Kevin Noel Clark (August 6, 1954 – April 3, 2011) was an American screenwriter, actor, and film producer. He adopted the last name of his adoptive father, Maurice Jarre.
Kevin Noel Clark
August 6, 1954
|Died||April 3, 2011 (aged 56)|
Santa Monica, California, U.S.
|Resting place||Westwood Village Memorial Park Cemetery|
|Occupation||Screenwriter, producer, actor|
Maurice Jarre (adoptive father)
After his parents divorced, he lived with his father in Wyoming for a while, then he returned with his mother, married at that time to the actor Brian Kelly.
His better-known screenplays include Rambo: First Blood Part II (1985), Glory (1989), and Tombstone (1993). Jarre was actually hired to direct Tombstone as well, but he was fired a month into shooting and replaced by George P. Cosmatos.
Jarre also wrote the screenplays for The Mummy (1999) and The Devil's Own (1997), 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.
He had a role in the short A Hero of Our Time (1985), directed by Michael Almereyda and based on Mikhail Lermontov's novel of the same title, and screened in the 1992 Sundance Film Festival. He also appeared in the film Gotham, the only movie directed by Lloyd Fonvielle.
He had a profound interest in history since childhood. He was especially fascinated by the American Civil War, which led to his in-depth research of the 54th Massachusetts Regiment which inspired his screenplay for Glory (1989). He played a bit part as a quarrelsome soldier in the same film.
He published the screenplay of The Devil's Own as The Devil's Own: A Novel in 1997.
|1985||A Hero of Our Time||The Hero (Actor)||Short|
|1985||Rambo: First Blood Part II||Story by|
|1988||The Tracker||Written by||TV movie from HBO, also known as Dead or Alive in some countries|
|1988||Gotham||Tim (Actor)||TV movie from Showtime|
|1989||Glory||Screenplay by, Actor||He played the role of 10th Connecticut Soldier (uncredited)|
|1990||Navy Seals||Screenplay by||Co-wrote screenplay with Chuck Pfarrer, Gary Goldman & Alvin Sargent|
|1993||Tombstone||Written by, Directed by||Director of the Charlton Heston scenes, uncredited|
|Judgement Night||Screenplay by, written by||Co-wrote screenplay with Lewis Colick & Jere Cunningham|
|1997||The Devil's Own||Screenplay by, story by||Co-wrote screenplay with David Aaron Cohen & Vincent Patrick|
|The Jackal||Producer, Screenplay by||Uncredited revision|
|1999||The Mummy||Story by, executive producer||Co-wrote story with Lloyd Fonvielle and Stephen Sommers|
- Nelson, Valerie J. (April 22, 2011). "Kevin Jarre dies at 56; screenwriter of 'Glory' and 'Tombstone'". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved April 29, 2011.
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