William Broyles Jr.

Screenwriter, Producer, Journalist
A decorated Marine veteran, Broyles had established himself in the world of journalism before he moved into TV and films. After graduating from Rice University in Houston, Texas, and postgraduate studies at Oxford, he ... Read more »
Born: 10/07/1944 in Texas, USA

Filmography

Writer (9)

Flags of Our Fathers 2006 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Jarhead 2005 (Movie)

(Adaptation) (Screenplay)

The Polar Express 2004 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Unfaithful 2002 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Planet of the Apes 2001 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Cast Away 2000 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Entrapment 1999 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Apollo 13 1995 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

JFK: Reckless Youth (TV Show)

Screenplay
Producer (6)

Caged 2011 - 2012 (Tv Show)

Story Producer

China Beach 1987 - 1991 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Spy Games 1990 - 1991 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Under Cover 1990 - 1991 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Under Cover 1990 - 1991 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Before the Storm (TV Show)

Executive Producer
Actor (1)

Faces of the Enemy 1986 - 1987 (TV Show)

Actor

Biography

A decorated Marine veteran, Broyles had established himself in the world of journalism before he moved into TV and films. After graduating from Rice University in Houston, Texas, and postgraduate studies at Oxford, he went on to become founding editor of Texas Monthly magazine. Under Broyles' stewardship, Texas Monthly received four National Magazine Awards and his success led to positions as editor-in-chief at California and Newsweek. He had also contributed articles to various publications including Esquire, Atlantic Monthly and U.S. News and World Report.

Relationships

William D Broyles

Father

Elizabeth Broyles

Mother

Andrea Berndt

Wife
Married

Alice Broyles

Sister
born in December 1948

Sybil Newman

Wife
Married; mother of Broyles' two children No longer together

Linda Purl Actor

Wife
No longer together

Linda Purl

Wife
second wife divorced

EDUCATION

University of Oxford

Oxford , England
attended as a Marshall scholar

Rice University

Houston , Texas

Milestones

2006

With Paul Haggis penned the screenplay for the WWII drama, "Flags of Our Fathers" directed by Clint Eastwood

2005

Adapted the screenplay for the Sam Mendes directed, "Jarhead"

2002

Co-scripted "Unfaithful" starring Diane Lane and Richard Gere

2001

Penned the remake of "Planet of the Apes"

2000

Scripted "Cast Away", starring Tom Hanks

1999

Contributed to script of the romantic thriller "Entrapment"

1995

Made feature screenwriting debut as co-writer of "Apollo 13"; earned an Oscar nomination

1993

Wrote TV miniseries "JFK: Reckless Youth"

1991

Created, co-wrote and co-executive produced drama series "Under Cover" (ABC)

1988

Co-created, co-wrote and co-executive produced the Vietnam War-set drama series "China Beach" (ABC)

1987

Appeared in documentary "Faces of the Enemy" (aired on PBS)

1984

Made return trip to Vietnam; became basis of his 1986 book "Brothers in Arms: A Journey From War to Peace" (published in 1986)

Served in US Marine Corps in Vietnam

Became editor-in-chief at California magazine

Founded Texas Monthly magazine

Joined Newsweek as editor-in-chief; resigned in 1984

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