Who Won the 1977
Academy Awards Best Director

John G Avildsen

("Rocky")

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WAMG Ranks The ROCKY Films

We Are Movie Geeks
Not only was ROCKY a box office success, it went on to win 3 Oscars, including Best Picture and Best Director for John G.Avildsen. It also led to 6 sequels that kept fans cheering for Rocky for nearly 40 years. Clearly everyone has their favorite Rocky ...

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What classic TV celebrity made movie at West Palm Beach train station?

Palm Beach Post
The film was directed by John G. Avildsen, whose credits include “Rocky” and “The Karate Kid.” There were about 100 crew members and extras, the Post reported. The train station was supposed to be just one of several Palm Beach locations, but Palm ...

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The Real Rocky: Liev Schreiber stars as underdog Bayonne boxer in Philippe Falardeau's 'Chuck'

Film Journal
The movie knocked down All the President's Men and won the Academy Award as the Best Picture of 1976, plus additional Oscars for Best Director (John G. Avildsen) and Best Film Editing (Richard Halsey and Scott Conrad), and Stallone became—after ...

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Tribeca Review: Chuck

The Young Folks
That actor was Sylvester Stallone and that movie was John G. Avildsen's Rocky (1976). From then on, Wepner had a very different nickname: the Real Life Rocky. Philippe Falardeau's Chuck is a meat-and-potatoes biopic about Mr. Wepner, and for the most ...

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