David Giler

Respected producer/screenwriter David Giler came to filmmaking by way of television, punching up scripts for late 1960s shows such as "The Gallant Men," "The Man from U. N.C.L.E.," and "Kraft Suspense Theatre." By 1974 ... Read more »

Filmography

Producer (114)

Prometheus 2012 (Movie)

(Producer)

Aliens vs. Predator: Requiem 2007 (Movie)

(Producer)

Alien vs. Predator 2004 (Movie)

(Producer)

Undisputed 2002 (Movie)

(Producer)

Perversions of Science 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Alien Resurrection 1997 (Movie)

(Producer)

Secrets of the Cryptkeeper's Haunted House 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

A Fatal Caper 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

A Slight Case of Murder 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

About Face 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Bordello of Blood 1996 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Cold War 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Ear Today... Gone Tomorrow 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Escape 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Horror in the Night 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Last Respects 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Report from the Grave 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Smoke Wrings 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Tales From the Cryptkeeper 1993 - 1996 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

The Kidnapper 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

The Third Pig 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

W.E.I.R.D. World 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

99 and 44/100% Pure Horror! 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Comes the Dawn 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Doctor of Horror 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

In the Groove 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Staired in Horror 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Tales From the Crypt Presents Demon Knight 1995 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

The Assassin 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

You, Murderer 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Came the Dawn 1993 - 1994 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Confessions of a Sorority Girl 1993 - 1994 (TV Show)

Producer

Creep Course 1993 - 1994 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Death of Some Salesmen 1993 - 1994 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Forever Ambergris 1993 - 1994 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Half Way Horrible 1993 - 1994 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

House of Horror 1993 - 1994 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

People Who Live in Brass Hearses 1993 - 1994 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Till Death Do We Part 1993 - 1994 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Two For the Show 1993 - 1994 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Well-Cooked Hams 1993 - 1994 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Curiosity Killed 1992 - 1993 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Strung Along 1992 - 1993 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Werewolf Concerto 1992 - 1993 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Alien3 1992 (Movie)

(Producer)

Beauty Rest 1991 - 1992 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Maniac at Large 1991 - 1992 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

On a Dead Man's Chest 1991 - 1992 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Seance 1991 - 1992 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Showdown 1991 - 1992 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Split Personality 1991 - 1992 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

The New Arrival 1991 - 1992 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

This'll Kill Ya 1991 - 1992 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Two-Fisted Tales 1991 - 1992 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Abra Cadaver 1990 - 1991 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Carrion Death 1990 - 1991 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Dead Wait 1990 - 1991 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Deadline 1990 - 1991 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Easel Kill 'Ya 1990 - 1991 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Loved to Death 1990 - 1991 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Mournin' Mess 1990 - 1991 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

None But the Lonely Heart 1990 - 1991 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Split Second 1990 - 1991 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

The Reluctant Vampire 1990 - 1991 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

The Trap 1990 - 1991 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Top Billing 1990 - 1991 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Undertaking Palor 1990 - 1991 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Yellow 1990 - 1991 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

'Til Death 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Cutting Cards 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Dead Right 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Fitting Punishment 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

For Cryin' Out Loud 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Four-Sided Triangle 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Judy, You're Not Yourself Today 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Korman's Kalamity 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Lower Berth 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Mute Witness to Murder 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

My Brother's Keeper 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Television Terror 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

The Sacrifice 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

The Secret 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

The Switch 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

The Thing From the Grave 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

The Ventriloquist's Dummy 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Three's a Crowd 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

And All Through the House 1988 - 1989 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Collection Completed 1988 - 1989 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Dig That Cat... He's Real Gone! 1988 - 1989 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Let It Ride 1989 (Movie)

(Producer)

Lover Come Hack to Me 1988 - 1989 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Only Sin Deep 1988 - 1989 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

The Man Who Was Death 1988 - 1989 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Aliens 1986 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

The Money Pit 1986 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Rustler's Rhapsody 1985 (Movie)

(Producer)

Southern Comfort 1981 (Movie)

(Producer)

Alien 1979 (Movie)

(Producer)

As Ye Sow (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Confession (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Cool and the Crazy (TV Show)

Producer

Dragstrip Girl (TV Show)

Producer

Food For Thought (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Girls in Prison (TV Show)

Producer

Jailbreakers (TV Show)

Producer

King of the Road (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Motorcycle Gang (TV Show)

Producer

Oil's Well That Ends Well (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Reform School Girl (TV Show)

Producer

Roadracers (TV Show)

Producer

Runaway Daughters (TV Show)

Producer

Shake, Rattle and Rock (TV Show)

Producer

Spoiled (TV Show)

Executive Producer

What's Cookin'? (TV Show)

Executive Producer
Writer (13)

Fun With Dick and Jane 2005 (Movie)

(from screenplay: "Fun With Dick and Jane") (Source Material)

Undisputed 2002 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Krippendorf's Tribe 1998 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Alien3 1992 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Aliens 1986 (Movie)

(From Story)

Aliens 1986 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

The Money Pit 1986 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Southern Comfort 1981 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Alien 1979 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Fun With Dick and Jane 1977 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

The Black Bird 1975 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

The Parallax View 1974 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Myra Breckinridge 1970 (Movie)

(Screenplay)
Actor (1)

The Black Bird 1975 (Movie)

Man Printing Sign (Actor)
Director (1)

The Black Bird 1975 (Movie)

(Director)

Biography

Respected producer/screenwriter David Giler came to filmmaking by way of television, punching up scripts for late 1960s shows such as "The Gallant Men," "The Man from U. N.C.L.E.," and "Kraft Suspense Theatre." By 1974, he took his expertise in the action genre to the big screen, turning in a tightly-wound screenplay for "The Parallax View," a political thriller starring Warren Beatty. Giler went on to write the well-received comedies "The Black Bird" (1975) and "Fun with Dick and Jane" (1977) before tackling his most fondly remembered project, the 1979 sci-fi horror classic "Alien." Initially brought in to produce the film, Giler and co-producer Walter Hill assisted in an extensive rewrite of the original Dan O'Brannon-authored script, resulting in a much-publicized battle over the ultimate screenplay credit. The controversy failed to inhibit Giler's involvement in the "Alien" franchise, with his growing list of producer credits in coming decades including multiple sequels to the original film, as well as a contentious rewrite of the third movie in the series, "Alien 3" (1992).

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