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John Milius
Birth name John Frederick Milius
Born April 11, 1944 (1944-04-11) (age 63)
Flag of the United States St. Louis, Missouri, USA

John Milius (born April 11, 1944 in St. Louis, Missouri) is an American screenwriter, director, and producer of motion pictures. A former student at the University of Southern California School of Cinema-Television, Milius started his movie career in a student film contest in 1967, for which he won first prize on his entry Marcello I'm Bored. Image File history File links Broom_icon. ... is the 101st day of the year (102nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1944 (MCMXLIV) was a leap year starting on Saturday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Nickname: Location in the state of Missouri Coordinates: , Country State County Independent City Government  - Mayor Francis G. Slay (D) Area  - City  66. ... is the 101st day of the year (102nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1944 (MCMXLIV) was a leap year starting on Saturday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Nickname: Location in the state of Missouri Coordinates: , Country State County Independent City Government  - Mayor Francis G. Slay (D) Area  - City  66. ... Screenwriters, scenarists, or script writers, are authors who write the screenplays from which movies and television programs are made. ... Director Herbert Brenon with actress Alla Nazimova on the set of War Brides, 1916 A director is a person who directs the making of a film. ... For other uses see film (disambiguation) Film refers to the celluliod media on which movies are printed Film — also called movies, the cinema, the silver screen, moving pictures, photoplays, picture shows, flicks, or motion pictures, — is a field that encompasses motion pictures as an art form or as... The Trojan Shrine, better known as Tommy Trojan located in the center of University of Southern California campus. ... The University of Southern Californias School of Cinema-Television is the oldest film school in the United States, established in 1929 as a joint venture with the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. ... Year 1967 (MCMLXVII) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display full calendar) of the 1967 Gregorian calendar. ...


Milius wrote, co-wrote and/or directed popular and critically acclaimed films such as Apocalypse Now, Big Wednesday, Dillinger, The Wind and the Lion, and Clear and Present Danger. He is also well-known as the director of Red Dawn, a controversial 1984 film premised on a fictional Soviet invasion of the United States. Apocalypse Now is a 1979 Academy Award and Golden Globe winning American film set during the Vietnam War. ... Big Wednesday was a 1978 coming-of-age movie, directed by John Milius, starring Jan-Michael Vincent, William Katt and Gary Busey as California surfers facing life, the Vietnam War, and use of the ever changing surf as a metaphor for the changes in life. ... Dillinger is a 1973 gangster film which shows evidence of being strongly influenced by the films of Sam Peckinpah, as well as borrowing cinematically from the Warren Beatty vehicle, Bonnie and Clyde. ... The Wind and the Lion is a 1975 adventure film. ... Clear and Present Danger is a 1994 film directed by Phillip Noyce, based on the book of the same name by Tom Clancy. ... For other uses, see Red dawn (disambiguation). ... This article is about the year. ... CCCP redirects here. ...


A self-styled "Zen anarchist", Milius is a member of the Board of Directors of the National Rifle Association, an avid gun collector and a strong opponent of gun control laws. Milius had attempted to join the Marine Corps during the late '60s but was rejected due to chronic asthma. He ascribes his fascination with guns and the military to this fact. For other uses, see Zen (disambiguation). ... Anarchism is a generic term describing various political philosophies and social movements that advocate the elimination of hierarchy and imposed authority. ... This article concerns the National Rifle Association of the USA. For the UK organisation, see National Rifle Association of the United Kingdom The National Rifle Association, or NRA, is a non-profit group for the promotion of marksmanship, firearm safety, and the protection of hunting and personal protection firearm rights... This article is about the video game. ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged into Gun politics. ...


He also considers Theodore Roosevelt a personal hero, feeling that he can relate to him on many levels (having to overcome physical illness and sharing with the former president a love of firearms and the outdoors). He has made two films featuring Roosevelt: The Wind and the Lion (where he was played by Brian Keith) and the made-for-TV film The Rough Riders (where Tom Berenger took the role). He considered himself too much in awe of Roosevelt to do a full-on biopic of him, but says he hopes to make a third film to complete a Roosevelt trilogy - though with Martin Scorsese's upcoming adaptation of The Rise of Theodore Roosevelt, that seems unlikely. [1] His filmmaking idols are John Ford and Akira Kurosawa; he has also mentioned Sam Peckinpah, Sergio Leone, David Lean, and his friend and mentor John Huston as important influences as well. His favorite film is reportedly Lean's Bridge on the River Kwai. Theodore Roosevelt, Jr. ... The Wind and the Lion is a 1975 adventure film. ... Brian Keith (November 14, 1921 – June 24, 1997) was an American stage, film and television actor. ... The Rough Riders is a 1927 film by Victor Fleming. ... Tom Berenger (born May 31, 1949) is an Academy Award nominated and Golden Globe winning American actor known mainly for his roles in action films. ... Martin Marcantonio Luciano Scorsese (IPA: AmE: ; Ita: []) (b. ... The Rise of Theodore Roosevelt (in paperback: ISBN 0-375-75678-7) is a biography of President Theodore Roosevelt by Edmund Morris. ... For other persons named John Ford, see John Ford (disambiguation). ... Kurosawa redirects here. ... David Samuel Sam Peckinpah (February 21, 1925 – December 28, 1984) was an American film director who achieved iconic status following the release of his 1969 Western epic The Wild Bunch. ... Sergio Leone (January 3, 1929 – April 30, 1989) was an Italian film director. ... Sir David Lean, KBE (March 25, 1908 – April 16, 1991) was an English film director and producer, best remembered for big-screen epics such as Lawrence of Arabia, The Bridge on the River Kwai, and Doctor Zhivago . ... John Marcellus Huston (August 5, 1906 – August 28, 1987) was an American film director and actor. ... The Bridge over the River Kwai taken in June 2004. ...


