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John G. Avildsen Net Worth

John G. Avildsen Net Worth is
$20 Million

John G. Avildsen Biography

John G. Avildsen Net Worthy of: John G. Avildsen can be an American film director who includes a net well worth of $20 million. John G. Avildsen was created in Oak Recreation area, Illinois in December 1935. In 1970 Avildsen directed the films DO YOU KNOW WHAT We Learned in College Today? He 1st directed the 1969 film Turn on to Like. He studied at NY University and became an associate director., and Joe. He directed the movies Super Dick and Okay Expenses in 1971. Avildsen also directed the films The Stoolie, Conserve the Tiger, Foreplay, W. Avildsen was also nominated for a Greatest Director award at the 1977 Golden Globes. He also earned a Directors Guild of America Award in 1977 for Exceptional Directorial Achievement in MOVIES for Rocky., Lean on Me, The Karate Child, Component III, Rocky V, THE ENERGY of 1, 8 Seconds, AN EXCELLENT and Personal Place, and Desert Temperature. Avildsen earned an Academy Award for Greatest Director for Rocky in 1977. and the Dixie Dancekings, Rocky, Slow Dance in the Big Town, The Method, Neighbors, A Night time in Heaven, The Karate Child, The Karate Kid, Component II, Happy New Yr, For Keeps?W.


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Quick Facts

Full NameJohn G. Avildsen
Net Worth$20 Million
Date Of BirthDecember 21, 1935
ProfessionScreenwriter, Film producer, Film director, Film Editor, Cinematographer
EducationNew York University
NationalityAmerican
SpouseTracy Brooks Swope
ChildrenJonathan Avildsen, Ash Avildsen, Bridget Avildsen, Anthony G. Avildsen
ParentsClarence John Avildsen, Ivy Avildsen
AwardsAcademy Award for Best Director, Directors Guild of America Award for Outstanding Directing – Feature Film
NominationsGolden Globe Award for Best Director - Motion Picture, Academy Award for Best Documentary Short Subject, BAFTA Award for Best Direction
MoviesRocky, The Karate Kid, Rocky V, The Karate Kid Part II, The Karate Kid Part III, The Power of One, Save the Tiger, Lean on Me, Joe, 8 Seconds, Inferno, The Formula, For Keeps, Cry Uncle!, A Night in Heaven, W.W. and the Dixie Dancekings, Happy New Year, Slow Dancing in the Big City, Guess What We Learned in School Today?, Neighbors, The Stoolie, Fore Play, Okay Bill, Greenwich Village Story, Traveling Hopefully, Turn on to Love, Stano


Interesting Facts

#Fact
1 Lives in Beverly Hills, California [2003]
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.


Trademarks

#Trademark
1 Underdog films complete with realistic character development and montage sequences


Quotes

#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.


Pictures

All John G. Avildsen pictures

Won Awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
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) Ted Swanson (unit production manager plaque)

Fred T. Gallo (assistant director plaque)

Steve Perry (assistant director plaque)

Nominated Awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
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)


Filmography

Director

TitleYearStatusCharacter
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
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

TitleYearStatusCharacter
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

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Nate & Al 2018 producer pre-production
American Satan 2017 executive producer post-production
The Margarita Man executive producer filming
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

TitleYearStatusCharacter
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

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

Camera Department

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Slow Dancing in the Big City 1978 camera operator
Foreplay 1975 editor camera operator
The Stoolie 1972 camera operator

Miscellaneous

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Refuge 2017/IV technical advisor
Black Like Me 1964 assistant to director - as John Avildsen
Greenwich Village Story 1963 production assistant

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
American Satan 2017 post-production Talk Show Host
Greenwich Village Story 1963 Alvie (as John Avildsen)

Assistant Director

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Hurry Sundown 1967 assistant director - as John Avildsen
Greenwich Village Story 1963 assistant director

Editorial Department

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Neighbors 1981 supervising editor

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Auer 2017 Short special thanks completed
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

TitleYearStatusCharacter
40 Years of Rocky: The Birth of a Classic 2017 Documentary filming Himself
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 Documentary Himself - Director, Rocky
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)
The Troma System 1993 Short Himself
The 49th Annual Academy Awards 1977 TV Special Himself - Winner: Best Director

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Sports on the Silver Screen 1997 TV Movie documentary Himself - Academy Award Ceremony (uncredited)
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