Floyd Mutrux

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Floyd Mutrux
Born (1941-06-21) June 21, 1941 (age 80)
United States
Other namesCharles Floyd Mutrux
OccupationWriter, film director

Floyd Mutrux (born June 21, 1941) is an American stage and film director, writer, producer, and screenwriter.



He began his work in Hollywood as an uncredited writer for Two-Lane Blacktop (1971). His career continued with The Christian Licorice Store (1971; writer/producer), Dusty and Sweets McGee (1971; writer, producer and director) and Freebie and the Bean (1974; story and executive producer). He wrote and directed Aloha, Bobby and Rose (1975) and The Hollywood Knights (1980). Mutrux also directed American Hot Wax (1978). His later work includes Dick Tracy (1990; executive producer), American Me (1992; writer/executive producer), Blood In Blood Out (1993; screenplay), There Goes My Baby (1994; writer/director) and Mulholland Falls (1996; story).

Mutrux wrote the musical theater productions Million Dollar Quartet (2010), [1] [2] [3] Baby It's You! (2009). [4] [5] [6] [7] and Heartbreak Hotel, which opened at the Broadway Playhouse in Chicago on June 30, 2018 and closed on September 9, 2018. [8]

In the last twenty-five years Mutrux has written and sold over fifty screenplays.

Personal life

Mutrux studied in New York while working at Second City, Chicago, and later attended Columbia University. [9]

He married Penny Long, with whom he had one son, Ashley, [10] but they later divorced. He is now married to Brigitte Mutrux. [9]

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