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Roger Avary
Roger Avary
(born August 23, 1965) is a Canadian film and television director, screenwriter and producer. He worked on Reservoir Dogs
Reservoir Dogs
and Pulp Fiction, for which he and Quentin Tarantino
Quentin Tarantino
were awarded the Oscar for Best Original Screenplay at the 67th Academy Awards. He wrote the screenplays for Silent Hill and Beowulf. He also directed Killing Zoe
Killing Zoe
and The Rules of Attraction.[1]

Contents

1 Career

1.1 Pulp Fiction 1.2 Killing Zoe 1.3 The Rules of Attraction 1.4 Silent Hill 1.5 Beowulf 1.6 Lucky Day

2 Manslaughter charge 3 Filmography

3.1 Director 3.2 Writer 3.3 Producer 3.4 Executive Producer 3.5 Actor 3.6 Cinematographer

4 References 5 External links

Career[edit] Pulp Fiction[edit] Although the screenplay itself was written by Quentin Tarantino, Avary helped work out story ideas for the 1994 film Pulp Fiction
Pulp Fiction
for which they won the Academy Award
Academy Award
for Best Original Screenplay.[2] Killing Zoe[edit] Avary also wrote and directed the neo-noir thriller Killing Zoe
Killing Zoe
(1994) which Quentin Tarantino
Quentin Tarantino
executive produced. The film was honored with le Prix très spécial à Cannes 1994, the very same year that Pulp Fiction won the Palme d'Or. It continued to win awards worldwide on the festival circuit, including the Grand Prize at Japan's Yubari International Fantastic Film Festival in February 1994 and the Italian Mystfest. The Rules of Attraction[edit] In 2002, Avary directed The Rules of Attraction, an adaptation of the Bret Easton Ellis
Bret Easton Ellis
novel, which he also executive produced. As of 2009, the film ranked as the twenty-seventh highest grossing college comedy of all time.[3] The Rules of Attraction was the first studio film to be edited on Apple's Final Cut Pro
Final Cut Pro
editing system.[4] Avary became a spokesperson for Final Cut Pro
Final Cut Pro
product,[5] appearing in Apple print and web ads worldwide. Avary and the film's composers, tomandandy, developed the audio format Mono SR for the film. Mono SR is an open source audio format that maintains the simplicity of monaural sound when motion picture delivery requirements include Dolby Digital noise reduction. In 2004, Avary directed the film Glitterati (2004). In 2005, Avary, at the request of his friend, actor James Van Der Beek, played the part of a peyote-taking gonzo film director Franklin Brauner in the film "Standing Still."[6] Silent Hill[edit] In 2006, Avary wrote a screenplay adaptation to the Konami
Konami
video game, Silent Hill (2006), with French director and friend, Christophe Gans, and Killing Zoe
Killing Zoe
producer Samuel Hadida. Avary and Gans being long time video gamers and fans of the Silent Hill series, collaborated on the film.[7] Beowulf[edit] Avary and novelist Neil Gaiman
Neil Gaiman
wrote the screenplay for the 2007 film Beowulf which was directed by Robert Zemeckis.[8] Lucky Day[edit] In 2017 Avary directed his own screenplay, Lucky Day, starring Luke Bracey, Nina Dobrev, and Crispin Hellion Glover, in Toronto & Hamilton, Ontario Canada. The film wrapped production on November 4, 2017. Manslaughter charge[edit] On January 13, 2008, Avary was arrested under suspicion of manslaughter and DUI, following a car crash in Ojai, California, where a passenger, Andrea Zini, was killed. The Ventura County Sheriff's department responded to the accident after midnight Sunday morning on the 19-hundred block of East Ojai Avenue. Avary was released from jail on $50,000 bail.[9] In December 2008, he was charged with, and pleaded not guilty to, gross vehicular manslaughter and two felony counts of causing bodily injury while intoxicated.[10] He later changed his plea to guilty on August 18, 2009.[11]On September 29, 2009, he was sentenced to 1 year in work furlough (allowing him to go to his job during the day and then report back to the furlough facility at night) and 5 years of probation.[12] However, after making several tweets about the conditions of his stay on Twitter, Avary was sent to Ventura County Jail to serve out the remainder of his term.[13] On July 10, 2010, after serving an eight-month sentence, Avary was released.[14] Filmography[edit] Director[edit]

