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Ron Kovic


Imagine having Tom Cruise play your life story in a movie, and ending up on stage in Hollywood celebrating the movie's two Oscars? All Ron Kovic had to do to achieve this fantasy was serve three tours of duty in Vietnam, get paralyzed for life by combat wounds, and write a best-selling book about it all. A war veteran turned antiwar-activist, Kovic... See full bio »

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

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(2007)
(1972)
PBS NewsHour Himself
(1978)

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 1989 Born on the Fourth of July (book) / (screenplay)
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Other Works:

Photographic Journal of Vietnam", Farrar, Straus, 1988, as well as Dalton Trumbo's novel "Johnny Got His Gun," Carol Publishing, 1991. See more »

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2 Biographical Movies | 1 Portrayal | 1 Interview | 4 Articles | See more »
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I am the living death, a Memorial Day on wheels. I am your Yankee Doodle Dandy, your John Wayne come home, your Fourth of July firecracker exploding in the grave.

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Biography/bibliography in: "Contemporary Authors". New Revision Series, vol. 135, pages 224-228. Farmington Hills, MI: Thomson Gale, 2005. See more »

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