John Milius Biography (1944-)

Full name, John Frederick Milius; born April 11, 1944, in St. Louis, MO; sonof William Styx (a shoe manufacturer) and Elizabeth (maiden name, Roe) Milius; married Renee Fabri, January 7, 1967 (marriage ended); married Celia Kaye (an actress), February 26, 1978; married Elan Oberon; children: (first marriage) Ethan Jedediah, Marco Alexander. Addresses: Agent: International Creative Management, 8942 Wilshire Blvd., Beverly Hills, CA 90211.

Nationality
American
Gender
Male
Occupation
Screenwriter, director, producer
Birth Details
April 11, 1944
St. Louis, Missouri, United States

Famous Works

  • CREDITS
  • Film Work
  • Director, The Reversal of Richard Sun, 1966
  • Director, Marcello, I'm Bored, 1966
  • Director, Dillinger, American International, 1973
  • Director, The Wind and the Lion, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer/United Artists, 1975
  • Director, Big Wednesday (also known as Summer of Innocence), Warner Bros., 1978
  • Executive producer, 1941, Universal, 1979
  • Executive producer, Hardcore (also known as The Hardcore Life), Columbia, 1979
  • Executive producer, Used Cars, Columbia, 1980
  • Director, Conan the Barbarian, Universal, 1982
  • (With Buzz Feitshans) Producer, Uncommon Valor, Paramount, 1983
  • Director, Red Dawn, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer/United Artists, 1984
  • Executive producer, Fatal Beauty, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer/United Artists, 1987
  • Director, Farewell to the King, Orion, 1989
  • Director, Flight of the Intruder, Paramount, 1991
  • Director, The Northmen, 1999
  • Director, The Son Tay Raid, 2004
  • Film Appearances
  • 2nd state trooper, Deadhead Miles, filmed in 1970, released by Paramount, 1982
  • (Uncredited) Himself, The Lion Roars Again, 1975
  • Himself, Hearts of Darkness: A Filmmaker's Apocalypse, 1991
  • (Uncredited) Foodseller in the old city, Conan the Barbarian, Universal, 1982
  • Himself, Ben Johnson: Third Cowboy on the Right, FBN, 1996
  • Narrator, Hell Hath No Fury (also known as Hell Hath No Fury: The Making of "The Outlaw Josey Wales"), Warner Home Video, 1999
  • Himself, Dirty Harry: The Original, Warner Home Video, 2001
  • Himself, Easy Riders, Raging Bulls: How the Sex, Drugs and Rock 'N' Roll Generation Saved Hollywood, Shout! Factory, 2003
  • Himself, Go West, Young Man!, 2003
  • Himself, The Wages of Sin, Paramount Home Entertainment, 2003
  • Himself, Something to Do with Death, Paramount Home Entertainment,2003
  • Himself, An Opera of Violence, Paramount Home Entertainment, 2003
  • Narrator, Discovering Treasure: The Story of "The Treasure of the Sierra Madre," 2003
  • Television Appearances
  • Episodic
  • Appeared in an episode of American Cinema, PBS.
  • Specials
  • Himself, Hearts of Darkness: A Filmmaker's Apocalypse, Showtime, 1991
  • Himself, In Search of da Cat (also known as In Search of "Da Cat"), 1996
  • Himself, Frank Capra's American Dream, 1997
  • The Hustons: Hollywood's Maverick Dynasty, Arts and Entertainment,1998
  • Heart of Darkness (documentary), The Learning Channel, 1999
  • Himself, Jaws: The E! True Hollywood Story, E! Entertainment Television, 2002
  • Television Director
  • Movies
  • Motorcycle Gang (also known as Rebel Highway), Showtime, 1994
  • Rough Riders, TNT, 1997
  • Television Work
  • Pilots
  • Executive producer, Delta, UPN, 2003
  • Television Director
  • Episodic
  • "Opening Day," The Twilight Zone, CBS, 1985
  • WRITINGS
  • Screenplays
  • The Reversal of Richard Sun, 1966
  • Glut, 1967
  • The Emperor, 1967
  • (With James Gordon White and Willard Huyck) The Devil's 8, American International, 1969
  • (With Alan Caillou) Evel Knievel, Fanfare, 1971
  • (Uncredited) Dirty Harry, Warner Bros., 1972
  • (With Edward Anhalt) Jeremiah Johnson (adapted from Mountain Man, a novel by Vardis Fisher, and "Crow Killer," a story by Raymond W. Thorp and Robert Bunker), Warner Bros., 1972
  • The Life and Times of Judge Roy Bean, National General, 1972
  • (With Michael Cimino) Magnum Force, Warner Bros., 1973
  • Dillinger, American International, 1973
  • The Wind and the Lion, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer/United Artists, 1975
  • (Uncredited; Indianapolis monologue) Jaws, 1975
  • (With Dennis Aaberg) Big Wednesday (also known as Summer of Innocence), Warner Bros., 1978
  • (With Francis Ford Coppola) Apocalypse Now, United Artists, 1979
  • (Story only) 1941, 1979
  • (With Oliver Stone) Conan the Barbarian, Universal, 1982
  • (With Kevin Reynolds) Red Dawn, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer/United Artists, 1984
  • (Story only) Extreme Prejudice, 1987
  • Farewell to the King, Orion, 1989
  • (With Larry Gross) Geronimo: An American Legend (based on a storyby Milius), Columbia, 1993
  • (With Donald Stewart and Steven Zaillian) Clear and Present Danger(based on the novel by Tom Clancy), Paramount, 1994
  • The Northmen, 1999
  • Mexico, 1999
  • The Son Tay Raid, 2004
  • Television Movies
  • Rough Riders, TNT, 1997
  • Television Pilots
  • (With William F. Nolan) Melvin Purvis: G Man (also known as TheLegend of Machine Gun Kelly and G-Man), ABC, 1974
  • Television Episodes
  • Wrote episodes of Miami Vice.
  • Other
  • The Life and Times of Judge Roy Bean (novel), Bantam, 1973

Further Reference

ADAPTATIONS

  • The film The Life and Times of Judge Roy Bean is based on Milius'snovel of the same title.
OTHER SOURCES
    Books
    • Contemporary Authors, Volume 101, Gale, 1981
    Periodicals
    • American Enterprise, July, 2000, p. 50
    • Crawdaddy, July, 1978
    • Film Information, June, 1975
    • Los Angeles Magazine, March, 2000, p. 98
    • Los Angeles Times, May 22, 1975
    • New Republic, September 3, 1973
    • Newsweek, August 14, 1978
    • New York Times, December 19, 1972; December 22, 1972
    • New York Times Magazine, May 28, 1978
    • Rolling Stone, November 1, 1979
    • Time, September 10, 1973

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