Goodloe, J. Mills Biography

biography of Goodloe, J. Mills

15 November 1971, Ft. Lauderdale, Florida USA
Director and screenwriter J. Mills Goodloe grew up in Fort Lauderdale, Florida and attended Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas. He began his career as an assistant to Richard Donner, the director of such films as "Superman", "The Omen" and the enormously successful "Lethal Weapon" series. After working as Mr. Donner's assistant on "Lethal Weapon 3" and "Maverick," Goodloe became an associate producer on "Assassins" starring Sylvester Stallone and Julianne Moore. In 1996, Goodloe was named president of Richard Donner Productions. Over the next four years, Goodloe produced "Conspiracy Theory" starring Mel Gibson and Julia Roberts and "Lethal Weapon 4" starring Mel Gibson and Danny Glover as well as several independent films for HBO. In January of 2000, Goodloe left Donner Productions to write and direct the award-winning "A Gentleman's Game" which starred Gary Sinise, Dylan Baker and Philip Baker Hall. In 2003, he wrote and developed an original screenplay, "The Age of Adaline" for Steve Golin's Anonymous Content. In 2004, Goodloe wrote the screenplay for Walt Disney Studio's "Volponi" which is set in the world of thoroughbred horse racing. In 2005, Goodloe was hired to adapt John Grisham's bestseller novel "Bleachers" for Revolution Studios. In 2006, he wrote the screenplay for "Pride" starring Terrance Howard and Bernie Mac that was released in 2007. Later that year, Goodloe sold an original screenplay entitled "Wonderful Tonight" to Castle Rock Entertainment. In August of 2008, Goodloe was hired to adapt John Grisham's novel "Playing For Pizza" for Phoenix Pictures with Adam Shankman attached to direct.
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-   "Variety" (USA), 23 March 2007, by: Pamela McClintock, "castle rock locks in Find"

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  1. Adaline (2014) (screenplay) <1,1,1>
  2. The Best of Me (2014) (screenplay)
  3. Wonderful Tonight (2013) (screenplay) <1,1,1>
  4. Playing for Pizza (2010) {{SUSPENDED}} (screenplay)
  5. Pride (2007) (screenplay) <1,2,1>
  6. A Gentleman's Game (2002)

Movies Produced

  1. Lethal Weapon 4 (1998) (co-producer)
  2. Conspiracy Theory (1997) (co-producer)
  3. Double Tap (1997) (executive producer) (as Mills Goodloe)
  4. Assassins (1995) (associate producer)


  1. "Tales from the Crypt" (1989) {99 & 44/100 Pure Horror (#6.14)} (assistant: Richard Donner)
  2. "Tales from the Crypt" (1989) {Comes the Dawn (#6.13)} (assistant: Richard Donner)
  3. "Tales from the Crypt" (1989) {Doctor of Horror (#6.12)} (assistant: Richard Donner)
  4. "Tales from the Crypt" (1989) {Operation Friendship (#6.4)} (assistant: Richard Donner)
  5. "Tales from the Crypt" (1989) {Staired in Horror (#6.9)} (assistant: Richard Donner)
  6. "Tales from the Crypt" (1989) {Surprise Party (#6.11)} (assistant: Richard Donner)
  7. "Tales from the Crypt" (1989) {The Assassin (#6.8)} (assistant: Richard Donner)
  8. "Tales from the Crypt" (1989) {The Bribe (#6.6)} (assistant: Richard Donner)
  9. "Tales from the Crypt" (1989) {Whirlpool (#6.3)} (assistant: Richard Donner)
  10. Maverick (1994) (assistant: Mr. Donner) (as J Mills Goodloe)
  11. "Tales from the Crypt" (1989) {In the Groove (#6.10)} (assistant: Richard Donner)
  12. "Tales from the Crypt" (1989) {Let the Punishment Fit the Crime (#6.1)} (assistant: Richard Donner)
  13. "Tales from the Crypt" (1989) {Only Skin Deep (#6.2)} (assistant: Richard Donner)
  14. "Tales from the Crypt" (1989) {People Who Live in Brass Hearses (#5.5)} (assistant: Richard Donner)
  15. "Tales from the Crypt" (1989) {Till Death Do We Part (#5.13)} (assistant: Richard Donner)
  16. "Tales from the Crypt" (1989) {Two for the Show (#5.6)} (assistant: Richard Donner)
  17. "Tales from the Crypt" (1989) {Well Cooked Hams (#5.8)} (assistant: Richard Donner)
  18. "Tales from the Crypt" (1989) {Came the Dawn (#5.10)} (assistant: Richard Donner)
  19. "Tales from the Crypt" (1989) {Creep Course (#5.9)} (assistant: Richard Donner)
  20. "Tales from the Crypt" (1989) {Death of Some Salesmen (#5.1)} (assistant: Richard Donner)
  21. "Tales from the Crypt" (1989) {Food for Thought (#5.4)} (assistant: Richard Donner)
  22. "Tales from the Crypt" (1989) {Half-Way Horrible (#5.12)} (assistant: Richard Donner)
  23. "Tales from the Crypt" (1989) {House of Horror (#5.7)} (assistant: Richard Donner)
  24. "Tales from the Crypt" (1989) {Oil's Well That Ends Well (#5.11)} (assistant: Richard Donner)
  25. Lethal Weapon 3 (1992) (assistant: Richard Donner)