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John G. Avildsen
John G Avildsen
Name
John Guilbert Avildsen
Birthplace
Oak Park, Illinois, U.S.
Birth date
(1935-12-21)December 21, 1935
Death place
Los Angeles, California, U.S.
Died date
June 16, 2017(2017-06-16) (aged 81)
Occupation
Director
Active Years
1969–2017
Notable Films
Rocky (1976)
The Karate Kid (1984)


John Guilbert Avildsen (December 21, 1935 – June 16, 2017) was an American film director. He is best known for directing the film Rocky in which he won the Academy Award for Best Picture. His other notable films include Joe (1970), Save the Tiger, Neighbors (1981) and The Karate Kid (1984).


Early lifeEdit

Avildsen was born in Oak Park, Illinois, the son of Ivy (née Guilbert) and Clarence John Avildsen. He was educated at The Hotchkiss School and New York University.


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