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Born: April 11, 1944 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: St Louis, Missouri, USA Profession: Writer ...
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1951:
Moved from St. Louis to L.A. with his family at age seven upon his father's retirement from a successful career as a shoe manufacturer (date approximate)
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As a student at USC, made his first short student film, "Marcello, I'm So Bored", a spoof of Italian art-house films
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Won an International Student Film Festival Award for an animated short
1967:
Began career as assistant to Lawrence Gordon at American International Pictures (AIP)
1968:
Feature screenplay debut, "The Devil's Eight", a prison drama (co-written by Willard Huyck)
1968:
Involved in the formation of Zoetrope Studios
1971:
Hired by actor George Hamilton to rewrite some scenes for "Evel Knievel" for $1000 a day; Milius rewrote the entire screenplay
1973:
Feature directing debut, "Dillinger" (also wrote)
1974:
TV writing debut, wrote story and scripted "Melvin Purvis: G-Man", an ABC-TV period gangster telefilm
1975:
Founded A-Team production company
1979:
First executive producer credit, Paul Schrader's "Hardcore"
1979:
Co-wrote (with Francis Ford Coppola) his most acclaimed project, Coppola's "Apocolypse Now"
1983:
First credit as producer, "Uncommon Valor"
1985:
TV directing debut, "Opening Day", an episode of the CBS revival of "The Twilight Zone"
1987:
Provided the story for "Viking Bikers From Hell", an episode of NBC's crime drama "Miami Vice"
1994:
TV-movie directing debut, "Motorcycle Gang", an installment of Showtime's "Rebel Highway" series of remakes of American International Pictures drive-in fare
1996:
Signed deal with TNT to direct and write a four-hour miniseries about Teddy Roosevelt and the Rough Riders
2005:
Co-produced and wrote for the HBO epic series "Rome"; earned a Golden Globe nomination for Best Drama series

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