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      Walter Hill

      Walter Hill

      Highest Rated: 98% Aliens (1986)

      Lowest Rated: Not Available

      Birthday: Jan 10, 1942

      Birthplace: Long Beach, California, USA

      An auteur in every sense of the word, director Walter Hill took the baton passed him by Sam Peckinpah and became a specialist in the archetypal male action movie, reveling in the artifice of the genre, while at the same time, straining against its constraints. Strongly influenced by John Ford and Howard Hawks - he once claimed every film he had ever made was a Western - he allowed action to define character, believing "there is nothing more absurd than properly motivated characters," and concentrated on creating stunning visual spectacle through experiments in lighting, montage, composition and camera angles. For Hill, violence in varying degrees of stylization provided the stamp of macho gesture; women were extensions of the male world, exhibiting testosterone toughness and masculine meanness; and "home" illuminated a path for those who had lost their way. His pictures reflected a fascination with myth-making and myth-breaking and, at their best, transcended genre conventions.

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      STREETS OF FIRE, director Walter Hill, 1984, (c) Universal SOUTHERN COMFORT, cinematographer Andrew Laszlo, director Walter Hill, on set, 1981. TM and Copyright ©20th Century-Fox Film Corp. All Rights Reserved. ANOTHER 48 HOURS, director Walter Hill, 1990, ©Paramount / BULLET TO THE HEAD, from left: director Walter Hill, Sylvester Stallone, Sung Kang, on set, 2013. ph: Frank Masi/©Warner Bros. Pictures CROSSROADS, director Walter Hill, 1986, ©Columbia / LAST MAN STANDING, Walter Hill, 1996, (c)New Line Cinema JOHNNY HANDSOME, director Walter Hill, 1989, (c) TriStar Pictures / BULLET TO THE HEAD, director Walter Hill, on set, 2013. ph: Frank Masi/©Warner Bros. Pictures BULLET TO THE HEAD, director Walter Hill (center), on set, 2013. ph: Frank Masi/©Warner Bros. Pictures BULLET TO THE HEAD, from left: director Walter Hill, Sylvester Stallone, on set, 2013. ph: Frank Masi/©Warner Bros. Pictures GERONIMO: AN AMERICAN LEGEND, director Walter Hill, on set, 1993. (c)Columbia Pictures WILD BILL, director Walter Hill, Bruse Dern, on set, 1995. ©United Artists

      Filmography

      Movies

      Credit
      53% 35% Dead for a Dollar Director,
      Screenwriter
      - 2022
      65% 55% Alien: Covenant Producer $74.2M 2017
      33% 21% The Assignment Director,
      Screenwriter
      - 2016
      45% 39% Bullet to the Head Director $9.5M 2012
      73% 68% Prometheus Producer $126.5M 2012
      12% 30% Aliens vs. Predator: Requiem Producer $41.8M 2007
      No Score Yet 87% Broken Trail Director - 2006
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Little Sister Director - 2006
      22% 39% Alien vs. Predator Producer $80.3M 2004
      49% 46% Undisputed Director,
      Writer,
      Producer
      - 2002
      0% 28% Ritual Producer - 2001
      11% 17% Supernova Director $14.2M 2000
      53% 39% Alien Resurrection Producer $47.7M 1997
      14% 31% Tales From the Crypt Presents Bordello of Blood Executive Producer $5.6M 1996
      42% 51% Last Man Standing Director,
      Producer,
      Screenwriter
      $18.1M 1996
      46% 27% Wild Bill Director,
      Screenwriter
      $2.1M 1995
      42% 65% Tales From the Crypt Presents Demon Knight Executive Producer $20.9M 1995
      33% 28% The Getaway Screenwriter $15.5M 1994
      50% 51% Geronimo: An American Legend Director,
      Producer
      $18.4M 1993
      70% 48% Trespass Director $12.5M 1992
      48% 47% Alien 3 Writer,
      Producer
      $54.8M 1992
      19% 35% Another 48 HRS. Director $78.1M 1990
      60% 47% Johnny Handsome Director $6.6M 1989
      69% 38% Red Heat Director,
      Screenwriter,
      Producer
      $35.0M 1988
      73% 59% Extreme Prejudice Director $9.9M 1987
      76% 82% Crossroads Director $5.2M 1986
      98% 94% Aliens Writer,
      Executive Producer
      $77.6M 1986
      No Score Yet 24% Blue City Producer $6.0M 1986
      38% 56% Brewster's Millions Director - 1985
      69% 70% Streets of Fire Director - 1984
      92% 69% 48 HRS. Director,
      Screenwriter
      - 1982
      77% 75% Southern Comfort Director,
      Screenwriter
      - 1981
      81% 73% The Long Riders Director - 1980
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Los Jinetes Director - 1980
      93% 94% Alien Producer $81.1M 1979
      88% 88% The Warriors Director,
      Screenwriter
      - 1979
      79% 77% The Driver Director,
      Writer
      - 1978
      53% 48% The Drowning Pool Screenwriter - 1975
      94% 81% Hard Times Director,
      Screenwriter
      - 1975
      No Score Yet 56% The Thief Who Came to Dinner Screenwriter - 1973
      83% 81% The Getaway Writer - 1972
      67% 57% Hickey & Boggs Writer - 1972

      TV

      Credit
      92% 96% Deadwood Director 2004
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Perversions of Science Director 1997
      82% 99% Tales From the Crypt Director 1989-1991