John Milius

John Milius (Board Member)

Screenwriter, director, and producer of motion pictures

After attending film school at the University of Southern California, Milius became a prominent writer and director of motion pictures. Milius-directed movies include “Conan the Barbarian,” “Red Dawn,” and the Emmy winning “Rough Riders” TV movie about Teddy Roosevelt. He also contributed as a writer to “Apocalypse Now,” “Jaws,” and “Dirty Harry.” Commenting on conservative themes in his film “Red Dawn,” where a group of American teenagers take on communist invaders, Milius said, “I was the only person in Hollywood who would dare do this movie. Hollywood is very left wing and I believe in all that rugged individualism hogwash. I knew one thing that would happen. I knew Hollywood would condemn me, that I would be regarded as a right-wing warmonger from then on.”

Controversial Actions and Statements

Controversial Actions and Statements:

John Milius (Board Member)

In a March 2009 interview with CNN, Milus commented on drug traffickers in Mexico by stating, “We need to go down there, kill them all, flatten the place with bulldozers so when you wake up in the morning, there's nothing there. I do believe if you have a military, you use it.”

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