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John G. Avildsen Net Worth



John Guilbert Avildsen net worth is

$20 Million



John Guilbert Avildsen Wiki Biography

John Guilbert Avildsen (born December 21, 1935) is 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 Karate Kid movies. 

Net Worth $20 Million
Date Of Birth December 21, 1935
Place Of Birth Oak Park, Illinois, United States
Profession Director, Editor, Cinematographer
IMDB http://imdb.com/name/nm4512014
# Trademark
1 Underdog films complete with realistic character development and montage sequences
# Quote
1 My dream was to have my own advertising agency by the time I was 30, and that was before I got into movies.
2 I thought boxing was stupid.
3 When I read ‘Rocky V,’ it was a terrific story, a great script. Rocky died at the end. He has this devastating fight with Tommy Gunn, ends up in an ambulance with his head in Adrian’s lap, and by the time they get to the hospital, he’s dead.
# Fact
1 Lives in Beverly Hills, California
2 His first wife also acted under the name ‘Melissa McCall’.
3 Father of actors Jonathan Avildsen and Anthony G. Avildsen, both of whom have appeared in several of his movies and also worked for him as production assistants.
4 Declined to direct Rocky II (1979).
5 Was going to direct Serpico (1973), but was replaced just before filming due to differences with the producer.
6 Directed seven actors to Oscar nominations: Jack Lemmon, Jack Gilford, Burgess Meredith, Sylvester Stallone, Talia Shire, Pat Morita and Burt Young. Lemmon won Best Actor prizes for Save the Tiger (1973).
7 His son Ashley Avildsen is the creator and owner of the metal label Sumerian Records. He has no relationship with his son nor has he ever attempted to make contact.
8 Ex-son-in-law of Herbert B. Swope Jr. and Margaret Hayes.
9 He was the original director of Saturday Night Fever (1977) but pulled out. He was replaced by John Badham.
10 Has a daughter named Bridget Avildsen (b. 2 October 1993) with his ex-wife, Tracy Brooks Swope.

Director

Title Year Status Character
Let Love Last 2014 Short
Desert Heat 1999/II as Danny Mulroon, director’s cut
A Fine and Private Place 1998
8 Seconds 1994
The Power of One 1992
Rocky V 1990
The Karate Kid Part III 1989
Lean on Me 1989
For Keeps? 1988
Happy New Year 1987
The Karate Kid Part II 1986
The Karate Kid 1984
A Night in Heaven 1983
Traveling Hopefully 1982 Documentary
Neighbors 1981
Murder Ink 1980 TV Series
The Formula 1980
Slow Dancing in the Big City 1978
Rocky 1976
W.W. and the Dixie Dancekings 1975
Foreplay 1975 segment “Inaugural Ball”
Save the Tiger 1973
The Stoolie 1972 co-director
Okay Bill 1971
Cry Uncle 1971
Joe 1970
Guess What We Learned in School Today? 1970
Turn on to Love 1969
Light Sound Diffused 1965 Documentary short

Editor

Title Year Status Character
The Power of One 1992
Rocky V 1990
The Karate Kid Part III 1989
Lean on Me 1989
For Keeps? 1988
The Karate Kid Part II 1986
The Karate Kid 1984
A Night in Heaven 1983
Slow Dancing in the Big City 1978
Okay Bill 1971
Cry Uncle 1971
Guess What We Learned in School Today? 1970
Turn on to Love 1969
Light Sound Diffused 1965 Documentary short

Producer

Title Year Status Character
The Margarita Man executive producer post-production
American Satan 2017 executive producer
Dancing Into the Future 2007 Video documentary producer
Lean on Me 1989 executive producer
Slow Dancing in the Big City 1978 producer
Out of It 1969 associate producer
Mickey One 1965 executive producer
Light Sound Diffused 1965 Documentary short producer

Cinematographer

Title Year Status Character
The Stoolie 1972
Okay Bill 1971
Cry Uncle 1971 director of photography
Joe 1970 photographed by
Guess What We Learned in School Today? 1970
Turn on to Love 1969
Out of It 1969 director of photography
Light Sound Diffused 1965 Documentary short

