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Also Known As: Bill Broyles Jr., William Dodson Broyles Jr. Died:
Born: October 8, 1944 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Texas, USA Profession: screenwriter, producer, journalist, magazine editor

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A decorated Marine veteran, Broyles had established himself in the world of journalism before he moved into TV and films. After graduating from Rice University in Houston, Texas, and postgraduate studies at Oxford, he went on to become founding editor of Texas Monthly magazine. Under Broyles' stewardship, Texas Monthly received four National Magazine Awards and his success led to positions as editor-in-chief at California and Newsweek. He had also contributed articles to various publications including Esquire, Atlantic Monthly and U.S. News and World Report.

A decorated Marine veteran, Broyles had established himself in the world of journalism before he moved into TV and films. After graduating from Rice University in Houston, Texas, and postgraduate studies at Oxford, he went on to become founding editor of Texas Monthly magazine. Under Broyles' stewardship, Texas Monthly received four National Magazine Awards and his success led to positions as editor-in-chief at California and Newsweek. He had also contributed articles to various publications including Esquire, Atlantic Monthly and U.S. News and World Report.

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  Under Cover (1991) Creator
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  Spy Games (1991) Creator

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Served in US Marine Corps in Vietnam
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Founded <i>Texas Monthly</i> magazine
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Became editor-in-chief at <i>California</i> magazine
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Joined <i>Newsweek</i> as editor-in-chief; resigned in 1984
1984:
Made return trip to Vietnam; became basis of his 1986 book "Brothers in Arms: A Journey From War to Peace" (published in 1986)
1987:
Appeared in documentary "Faces of the Enemy" (aired on PBS)
1988:
Co-created, co-wrote and co-executive produced the Vietnam War-set drama series "China Beach" (ABC)
1991:
Created, co-wrote and co-executive produced drama series "Under Cover" (ABC)
1993:
Wrote TV miniseries "JFK: Reckless Youth"
1995:
Made feature screenwriting debut as co-writer of "Apollo 13"; earned an Oscar nomination
1999:
Contributed to script of the romantic thriller "Entrapment"
2000:
Scripted "Cast Away", starring Tom Hanks
2001:
Penned the remake of "Planet of the Apes"
2002:
Co-scripted "Unfaithful" starring Diane Lane and Richard Gere
2005:
Adapted the screenplay for the Sam Mendes directed, "Jarhead"
2006:
With Paul Haggis penned the screenplay for the WWII drama, "Flags of Our Fathers" directed by Clint Eastwood
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Education

Rice University: Houston , Texas -
University of Oxford: Oxford , England -

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wife:
Linda Purl. Actor. Second wife; divorced.
wife:
Andrea Broyles. Artist.

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father:
William D Broyles.
mother:
Elizabeth Broyles.
sister:
Alice Elizabeth Broyles. Born in December 1948.

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"Brothers in Arms: A Journey from War to Peace"

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