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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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​From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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

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Also Known As

  • Monte Himmelbaum
  • M. Hellman

Directing TV ShowsMovies

2013 Venice 70: Future ReloadedDirector
2011 Road to NowhereDirector
2007 Somewhere Near Salinas: A Conversation with Kris KristoffersonDirector
2007 Make it Three Yards: A Conversation with James TaylorDirector
2006 Trapped AshesDirector
2006 Stanley's GirlfriendDirector
1989 Silent Night, Deadly Night III: Better Watch Out!Director
1988 IguanaDirector
1981 Inside the Coppola PersonalityDirector
1979 Avalanche ExpressDirector
1978 China 9, Liberty 37Director
1977 The GreatestDirector
1974 CockfighterDirector
1974 ShatterDirector
1971 Two-Lane BlacktopDirector
1966 Ride in the WhirlwindDirector
1966 The ShootingDirector
1964 Back Door to HellDirector
1964 Flight To FuryDirector
1963 The TerrorDirector
1959 Beast from Haunted CaveDirector

Acting

2006 Wanderlust as Himself
1998 L.A. Without a Map as Himself
1993 Sam Peckinpah: Man of Iron 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
1982 Room 666

Production

2011 Road to NowhereProducer
2007 Somewhere Near Salinas: A Conversation with Kris KristoffersonProducer
1992 Reservoir DogsExecutive Producer
1978 China 9, Liberty 37Producer
1966 The ShootingProducer

Editing

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

Writing

1989 Silent Night, Deadly Night III: Better Watch Out!Story
1988 IguanaWriter
1967 The St. Valentine's Day MassacreDialogue

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