Walter Hill (born January 10, 1942 in Long Beach, California (United States)) is a producer, director and screenwriter.
He began his career in 1967 as a second unit director on The Thomas Crown Affair and Bullitt. He switched to directing in 1975 with Hard Times. In 1979 he directed the cult movie, The Warriors and then he produced and scripted Alien, directed by Sir Ridley Scott.
In 1982, he made a success at the box office with the duo Eddie Murphy – Nick Nolte in 48 hours. This was the film debut of Eddie Murphy.
In 2013 he returned to the front of stage with Bullet to the Head, starring Sylvester Stallone.
He often associates with composer Ry Cooder for his film soundtracks.
Note: Rejected music of Streets Of Fire (1984)
The Intrada label opens this year 2022 with new editions of 48 Hrs. (1982) and Another 48 Hrs. (1990), the two Walter Hill films featuring the adventures of police detective Jack Cates (Nick Nolte) and Reggie Hammond (Eddie Murphy). For the urban worlds of the director, the composer developed a marriage of instruments from rock, jazz, electronic and classical. "He was way ahead of the curve on combining orchestral and electronic. His scores were very special that way," says Walter Hill in an exclusive interview for our book on James Horner currently in progress. "They used to divide these things