Willard Huyck

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Willard Huyck
Born (1945-09-08) September 8, 1945 (age 68)
Occupation Screenwriter, film director
Years active 1969–present
Spouse(s) Gloria Katz
Awards

National Society of Film Critics Award for Best Screenplay
1973 American Graffiti

New York Film Critics Circle Award for Best Screenplay
1973 American Graffiti

Academy Award Nomination for Best Original Screenplay American Graffiti

Willard Huyck (born September 8, 1945) is an American screenwriter, director and producer, best known for his association with George Lucas. They met as students at the USC School of Cinematic Arts, and became members of Francis Ford Coppola's American Zoetrope group of filmmakers. Along with his wife Gloria Katz, Huyck has created the screenplays of films including American Graffiti, Lucky Lady, Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom, Radioland Murders, as well as uncredited work on the original Star Wars. He also directed four films he co-wrote with Gloria Katz, Messiah of Evil, French Postcards, Best Defense, and Howard the Duck.

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