John Milius

Biography: After attending the University of Southern California film school (where he made the animated short Marcello, I'm So Bored), Milius became an assistant to producer Lawrence Gordon, and began co-scripting actioners in the early '70s with Evel Knievel and Dirty Harry (on which he was uncredited). He attracted attention with his scripts for John Huston's The Life and Time of Judge Roy Bean, Sydney Pollack's Jeremiah Johnson (co-scripted by Edward Anhalt), and the Dirty Harry sequel Magnum Force (co-scripted by Michael Cimino). Milius debuted as a writer/director with the tough crime drama Dillinger, and gained fame for his later actioners, most notably The Wind and the Lion, Conan the Barbarian, and Red Dawn. Milius also co-scripted Francis Coppola's Apocalypse Now and Walter Hill's Geronimo: An American Legend.

John Milius' Scores

Average career score: 63
Highest Metascore: 94 Apocalypse Now
Lowest Metascore: 31 Red Dawn
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 18
  2. Negative: 3 out of 18
18 movie reviews
Title: Year: Credit: User score:
31 Red Dawn Nov 21, 2012 1984 Screenplay / 1984 Screenplay tbd
92 Apocalypse Now Redux Aug 3, 2001 Screenplay 8.0
74 Clear and Present Danger Aug 3, 1994 Screenplay / Screenplay tbd
51 Extreme Prejudice Apr 24, 1987 Story tbd
53 Red Dawn Aug 10, 1984 Director / Director / Screenplay / Screenplay 5.5
38 Uncommon Valor Dec 16, 1983 Producer / Producer 7.2
43 Conan the Barbarian May 14, 1982 Director / Screenplay 8.0
68 Used Cars Jul 11, 1980 Executive Producer 7.5
34 1941 Dec 14, 1979 Executive Producer / Story 6.0
94 Apocalypse Now Aug 15, 1979 Screenplay 8.8
63 Hardcore Jan 1, 1979 Executive Producer 6.2
54 Big Wednesday May 26, 1978 Director / Written By tbd
87 Jaws Jun 20, 1975 Writer 8.7
67 The Wind and the Lion May 22, 1975 Director / Director / Written By / Written By 8.8
58 Magnum Force Dec 25, 1973 Screenplay / Story 7.2
75 Jeremiah Johnson May 12, 1972 Screenplay 7.3
87 Dirty Harry Dec 23, 1971 Screenplay / Screenplay tbd
59 Milius TBA Himself tbd