The Worm Turns (1983) (short) Roger Avary's Day Off (1987) (short) Killing Zoe
Killing Zoe
(1994) Mr. Stitch
Mr. Stitch
(1996) (television) The Rules of Attraction (2002) Glitterati (2004) La voix humaine
La voix humaine
(2017) Lucky Day (2018)

Writer[edit]

The Worm Turns (1983) (short) Reservoir Dogs
Reservoir Dogs
(1992) (Radio Dialogue) True Romance
True Romance
(1993) (Radio Dialogue) Pulp Fiction
Pulp Fiction
(1994) (shared a "Story by" credit with Quentin Tarantino, who also received the sole "Written by" credit) Killing Zoe
Killing Zoe
(1994) Crying Freeman (1995) (uncredited) Mr. Stitch
Mr. Stitch
(1996) (television) Odd Jobs
Odd Jobs
(1997) (television) The Rules of Attraction (2002) Glitterati (2004) Silent Hill (2006) Beowulf (2007) Lucky Day (2017)

Producer[edit]

Mr. Stitch
Mr. Stitch
(1996) (television) Odd Jobs
Odd Jobs
(1997) (television) Glitterati (2004)

Executive Producer[edit]

Boogie Boy
Boogie Boy
(1998) The Rules of Attraction (2002) The Last Man (2003) Beowulf (2007)

Actor[edit]

Phantasm IV: Oblivion (1998) (cameo) Standing Still (2005)

Cinematographer[edit]

My Best Friend's Birthday
My Best Friend's Birthday
(1987)

References[edit]

^ "Roger Avary". Filmbug. 2007-11-18. Retrieved 2012-10-27.  ^ " Pulp Fiction
Pulp Fiction
Awards". IMDb. Retrieved 2015-11-22.  ^ "Comedy - College Movies at the Box Office". Box Office Mojo. Retrieved 2012-10-27.  ^ "More don't miss stories from Macworld page 1". Macworld.com. 2002-01-15. Archived from the original on 2008-08-29. Retrieved 2012-10-27.  ^ Apple.com Archived November 6, 2005, at the Wayback Machine. ^ Clint Morris. "Exclusive Interview : James Van Der Beek". Moviehole.net. Archived from the original on 13 October 2006. Retrieved 21 January 2007.  ^ Matt Withers (20 April 2006). "INT: Roger Avary". JoBlo.com. Retrieved 21 January 2007.  ^ Stv.tv Archived December 13, 2007, at the Wayback Machine. ^ "'Pulp Fiction' screenwriter Avary arrested after fatal Ojai crash". Ventura County-Star. 13 January 2008. Archived from the original on 5 February 2013.  ^ Catherine Saillant (13 December 2008). " Screenwriter
Screenwriter
Roger Avary charged with gross vehicular manslaughter". Los Angeles Times.  ^ CBC news (21 August 2009). " Pulp Fiction
Pulp Fiction
writer pleads guilty over deadly car crash". CBC News.  ^ "Avary Given Work Furlough at Ojai Valley News Blog". Ovnblog.com. Archived from the original on 2012-03-01. Retrieved 2012-10-27.  ^ " Screenwriter
Screenwriter
Roger Avary
Roger Avary
moved from work furlough program to jail after tweeting episode". Los Angeles Times. 27 November 2009.  ^ "Bigmouthery: Bigmouthery Exclusive - Oscar-Winning Writer Roger Avary Released from Jail". Bigmouthery.blogspot.com. 2010-07-15. Retrieved 2012-10-27. 

