Monte Hellman (1929–2021)


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Monte Hellman was born on July 12, 1929, in New York City, where his parents were visiting, but he grew up in Los Angeles. He studied drama at Stanford University--on an NBC scholarship--and film at UCLA. After a few years directing in summer theater, Hellman hooked up with legendary "B" movie producer Roger Corman in the late 1950s. Corman helped ... See full bio »

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Iguana Director
(1988)
Reservoir Dogs Producer
(1992)
Road to Nowhere Director
(2010)
(1966)

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 2013 Venice 70: Future Reloaded (Documentary) (segment "Vive L'Amour")
 2010/I Road to Nowhere
 2006 Trapped Ashes (segment "Stanley's Girlfriend")
 2006 Stanley's Girlfriend (Short)
 1988 Iguana
 1981 Inside the Coppola Personality (Documentary short)
 1979 Avalanche Express (post director - uncredited)
 1974 Shatter (uncredited)
 1974 Cockfighter
 1966 The Shooting
 1964 Cordillera (co-director)
 1963 The Terror (few days director - uncredited)
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Other Works:

Monte Hellman also directed a five minute prologue presented only once on American TV in 1977, just before the main titles of A Fistful Of Dollars. Cast: Clint's double and Harry Dean Stanton.

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1 Biographical Movie | 1 Print Biography | 4 Interviews | 5 Articles | See more »

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Alternate Names:

M. Hellman
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Personal Quote:

When I was selling Eskimo Pies in Hollywood as a teenager, pushing a wagon around Paramount, Columbia and all the studios, my dream was to have my own parking space in any studio -- I didn't care where. My problem has always been that I've had my little parking space, but I was never in a studio long enough to have my name painted on one. See more »

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Biography in: John Wakeman, editor. "World Film Directors, Volume Two, 1945-1985". Pages 418-422. New York: The H.W. Wilson Company, 1988. See more »

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