Director of the cult classic The Warriors as well as the buddy comedy 48 Hrs.
He was an asthmatic child who missed several years of school because of his illness.
He served as either producer, writer, or both on the first four films of the Alien franchise as well as Alien vs. Predator and Prometheus.
His grandfather was a wildcat oil driller.
He directed the smash hit comedy 48 Hrs., which was Eddie Murphy's film debut.