Walter Hill (I)


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Hill was born in Long Beach, California and educated at Mexico City College and Michigan State University. He worked in oil drilling and construction in the 60s before becoming a 2nd assistant director in 1967. He has written and co-written screenplays, including several uncredited works. He has produced and directed films since 1975. See full bio »

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Won 2 Primetime Emmys. Another 12 wins & 14 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

48 Hrs. Writer
(1982)
Aliens Producer
(1986)
The Warriors Producer
(1979)
(1984)

Filmography

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 2017 Alien: Covenant (producer - produced by)
 2012/I Prometheus (producer)
 2007 Aliens vs. Predator: Requiem (producer)
 2006 Broken Trail (TV Mini-Series) (producer - 2 episodes)
- Part Two (2006) ... (producer)
- Part One (2006) ... (producer)
 2004 Alien vs. Predator (producer)
 2004 Deadwood (TV Series) (consulting producer - 1 episode)
- Deadwood (2004) ... (consulting producer)
 2002 Ritual (producer)
 2002 Undisputed (producer)
 1997 Alien Resurrection (producer)
 1997 Perversions of Science (TV Series) (executive producer - 10 episodes)
- People's Choice (1997) ... (executive producer)
- Ultimate Weapon (1997) ... (executive producer)
- Snap Ending (1997) ... (executive producer)
- Panic (1997) ... (executive producer)
- Planely Possible (1997) ... (executive producer)
 1996 Last Man Standing (producer)
 1996 Secrets of the Cryptkeeper's Haunted House (TV Series) (executive producer - 1997)
 1996 Bordello of Blood (executive producer)
 1989-1996 Tales from the Crypt (TV Series) (executive producer - 93 episodes)
- The Third Pig (1996) ... (executive producer)
- Ear Today... Gone Tomorrow (1996) ... (executive producer)
- Confession (1996) ... (executive producer)
- About Face (1996) ... (executive producer)
- Smoke Wrings (1996) ... (executive producer)
 1995 W.E.I.R.D. World (TV Movie) (executive producer)
 1995 Tales from the Crypt: Demon Knight (executive producer)
 1993-1994 Tales from the Cryptkeeper (TV Series) (executive producer - 5 episodes)
- Transylvania Express (1994) ... (executive producer)
- Ghost Ship (1993) ... (executive producer)
- Grounds for Horror (1993) ... (executive producer)
- Pleasant Screams (1993) ... (executive producer)
- While the Cat's Away (1993) ... (executive producer)
 1993 Geronimo: An American Legend (producer)
 1992 Alien³ (producer)
 1992 Two-Fisted Tales (TV Movie) (executive producer)
 1988 Red Heat (producer)
 1986 Aliens (executive producer)
 1986 Blue City (producer)
 1985 Rustlers' Rhapsody (producer)
 1979 Alien (producer)
 1979 The Warriors (producer - Ultimate Director's Cut)
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Alternate Names:

Walter L. Hill II | Wally Hill | Thomas Lee
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Personal Quote:

We're not breaking new ground. We're trying to be entertaining within a format that's familiar. There's a kind of ice skating that goes on where you must let the audience know that you're not taking yourself too seriously. But at the same time, the jokes are funny but the bullets are real. The jeopardy has to be real. When it gets outlandish, there needs to be no drift into parody - self-parody, ... See more »

Trivia:

Stated on the DVD introduction for the Ultimate Director's Cut on The Warriors (1979) that he is against making special editions to his own films because he feels that movies should speak for themselves and do not demand as he describes "special explanations and long apologies". See more »

Trademark:

At least one character in many of his films drives a sky blue Cadillac Convertible. e.g. _48 Hours (1982)_, Brewster's Millions (1985), _RedHeat (1988)_. See more »

Star Sign:

Capricorn

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