John G. Avildsen Net Worth

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John G. Avildsen Net Worth: John G. Avildsen was born in Oak Park, Illinois in December 1935. He studied at New York University and became an assistant director. He first directed the 1969 film Turn on to Love. In 1970 Avildsen directed the movies Guess What We Learned in School Today?, and Joe. He directed the movies Super Dick and Okay Bill in 1971. Avildsen won an Academy Award for Best Director for Rocky in 1977. Avildsen was likewise nominated for a Best Director award in the 1977 Golden Globes.

Quick Facts

Birth date: December 21, 1935
Birth place: Oak Park, Illinois, United States
Profession:Director, Editor, Cinematographer
Education:New York University
Nationality:United States of America
Spouse:Tracy Brooks Swope (m. 1987–2003)
Children:Jonathan Avildsen, Bridget Avildsen, Anthony G. Avildsen, Ashley Avildsen
Parents:Clarence John Avildsen, Ivy Avildsen
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Interesting Facts

#Fact
1Lives in Beverly Hills, California
2His first wife also acted under the name 'Melissa McCall'.
3Father 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.
4Declined to direct Rocky II (1979).
5Was going to direct Serpico (1973), but was replaced just before filming due to differences with the producer.
6Directed 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).
7His 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.
8Ex-son-in-law of Herbert B. Swope Jr. and Margaret Hayes.
9He was the original director of Saturday Night Fever (1977) but pulled out. He was replaced by John Badham.
10Has a daughter named Bridget Avildsen (b. 2 October 1993) with his ex-wife, Tracy Brooks Swope.


Trademarks

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


Quotes

#Quote
1My dream was to have my own advertising agency by the time I was 30, and that was before I got into movies.
2I thought boxing was stupid.
3When 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

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Won Awards

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
1978Blue Ribbon AwardBlue Ribbon AwardsBest Foreign Language FilmRocky (1976)
1978Kinema Junpo AwardKinema Junpo AwardsBest Foreign Language FilmRocky (1976)
1978Readers' Choice AwardKinema Junpo AwardsBest Foreign Language FilmRocky (1976)
1977OscarAcademy Awards, USABest DirectorRocky (1976)
1977DGA AwardDirectors Guild of America, USAOutstanding Directorial Achievement in Motion PicturesRocky (1976)· Ted Swanson, Fred T. Gallo, Steve Perry

Nominated Awards

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
1991Razzie AwardRazzie AwardsWorst DirectorRocky V (1990)
1990Razzie AwardRazzie AwardsWorst DirectorThe Karate Kid, Part III (1989)
1983OscarAcademy Awards, USABest Documentary, Short SubjectsTraveling Hopefully (1982)
1981Razzie AwardRazzie AwardsWorst DirectorThe Formula (1980)
1978BAFTA Film AwardBAFTA AwardsBest DirectionRocky (1976)
1977Golden GlobeGolden Globes, USABest Director - Motion PictureRocky (1976)


Filmography

Director

Director

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Let Love Last2014Short
Desert Heat1999/IIas Danny Mulroon, director's cut
A Fine and Private Place1998
8 Seconds1994
The Power of One1992
Rocky V1990
The Karate Kid Part III1989
Lean on Me1989
For Keeps?1988
Happy New Year1987
The Karate Kid Part II1986
The Karate Kid1984
A Night in Heaven1983
Traveling Hopefully1982Documentary
Neighbors1981
Murder Ink1980TV Series
The Formula1980
Slow Dancing in the Big City1978
Rocky1976
W.W. and the Dixie Dancekings1975
Foreplay1975segment "Inaugural Ball"
Save the Tiger1973
The Stoolie1972co-director
Okay Bill1971
Cry Uncle1971
Joe1970
Guess What We Learned in School Today?1970
Turn on to Love1969
Light Sound Diffused1965Documentary short

Editor

Editor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Power of One1992
Rocky V1990
The Karate Kid Part III1989
Lean on Me1989
For Keeps?1988
The Karate Kid Part II1986
The Karate Kid1984
A Night in Heaven1983
Slow Dancing in the Big City1978
Okay Bill1971
Cry Uncle1971
Guess What We Learned in School Today?1970
Turn on to Love1969
Light Sound Diffused1965Documentary short

Producer

Producer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Margarita Manexecutive producer post-production
American Satan2017executive producer
Dancing Into the Future2007Video documentary producer
Lean on Me1989executive producer
Slow Dancing in the Big City1978producer
Out of It1969associate producer
Mickey One1965executive producer
Light Sound Diffused1965Documentary short producer

Cinematographer

Cinematographer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Stoolie1972
Okay Bill1971
Cry Uncle1971director of photography
Joe1970photographed by
Guess What We Learned in School Today?1970
Turn on to Love1969
Out of It1969director of photography
Light Sound Diffused1965Documentary short

Writer

Writer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Okay Bill1971
Cry Uncle1971additional dialogue
Guess What We Learned in School Today?1970based on a story by

Camera Department

Camera Department

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Slow Dancing in the Big City1978camera operator
Foreplay1975editor camera operator
The Stoolie1972camera operator

Miscellaneous

Miscellaneous

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Refuge2017/IVtechnical advisor
Black Like Me1964assistant to director - as John Avildsen
Greenwich Village Story1963production assistant

Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
American Satan2017Talk Show Host
Greenwich Village Story1963Alvie (as John Avildsen)

Assistant Director

Assistant Director

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Hurry Sundown1967assistant director - as John Avildsen
Greenwich Village Story1963assistant director

Editorial Department

Editorial Department

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Neighbors1981supervising editor

Thanks

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Margarita Manin memory of post-production
John G. Avildsen: King of the Underdogs2017Documentary in memory of
Auer2017Short special thanks
The Real Miyagi2015Documentary special thanks
Electric Boogaloo: The Wild, Untold Story of Cannon Films2014Documentary our deepest appreciation
Family on Board2014Short very special thanks
Biography: Morgan Freeman2010TV Movie special thanks - as John Avildsen
The Way of the Karate Kid2005Video documentary short special thanks

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Troma System1993ShortHimself
The 49th Annual Academy Awards1977TV SpecialHimself - Winner: Best Director
John G. Avildsen: King of the Underdogs2017DocumentaryHimself
The Real Miyagi2015DocumentaryHimself
Electric Boogaloo: The Wild, Untold Story of Cannon Films2014DocumentaryHimself
Boxing at the Movies: Kings of the Ring2013TV Movie documentaryHimself - Director, Rocky (as John G Avildsen)
Too Young to Die2012TV Series documentaryHimself
Biography2005-2011TV Series documentaryHimself
The Rocky Saga: Going the Distance2011TV Movie documentaryHimself
Mr. Firth Goes to Washington2008DocumentaryHimself - Interviewee
In the Ring2006Video documentaryHimself (as John Avildsen)
The Rise of Two Legends2006Video shortHimself
Tribute to James Crabe2006Video documentary shortHimself (as John Avildsen)
Make Your Own Damn Movie!2005Video documentaryHimself - Director
The Way of the Karate Kid2005Video documentary shortHimself - Director / Academy Award Winner
Super Secret Movie Rules2004TV Series documentaryHimself
A Decade Under the Influence2003DocumentaryHimself
Magic Time: A Tribute to Jack Lemmon2002Video documentary shortHimself (as John Avildsen)

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
40 Years of Rocky: The Birth of a Classic2017Documentary filming
Sports on the Silver Screen1997TV Movie documentaryHimself - Academy Award Ceremony (uncredited)

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