Kevin Jarre

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Kevin Jarre
Born (1954-08-06)August 6, 1954
Detroit, Michigan, US
Died April 3, 2011(2011-04-03) (aged 56)
Santa Monica, California, US
Occupation Screenwriter, producer, actor

Kevin Jarre (August 6, 1954 – April 3, 2011) was an American screenwriter, actor, and film producer.


Jarre was born in Detroit, Michigan, to actress Laura Devon (who subsequently married film composer Maurice Jarre in the mid-1960s), and was the adopted son of French composer Maurice Jarre.


His better-known screenplays include Rambo: First Blood Part II, Glory (1989), and Tombstone. Jarre was actually hired to direct Tombstone as well, but he was fired a month into shooting and replaced by George P. Cosmatos.[1]

Jarre also wrote the screenplays for The Mummy (1999) and The Devil's Own, and produced The Jackal (1997). He was nominated for a Golden Globe Award for Best Screenplay and a WGA Award for Best Adapted Screenplay for Glory.

Jarre died in Santa Monica, California, of heart failure, age 56.[2]


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