John G. Avildsen
Birth Name: John Guilbert Avildsen
Born: 21 December 1935 Died: 16 June 2017
Country of origin: United States
Height: 5' 5"
Relationship Status: Married
Partner: Marie Olga Maturevich
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John G. Avildsen was an American film director best known for directing Rocky (1976), which earned him the Academy Award for Best Director. He is also renowned for directing the first three films in The Karate Kid franchise (1984โ1989). Other films he directed include Joe (1970), Save the Tiger (1973), The Formula (1980), Neighbors (1981), Lean on Me (1989), Rocky V (1990), and 8 Seconds (1994).
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