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George Hickenlooper

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Also Known As: Died: October 29, 2010
Born: May 25, 1963 Cause of Death: accidental overdose
Birth Place: St. Louis, Missouri, USA Profession: Director ...
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1987:
Made film "Newark Needs Insurance"; nominated for a Student Academy Award
1991:
Wrote and co-directed with Eleanor Coppola "Hearts of Darkness: A Filmmaker's Apocalypse", a behind-the-scenes documentary about the making of Francis Ford Coppola's "Apocalypse Now"
1993:
Directed feature film "The Ghost Brigade"
1994:
Co-produced, edited and directed the short "Some Folks Call It a Sling Blade", written by and starring Billy Bob Thornton; forerunner of the Thornton-directed feature "Sling Blade"
1997:
Was field producer on segments for ABC TV series "Vital Signs"
1997:
Wrote and directed feature film "Dogtown"
1999:
Helmed and rewrote script for "Big Brass Ring", based on an original unproduced screenplay written by Orson Welles in the early 1980s; shown at film festivals before premiering on the Showtime cable network
2001:
Directed "The Man From Elysian Fields", produced by and starring Andy Garcia; screened at Toronto
2003:
Directed the documentary "Mayor of the Sunset Strip", about the history of fame through the eyes of musicans; received an Independent Spirit Award nomination for best documentary
2007:
Helmed the film "Factory Girl," starring Sienna Miller as mid-sixties socialite and Warhol superstar Edie Sedgwick
2010:
Directed final film, "Casino Jack," starring Kevin Spacey as Washington, D.C. lobbyist and businessman Jack Abramoff"; film released 2 months after his death

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