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'Milius' documentary captures essence of the polarizing maverick filmmaker

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As a screenwriter, he was known for writing classic movie lines like “I love the smell of Napalm in the morning” (Col. Kilgore in "Apocalypse Now") and “You have to ask yourself a question: ‘Do I feel lucky?’” (Harry Callahan in "Dirty Harry").

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But veteran writer-director John Milius remains an enigmatic figure in Hollywood since suffering a stroke that temporarily robbed him of his voice.

Now comes "Milius," a documentary film from directors Joey Figueroa and Zak Knutson, which recently debuted on the EPIX network.

The film offers a glimpse into the life of the maverick filmmaker who once called himself a "Zen anarchist."

Known for brandishing firearms, Milius has become an icon in Hollywood circles, inspiring the likes of the Coen Brothers to create the character Walter Sobchak in "The Big Lebowski."

Featuring old interview clips of Milius mixed with footage from his films and interviews with his colleagues, the documentary weaves together his career highlights while attempting to define the essence of the man.

"Milius" encapsulates his childhood aspirations to join the military to his formative years at the USC Film School, where he worked alongside George Lucas and Steven Spielberg, to his legendary work on films such as “Apocalypse Now”, “Jaws”, “Conan The Barbarian”, “Dirty Harry” and “Red Dawn” to his ultimate dismissal from Hollywood due to his radical beliefs and often controversial behavior.

"Milius" screened at SXSW and Telluride Film Festival last year. It is now available for streaming on EPIX.

The film was produced by Chop Shop Entertainment and presented by Haven Entertainment in association with OGB and features interviews with George Lucas, Steven Spielberg, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Martin Scorsese, Oliver Stone, and Bryan Singer.

For more info visit: http://www.epixhd.com/milius

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