John Milius

John Milius

Highest Rated: 98% Jaws (1975)

Lowest Rated: 25% Flight of the Intruder (1991)

Birthday: Apr 11, 1944

Birthplace: St. Louis, Missouri, USA

A self-described Zen anarchist, writer-director John Milius was called far worse by friend and foe - everything from a self-styled fusion of Hemingway and Genghis Khan to the Hermann Goering of film directors. Such pat labels, however, failed to convey the depth and emotion on display in a Milius film, despite his unquenchable thirst for militarism and glorification of violence. Whether taking audiences on a journey into man's heart of darkness during the Vietnam War or depicting the uncommon friendship of two plebian soldiers from the Roman Empire, Milius made some of Hollywood's most memorable and hackle-raising films and television series. While his gun-toting, right-wing politics remained largely at odds from mainstream Hollywood, Milius nonetheless carved out a substantial - albeit, lonely - niche that allowed him to maintain his trademark individualism, while pushing his brash contrarian views.

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Filmography

Movies

Credit
94% 87% Milius Self - 2013
No Score Yet No Score Yet Jewish Soldiers in Blue & Gray Narrator - 2011
No Score Yet No Score Yet Between the Lines: The True Story of Surfers and the Vietnam War Narrator - 2008
No Score Yet 75% Rough Riders Director - 1997
No Score Yet 29% Motorcycle Gang Director - 1994
80% 74% Clear and Present Danger Screenwriter $121.5M 1994
25% 50% Flight of the Intruder Director $13.4M 1991
55% 55% Farewell to the King Director $2.0M 1989
46% 65% Red Dawn Director,
Writer
- 1984
56% 61% Uncommon Valor Producer - 1983
64% 74% Conan the Barbarian Director,
Screenwriter
- 1982
98% 94% Apocalypse Now Writer $78.8M 1979
42% 48% 1941 Writer,
Executive Producer
- 1979
76% 68% Hardcore Executive Producer - 1979
93% 91% Apocalypse Now Redux Writer - 1979
67% 87% Big Wednesday Director - 1978
No Score Yet No Score Yet Summer of Innocence Director - 1978
63% 70% The Wind and the Lion Director,
Screenwriter
- 1975
98% 90% Jaws Writer $260.9M 1975
69% 77% Magnum Force Screenwriter - 1973
93% 74% Dillinger Director,
Writer
- 1973
95% 89% Jeremiah Johnson Screenwriter - 1972

TV

Credit
86% 97% Rome Executive Producer 2005 2007
No Score Yet No Score Yet Rough Riders Director,
Writer
1997