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Monte Hellman

​From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Monte Hellman (born July 12, 1932, in New York City, New York) is an American film director, producer, and film editor. Hellman is among a group of directing talent mentored by Roger Corman, who produced several of the director's early films. Hellman's most critically acclaimed film to date has been Two-Lane Blacktop (1971), a road movie that was a box office failure at the time of its initial release but has subsequently turned into a perennial cult favorite. Hellman's two acid westerns starring Jack Nicholson, Ride in the Whirlwind and The Shooting, both shot in 1965 and released directly to television in 1968, have also developed cult followings, particularly the latter. A third western, China 9, Liberty 37 (1978), was far less successful critically, although it too has its admirers, as do Cockfighter (1974) (aka Born to Kill)  and Iguana (1988). In 1989 he directed the straight-to-video slasher film Silent Night, Deadly Night 3: Better Watch Out!. In 2006, he directed "Stanley's Girlfriend," a section of the omnibus horror film Trapped Ashes. Hellman's section of the film was presented by the Cannes Film Festival that year as an "Official Selection" and Hellman was named president of the Festival's "Un Certain Regard" jury. In 2009, he began production on a new feature film, the romantic film noir thriller, Road to Nowhere, which is scheduled to compete for the Golden Lion at the 67th Venice International Film Festival. He currently teaches in the Film Directing Program at the California Institute of the Arts. At the 2010 Venice Film Festival he was awarded with a Special Lion Award for Overall Work. Description above from the Wikipedia article Monte Hellman, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.

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Jul 12, 1932 In Greenpoint, Brooklyn, New York City, New York, USA
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First Appeared:
In the movie The Christian Licorice Store 1971-11-01
Latest Project:
Movie A Fuller Life 2013-08-28
Known For
Poster of Wanderlust
Poster of Someone to Love
Poster of Room 666
Movie A Fuller Life Self - Reader (segment "Vision of the Impossible") 2013-08-28
Movie Wanderlust Himself 2006-07-12
Movie Sam Peckinpah: Man of Iron Himself 1993-06-29
Movie Hellman Rider himself 1989-01-01
Movie Silent Night, Deadly Night III: Better Watch Out! Danny 1989-11-09
Movie Someone to Love Attendee / Richard 1987-09-11
Movie Room 666 Self 1982-06-01
Movie The Christian Licorice Store Joseph 1971-11-01
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