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John Milius

Highest Rated:   100% Easy Riders---Raging Bulls (2003)
Lowest Rated:   2% Texas Rangers (2001)
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American director John Milius is regarded by some Hollywoodites as the living embodiment of the word "macho;" with this in mind, it is understandable that Milius would want to manifest his rugged view of the world in films after being rejected by the Marines for medical reasons. Winning a National Student Film Festival award in 1967 for I'm So Bored, a short subject filmed while the director was attending University of Southern California, Milius moved into studio work under the guidance of low-budget king Roger Corman and producer Lawrence Gordon. Milius' first major writing job was Evel Knievel (1969), a two-fisted biopic of the famed stunt driver. Other projects in the same gutsy vein followed: The Life and Times of Judge Roy Bean (1972) (more introspective than most of Milius' work), Jeremiah Johnson (1972), and Magnum Force (1973). Milius' first directorial effort, Dillinger (1973), gave evidence of Roger Corman's penny-pinching influence, but the film's combination of stylistic bloodletting and strong male bonding was pure Milius. In The Wind and the Lion (1975), the director's first big-budget project, Milius took a minor incident in the history of American foreign relations and expanded it into a world-rattling mano y mano showdown between a proud Moroccan shiek and President Theodore Roosevelt. Milius shared an Oscar nomination with Francis Ford Coppola for the screenplay of Apocalypse Now (1979), though it's hard to tell from viewing that much-reshaped project who contributed what. While he continued working into the 1990s, Red Dawn, released in 1984, may well stand as Milius' most typical production: the film speculated that America's only line of defense against enemy invasion would be a legion of volatile, undisciplined, raging-hormone teenaged misfits.

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
No Score Yet Jewish Soldiers in Blue & Gray
  • Narrator
2011
No Score Yet Sea of Darkness
  • Actor
2009
No Score Yet Between the Lines: The True Story of Surfers and the Vietnam War
  • Actor
2008
No Score Yet Rated R: Republicans in Hollywood
  • Actor
2004
93% Riding Giants
  • Actor
$2.1M 2004
No Score Yet Discovering Treasure: The Story of 'The Treasure of the Sierra Madre'
  • Actor
2003
No Score Yet Go West, Young Man!
  • Actor
2003
100% Easy Riders---Raging Bulls
  • Actor
2003
2% Texas Rangers
  • Screenwriter
2001
93% Apocalypse Now Redux
  • Screenwriter
$2M 2001
No Score Yet Rough Riders
  • Screenwriter
  • Director
1997
No Score Yet Motorcycle Gang
  • Director
1994
82% Clear and Present Danger
  • Screenwriter
1994
53% Geronimo - An American Legend
  • Screenwriter
1993
100% Hearts of Darkness: A Filmmaker's Apocalypse
  • Actor
1991
25% The Flight of the Intruder
  • Screenwriter
  • Director
$14.6M 1991
86% The Hunt for Red October
  • Screenwriter
1990
No Score Yet First Works
  • Actor
1989
55% Farewell to the King
  • Screenwriter
  • Director
1989
23% Fatal Beauty
  • Producer
1987
75% Extreme Prejudice
  • Screenwriter
1987
50% Red Dawn
  • Screenwriter
  • Director
1984
56% Uncommon Valor
  • Producer
1983
70% Conan the Barbarian
  • Director
  • Screenwriter
1982
75% Used Cars
  • Executive Producer
1980
33% 1941
  • Executive Producer
1979
98% Apocalypse Now
  • Screenwriter
1979
86% Hardcore
  • Executive Producer
  • Producer
1979
67% Big Wednesday
  • Screenwriter
  • Director
1978
75% The Wind and the Lion
  • Director
  • Screenwriter
1975
No Score Yet Melvin Purvis, G-Man
  • Screenwriter
1974
92% Dillinger
  • Screenwriter
  • Director
1973
81% Magnum Force
  • Screenwriter
1973
95% Jeremiah Johnson
  • Screenwriter
1972
No Score Yet Deadhead Miles
  • Second State Trooper
1972
No Score Yet Evel Knievel
  • Screenwriter
1971
No Score Yet Marcello, I'm Bored
  • Director
1966

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
No Score Yet Rome
2005
  • Creator
  • Co-creator
  • Executive Producer
  • Producer
  • Screenwriter
  • Director
  • 2007
  • 2006
  • 2005

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