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Born: January 10, 1940 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Long Beach, California, USA Profession: Producer ...
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Launched film career when a friend (who was a subcontractor at Brittanica Films) asked him to research historical re-enactments
1968:
First professional credit, as 2nd assistant director on Norman Jewison's "The Thomas Crown Affair"; film starred Steve McQueen
1969:
Was 2nd assistant director on Woody Allen's "Take the Money and Run"
1972:
First produced screenplays, "Hickey and Boggs" and "The Getaway"; both films starred McQueen
1973:
Received screenplay credit for John Huston's "The Mackintosh Man," starring Paul Newman
1975:
Made feature directorial debut with "Hard Times"; first collaboration with producer Lawrence Gordon
1976:
Received screenplay credit for another Newman vehicle "The Drowning Pool"
1977:
Wrote script for ABC TV movie pilot "Dog and Cat"
1977:
Credited as creator for spin-off police series "Dog and Cat"
1978:
Co-wrote and directed "The Driver," starring Ryan O'Neal as a laconic getaway driver for hire and Bruce Dern as a driven cop pursuing him
1979:
Directed "The Warriors," a story of violent street gangs which arguably became his most popular film due to its ongoing cult following; shared screenplay credit with David Shaber
1979:
First producing credit, Ridley Scott's "Alien"
1980:
Directed first Western "The Long Riders," which cast real-life acting brothers (the Keaches, Carradines, Quaids, and Guests) as historical outlaw siblings; first collaboration with musician Ry Cooder
1981:
Co-founded Phoenix Films with David Giler and Joseph Gallagher; company produced "Southern Comfort"; re-teamed with Keith Carradine
1982:
Scored big hit as co-writer and director of "48 Hrs."; starred Nick Nolte and Eddie Murphy in his film debut; re-teamed with producer Gordon
1984:
Co-scripted and directed rock 'n' roll fable "Streets of Fire"; flopped despite pulsating score by Cooder
1986:
Made debut as executive producer with James Cameron's "Aliens"; also credited for story
1987:
Re-teamed with Nolte for "Extreme Prejudice"
1989:
Co-executive produced HBO series "Tales From the Crypt" along with Robert Zemeckis, Joel Silver, Richard Donner, and Giler; also wrote and directed several episodes
1990:
Returned to direct "Another 48 Hrs."; seventh collaboration with Gordon
1992:
Co-scripted and co-produced "Alien3," directed by David Fincher
1993:
Directed and produced (with Neil Canton) "Geronimo: An American Legend"; co-scripted by John Milius
1995:
Co-wrote and directed disappointing "Wild Bill," an odd revisionist take on Wild Bill Hickock (portrayed by Jeff Bridges)
1997:
Executive produced (along with Zemeckis, Silver, Donner, and Giler) HBO anthology series "Perversions of Science"; also directed "Dream of Doom" episode
2000:
Directed futuristic thriller "Supernova"; replaced Geoffrey Wright, who left project due to creative differences; when Francis Ford Coppola was brought in to re-cut film, he decided to credit himself with pseudonym Thomas Lee and chose not to be associated with finished product
2004:
Directed episodes of HBO drama "Deadwood"
2006:
Produced and directed AMC miniseries "Broken Trail"; earned Emmy nomination for Best Directing for a Miniseries or TV Movie
2012:
Reunited with directory Ridley Scott to produce "Prometheus"
2013:
Returned to feature directing with action thriller "Bullet to the Head," starring Sylvester Stallone

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