John G. Avildsen Movies List

John G. Avildsen
John G. Avildsen
21-12-1935
Oak Park, Illinois, USA
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Director John G. Avildsen Filmography

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Inferno
Inferno ( English )
Director: John G. Avildsen
Music Director: Bill Conti , Nicholas James , Vanessa Theme Ament , Rusty Amodeo , Charles Maynes , Andre Perreault , Chris McGeary , Nicholas James , Chris McGeary , Ron Finn
Release date: 25-09-1999
8 Seconds
8 Seconds ( English )
Director: John G. Avildsen
Release Year: 1994
Rocky V
Rocky V ( English )
Artist: Sylvester Stallone , Talia Shire , Burt Young , Sage Stallone , Burgess Meredith
Director: John G. Avildsen
Music Director: Bill Conti , Stu Bernstein , Alan Bromberg , Ken Johnson
Release date: 16-11-1990
The Karate Kid, Part III
Director: John G. Avildsen
Music Director: Bill Conti
Release date: 29-06-1989
For Keeps
For Keeps ( English )
Director: John G. Avildsen
Release date: 15-01-1988
Happy New Year
Happy New Year ( English )
Artist: Peter Falk , Charles Durning , Tom Courtenay , Tracy Brooks Swope , Tracy Brooks Swope
Director: John G. Avildsen
Release date: 07-08-1987
The Karate Kid, Part II
Artist: Ralph Macchio , Pat Morita , Martin Kove , Charlie Tanimoto , Yuji Okumoto
Director: John G. Avildsen
Music Director: Bill Conti
Release date: 18-06-1986
The Karate Kid
The Karate Kid ( English )
Director: John G. Avildsen
Music Director: Bill Conti
Release date: 22-06-1984
A Night in Heaven
A Night in Heaven ( English )
Director: John G. Avildsen
Music Director: Jan Hammer
Release date: 21-04-1983
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John G. Avildsen Biography

John Guilbert Avildsen was an American film director. He won the Academy Award for Best Director in 1977 for Rocky. Other films he directed include Joe, Save the Tiger, Fore Play, The Formula, Neighbors, For Keeps, Lean on Me, The Power of One, 8 Seconds, Inferno, Rocky V and the first three The Karate Kid films. Avildsen was born in Oak Park, Illinois, the son of Ivy (née Guilbert) and Clarence John Avildsen. He was educated at The Hotchkiss School and New York University. After starting out as an assistant director on films by Arthur Penn and Otto Preminger, John Avildsen received his first success with the low budget feature Joe (1970) which received critical acclaim for star Peter Boyle and moderate box office business. This was followed by another critical success, Save the Tiger (1973), that was nominated for three Oscars, winning Best Actor for star Jack Lemmon. Avildsen's greatest success was Rocky (1976), garnering ten Academy Award nominations and winning three, including Best Picture and Best Director. He later directed what was expected to be the series' final installment, Rocky V (1990). His other films include Cry Uncle! (1971), Neighbors (1981), The Karate Kid (1984), The Karate Kid Part II (1986), The Karate Kid Part III (1989), Lean on Me (1989) and 8 Seconds (1994). Avildsen was the original director for both Serpico (1973) and Saturday Night Fever (1977), but was fired over disputes with producers Martin Bregman and Robert Stigwood, respectively.

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