manslaughter after an automobile accident in which one person was killed. See more »

Trademark:

Wild, crazy, hyper-kinetic energy on film. See more »

Star Sign:

Virgo

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