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Known Credits: 19

Birthday: 1932-07-12

Place of Birth: New York City, New York

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Monte Hellman

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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.

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Production
2011 Road to Nowhere … Producer
1992 Reservoir Dogs … Executive Producer
1978 China 9, Liberty 37 … Producer
1966 The Shooting … Producer
Directing
2011 Road to Nowhere … Director
2006 Trapped Ashes … Director
2006 Stanley's Girlfriend … Director
1989 Silent Night, Deadly Night III: Better Watch Out! … Director
1989 Iguana … Director
1979 Avalanche Express … Director
1978 China 9, Liberty 37 … Director
1977 The Greatest … Director
1974 Cockfighter … Director
1971 Two-Lane Blacktop … Director
1966 The Shooting … Director
1965 Ride in the Whirlwind … Director
1964 Back Door to Hell … Director
1959 Beast from Haunted Cave … Director
Writing
1989 Silent Night, Deadly Night III: Better Watch Out! … Story
1989 Iguana … Writer
Editing
1989 Silent Night, Deadly Night III: Better Watch Out! … Editor
1978 China 9, Liberty 37 … Editor
Acting
1999 L.A. Without a Map as Himself
1989 Silent Night, Deadly Night III: Better Watch Out! as Danny
1988 Someone To Love
1986 Plunging On Alone: Monte Hellman's Life In A Day as Himself
1983 Sam Peckinpah: Man of Iron as Himself