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Born: October 23, 1936 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Chicago, Illinois, USA Profession: Director ...
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1964:
Co-wrote and co-directed with Benjamin Manaster, his first feature based on his yet unfinished novel, "Goldstein"
1974:
Directed "The White Dawn", a whaling adventure set in the 19th Century, greatly helped by the expert cinematography of Michael Chapman
1995:
Executive produced and narrated "China: The Wild East", a documentary directed by his son Peter
1990:
His "Henry & June" became the first film to receive the new MPAA classification NC-17 over its sexual content; film, which was a box-office failure, traced the relationship of authors Henry Miller and Anais Nin
1962:
Met Anais Nin at the University of Chicago
1977:
Moved to San Francisco
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Spent one year in Israel working on a kibbutz
1975:
Was fired from "The Outlaw Josey Wales" by star Clint Eastwood, who took over the directorial reins; retained screenwriter credit
1972:
First film for Universal, "The Great Northfield Minnesota Raid", about the James and Younger brothers
1993:
Helmed the film adaptation of Michael Crichton's controversial novel "Rising Sun"; also co-scripted with Crichton
1969:
Moved to Hollywood; put under contract to Universal Studios
1961:
Relocated family to Europe; tried to finish the novel and taught English in Greece and math in Florence
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Born and raised in Chicago, Illinois
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Developed original story for "Raiders of the Lost Ark" with George Lucas
1964:
Directed Jon Voight in his screen debut in "Fearless Frank"; also produced and scripted
1979:
First feature co-written with wife, Rose Fisher Kaufman, "The Wanderers", adapted from Richard Price's novel
1980:
Made what is considered his best film, "The Right Stuff", based on Tom Wolfe's book about the US space program; although a box-office disappointment, film earned eight Oscar nominations, including one as Best Picture
1960:
Moved family to California; supported them with odd jobs while trying to complete a novel
1988:
Received Academy Award nomination for co-writing (with Jean-Claude Carriere) the screenplay adaptation of "The Unbearable Lightness of Being"; also directed
1962:
Returned to Chicago
2000:
Returned to the director's chair to helm "Quills", a film based on Doug Wright's stage play about the Marquis de Sade

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