Season 2, Episode 40 John Avildsen
First Aired: November 9, 1999
The career of John Avildsen is spotlighted via film clips (from “Rocky” and “The Karate Kid”) and interviews with actors Sylvester Stallone, Jack Lemmon and Morgan Freeman. Also: the director's early work as an assistant to Otto Preminger.
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- Premise: Profiles of prominent directors blend clips from their films and interviews. Among those featured: George Lucas; Norman Jewison; Arthur Hiller; Robert Altman; David Lynch; Ron Howard; Oliver Stone; Anthony Minghella; Tim Burton; Roger Corman; and Milos For… (more)