Milius, John

Battle-obsessed Hollywood writer/director/producer, best known to surfers as the creative force behind 1978's Big Wednesday, a Warner Brothers' film that drew on Milius's experiences at Malibu in the late '50s and early '60s. Milius was born (1944) in St. Louis, Missouri. He enlisted in the army, but was released due to asthma; he then enrolled in the University of Southern California School of Cinema, along with George Lucas (Steven Spielberg and Francis Ford Coppola were also apprentice fil...