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John Landis
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John Landis

Worked in the 20th Century Fox mailroom after dropping out of high school. Made his feature directorial debut in 1973 with the low-budget monster-movie spoof Schlock . During filming of his segment of the 1983 sci-fi anthology Twilight Zone—The Movie, star Vic Morrow and two child actors were killed when a special-effects explosion caused a helicopter to crash. Directed the groundbreaking 14-minute video for Michael Jackson's "Thriller" in 1983. Won a Cable ACE award in 1992 as an executive… Show more

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MOVIES
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Some Guy Who Kills People (2012)
Executive Producer
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Burke and Hare (2011)
Director
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Burke & Hare (2010)
Director
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The Boys: The Sherman Brothers' Story (2009)
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Famous Monster: Forrest J. Ackerman (2007)
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American Nightmare (2000)
Himself
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Blues Brothers 2000 (1998)
Director
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Blues Brothers 2000 (1998)
Director
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Smoke (1995)
Director
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Innocent Blood (1992)
Director
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Coming to America (1988)
Director
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Coming to America (1988)
Director
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Trois amigos (1986)
Director
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Three Amigos! (1986)
Director
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Clue (1985)
Executive Producer
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Clue (1985)
Writer
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Twilight Zone: The Movie (1983)
Director
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Trading Places (1983)
Director
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An American Werewolf in London (1981)
Director
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An American Werewolf in London (1981)
Director
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The Blues Brothers (1980)
Director
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The Blues Brothers (1980)
Director
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National Lampoon's Animal House (1978)
Director
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Animal House (1978)
Director
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National Lampoon's Animal House (1978)
Director
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The Kentucky Fried Movie (1977)
Director
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The Kentucky Fried Movie (1977)
Director
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Mr. Warmth: The Don Rickles Project
Director
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American Grindhouse
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American Grindhouse
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Twilight Zone: The Movie
Director
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Into the Night
Director
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Innocent Blood
Director
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Amazon Women on the Moon
Director
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The Three Amigos
Director
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An American Werewolf in Paris
Writer (Characters)
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Schlock (The Banana Monster)
Director
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Into the Night
Director
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The Man Who Saw Frankenstein Cry
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Schlock
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Trading Places
Director
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Beverly Hills Cop III
Director
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Action Pack: Clue Quote-Along
Writer
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Out of Print
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Slasher
Director