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Birth Place: Highland Park, Illinois, USA Profession: director, screenwriter

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Versatile scenarist who co-adapted Vladimir Nabokov's "King, Queen, Knave" (1972), wrote a couple of sophisticated horror films--the best of which was "The Omen" (1976)--and turned out several adroit tearjerkers, before making his directorial debut with "Lucas" (1986), a winning, low-key portrait of adolescence.

Versatile scenarist who co-adapted Vladimir Nabokov's "King, Queen, Knave" (1972), wrote a couple of sophisticated horror films--the best of which was "The Omen" (1976)--and turned out several adroit tearjerkers, before making his directorial debut with "Lucas" (1986), a winning, low-key portrait of adolescence.

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DIRECTOR:

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  Nobody's Baby (2001) Director
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  Shining Through (1992) Director
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  Punchline (1988) Director
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  Lucas (1986) Director
5.
  Revelations (2004) Creator

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 Omen Legacy, The (2001) Interviewee
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Worked on TV game show, "I've Got a Secret"
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Made short film, "My Trip to New York"
1966:
Moved to Los Angeles; began writing for David Wolper's "Incredible World of Animals"
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Directed and produced documentaries for David Wolper
1971:
Uncredited role in writing the screenplay of "Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory"
1971:
Feature credited screenwriting debut, the Oscar-winning documentary "The Hellstrom Chronicle"
1974:
Wrote the teleplays for the TV movies "My Father's House" and "Larry"
1976:
Penned the screenplay for the horror classic "The Omen"
1981:
Received screenwriting credit for "The Final Conflict" (Omen III)
1983:
Penned the screenplay for the family drama, "Table for Five" starring Jon Voight
1986:
Film directing debut (also screenwriter), "Lucas"
1988:
Helmed "Punchline" starring Tom Hanks and Sally Field
1991:
Received writting credit for "Omen IV: The Awakening"
1992:
Helmed the WWII drama, "Shining Through"
2001:
Wrote and directed "Nobody's Baby"
2005:
Created, wrote and executive produced NBC's six-week mini-series, "Revelations"
2006:
Received writting credit for John Moore's remake of his 1976 horror classic "The Omen"
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Education

School for Film and TV, Northwestern University: Evanston , Illinois -

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wife:
Eugenia Zukerman. Flutist.

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