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David Giler

Highest Rated: 98% Alien (1979)

Lowest Rated: 0% Ritual (2001)

Birthday: Not Available

Birthplace: Not Available

Respected producer/screenwriter David Giler came to filmmaking by way of television, punching up scripts for late 1960s shows such as "The Gallant Men," "The Man from U.N.C.L.E.," and "Kraft Suspense Theatre." By 1974, he took his expertise in the action genre to the big screen, turning in a tightly-wound screenplay for "The Parallax View," a political thriller starring Warren Beatty. Giler went on to write the well-received comedies "The Black Bird" (1975) and "Fun with Dick and Jane" (1977) before tackling his most fondly remembered project, the 1979 sci-fi horror classic "Alien." Initially brought in to produce the film, Giler and co-producer Walter Hill assisted in an extensive rewrite of the original Dan O'Brannon-authored script, resulting in a much-publicized battle over the ultimate screenplay credit. The controversy failed to inhibit Giler's involvement in the "Alien" franchise, with his growing list of producer credits in coming decades including multiple sequels to the original film, as well as a contentious rewrite of the third movie in the series, "Alien 3" (1992).

Filmography

Movies

Credit
65% 55% Alien: Covenant Producer $74.2M 2017
73% 68% Prometheus Producer $126.5M 2012
12% 30% Aliens vs. Predator: Requiem Producer $41.8M 2007
21% 39% Alien vs. Predator Producer $80.3M 2004
48% 47% Undisputed Writer,
Producer
- 2002
0% 29% Ritual Producer - 2001
54% 39% Alien Resurrection Producer $47.7M 1997
15% 31% Tales From the Crypt Presents Bordello of Blood Executive Producer $5.6M 1996
No Score Yet No Score Yet Reform School Girl Producer - 1994
No Score Yet 52% Shake, Rattle and Rock! Producer - 1994
No Score Yet No Score Yet Jailbreakers Producer - 1994
43% 47% Alien 3 Writer,
Producer
$54.8M 1992
27% 75% Let It Ride Producer $5M 1989
48% 58% The Money Pit Screenwriter $30.9M 1986
97% 94% Aliens Writer (Story),
Executive Producer
$77.6M 1986
17% 85% Rustlers' Rhapsody Producer - 1985
79% 75% Southern Comfort Producer - 1981
98% 94% Alien Producer - 1979
50% 51% Fun With Dick and Jane Screenwriter - 1977
25% 56% The Black Bird Director,
Writer
- 1975
90% 78% The Parallax View Writer - 1974
29% 35% Myra Breckinridge Writer,
Producer
- 1970

TV

Credit
100% No Score Yet The Man From U.N.C.L.E. Writer 1967
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Girl From U.N.C.L.E. Writer 1967

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