Walter Hill Biography (1942-)

Full name, Walter Wesley Hill; born January 10, 1942, in Long Beach, CA; married Hildy Gottlieb (an agent); children: Joanna Wesley, Maura Joan, Miranda Ellen. Addresses: Agent: International Creative Management, 8942 Wilshire Blvd., Beverly Hills, CA 90211.; Manager: The Firm FKA Artists ManagementGroup, 9465 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 212, Beverly Hills, CA 90212.

Nationality
American
Gender
Male
Occupation
Director, producer, screenwriter
Birth Details
January 10, 1942
Long Beach, California, United States

Famous Works

  • CREDITS
  • Film Work
  • Director
  • Hard Times (also known as The Streetfighter), Columbia, 1975
  • The Driver, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1978
  • The Long Riders, United Artists, 1980
  • The Warriors, Paramount, 1980
  • Southern Comfort, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1981
  • 48 Hrs. (also known as 48 Hours), Paramount, 1982
  • Streets of Fire, Universal, 1984
  • Brewster's Millions, Universal, 1985
  • Crossroads, Columbia, 1986
  • Extreme Prejudice, TriStar, 1987
  • Red Heat, TriStar, 1988
  • Johnny Handsome, TriStar, 1989
  • Another 48 Hrs. (also known as Another 48 Hours), Paramount, 1990
  • Trespass (also known as The Looters), Universal, 1992
  • Geronimo: An American Legend, Columbia, 1993
  • Wild Bill, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer/United Artists, 1995
  • Last Man Standing (also known as Gundown and Welcome toJericho), New Line Cinema, 1996
  • (As Thomas Lee) Supernova, United Artists, 1999
  • Undisputed, Miramax, 2002
  • Executive Producer
  • (With Gordon Carroll and David Giler) Aliens, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1986
  • Tales from the Crypt Presents Demon Knight (also known as DemonKeeper and Demon Knight), Universal, 1995
  • Tales from the Crypt Presents: Bordello of Blood (also known as Bordello of Blood), Universal, 1996
  • Producer
  • (With Gordon Carroll and David Giler) Alien, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1979
  • (With Giler) Southern Comfort, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1981
  • Rustler's Rhapsody (also known as Esos locos cuatreros), Paramount, 1985
  • (With William Hayward) Blue City, Paramount, 1986
  • (With Carroll) Red Heat, TriStar, 1988
  • (With Carroll and Giler) Alien3 (also known as Alien III),Twentieth Century-Fox, 1992
  • (With Neil Canton) Geronimo: An American Legend, Columbia, 1993
  • Last Man Standing (also known as Gundown and Welcome toJericho), New Line Cinema, 1996
  • Alien: Resurrection (also known as Alien 4), Twentieth Century-Fox, 1997
  • Ritual (also known as Tales from the Crypt Presents: Revelation and Tales from the Crypt Presents: Voodoo), Miramax, 2001
  • Undisputed, Miramax, 2002
  • Second Assistant Director
  • Bullitt, Warner Bros., 1968
  • The Thomas Crown Affair (also known as The Crown Caper andThomas Crown and Company), United Artists, 1968
  • Take the Money and Run, Cinerama, 1969
  • Film Appearances
  • Howard Hawks: American Artist, 1997
  • Television Work
  • Creator; Series
  • Dog and Cat, ABC, 1977
  • Tales from the Cryptkeeper (animated), syndicated, 1993-1995
  • Executive Producer; Series
  • (With others) Tales from the Crypt (also known as HBO's Tales from the Crypt), HBO, 1989-1997, Fox, 1994-1995
  • Perversions of Science, HBO, beginning 1997
  • Director; Episodic
  • (With Robert Reneau) "The Man Who Was Death," Tales from the Crypt(also known as HBO's Tales from the Crypt), HBO, 1989
  • (With others) "Cutting Cards," Tales from the Crypt (also known asHBO's Tales from the Crypt), HBO, 1990
  • (With Mae Woods and William M. Gaines) "Deadline" (based on the comic magazine Shock SuspenStories), Tales from the Crypt (also known as HBO's Tales from the Crypt), HBO, 1991
  • "Dream of Doom," Perversions of Science, HBO, 1997
  • Other
  • (Director) Music Videos and Inside "Streets of Fire" (special), 1984
  • (Executive producer) Two-Fisted Tales (pilot), Fox, 1992
  • (Executive producer) W.E.I.R.D. World (movie), Fox, 1995
  • RECORDINGS
  • Music Videos
  • Directed music videos relating to the film Streets of Fire, Universal, 1984.
  • WRITINGS
  • Screenplays
  • The Getaway (based on the novel by Jim Thompson), National General, 1972
  • Hickey and Boggs, United Artists, 1972
  • The Mackintosh Man, Warner Bros., 1973
  • The Thief Who Came to Dinner, Warner Bros., 1973
  • (With Tracy Keenan Wynn and Lorenzo Semple, Jr.) The Drowning Pool(based on the novel by Ross Macdonald), Warner Bros., 1975
  • (With Bruce Henstell and Bryan Gindorff) Hard Times (also known asThe Streetfighter), Columbia, 1975
  • The Driver, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1978
  • Alien, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1979
  • The Long Riders, United Artists, 1980
  • (With David Shaber) The Warriors (based on the novel by Sol Yurickand Xenophon's Anabasis), Paramount, 1980
  • (With Michael Kane and David Giler) Southern Comfort, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1981
  • (With Larry Gross, Roger Spottiswoode, and Steven E. De Souza) 48 Hrs. (also known as 48 Hours), Paramount, 1982
  • (With Gross) Streets of Fire, Universal, 1984
  • (Story only) Aliens, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1986
  • (With Lukas Heller) Blue City (based on the novel by Ross Macdonald), Paramount, 1986
  • (With Harry Kleiner and Troy Kennedy Martin) Red Heat (based on astory by Hill), TriStar, 1988
  • (With David Giler and Larry Ferguson) Alien3 (also known as Alien III; based on a story by Vincent Ward), Twentieth Century-Fox, 1992
  • The Getaway (based on the film The Getaway and the novel byJim Thompson), Twentieth Century-Fox/Universal, 1994
  • Wild Bill (based on the play Fathers and Sons by Thomas Babe), Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer/United Artists, 1995
  • Last Man Standing (also known as Gundown and Welcome toJericho; based on the film Yojimbo), New Line Cinema, 1996
  • Undisputed, Miramax, 2002
  • Also wrote The Last Good Kiss and two educational films for high schools.
  • Teleplays
  • Episodes
  • (With Robert Reneau) "The Man Who Was Death," Tales from the Crypt(also known as HBO's Tales from the Crypt), HBO, 1989
  • (With others) "Cutting Cards," Tales from the Crypt (also known asHBO's Tales from the Crypt), HBO, 1990
  • (With Mae Woods and William M. Gaines) "Deadline" (based on the comic magazine Shock SuspenStories), Tales from the Crypt (also known as HBO's Tales from the Crypt), HBO, 1991
  • Pilots
  • Dog and Cat, ABC, 1977
  • Other
  • Author of magazine articles and short stories.

Further Reference

OTHER SOURCES

    Books
    • Contemporary Authors, Volume 140, Gale, 1993
    • Dictionary of Literary Biography, Volume 44: American Screenwriters, Second Series, Gale, 1986
    • International Dictionary of Films and Filmmakers, Volume 2: Directors, St. James Press, 1996
    Periodicals
    • Atlantic Monthly, December, 1995, p. 120
    • Films and Filming, October, 1984, pp. 17-19
    • Film Comment, May/June, 1980; March/April, 1983, pp. 9-18

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