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|Born:||October 8, 1944||Cause of Death:|
|Birth Place:||Texas, USA||Profession:||Writer ...|
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Served in US Marine Corps in Vietnam
Founded <i>Texas Monthly</i> magazine
Became editor-in-chief at <i>California</i> magazine
Joined <i>Newsweek</i> as editor-in-chief; resigned in 1984
Made return trip to Vietnam; became basis of his 1986 book "Brothers in Arms: A Journey From War to Peace" (published in 1986)
Appeared in documentary "Faces of the Enemy" (aired on PBS)
Co-created, co-wrote and co-executive produced the Vietnam War-set drama series "China Beach" (ABC)
Created, co-wrote and co-executive produced drama series "Under Cover" (ABC)
Wrote TV miniseries "JFK: Reckless Youth"
Made feature screenwriting debut as co-writer of "Apollo 13"; earned an Oscar nomination
Contributed to script of the romantic thriller "Entrapment"
Scripted "Cast Away", starring Tom Hanks
Penned the remake of "Planet of the Apes"
Co-scripted "Unfaithful" starring Diane Lane and Richard Gere
Adapted the screenplay for the Sam Mendes directed, "Jarhead"
With Paul Haggis penned the screenplay for the WWII drama, "Flags of Our Fathers" directed by Clint Eastwood
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