Milius, John 1944–
MILIUS, John 1944–
Full name, John Frederick Milius; born April 11, 1944, in St. Louis, MO; son of 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. Education: Attended Los Angeles City College, 1966; graduated from University of Southern California, 1968. Avocational Interests: Collecting guns.
Addresses: Agent—International Creative Management, 8942 Wilshire Blvd., Beverly Hills, CA 90211.
Career: Screenwriter, director, and producer. American International Pictures, production assistant, 1968; American Zoetrope (film production company), cofounder, 1969; A–Team Productions, founder, 1979. University of Southern California, instructor in motion picture script analysis, 1973, 1974; also worked as a gun dealer.
Member: National Rifle Association (member of board of directors).
Awards, Honors: Award from National Student Film Festival, 1968; Bronze Wrangler Award (with others), Western Heritage Awards, 1972, for Jeremiah Johnson; Writers Guild of America Award (screen) nomination, 1976, for The Wind and the Lion; National Bell Ringer Educational Award and Writers Guild of America Award nomination, both 1978, for Big Wednesday; Academy Award nomination (with Francis Ford Coppola), best screenplay based on material from another medium, Writers Guild of America Award (screen) nomination (with Coppola), 1979, both for Apocalypse Now; Bronze Wrangler (with others), 1994, for Geronimo: An American Legend; Lone Star Film & Television Award, best film, 1998, for Rough Riders; Video Premier Award nomination (with Arnold Schwarzenegger), best DVD audio commentary, 2001, for Conan the Barbarian.
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.
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.
Television Appearances; 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.
The Reversal of Richard Sun, 1966.
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 story by 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.
The Son Tay Raid, 2004.
Rough Riders, TNT, 1997.
(With William F. Nolan) Melvin Purvis: G Man (also known as The Legend of Machine Gun Kelly and G–Man), ABC, 1974.
Wrote episodes of Miami Vice.
The Life and Times of Judge Roy Bean (novel), Bantam, 1973.
The film The Life and Times of Judge Roy Bean is based on Milius's novel of the same title.
Contemporary Authors, Volume 101, Gale, 1981.
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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