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John Milius


John Milius is a screenwriter and director who came to prominence in the 1970s, when he was associated with Francis Ford Coppola and the pre-Star Wars (1977) George Lucas. Born on April 11, 1944 in St. Louis, Missouri, Milius was one of the first movie industry professionals to be a film school graduate, having matriculated at the University of ... See full bio »

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Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 3 wins & 5 nominations. See more awards »

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(1982)
(1972)
(1979)
Red Dawn Writer
(1984)

Filmography

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 2012 Red Dawn (1984 screenplay)
 2011 Homefront (Video Game) (written by)
  Rome (TV Series) (created by - 22 episodes, 2005 - 2007) (written by - 1 episode, 2005)
- De Patre Vostro (About Your Father) (2007) ... (creator)
- A Necessary Fiction (2007) ... (creator)
- Death Mask (2007) ... (creator)
- Philippi (2007) ... (creator)
 2006 Apocalypse Oz (Short) (screenplay "Apocalypse Now")
 2005 Medal of Honor: European Assault (Video Game) (story: design team) / (writer: design team)
 1997 Rough Riders (TV Mini Series) (written by - 2 episodes)
- Episode #1.2 (1997) ... (written by)
- Episode #1.1 (1997) ... (written by)
 1994 Clear and Present Danger (screenplay by)
 1993 Geronimo: An American Legend (screenplay) / (story)
 1991 Conan (Video Game) (based on the film written by)
 1989 Farewell to the King (screenplay)
 1987 Extreme Prejudice (story by)
 1987 Miami Vice (TV Series) (story - 1 episode)
- Viking Bikers from Hell (1987) ... (story - as Walter Kurtz)
 1984 Red Dawn (screenplay)
 1982 Conan the Barbarian (written by)
 1979 1941 (story)
 1979 Apocalypse Now (written by)
 1978 Big Wednesday (written by)
 1975 The Wind and the Lion (written by)
 1974 Melvin Purvis G-MAN (TV Movie) (creator) / (story) / (teleplay)
 1973 Magnum Force (screenplay) / (story)
 1973 Dillinger (written by)
 1972 The Life and Times of Judge Roy Bean (original screenplay)
 1972 Jeremiah Johnson (screenplay)
 1971 Dirty Harry (screenplay - uncredited)
 1971 Evel Knievel (screenplay)
 1969 The Devil's 8 (screenplay by)
 1967 Glut (Short)
 1967 The Emperor (Documentary short) (written by)
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Personal Details

Publicity Listings:

1 Biographical Movie | 1 Print Biography | 3 Interviews | 2 Articles | See more »

Alternate Names:

Walter Kurtz

Spouse:

Elan Oberon | See more »

Children:

Amanda Milius
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Personal Quote:

[In a 1982 interview] It's important to go out and do something in your life, to do something with tremendous commitment and dedication. Maybe put your life on he line to do it. It's important. It makes you a bigger person. We've gotten away from this. The pursuit of excellence - that's really one of the values I try to get into all the movies I do... It's all summed up so well in a surfer term -... See more »

Trivia:

He was going to direct an adaptation of Tom Clancy's novel Without Remorse with Gary Sinise and Laurence Fishburne, but the project folded in 1995 two weeks before shooting was to commence due to the financial collapse of Savoy Pictures. See more »

Trademark:

Liked to say outrageous things. See more »

Nickname:

The Dog Trainer See more »

Star Sign:

Aries

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