Avary, Roger 1965–

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AVARY, Roger 1965–

(Roger Roberts Avary, Yrava Regor)

PERSONAL

Original name, Franklin Brauner; born August 23, 1965, in Flin Flon, Manitoba, Canada; son of Edwin Roberts and Brigitte (maiden name, Bruninghaus) Avary; married; wife's name, Gretchen; children: Gala Blue. Education: Art Center College of Design, Pasadena, CA, 1987.

Addresses:

Agent—Creative Artists Agency, 9830 Wilshire Blvd., Beverly Hills, CA 90212–1804.

Career:

Writer, director, producer, and cinematographer. Worked as a writer and director for D'Arcy, Masius, Benton & Bowles (an advertising agency), Los Angeles, CA, 1989–90, and J. Walter Thompson (an advertising agency), Los Angeles, CA, beginning in 1990; previously worked as a clerk at Video Archive, Manhattan Beach, CA.

Awards, Honors:

Los Angeles Film Critics Association Award (with David Webb Peoples), best screenplay, 1992, for Unforgiven; Best Film Award and Critics Award, Mystfest, 1994, International Fantasy Film Award nomination, best film, Fantasporto, 1995, all for Killing Zoe; New York Film Critics Circle Award (with Quentin Tarantino), best screenplay, Los Angeles Film Critics Association Award (with Tarantino), best screenplay, Boston Society of Film Critics Award (with Tarantino), best screenplay, 1994, Academy Award (with Tarantino), best screenplay written directly for the screen, Film Award (with Tarantino), best screenplay—original, British Academy of Film and Television Arts, Chicago Film Critics Association Award (with Tarantino), best screenplay, Independent Spirit Award (with Tarantino), best screenplay, 1995, all for Pulp Fiction.

CREDITS

Film Work:

Director and producer, The Worm Turns, 1983.

Production assistant, Maximum Potential (also known as Dolph Lundgreen: Maximum Potential), 1987.

Cinematographer, My Best Friend's Birthday, 1987.

(As Roger Roberts Avary) Director, Killing Zoe, October Films, 1994.

Executive producer, Boogie Boy, Sterling, 1998.

Executive producer, The Last Man, 2000.

Director and executive producer, The Rules of Attraction (also known as Die Regeln des Spiels), Lions Gate Films, 2002.

Director, producer, cinematographer, and editor, Glitterati, Roger Avary, 2004.

Director, Glamorama, Lions Gate Films, 2005.

Film Appearances:

(As Yrava Regor) 13th Morningside Volunteer Infantryman, Phantasm IV: Oblivion (also known as Phantasm IV, Phantasm IV: Infinity, and Phantasm: obliVion), 1998.

Fraklin Brauner, Standing Still, Rice/Walters, 2004.

Television Work; Movies:

Executive producer and director, Mr. Stitch, Sci–Fi Channel, 1996.

Television Producer; Pilots:

Odd Jobs, NBC, 1997.

Television Appearances; Specials:

The 67th Annual Academy Awards, ABC, 1995.

Television Appearances; Episodic:

Appeared in "The Rules of Attraction," Anatomy of a Scene, Sundance Channel.

RECORDINGS

Music Videos:

Director, "The Whole World Lost Its Head," The Go Go's, 1994.

WRITINGS

Screenplays:

The Worm Turns, 1983.

99 Days, 1991.

(With Mario Puzo) The Lorch Team, 1992.

(And creator, with Quentin Tarantino) Background dialogue, Reservoir Dogs, Miramax, 1992.

(Uncredited) True Romance (also known as Breakaway), Warner Bros., 1993.

(As Roger Roberts Avary) Killing Zoe, October Films, 1994.

(With Tarantino) Pulp Fiction, Miramax, 1994.

(Uncredited) Crying Freeman, 1995.

Hatchetman, 1995.

(Uncredited) RPM, 1998.

The Rules of Attraction (adaptation of the novel of the same title by Brett Easton Ellis; also known as Die Regeln des Spiels), Lions Gate Films, 2002.

Glitterati, Roger Avary, 2004.

Glamorama (adaptation of the novel by Ellis), Lions Gate Films, 2005.

Rewrite, Lords of Dogtown, Sony Pictures Releasing, 2005.

Television Movies:

Mr. Stitch, Sci–Fi Channel, 1996.

Television Pilots:

Odd Jobs, NBC, 1997.

Children's Fiction:

Marshall's Dreams, 1991.

OTHER SOURCES

Periodicals:

The Washington Post, October 12, 2002, pp. C1 and C3.