History Creator / JohnLandis

26th Sep '17 8:25:37 PM dlchen145
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John Landis (b. 3 August 1950- ) is an American filmmaker and producer, known for having directed some of the most beloved comedies of the late '70s and early '80s, including ''Film/AnimalHouse'', ''Film/TheBluesBrothers'', ''Film/TradingPlaces'', ''Film/ComingToAmerica''[[note]]These last two are implied to take place in a SharedUniverse.[[/note]] and ''Film/ThreeAmigos'', as well as the horror classic ''Film/AnAmericanWerewolfInLondon'' and Music/MichaelJackson's groundbreaking music video for "Music/{{Thriller}}." He also developed and produced ''Film/{{Clue}}'', the AllStarCast mystery/comedy based on [[TabletopGame/{{Clue}} the popular board game]].

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John David Landis (b. (born 3 August 1950- ) 1950) is an American filmmaker and producer, known for having directed some of the most beloved comedies of the late '70s and early '80s, including ''Film/AnimalHouse'', ''Film/TheBluesBrothers'', ''Film/TradingPlaces'', ''Film/ComingToAmerica''[[note]]These last two are implied to take place in a SharedUniverse.[[/note]] and ''Film/ThreeAmigos'', as well as the horror classic ''Film/AnAmericanWerewolfInLondon'' and Music/MichaelJackson's groundbreaking music video for "Music/{{Thriller}}." He also developed and produced ''Film/{{Clue}}'', the AllStarCast mystery/comedy based on [[TabletopGame/{{Clue}} the popular board game]].
12th Jul '17 12:03:38 PM NWolfman
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* ProductionPosse: Although he's worked with a lot of different actors over the years, certain faces do keep popping up:
** Creator/DanAykroyd: ''Film/TheBluesBrothers'', ''Film/BluesBrothers2000'', ''Film/TwilightZoneTheMovie'', ''Film/TradingPlaces'', ''Film/IntoTheNight'', ''Film/SpiesLikeUs''
** Creator/JohnBelushi: ''Film/AnimalHouse'', ''Film/TheBluesBrothers''
** Pete Riegert: ''Film/AnimalHouse'', ''Theatre/{{Oscar}}''
** Mark Metcalf: ''Film/AnimalHouse'', ''Film/TheStupids'', ''Theatre/{{Oscar}}''
** Creator/EddieMurphy: ''Film/TradingPlaces'', ''Film/ComingToAmerica'', ''Film/BeverlyHillsCopIII''
** Henry Gibson: ''Film/TheBluesBrothers'', ''Film/KentuckyFriedMovie''
12th Jul '17 12:02:58 PM NWolfman
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[[NeverLiveItDown More controversially]], Landis is known for his reckless direction when filming his segment for ''Film/TwilightZoneTheMovie'', which killed Vic Morrow and two (illegally employed) child actors. Filming late at night and violating child labor laws, he ignored the helicopter pilot's warning against flying low to the ground and close to pyrotechnics, resulting in the helicopter crashing and the three actors getting mutilated in the process. Despite all the evidence against him, Landis was [[KarmaHoudini acquitted of manslaughter]], but the incident, as well as rumors of him being a PrimaDonnaDirector, did him no favors, and his career since then has dwindled into the occasional TV show.

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[[NeverLiveItDown More controversially]], Landis is known for his reckless direction when filming his segment for ''Film/TwilightZoneTheMovie'', which killed Vic Morrow and two (illegally employed) child actors. Filming late at night and violating child labor laws, he ignored the helicopter pilot's warning against flying low to the ground and close to pyrotechnics, resulting in the helicopter crashing and the three actors getting mutilated in the process. Despite Landis plead guilty to the illegal child labor, but not manslaughter, of which he was acquitted [[KarmaHoudini despite all the evidence against him, Landis was [[KarmaHoudini acquitted of manslaughter]], but the incident, as well as rumors of him being a PrimaDonnaDirector, did him no favors, and him]]. Suffice to say, his career since then has dwindled into never recovered and eventually fizzled out by the occasional TV show.
end of TheNineties.
23rd Jun '17 9:16:08 PM NWolfman
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[[NeverLiveItDown More controversially]], Landis is known for his reckless direction when filming his segment for ''Film/TwilightZoneTheMovie'', which killed Vic Morrow and two (illegally employed) child actors. Filming late at night and violating child labor laws, he ignored the helicopter pilot's warning against flying low to the ground and close to pyrotechnics, resulting in the helicopter crashing and the three actors getting mutilated in the process. Despite all the evidence against him, Landis was [[KarmaHoudini acquitted of manslaughter]], but the incident, as well as rumors of him being a PrimaDonaDirector, did him no favors, and his career since then has dwindled into the occasional TV show.