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Films by Roger Avary

Directed

Killing Zoe
Killing Zoe
(1994) Mr. Stitch
Mr. Stitch
(1995) The Rules of Attraction (2002) Glitterati (2004)

Written

True Romance
True Romance
(1993) Pulp Fiction
Pulp Fiction
(1994) Killing Zoe
Killing Zoe
(1994) Mr. Stitch
Mr. Stitch
(1995) The Rules of Attraction (2002) Glitterati (2004) Silent Hill (2006) Beowulf (2007)

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Academy Award
Academy Award
for Best Original Screenplay

1940–1960

Preston Sturges
Preston Sturges
(1940) Herman J. Mankiewicz
Herman J. Mankiewicz
and Orson Welles
Orson Welles
(1941) Michael Kanin
Michael Kanin
and Ring Lardner Jr.
Ring Lardner Jr.
(1942) Norman Krasna (1943) Lamar Trotti (1944) Richard Schweizer (1945) Muriel Box and Sydney Box (1946) Sidney Sheldon (1947) No award (1948) Robert Pirosh (1949) Charles Brackett, D. M. Marshman Jr. and Billy Wilder
Billy Wilder
(1950) Alan Jay Lerner
Alan Jay Lerner
(1951) T. E. B. Clarke (1952) Charles Brackett, Richard L. Breen and Walter Reisch (1953) Budd Schulberg
Budd Schulberg
(1954) Sonya Levien and William Ludwig (1955) Albert Lamorisse
Albert Lamorisse
(1956) George Wells (1957) Nathan E. Douglas and Harold Jacob Smith (1958) Clarence Greene, Maurice Richlin, Russell Rouse and Stanley Shapiro (1959) I. A. L. Diamond and Billy Wilder
Billy Wilder
(1960)

1961–1980

William Inge
William Inge
(1961) Ennio de Concini, Pietro Germi, and Alfredo Giannetti (1962) James Webb (1963) Peter Stone and Frank Tarloff (1964) Frederic Raphael (1965) Claude Lelouch
Claude Lelouch
and Pierre Uytterhoeven (1966) William Rose (1967) Mel Brooks
Mel Brooks
(1968) William Goldman
William Goldman
(1969) Francis Ford Coppola
Francis Ford Coppola
and Edmund H. North (1970) Paddy Chayefsky
Paddy Chayefsky
(1971) Jeremy Larner (1972) David S. Ward
David S. Ward
(1973) Robert Towne
Robert Towne
(1974) Frank Pierson
Frank Pierson
(1975) Paddy Chayefsky
Paddy Chayefsky
(1976) Woody Allen
Woody Allen
and Marshall Brickman (1977) Robert C. Jones, Waldo Salt, and Nancy Dowd (1978) Steve Tesich
Steve Tesich
(1979) Bo Goldman
Bo Goldman
(1980)

1981–2000

Colin Welland (1981) John Briley (1982) Horton Foote (1983) Robert Benton (1984) William Kelley, Pamela Wallace and Earl W. Wallace (1985) Woody Allen
Woody Allen
(1986) John Patrick Shanley
John Patrick Shanley
(1987) Ronald Bass and Barry Morrow (1988) Tom Schulman (1989) Bruce Joel Rubin (1990) Callie Khouri
Callie Khouri
(1991) Neil Jordan
Neil Jordan
(1992) Jane Campion
Jane Campion
(1993) Quentin Tarantino
Quentin Tarantino
and Roger Avary
Roger Avary
(1994) Christopher McQuarrie
Christopher McQuarrie
(1995) Joel Coen and Ethan Coen (1996) Ben Affleck
Ben Affleck
and Matt Damon
Matt Damon
(1997) Marc Norman and Tom Stoppard
Tom Stoppard
(1998) Alan Ball (1999) Cameron Crowe
Cameron Crowe
(2000)

