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Overview (2)

Born in Pensacola, Florida, USA
Died in Redway, California, USA  (lung cancer)

Mini Bio (1)

J. David Jones was born on May 13, 1936 in Pensacola, Florida, USA. He is known for his work on Apocalypse Now (1979), Waterworld (1995) and Twister (1996). He died on July 14, 1997 in Redway, California, USA.

Trivia (5)

Society of Operating Cameramen, (SOC) Recipient, Lifetime Achievement Award, (Cammy) 1996 "Mobile Platform"
Piloted the 'batcopter' helicopter in the Batman TV series 1966-1968 dressed in the batman costume.
Original working partner with Nelson Tyler - creator of gyro-stabilized mount that neutralized a helicopter's vibrations.
Choreographed signature scene of Francis Ford Coppola's 'Apocalypse Now', the famous 'Flight of the Valkyries' sequence in which a swarm of helicopters swoops down on a coastal village in Vietnam to the throbbing strains of Wagner.
Taught Tom Waits to fly airplanes while both were in South America working on "At Play in the Fields of the Lord".

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