Director | Writer | Producer
He was originally going to direct Planet of the Apes (1968) and co-owned the rights with producer Arthur Jacobs, but had to back out as he was busy working on Mackenna's Gold (1969), a troubled production that went over budget and way over schedule....
The knack of choosing his scripts wisely is one of the greatest assets a director can have - knowing what to discard, what to refuse. I've learned by experience that it's fatal to accept a poor script because it contains one or two good scenes which...
John Lee Thompson
Bristol, England, UK
Sooke, British Columbia, Canada