Red Dawn was again in the news in December, 2003 in connection with the capture of the former Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein. The American commander of the operation to capture Hussein was a fan of Milius' film, causing him to call the military operation which captured Saddam Hussein Operation Red Dawn. He also dubbed the military units who actually captured Hussein "Wolverine One" and "Wolverine Two" after the fictional "Wolverines" unit in Red Dawn. Year 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Saddam Hussein Abd al-Majid al-Tikriti (28 April 1937 – 30 December 2006) was the fifth President of Iraq and Chairman of the Iraqi Revolutionary Command Council from 1979 until his overthrow by US forces in 2003. ... Saddam Hussein Abd al-Majid al-Tikriti (28 April 1937 – 30 December 2006) was the fifth President of Iraq and Chairman of the Iraqi Revolutionary Command Council from 1979 until his overthrow by US forces in 2003. ... Combatants United States Saddam Hussein Operation Red Dawn was a military operation conducted by the United States Armed Forces on December 13, 2003 in the small town of ad-Dawr in Iraq, near Tikrit. ...


Milius is also known as the director of the film Conan the Barbarian, which made a star out of the (then) relatively unknown actor and body builder Arnold Schwarzenegger. Milius also contributed to the famous USS Indianapolis monologue for the film Jaws, and suggested to Steven Spielberg the "book-end" scenes in the military graveyard in Normandy which were used at the beginning and end of Saving Private Ryan. Milius coined the famous "Go ahead, make my day" line from the Dirty Harry movie Sudden Impact, as well as "Charlie don't surf" and "I love the smell of napalm in the morning" from Apocalypse Now. Milius was also involved conceptually with the creation of the Ultimate Fighting Championship and was the one who suggested the fights take place in an octagonal cage. This article is about the 1982 film. ... Arnold Alois Schwarzenegger (German pronunciation IPA: ) (born July 30, 1947) is an Austrian-born American bodybuilder, actor, and politician, currently serving as the 38th Governor of the U.S. state of California. ... USS Indianapolis (CA-35) was a Portland-class heavy cruiser of the United States Navy. ... A monologue, pronounced monolog, is a speech made by one person speaking his or her thoughts aloud or directly addressing a reader, audience, or character. ... Jaws is a 1975 thriller film directed by Steven Spielberg, based on Peter Benchleys best-selling novel inspired by the Jersey Shore shark attacks of 1916. ... Steven Allan Spielberg (born December 18, 1946)[1] is an American film director and producer. ... For other uses, see Normandy (disambiguation). ... Saving Private Ryan is a 1998 Academy-Award-winning film set in World War II, directed by Steven Spielberg and written by Robert Rodat. ... For other uses, see Dirty Harry (disambiguation). ... Sudden Impact is a 1983 movie in the Dirty Harry series, directed by and starring Clint Eastwood. ... Apocalypse Now is a 1979 Academy Award and Golden Globe winning American film set during the Vietnam War. ... This article covers the organization itself. ...


Director George Lucas was inspired by his friend Milius to create the "John Milner" character as the protagonist of his celebrated film American Graffiti.[citation needed] For the BBC and HBO, Milius was one of the three creators of the drama series Rome. George Walton Lucas, Jr. ... American Graffiti is a 1973 film directed by George Lucas. ... Rome is a multiple Emmy Award-winning historical drama, produced in Italy for television by the BBC (UK), HBO (USA), and RAI (Italy). ...


Milius is also a frequent guest on The History Channel's show Modern Marvels. Milius appears in many episodes that deal with firearms, with the caption "Film-maker/Weapons Expert," or a similar variation. The show uses commentary from field experts to expand on points, including giving insight and history on topics. For the Canadian equivalent of this channel, see History Television. ... Modern Marvels introductory title. ...


Milius is also reportedly the inspiration behind the Walter Sobchak character (played by John Goodman) in the film The Big Lebowski. Not to be confused with Johnny Goodman (TV producer), Johnny Goodman, or John C. Goodman. ... The Big Lebowski, a 1998 comedy film written and directed by Joel and Ethan Coen, chronicles a few days in the life of a burned-out, unemployed California slacker after he is mistaken for a millionaire with the same name. ...


Currently, he is writing and directing the movie Jornada del Muerte, a western starring WWE superstar Triple H. World Wrestling Entertainment, Inc. ... Paul Michael Levesque[4] (born July 27, 1969)[4] is an American professional wrestler, better known by the ring name Triple H, an abbreviation of his former Hunter Hearst Helmsley moniker. ...


Is friends with Ed O'Neill who played Al Bundy on the TV sitcom Married ... with Children and introduced him to Brazilian Jiu Jitsu.


John has been training Gracie Jiu Jitsu for 15 years, and is a family friend of the Gracies. John also co-designed the UFC octagon with Rorion Gracie.


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John Milius - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (395 words)
A self-styled "Zen anarchist", Milius is a member of the Board of Directors of the National Rifle Association, an avid gun collector and a strong opponent of gun control laws.
Milius is also known as the director of the film Conan the Barbarian, which made a star out of the (then) relatively unknown actor and body builder Arnold Schwarzenegger.
Milius also contributed to the famous USS Indianapolis monologue for the film Jaws, and suggested to Steven Spielberg the "bookend" scenes in the military graveyard in Normandy which were used at the beginning and end of Saving Private Ryan.
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