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Birth Place: Longview, Texas, USA Profession: Writer ...
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COMPLETE FILMOGRAPHY WITH SYNOPSIS

Director (feature film)

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Saving Mr. Banks (2013)
Walt Disney spent twenty years in pursuit of the film rights to P.L. Travers'' popular novel, "Mary Poppins," a quest he began in the 1940s as a promise to his two daughters. When Travers travels from London to Hollywood in 1961 to finally discuss Disney''s desire to bring her beloved character to the motion picture screen, Disney meets a prim, uncompromising sexagenarian not only suspect of the impresario''s concept for the film, but a woman struggling with her own past. During her stay in California, Travers'' reflects back on her childhood in 1906 Australia, a trying time for her family that not only molded her aspirations to write, but one that also inspired the characters in her 1934 book. None more so than the one person whom she loved and admired more than any other-her caring father, Travers Goff, a tormented banker who, before his untimely death that same year, instills the youngster with both affection and enlightenment (and would be the muse for the story''s patriarch, Mr. Banks, the sole character that the famous nanny comes to aid). While reluctant to grant Disney the film rights, Travers comes to realize that the acclaimed Hollywood storyteller has his own motives for wanting to make the film-which, like the author, hints at the relationship he shared with his own father.
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Blind Side, The (2009)
The true story of Michael Oher, a homeless African-American youngster from a broken home, taken in by the Tuohys, a well-to-do white family who help him fulfill his potential. At the same time, Oher''s presence in the Tuohys'' lives leads them to some insightful self-discoveries of their own. Living in his new environment, the teen faces a completely different set of challenges to overcome. As a football player and student, Oher works hard and, with the help of his coaches and adopted family, becomes an All-American offensive left tackle.
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Alamo, The (2004) as Director
The roads cross at San Antonio de Bexar at a small, ruined mission called The Alamo--a place where myth meets history and legend meets reality. In the spring of 1836 nearly 200 Texans--men of all races who believed in the future of Texas--held the fort for thirteen days under siege by General Antonio Lopez de Santa Anna, ruler of Mexico and commander of its forces. Led by three men--the young, brash Colonel William Travis; the violent, passionate James Bowie; and the larger-than-life living legend Davy Crockett--the Texans and their deeds at the Alamo would pass into history as General Sam Houston''s rallying cry for Texas independence. As well, their actions would become legend for their symbolic significance.
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Rookie, The (2002) as Director
Jim Morris never made it out of the minor leagues before a shoulder injury ended his pitching career twelve years ago. Now a married-with-children high-school chemistry teacher and baseball coach in Texas, Jim''s team makes a deal with him: if they win the district championship, Jim will try out with a major-league organization. The bet proves incentive enough for the team, and they go from worst to first, making it to state for the first time in the history of the school. Jim, forced to live up to his end of the deal, is nearly laughed off the try-out field--until he gets onto the mound, where he confounds the scouts (and himself) by clocking successive 98 mph fastballs, good enough for a minor-league contract with the Tampa Bay Devil Rays. Jim''s still got a lot of pitches to throw before he makes it to The Show, but with his big-league dreams revived, there''s no telling where he could go.
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Vaya Con Dios (1991) as Director
A second-rate rodeo performer tries to marry his long-time girlfriend.

Writer (feature film)

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Chaos Walking (2019)
Todd Hewitt lives on the distant planet of New World-a new hope for humanity until struck by "The Noise," a virus which inflicts immersive visions of ones' every thought. The cacophony drives many mad until Todd makes a hidden, silent discovery: there is a girl named Viola, who may be the key to un
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Snow White and the Huntsman (2012)
Snow White is the only person in the land fairer than the evil queen out to destroy her. But what the wicked ruler never imagined is that the young woman threatening her reign has been training in the art of war with a huntsman dispatched to kill her.
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Goree Girls (2010)
A group of eight female Texas prison inmates form the Goree All Girl String Band, hoping it might gain them early release in the 1940's. They soon become a radio sensation, but decide to hide from fame in an effort to avoid the stigma for serving hard prison time.
13.
Blind Side, The (2009)
The true story of Michael Oher, a homeless African-American youngster from a broken home, taken in by the Tuohys, a well-to-do white family who help him fulfill his potential. At the same time, Oher''s presence in the Tuohys'' lives leads them to some insightful self-discoveries of their own. Living in his new environment, the teen faces a completely different set of challenges to overcome. As a football player and student, Oher works hard and, with the help of his coaches and adopted family, becomes an All-American offensive left tackle.
14.
Alamo, The (2004) as Screenwriter
The roads cross at San Antonio de Bexar at a small, ruined mission called The Alamo--a place where myth meets history and legend meets reality. In the spring of 1836 nearly 200 Texans--men of all races who believed in the future of Texas--held the fort for thirteen days under siege by General Antonio Lopez de Santa Anna, ruler of Mexico and commander of its forces. Led by three men--the young, brash Colonel William Travis; the violent, passionate James Bowie; and the larger-than-life living legend Davy Crockett--the Texans and their deeds at the Alamo would pass into history as General Sam Houston''s rallying cry for Texas independence. As well, their actions would become legend for their symbolic significance.
15.
Spy Game (2001) as Screenplay (Rewrite)
There was a time when CIA operative Nathan Muir and his protege Tom Bishop were inseparable, travelling the world and tasting everything it had to offer... from Vietnam to Berlin to Beirut. In a profession fraught with danger and uncertainty, Muir and Bishop forged an uncommonly close friendship bas
16.
Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil (1997) as Screenwriter
A visiting city reporter''''s assignment suddenly revolves around the murder trial of a local millionaire.
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Perfect World, A (1993) as Screenwriter
Set in the 1960s, story about the relationship that develops on the road between an escaped convict and the young boy he has kidnapped. The police chief who is tracking the two knows a vital truth about the convict''s past.
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Vaya Con Dios (1991) as Screenwriter
A second-rate rodeo performer tries to marry his long-time girlfriend.

Producer (feature film)

19.
My Dog Skip (2000) as Producer
Based on the true-life story of 9-year-old Willie Morris and his dog Skip, growing up in a small Mississippi town during World War II. Willie and his remote and overprotective father don''t get along, but when an irresistable Jack Russell Terrier enters the picture, important lessons about love, loyalty and the special bonds bewteen father and son are learned.

Misc. Crew (feature film)

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Maleficent (2014)
A beautiful, pure-hearted young woman, Maleficent has an idyllic life growing up in a peaceable forest kingdom, until an invading army threatens the harmony of the land. Maleficent rises to be the land''s fiercest protector, but she ultimately suffers a ruthless betrayal-an act that begins to turn her pure heart to stone. Bent on revenge, Maleficent faces an epic battle with the invading king''s successor and, as a result, places a curse upon his newborn infant Aurora. As the child grows, Maleficent realizes that Aurora holds the key to peace in the kingdom-and perhaps to Maleficent''s true happiness as well.

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