2001–present

Julian Fellowes
Julian Fellowes
(2001) Pedro Almodóvar
Pedro Almodóvar
(2002) Sofia Coppola
Sofia Coppola
(2003) Pierre Bismuth, Michel Gondry
Michel Gondry
and Charlie Kaufman
Charlie Kaufman
(2004) Paul Haggis
Paul Haggis
and Bobby Moresco (2005) Michael Arndt
Michael Arndt
(2006) Diablo Cody
Diablo Cody
(2007) Dustin Lance Black
Dustin Lance Black
(2008) Mark Boal
Mark Boal
(2009) David Seidler (2010) Woody Allen
Woody Allen
(2011) Quentin Tarantino
Quentin Tarantino
(2012) Spike Jonze
Spike Jonze
(2013) Alejandro G. Iñárritu, Nicolás Giacobone, Alexander Dinelaris Jr., and Armando Bo (2014) Tom McCarthy and Josh Singer (2015) Kenneth Lonergan
Kenneth Lonergan
(2016) Jordan Peele
Jordan Peele
(2017)

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BAFTA Award for Best Original Screenplay

Paul D. Zimmerman (1983) Woody Allen
Woody Allen
(1984) Woody Allen
Woody Allen
(1985) Woody Allen
Woody Allen
(1986) David Leland (1987) Shawn Slovo (1988) Nora Ephron
Nora Ephron
(1989) Giuseppe Tornatore
Giuseppe Tornatore
(1990) Anthony Minghella
Anthony Minghella
(1991) Woody Allen
Woody Allen
(1992) Harold Ramis
Harold Ramis
and Danny Rubin
Danny Rubin
(1993) Quentin Tarantino
Quentin Tarantino
and Roger Avary
Roger Avary
(1994) Christopher McQuarrie
Christopher McQuarrie
(1995) Mike Leigh
Mike Leigh
(1996) Gary Oldman
Gary Oldman
(1997) Andrew Niccol
Andrew Niccol
(1998) Charlie Kaufman
Charlie Kaufman
(1999) Cameron Crowe
Cameron Crowe
(2000) Jean-Pierre Jeunet
Jean-Pierre Jeunet
and Guillaume Laurant (2001) Pedro Almodóvar
Pedro Almodóvar
(2002) Tom McCarthy (2003) Charlie Kaufman
Charlie Kaufman
(2004) Paul Haggis
Paul Haggis
and Bobby Moresco (2005) Michael Arndt
Michael Arndt
(2006) Diablo Cody
Diablo Cody
(2007) Martin McDonagh
Martin McDonagh
(2008) Mark Boal
Mark Boal
(2009) David Seidler (2010) Michel Hazanavicius
Michel Hazanavicius
(2011) Quentin Tarantino
Quentin Tarantino
(2012) Eric Warren Singer and David O. Russell
David O. Russell
(2013) Wes Anderson
Wes Anderson
and Hugo Guinness (2014) Tom McCarthy and Josh Singer (2015) Kenneth Lonergan
Kenneth Lonergan
(2016) Martin McDonagh
Martin McDonagh
(2017)

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Independent Spirit Award for Best Screenplay

