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John G. Avildsen
BornDecember 21, 1935(1935-12-21)
DiedJune 16, 2017(2017-06-16) (aged 81)
Cause of deathPancreatic cancer
OccupationFilm director
Years active1969–2017

John Guilbert Avildsen (December 21, 1935 – June 16, 2017) was an American movie director. He won the Academy Award for Best Director in 1977 for Rocky.[1]

Other movie 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 Karate Kid movies.

Avildsen died on June 16, 2017 in Los Angeles, California of pancreatic cancer, aged 81.[2]


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