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Michael Herr (1940–2016)


Michael Herr was born on April 13, 1940 in Lexington, Kentucky, USA as Michael David Herr. He was a writer and producer, known for Full Metal Jacket (1987), The Rainmaker (1997) and Apocalypse Now (1979). He was married to Valerie Elliott. He died on June 23, 2016 in New York, USA. See full bio »

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(age 76) in New York, USA

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Known For

Full Metal Jacket
(1987)
The Rainmaker
The Rainmaker Writer
(1997)
Apocalypse Now
(1979)
Apocalypse Oz
Apocalypse Oz Writer
(2006)

Filmography

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 2006 Apocalypse Oz (Short) (screenplay "Apocalypse Now")
 1997 The Rainmaker (narration)
 1987 Full Metal Jacket (screenplay by)
 1979 Apocalypse Now (narration)
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 1987 Full Metal Jacket (associate producer)
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 1996 The Island of Dr. Moreau (script revisions - uncredited)
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 1991 Hearts of Darkness: A Filmmaker's Apocalypse (Documentary) (special thanks)
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 2008 American Masters (TV Series documentary)
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 2006 A Million Feet of Film: The Editing of Apocalypse Now (Video documentary short)
Himself
 2001 First Kill (Documentary)
Himself
 2001 Stanley Kubrick: A Life in Pictures (Documentary)
Himself
 1996 The Invisible Man (TV Movie documentary)
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Personal Details

Other Works:

Wrote about the Vietnam War for Esquire and published Dispatches, a highly-acclaimed book about the war, in 1977. See more »

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In 1967, he persuaded the editor of Esquire magazine to send him to Vietnam as a war correspondent. See more »

Star Sign:

Aries

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