Bont, Jan de
|born on||22 October 1943 at 11:10 (= 11:10 AM )|
|Place||Eindhoven, Netherlands, 51n26, 5e28|
|Timezone||MET h1e (is standard time)|
|Astrology data||28°08' 12°46 Asc. 09°24'|
Dutch-American film maker, a multimillionaire with his thriller hit movie "Speed" followed by "Twister." In 1996 he was working on "Godzilla" in an effort to make it a bigger attraction than "Jurassic Park."
The youngest of 19 kids born to a Roman Catholic wholesale meat merchant, de Bont told his parents at 12 that he wanted to attend a film academy; they told him that it was a one-way ticket to hell. In high school, he was the founder and only member of a 8-mm movie club. He did manage to go to the film academy, graduating in 1966.
de Bont made several very successful Dutch features with Paul Verhoeven. In 1976 he moved to Hollywood to work as a cameraman.
He was an attractive man until 1981 when a lion ripped his head open while he was filming "Roar;" he had 220 stitches. De Bont's films do seem to be accident prone. With his "Jewel of the Nile," four members of the film crew died in an air crash. In "Clan of the Cave Bear," a helicopter crashed, injuring two. Released in 1990, "Hunt for Red October" was another of his noted films.
De Bont was married in the U.S. to an American woman in 1992; two kids.
- associate relationship with Verhoeven, Paul (film director) (born 18 July 1938)
- Social : End a program of study 1966 (Graduated from the Amsterdam Film Academy)
- Family : Change residence 1976 (Moved to Hollywood)
- Health : Change in Appearance 1981 (Lion tears open head, 220 stitches)
- Misc. : Trauma from Nature 1981 (Lion attack)
- Work : Published/ Exhibited/ Released 1990 (Movie "Hunt for Red October")
- Relationship : Marriage 1992
- Work : Published/ Exhibited/ Released 1996 (Film "Godzilla")
B.C. in hand from Selma Schepel 7/1996
- Diagnoses : Body Part Problems : Accident/Injury (Lion attack, 220 stitches)
- Family : Childhood : Family large (Nineteen kids)
- Family : Childhood : Order of birth (Nineteenth of 19)
- Family : Parenting : Kids 1-3 (Two)
- Lifestyle : Financial : Gain - Financial success in field (Millionaire)
- Vocation : Entertain/Business : Director (Several noted feature films)