George Butler (II) (1943–2021)


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George Butler was a director and producer, who created acclaimed documentary features as well as giant screen films including Pumping Iron, The Endurance, Going Upriver: The Long War of John Kerry and Roving Mars. Butler's films screened at over 30 international film festivals and won honors ranging from National Board of Review Best Documentary ... See full bio »

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Known For

The Endurance Producer
(2000)
In the Blood Producer
(1989)
Pumping Iron Producer
(1977)
Roving Mars Producer
(2006)

Filmography

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 2015 Tiger Tiger (Documentary) (producer)
 2008 The Lord God Bird (Documentary) (producer)
 2007 The Good Fight (Documentary) (producer)
 2006 Roving Mars (Documentary short) (producer)
 2004 Winning New Hampshire (Documentary) (executive producer)
 2004 Going Upriver (Documentary) (producer)
 2001 Shackleton's Antarctic Adventure (Documentary short) (producer)
 2000 The Endurance (Documentary) (producer)
 1989 In the Blood (Documentary) (producer)
 1985 Pumping Iron II: The Women (Documentary) (producer)
 1977 Pumping Iron (Documentary) (producer)
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Show Show Writer (3 credits)
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Show Show Self (7 credits)
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1 Portrayal | 1 Interview | 2 Articles | See more »


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Victoria Leiter  (divorced)  (2 children)
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Trivia:

He has been a friend of John Kerry's since 1964 and began photographing and documenting his career and life in 1969. This culminated in Butler filming the documentary, Going Upriver (2004). Going Upriver follows Kerry's first political ascension as a leader of the anti-war vets after his return from Vietnam in 1969. See more »

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Butler is a pioneer of the theatrical documentary, believing that well-crafted documentaries can hold their own against their fiction counterparts.

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