Horton Foote (1985) Oliver Stone
Oliver Stone
(1986) Neal Jimenez (1987) Ramon Menendez and Tom Musca (1988) Gus Van Sant
Gus Van Sant
and Daniel Yost (1989) Charles Burnett (1990) Gus Van Sant
Gus Van Sant
(1991) Neal Jimenez (1992) Robert Altman
Robert Altman
and Frank Barhydt (1993) Quentin Tarantino
Quentin Tarantino
and Roger Avary
Roger Avary
(1994) Christopher McQuarrie
Christopher McQuarrie
(1995) Joel Coen and Ethan Coen (1996) Kevin Smith
Kevin Smith
(1997) Don Roos
Don Roos
(1998) Alexander Payne
Alexander Payne
and Jim Taylor (1999) Kenneth Lonergan
Kenneth Lonergan
(2000) Christopher Nolan
Christopher Nolan
(2001) Mike White (2002) Sofia Coppola
Sofia Coppola
(2003) Alexander Payne
Alexander Payne
and Jim Taylor (2004) Dan Futterman (2005) Jason Reitman
Jason Reitman
(2006) Tamara Jenkins
Tamara Jenkins
(2007) Woody Allen
Woody Allen
(2008) Scott Neustadter
Scott Neustadter
and Michael H. Weber (2009) Stuart Blumberg and Lisa Cholodenko (2010) Alexander Payne, Jim Rash, and Nat Faxon
Nat Faxon
(2011) David O. Russell
David O. Russell
(2012) John Ridley
John Ridley
(2013) Dan Gilroy
Dan Gilroy
(2014) Tom McCarthy and Josh Singer (2015) Barry Jenkins
Barry Jenkins
and Tarell Alvin McCraney
Tarell Alvin McCraney
(2016) Greta Gerwig
Greta Gerwig
(2017)

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National Society of Film Critics Award for Best Screenplay

1967–2000

David Newman and Robert Benton (1967) John Cassavetes
John Cassavetes
(1968) Paul Mazursky
Paul Mazursky
and Larry Tucker (1969) Éric Rohmer
Éric Rohmer
(1970) Penelope Gilliatt (1971) Ingmar Bergman
Ingmar Bergman
(1972) George Lucas, Gloria Katz and Willard Huyck (1973) Ingmar Bergman
Ingmar Bergman
(1974) Robert Towne
Robert Towne
and Warren Beatty
Warren Beatty
(1975) Alain Tanner
Alain Tanner
and John Berger
John Berger
(1976) Woody Allen
Woody Allen
and Marshall Brickman (1977) Paul Mazursky
Paul Mazursky
(1978) Steve Tesich
Steve Tesich
(1979) Bo Goldman
Bo Goldman
(1980) John Guare
John Guare
(1981) Murray Schisgal and Larry Gelbart
Larry Gelbart
(1982) Bill Forsyth
Bill Forsyth
(1983) Lowell Ganz, Babaloo Mandel and Bruce Jay Friedman (1984) Albert Brooks
Albert Brooks
and Monica Johnson (1985) Hanif Kureishi
Hanif Kureishi
(1986) John Boorman
John Boorman
(1987) Ron Shelton (1988) Gus Van Sant
Gus Van Sant
and Daniel Yost (1989) Charles Burnett (1990) David Cronenberg
David Cronenberg
(1991) David Webb Peoples (1992) Jane Campion
Jane Campion
(1993) Quentin Tarantino
Quentin Tarantino
and Roger Avary
Roger Avary
(1994) Amy Heckerling (1995) Albert Brooks
Albert Brooks
and Monica Johnson (1996) Curtis Hanson
Curtis Hanson
and Brian Helgeland (1997) Scott Frank (1998) Charlie Kaufman
Charlie Kaufman
(1999) Kenneth Lonergan
Kenneth Lonergan
(2000)

2001–present

Julian Fellowes
Julian Fellowes
(2001) Ronald Harwood (2002) Shari Springer Berman and Robert Pulcini
Shari Springer Berman and Robert Pulcini
(2003) Alexander Payne
Alexander Payne
and Jim Taylor (2004) Noah Baumbach
Noah Baumbach
(2005) Peter Morgan (2006) Tamara Jenkins
Tamara Jenkins
(2007) Mike Leigh
Mike Leigh
(2008) Joel Coen and Ethan Coen (2009) Aaron Sorkin
Aaron Sorkin
(2010) Asghar Farhadi
Asghar Farhadi
(2011) Tony Kushner
Tony Kushner
(2012) Richard Linklater, Ethan Hawke, and Julie Delpy
Julie Delpy
(2013) Wes Anderson
Wes Anderson
(2014) Tom McCarthy and Josh Singer (2015) Kenneth Lonergan
Kenneth Lonergan
(2016) Greta Gerwig
Greta Gerwig
(2017)

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