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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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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Personal Info

Gender Male

Known Credits 32

Birthday 1932-07-12

Place of Birth Greenpoint, Brooklyn, New York City, New York, USA

Adult Actor False

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Also Known As

  • Monte Himmelbaum
  • M. Hellman

Known For

Directing TV ShowsMovies

2013 Venice 70: Future Reloaded … Director
2011 Road to Nowhere … Director
2007 Somewhere Near Salinas: A Conversation with Kris Kristofferson … Director
2007 Make it Three Yards: A Conversation with James Taylor … Director
2006 Trapped Ashes … Director
2006 Stanley's Girlfriend … Director
1989 Silent Night, Deadly Night III: Better Watch Out! … Director
1988 Iguana … Director
1981 Inside the Coppola Personality … Director
1979 Avalanche Express … Director
1978 China 9, Liberty 37 … Director
1977 The Greatest … Director
1974 Cockfighter … Director
1974 Shatter … Director
1971 Two-Lane Blacktop … Director
1966 Ride in the Whirlwind … Director
1966 The Shooting … Director
1964 Back Door to Hell … Director
1964 Flight To Fury … Director
1963 The Terror … Director
1959 Beast from Haunted Cave … Director

Acting

2006 Wanderlust as Himself
1998 L.A. Without a Map as Himself
1989 Silent Night, Deadly Night III: Better Watch Out! as Danny
1989 Hellman Rider as himself
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
1982 Room 666

Production

2011 Road to Nowhere … Producer
2007 Somewhere Near Salinas: A Conversation with Kris Kristofferson … Producer
1992 Reservoir Dogs … Executive Producer
1978 China 9, Liberty 37 … Producer
1966 The Shooting … Producer

Editing

1989 Silent Night, Deadly Night III: Better Watch Out! … Editor
1978 China 9, Liberty 37 … Editor
1975 The Killer Elite … Editor
1968 Head … Editor

Writing

1989 Silent Night, Deadly Night III: Better Watch Out! … Story
1988 Iguana … Writer
1967 The St. Valentine's Day Massacre … Dialogue

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