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John G. Avildsen

John G. Avildsen

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John Guilbert Avildsen (1935-2017) 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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John G. Avildsen Movies : Filmography

Electric Boogaloo: The Wild, Untold Story of Cannon Films

Electric Boogaloo: The Wild, Untold Story of Cannon Films

Himself

Released: 2014  

Make Your Own Damn Movie

Make Your Own Damn Movie

Directing

Released: 2005  

Desert Heat

Desert Heat

Released: 1999 Rated:

8 Seconds

8 Seconds

Released: 1994  

The Power of One

The Power of One

Released: 1992 Rated: PG-13 

Rocky V

Rocky V

Released: 1990 Rated: PG-13 

The Karate Kid, Part III

The Karate Kid, Part III

Released: 1989 Rated: PG 

Lean On Me

Lean On Me

Released: 1989 Rated: PG-13 

For Keeps

For Keeps

Released: 1988 Rated: PG-13 

Happy New Year

Happy New Year

Released: 1987  

The Karate Kid, Part II

The Karate Kid, Part II

Released: 1986 Rated: PG 

The Karate Kid

The Karate Kid

Released: 1984 Rated: PG 

A Night in Heaven

A Night in Heaven

Released: 1983  

The Amateur

The Amateur

Released: 1982  

Traveling Hopefully

Traveling Hopefully

Directing

Released: 1982  

Neighbors

Neighbors

Released: 1981  

The Formula

The Formula

Released: 1980  

Slow Dancing In The Big City

Slow Dancing In The Big City

Directing

Released: 1978  

Rocky

Rocky

Released: 1976 Rated: PG 

W.W. and the Dixie Dancekings

W.W. and the Dixie Dancekings

Released: 1975  

Fore Play

Fore Play

Released: 1975  

Save the Tiger

Save the Tiger

Released: 1973 Rated:

The Stoolie

The Stoolie

Directing

Released: 1972  

Cry Uncle!

Cry Uncle!

Released: 1971 Rated:

Guess What We Learned in School Today?

Guess What We Learned in School Today?

Directing

Released: 1971 Rated:

Joe

Joe

Released: 1970 Rated:

Mickey One

Mickey One

Production

Released: 1965