John Landis, a director most famous for his horror and comedy films, was born on 3 August 1950, in Chicago, Illinois. He began his career as a mailboy at 20th Century Fox, and got his first job of note in 1969 when he replaced the assistant director on…more
He married costume designer Deborah Nadoolman on July 27, 1980.
He was a member of the jury at the 1989 Venice Film Festival.
He directed a commercial for Charter Cable featuring Dan Aykroyd.
He often uses references to King Kong in his films.
He has directed the following music videos:
-"Thriller", by Michael Jackson
-"Black or White", by Michael Jackson
John has one son and one daughter.
John has directed music videos for Michael Jackson.
John worked as a mailman at the Fox studios after dropping out of school at age 17.
John was a member of the jury at the Venice Film Festival in 1989.
In his early career he worked as a stunt-man specialising in horse-falls.
John once worked as an attendant in a parking lot.
John Landis: I've done every job there is to do on a movie set except makeup. Wait a minute, I've done makeup. I've done every job there is to do a movie set except haridressing.
John Landis: When `Animal House` turned out the way it did, they all rushed to me with barrels of money begging me to make them rich.