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I thought boxing was stupid. ---->>>

My dream was to have my own advertising agency by the time I was 30, and that was before I got into movies. ---->>>

When I read 'Rocky V,' it was a terrific story, a great script. Rocky died at the end. He has this devastating fight with Tommy Gunn, ends up in an ambulance with his head in Adrian's lap, and by the time they get to the hospital, he's dead. ---->>>

Biography

John G. Avildsen profile (john-g-avildsen.jpg)
Nationality: American
Born: 12-21, 1935
Birthplace: Oak Park, Illinois, U.S.
Die: 2017-06-16
Occupation: Director
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John Guilbert Avildsen (December 21, 1935 – June 16, 2017) was an American film director. He won the Academy Award for Best Director in 1977 for Rocky. Other films he directed include Joe, Save the Tiger, Fore Play, The Formula, Neighbors, For Keeps, Lean on Me, The Power of One, 8 Seconds, Inferno, Rocky V and the first three The Karate Kid films (wikipedia)