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Michael Herr (1940–2016)


Michael Herr was born on April 13, 1940 in Lexington, Kentucky, USA as Michael David Herr. He was a writer and producer, known for Full Metal Jacket (1987), Apocalypse Now (1979) and The Rainmaker (1997). He was married to Valerie Elliott. He died on June 23, 2016 in New York, USA. See full bio »

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(age 76) in New York, USA

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Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 1 nomination. See more awards »

Known For

(1987)
(1979)
The Rainmaker Writer
(1997)
Apocalypse Oz Writer
(2006)

Filmography

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 2006 Apocalypse Oz (Short) (screenplay "Apocalypse Now")
 1997 The Rainmaker (narration)
 1987 Full Metal Jacket (screenplay by)
 1979 Apocalypse Now (narration)
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 1987 Full Metal Jacket (associate producer)
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 1996 The Island of Dr. Moreau (script revisions - uncredited)
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 1991 Hearts of Darkness: A Filmmaker's Apocalypse (Documentary) (special thanks)
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 2008 American Masters (TV Series documentary)
Self
 2006 A Million Feet of Film: The Editing of Apocalypse Now (Video documentary short)
Self
 2001 First Kill (Documentary)
Self
 2001 Stanley Kubrick: A Life in Pictures (Documentary)
Self
 1996 Stanley Kubrick: The Invisible Man (TV Special documentary)
Self
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Personal Details

Other Works:

Wrote about the Vietnam War for Esquire and published Dispatches, a highly-acclaimed book about the war, in 1977. See more »

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Spouse:

Valerie Elliott  (his death)  (2 children)
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His book "Dispatches," an intense, personal account of his time as a correspondent in Viet Nam, is widely considered one of the most visceral depictions of the experience of war. See more »

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