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Also Known As: Died:
Born: October 8, 1944 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Texas, USA Profession: Writer ...
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COMPLETE FILMOGRAPHY WITH SYNOPSIS

Director (feature film)

1.
Spy Games (1991) as Creator
A spy tries to stop a rogue agent from murdering a group of operatives.
2.
Under Cover (1991) as Creator
A television movie about a seasoned operative who pursues a dangerous mission: to prevent the assassination of a high-ranking Soviet reformer. Meanwhile, his best friend believes he's a double agent and has been assigned by the national intelligence agency to kill him.

Writer (feature film)

3.
Flags of Our Fathers (2006)
It is the most memorable photograph of World War II, among the greatest pictures ever taken. The winner of the Pulitzer Prize for photography and one of the most-reproduced images in the history of photography, the picture has inspired postage stamps, posters, the covers of countless magazines and newspapers, and even the Marine Corps War Memorial in Arlington, Virginia. "Raising the Flag on Iwo Jima," a picture taken by Associated Press photographer J Rosenthal on February 23, 1945 depicts five Marines and one Navy Corpsman raising the U.S. flag on Mount Suribachi. The image served as a counterpoint for one of the most vicious battles of the war: the fight to take Iwo Jima, a desolate island of black sand barely eight square miles that would prove a tipping point in the Pacific campaign. Lasting more than a month, the fight was a bloody, drawn-out conflict that might have turned the American public against the war entirely, had it not been for the photo, which was taken and published five days into the battle. The photograph made her s of the men in the picture as the three surviving flag-raisers were returned to the U.S. and made into props in the government's Seventh War Bond Tour. Uncomfortable with their new celebrity, the flag-raisers considered the real her s to be the men who died on Iwo Jima; still, the American public held them up as the best America had to offer, the supermen who conquered the Japanese--and then, just as quickly as it had arrived, the glory faded. For two of the surviving flag-raisers, life became a series of compromises and disappointments; for the third, happiness came only by shutting off his war experiences and rarely speaking of them ever again.
4.
Jarhead (2005) as Screenplay (Adaptation)
A dramatic chronicle of the Gulf War as seen through the eyes of a young Marine.
5.
Polar Express, The (2004) as Screenwriter
A young boy lies awake in his room one snowy Christmas Eve, excited and alert. Breathing silently. Hardly moving. Waiting. He's listening for a sound he's afraid that he might never hear--the ringing bells of Santa's sleigh. The time is five minutes to midnight. Suddenly, the boy is startled by a t
6.
Unfaithful (2002) as Screenwriter
Edward and Connie Sumner are a wonderfully maintained middle-aged couple living the American dream. Together with their eight year-old son, a dog and a housekeeper, they share an enviable life in the suburbs of New York City. But no life goes unchallenged: This happy marriage, dampened by the routines of affluence, falls prey to an outsider when Connie has a fateful collision with a stranger on a Soho street. It's an encounter which assaults her with mystery, spontaneity, charm and risk. It will pull Connie into an affair which will become her obsession. When Edward innocently learns that his wife has lied to him, suspicion propels him to to uncover the devastating details of her infidelity. Tormented by the knowledge, he confronts her lover, only to discover a level of rage within himself that he could never have imagined.
7.
Planet of the Apes (2001) as Screenwriter
Story of humans living in a society controlled by simians.
8.
Cast Away (2000) as Screenwriter
An ambitious corporate troubleshooter is stranded on a deserted island for five years, eventually returning to society as a changed man.
9.
Entrapment (1999) as Screenwriter
Robert "Mac" MacDougal has an untarnished reputation as the world's greatest art thief. So when a priceless Rembrant is stolen in New York, the evidence points to Mac. Insurance investigator "Gin" Baker persuades her boss, whose company will lose $24 million on the theft, to let her go after the master criminal. The strong-willed and resourceful Gin has to entrap Mac, but he proves even more elusive and crafty than she expected. While engaging in an electric pas de deux of wariness and attraction, Mac and Gin form an edgy partnership that takes them from London, via the Western Isles of Scotland, to Kuala Lumpur, the high-tech capital of Malaysia. Together they come up with a daring plan for a multi-billion dollar-heist tied to the dawn of a new millennium...
10.
Apollo 13 (1995) as Screenwriter
Story of the 1970 Apollo 13 mission, the third manned moon launch. After three days in space, Apollo astronauts Jim Lovell, Fred Haise, and Jack Swigert finally approach their long-cherished destination, when suddenly their spacecraft's power and guidance systems go down--and the supply of oxygen begins to dwindle. The trio now face a grim reality: their crippled capsule, stranded 205,000 miles in space, might never return to earth. With time running out, the crew and thousands of others, including flight director Gene Kranz, brave near-impossible odds in a daring attempt to guide the capsule earthward.
11.
Under Cover (1991) as Screenwriter
A television movie about a seasoned operative who pursues a dangerous mission: to prevent the assassination of a high-ranking Soviet reformer. Meanwhile, his best friend believes he's a double agent and has been assigned by the national intelligence agency to kill him.
12.
Spy Games (1991) as Screenplay (Part 1)
A spy tries to stop a rogue agent from murdering a group of operatives.

Producer (feature film)

13.
Under Cover (1991) as Executive Producer
A television movie about a seasoned operative who pursues a dangerous mission: to prevent the assassination of a high-ranking Soviet reformer. Meanwhile, his best friend believes he's a double agent and has been assigned by the national intelligence agency to kill him.
14.
Spy Games (1991) as Executive Producer
A spy tries to stop a rogue agent from murdering a group of operatives.
15.
Before the Storm (1991) as Executive Producer
Intelligence agents Dylan and Kate Del'Amico narrowly escape Kuwait just before the Iraqi invasion, but must go back to save an inexperienced young spy who is trapped there.

Misc. Crew (feature film)

16.
Brüno (2009)
Brüno, a gay fashionista, is host of the top-rated late night fashion show in any German-speaking country - apart from Germany. Brüno's mission? To become the biggest Austrian celebrity since Hitler. His strategy? To crisscross the globe in the hopes of finding fame and love.

Cast (special)

17.
Faces of the Enemy (1987)
A documentary addressing the perspective of the psychology of enmity and war, and probing the mind and the emotions to discover what allows individuals and nations to kill. The film reveals how societies go about creating enemies, dehumanizing them, and how that leads to conflict that cannot be res

Writer (TV Mini-Series)

18.
JFK: Reckless Youth (1993) as Screenwriter
A miniseries covering the first 29 years of John F. Kennedy's life, through his election to Congress.

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