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Name: Carroll Ballard  
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Date of Birth: 14th October 1937
Place of Birth: Los Angeles, California, USA
Profession: Director
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Carroll Ballard (born October 14, 1937 in Los Angeles, California) is an American film director.

He started out making documentaries for the U.S. information agency, Beyond This Winter's Wheat (1965) and Harvest (1966); the latter was nominated for an Academy Award. He also made the documentaries The Perils of Priscilla (1969), and Rodeo (1970).

His first directing job came when Francis Ford Coppola, a former UCLA classmate, offered him the job of directing The Black Stallion (1979), an adaptation from the novel of the same name by Walter Farley. He went on to direct Never Cry Wolf (1983), a film detailing Farley Mowat's experiences with Arctic wolves. He also directed the 1992 action movie Wind (1992).

He later directed the film Fly Away Home (1996), which was nominated for an Academy Award for best cinematography. His most recent film is Duma (2005), about a young South African boy's friendship with an orphaned cheetah.

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