(film director, screenwriter, producer and actor)
Actor, producer John Landis is married and a father of two.
Quick Facts of John Landis
|Age:||71 years 5 months|
|Birth Date:||August 03, 1950|
|Full Name:||John Landis|
|Birth Place:||Chicago, Illinois, United States|
|Net Worth:||$150 million|
|Height / How tall :||5 feet 10 inches (1.79m)|
|Profession:||film director, screenwriter, producer and actor|
|Father's Name:||Marshall Landis|
|Mother's Name:||Shirley Levine|
|Hair Color:||Dark Brown|
|Eye Color:||Light Brown|
|Best Match for Marriage:||Sagittarius, Gemini, Aries|
|Last Update:||January, 2022|
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What no one understands, ideas are a dime a dozen. An idea has no real value. It's all about the execution of the idea.
I still think that The Exorcist (1973) is the scariest movie I ever saw. However I have never walked away from a movie uneasy - I've been creeped out during the movie, but once I leave the cinema, it's more about my next meal.
The new versions of The Texas Chainsaw Massacre (2003) and The Last House on the Left (2009) looked like shampoo commercials.
I always loved those 1960s films and the things Richard Lester had done with The Beatles, and I conceived An American Werewolf in London (1981) with that spirit in mind. London was horror central, of course, home of Jack the Ripper, Jekyll and Hyde, so I wanted all that Victorian Gothic, but I also wanted to show the real London of 1981.
Relationship Facts of John Landis
- John Landis is married to Deborah Nadoolman.
- John Landis married on July 27, 1980.
- He is father of Two (Max Landis, Rachel Landis).
- John Landis is not having an affair with anyone presently.
- His sexual orientation is straight.
More about the relationship
John Landis is a married man. He is married to Oscar-nominated costume designer Deborah Nadoolman. The pair married on July 27, 1980.
They have two children from the marriage, Max Landis, and Rachel Landis. Max is a screenwriter and Rachel is an early childhood educator. The marriage is going strong as there is no news regarding any extramarital affairs at present.
Who is John Landis?
John Landis is an American film director, screenwriter, producer, and actor. He has directed numerous comedy movies including ‘National Lampoon’s Animal House’, ‘An American Werewolf in London’, ‘Trading Places’, ‘Coming to America’, 2018Beverly Hills Cop III’, and ‘The Blues Brothers’ among others.
John Landis’ Early Life, Childhood, Education
Landis was born in Chicago, Illinois on August 3, 1950, to parents Shirley Levine and Marshall Landis. Throughout most of his childhood years, he grew up in California. He became interested in the world of movies in his childhood years. He is of American nationality. Furthermore, he belongs to the Ashkenazi Jewish ethnic background.
Talking about his education, there are no details about Landis’ educational background.
John Landis’ Career, Profession
Landis initially started his film career working as a mail boy at 20th Century Fox. Later, he decided to pursue his career in directing movies. In 1969, he worked as an assistant director for filming MGM’s ‘Kelly’s Heroes in Yugoslavia.
Eventually, he made his debut in 1971 as a director in the US with ‘Schlock’. Additionally, from 1977 to 1981, he worked on films including ‘The Kentucky Fried Movie’, ‘Animal House’, ‘The Blues Brothers, and ‘An American Werewolf in London’.
Since then, he has worked in numerous other movies and television series as a producer and a director. All in all, he has over 40 credits as a director and over 25 credits as a producer.
Some other movies and television series that Landis has worked in are ‘Wendy Liebman: Taller on TV’, ‘Some Guy Who Kills People’, ‘Starz Inside: Ladies or Gentlemen’, ‘The Kronenberg Chronicles’, ‘The Lost World’, ‘Honey, I Shrunk the Kids: The TV Show’, ‘The Munsters’ Scary Little Christmas’, ‘Weird Science’, ‘Sliders’, ‘Walt Disney’s Wonderful World of Color’, ‘What If…?’, ‘Dream On’ and ‘Innocent Blood’ among others. Additionally, he also has 45 credits as an actor and has appeared in TV series and movies including ‘Holliston’, ‘Psychoville’, and ‘Spider-Man 2’ among others. Furthermore, he also has 16 credits as a writer and two credits for soundtracks.
Landis won the Primetime Emmy Award for ‘Mr. Warmth: The Don Rickles Project’ in 2008. He has also garnered the Saturn Award nomination.
Additionally, he won the Golden Unicorn for Career Achievement Award at the Amiens International Film Festival in 2015. All in all, he has 9 wins and 15 nominations to his name to date.
Salary, Net Worth
Landis has not revealed his current salary. He has an estimated net worth of around $150 million at present.
John Landis’s Rumors, Controversy
Landis was involved in a controversy after a helicopter crash killed actor Vic Morrow, and 2 young children during his filming of the ‘Twilight Zone movie.
The incident also injured Landis and his other crew members. Additionally, he faced a manslaughter rap over the stunt. At present, there are no rumors concerning his life and career.
Talking about his body measurement, Landis has a height of 5 feet 10½ inches (1.79 m). Additionally, his hair color is dark brown and his eye color is light brown.
Landis is active on Instagram. He has more than 300 followers and has posted 4 times. However, he does not have his official Twitter account. His fan page on Facebook has around 300 followers.
References: (ethnicelebs.com, rottentomatoes.com, theguardian.com)