Walter Hill

Walter Hill

Highest Rated: 98% Alien (1979)

Lowest Rated: 10% Supernova (2000)

Birthday: Jan 10, 1942

Birthplace: Long Beach, California, USA

An auteur in every sense of the word, director Walter Hill took the baton passed him by Sam Peckinpah and became a specialist in the archetypal male action movie, reveling in the artifice of the genre, while at the same time, straining against its constraints. Strongly influenced by John Ford and Howard Hawks - he once claimed every film he had ever made was a Western - he allowed action to define character, believing "there is nothing more absurd than properly motivated characters," and concentrated on creating stunning visual spectacle through experiments in lighting, montage, composition and camera angles. For Hill, violence in varying degrees of stylization provided the stamp of macho gesture; women were extensions of the male world, exhibiting testosterone toughness and masculine meanness; and "home" illuminated a path for those who had lost their way. His pictures reflected a fascination with myth-making and myth-breaking and, at their best, transcended genre conventions.

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Filmography

Movies

Credit
65% 55% Alien: Covenant Producer $74.2M 2017
33% 21% The Assignment Director,
Screenwriter
- 2016
45% 39% Bullet to the Head Director $9.5M 2012
73% 68% Prometheus Producer $126.5M 2012
12% 30% Aliens vs. Predator: Requiem Producer $41.8M 2007
No Score Yet 87% Broken Trail Director - 2006
No Score Yet No Score Yet Little Sister Director - 2006
21% 39% Alien vs. Predator Producer $80.3M 2004
48% 47% Undisputed Director,
Writer,
Producer
- 2002
No Score Yet 29% Ritual Producer - 2001
10% 17% Supernova Director $14.2M 2000
54% 39% Alien Resurrection Producer $47.7M 1997
37% 51% Last Man Standing Director,
Producer,
Screenwriter
$18.1M 1996
15% 31% Tales From the Crypt Presents Bordello of Blood Executive Producer $5.6M 1996
44% 27% Wild Bill Director $2.1M 1995
32% 28% The Getaway Screenwriter $15.5M 1994
48% 51% Geronimo: An American Legend Director $18.4M 1993
43% 47% Alien 3 Writer,
Producer
$54.8M 1992
69% 47% Trespass Director $12.5M 1992
21% 35% Another 48 HRS. Director $78.1M 1990
62% 46% Johnny Handsome Director $6.6M 1989
67% 37% Red Heat Director,
Screenwriter,
Producer
$35M 1988
70% 58% Extreme Prejudice Director $9.9M 1987
97% 94% Aliens Writer,
Executive Producer
$77.6M 1986
73% 82% Crossroads Director $5.2M 1986
No Score Yet 23% Blue City Producer $6M 1986
35% 55% Brewster's Millions Director - 1985
67% 70% Streets of Fire Director - 1984
93% 69% 48 HRS. Director,
Screenwriter
- 1982
79% 76% Southern Comfort Director - 1981
83% 74% The Long Riders Director - 1980
98% 94% Alien Producer - 1979
90% 88% The Warriors Director,
Screenwriter
- 1979
73% 77% The Driver Director,
Writer
- 1978
92% 81% Hard Times Director,
Screenwriter
- 1975
50% 49% The Drowning Pool Screenwriter - 1975
86% 81% The Getaway Screenwriter - 1972
67% 57% Hickey & Boggs Writer - 1972

TV

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet On Story Guest 2018
No Score Yet No Score Yet Today's Take Guest 2017
No Score Yet No Score Yet Broken Trail Director 2006
92% 96% Deadwood Director 2004
No Score Yet No Score Yet Perversions of Science Director 1997
82% 98% Tales From the Crypt Director 1989-1991

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