Sheldon Lettich

Sheldon Lettich

Highest Rated: 40% Rambo III (1988)

Lowest Rated: 0% The Order (2001)

Birthday: Jan 14, 1951

Birthplace: New York, New York, USA

Sheldon Lettich worked for several years as a photographer and spent time in the United States Marine Corps before turning his attention to filmmaking and writing. One of his first writing efforts, the Vietnam-inspired play "Tracers," garnered critical acclaim and was performed by several notable theater troupes, including the Chicago-based Steppenwolf Theater. His first screenplay, the low-budget action horror film "Thou Shalt Not Kill...Except," was released in 1985 and has since became a cult classic due to its tongue-in-cheek dialogue and noteworthy contributions from director Sam Raimi and B-movie actor Bruce Campbell. Lettich next co-wrote the Cold War drama "Russkies," about three young military kids who discover a missing Russian intelligence agent. His next film, the action drama "Bloodsport," proved to be a major turning point in his career; Jean-Claude Van Damme, who portrayed the real-life martial arts master Frank Dux, won critical praise for his martial arts abilities, and the film's success led to Lettich's role as co-writer on the Sylvester Stallone action film "Rambo III." Lettich and Van Damme collaborated on several more films; Lettich directed the Belgian star in the 1990 underground fighting flick "Lionheart" and again in a dual role as long-lost twins in "Double Impact." In 1993, Lettich wrote and directed "Only the Strong," about an ex-Special Forces soldier trained in the Brazilian martial arts style of capoeira, and has also written and produced the action film "Legionnaire," which stars Van Damme as a French Foreign Legion soldier on the run.

Filmography

Movies

Credit
37% 70% Max Screenwriter $42.7M 2015
No Score Yet 33% The Hard Corps Director,
Writer
- 2006
0% 28% The Order Director - 2001
No Score Yet 19% The Last Warrior Director - 2000
29% 30% Legionnaire Executive Producer,
Screenwriter
- 1998
No Score Yet 20% Perfect Target Director - 1997
8% 77% Only the Strong Director $2.9M 1993
35% 42% Double Impact Director $28.6M 1991
31% 52% Lionheart Director,
Screenwriter
$22.5M 1990
40% 45% Rambo III Writer $53.7M 1988
40% 74% Bloodsport Screenwriter $10.8M 1988
No Score Yet 52% Thou Shalt Not Kill ... Except Writer (Story) - 1985

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