Writer

Title Year Status Character
Okay Bill 1971
Cry Uncle 1971 additional dialogue
Guess What We Learned in School Today? 1970 based on a story by

Camera Department

Title Year Status Character
Slow Dancing in the Big City 1978 camera operator
Foreplay 1975 editor camera operator
The Stoolie 1972 camera operator

Miscellaneous

Title Year Status Character
Refuge 2017/IV technical advisor
Black Like Me 1964 assistant to director – as John Avildsen
Greenwich Village Story 1963 production assistant

Actor

Title Year Status Character
American Satan 2017 Talk Show Host
Greenwich Village Story 1963 Alvie (as John Avildsen)

Assistant Director

Title Year Status Character
Hurry Sundown 1967 assistant director – as John Avildsen
Greenwich Village Story 1963 assistant director

Editorial Department

Title Year Status Character
Neighbors 1981 supervising editor

Thanks

Title Year Status Character
The Margarita Man in memory of post-production
John G. Avildsen: King of the Underdogs 2017 Documentary in memory of
Auer 2017 Short special thanks
The Real Miyagi 2015 Documentary special thanks
Electric Boogaloo: The Wild, Untold Story of Cannon Films 2014 Documentary our deepest appreciation
Family on Board 2014 Short very special thanks
Biography: Morgan Freeman 2010 TV Movie special thanks – as John Avildsen
The Way of the Karate Kid 2005 Video documentary short special thanks

Self

Title Year Status Character
The Troma System 1993 Short Himself
The 49th Annual Academy Awards 1977 TV Special Himself – Winner: Best Director
John G. Avildsen: King of the Underdogs 2017 Documentary Himself
The Real Miyagi 2015 Documentary Himself
Electric Boogaloo: The Wild, Untold Story of Cannon Films 2014 Documentary Himself
Boxing at the Movies: Kings of the Ring 2013 TV Movie documentary Himself – Director, Rocky (as John G Avildsen)
Too Young to Die 2012 TV Series documentary Himself
Biography 2005-2011 TV Series documentary Himself
The Rocky Saga: Going the Distance 2011 TV Movie documentary Himself
Mr. Firth Goes to Washington 2008 Documentary Himself – Interviewee
In the Ring 2006 Video documentary Himself (as John Avildsen)
The Rise of Two Legends 2006 Video short Himself
Tribute to James Crabe 2006 Video documentary short Himself (as John Avildsen)
Make Your Own Damn Movie! 2005 Video documentary Himself – Director
The Way of the Karate Kid 2005 Video documentary short Himself – Director / Academy Award Winner
Super Secret Movie Rules 2004 TV Series documentary Himself
A Decade Under the Influence 2003 Documentary Himself
Magic Time: A Tribute to Jack Lemmon 2002 Video documentary short Himself (as John Avildsen)

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Won Awards

Year Award Ceremony Nomination Movie
1978 Blue Ribbon Award Blue Ribbon Awards Best Foreign Language Film Rocky (1976)
1978 Kinema Junpo Award Kinema Junpo Awards Best Foreign Language Film Rocky (1976)
1978 Readers’ Choice Award Kinema Junpo Awards Best Foreign Language Film Rocky (1976)
1977 Oscar Academy Awards, USA Best Director Rocky (1976)
1977 DGA Award Directors Guild of America, USA Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Motion Pictures Rocky (1976)

Nominated Awards

Year Award Ceremony Nomination Movie
1991 Razzie Award Razzie Awards Worst Director Rocky V (1990)
1990 Razzie Award Razzie Awards Worst Director The Karate Kid, Part III (1989)
1983 Oscar Academy Awards, USA Best Documentary, Short Subjects Traveling Hopefully (1982)
1981 Razzie Award Razzie Awards Worst Director The Formula (1980)
1978 BAFTA Film Award BAFTA Awards Best Direction Rocky (1976)
1977 Golden Globe Golden Globes, USA Best Director – Motion Picture Rocky (1976)

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