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[[NeverLiveItDown More controversially]], Landis is known for his reckless direction when filming his segment for ''Film/TwilightZoneTheMovie'', which killed Vic Morrow and two (illegally employed) child actors. Filming late at night and violating child labor laws, he ignored the helicopter pilot's warning against flying low to the ground and close to pyrotechnics, resulting in the helicopter crashing and the three actors getting mutilated in the process. Despite all the evidence against him, Landis was [[KarmaHoudini acquitted of manslaughter]], but the incident, as well as rumors of him being a PrimaDonaDirector, PrimaDonnaDirector, did him no favors, and his career since then has dwindled into the occasional TV show.
23rd Jun '17 9:15:54 PM NWolfman
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John Landis (b. 3 August 1950- ) is an American filmmaker and producer, known for having directed some of the most beloved comedies of the late '70s and early '80s, including ''Film/AnimalHouse'', ''Film/TheBluesBrothers'', ''Film/TradingPlaces'', ''Film/ComingToAmerica''[[note]]These last two are implied to take place in a SharedUniverse.[[/note]] and ''Film/ThreeAmigos'', as well as the horror classic ''Film/AnAmericanWerewolfInLondon'' and Music/MichaelJackon's groundbreaking music video for "Music/{{Thriller}}." He also developed and produced ''Film/{{Clue}}'', the AllStarCast mystery/comedy based on [[TabletopGame/{{Clue}} the popular board game]].

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John Landis (b. 3 August 1950- ) is an American filmmaker and producer, known for having directed some of the most beloved comedies of the late '70s and early '80s, including ''Film/AnimalHouse'', ''Film/TheBluesBrothers'', ''Film/TradingPlaces'', ''Film/ComingToAmerica''[[note]]These last two are implied to take place in a SharedUniverse.[[/note]] and ''Film/ThreeAmigos'', as well as the horror classic ''Film/AnAmericanWerewolfInLondon'' and Music/MichaelJackon's Music/MichaelJackson's groundbreaking music video for "Music/{{Thriller}}." He also developed and produced ''Film/{{Clue}}'', the AllStarCast mystery/comedy based on [[TabletopGame/{{Clue}} the popular board game]].
23rd Jun '17 9:15:41 PM NWolfman
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Director known for a series of comedies and horror movies, as well as two music videos for Music/MichaelJackson, "Thriller" and "Black or White". He directed ''Film/AnimalHouse'', ''Film/TheBluesBrothers'', ''Film/AnAmericanWerewolfInLondon'', ''Film/TradingPlaces'', ''Film/SpiesLikeUs'', ''Film/ThreeAmigos'', ''Film/ComingToAmerica'', ''Film/InnocentBlood'' and most recently ''Film/BurkeAndHare''. He also developed and produced ''Film/{{Clue}}'', the AllStarCast mystery/comedy based on [[TabletopGame/{{Clue}} the popular board game]].

He is also controversially known for taking part in the filming of ''Film/TwilightZoneTheMovie'', because [[NeverLiveItDown actor Vic Morrow and two (illegally employed) child actors died during the filming of Landis' segment]] when a helicopter stunt went horrifically awry. Despite all the evidence against him, Landis was acquitted of manslaughter charges, making him something of a real life KarmaHoudini. Beyond this is he is also known for being something of a bully towards his crews, something Creator/ChevyChase, of all people, called him out on.

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Director John Landis (b. 3 August 1950- ) is an American filmmaker and producer, known for a series having directed some of the most beloved comedies of the late '70s and horror movies, as well as two music videos for Music/MichaelJackson, "Thriller" and "Black or White". He directed early '80s, including ''Film/AnimalHouse'', ''Film/TheBluesBrothers'', ''Film/AnAmericanWerewolfInLondon'', ''Film/TradingPlaces'', ''Film/SpiesLikeUs'', ''Film/ComingToAmerica''[[note]]These last two are implied to take place in a SharedUniverse.[[/note]] and ''Film/ThreeAmigos'', ''Film/ComingToAmerica'', ''Film/InnocentBlood'' as well as the horror classic ''Film/AnAmericanWerewolfInLondon'' and most recently ''Film/BurkeAndHare''. Music/MichaelJackon's groundbreaking music video for "Music/{{Thriller}}." He also developed and produced ''Film/{{Clue}}'', the AllStarCast mystery/comedy based on [[TabletopGame/{{Clue}} the popular board game]].

He [[NeverLiveItDown More controversially]], Landis is also controversially known for taking part in the his reckless direction when filming of his segment for ''Film/TwilightZoneTheMovie'', because [[NeverLiveItDown actor which killed Vic Morrow and two (illegally employed) child actors died during actors. Filming late at night and violating child labor laws, he ignored the filming of Landis' segment]] when a helicopter stunt went horrifically awry. pilot's warning against flying low to the ground and close to pyrotechnics, resulting in the helicopter crashing and the three actors getting mutilated in the process. Despite all the evidence against him, Landis was [[KarmaHoudini acquitted of manslaughter charges, making manslaughter]], but the incident, as well as rumors of him something of a real life KarmaHoudini. Beyond this is he is also known for being something of a bully towards PrimaDonaDirector, did him no favors, and his crews, something Creator/ChevyChase, of all people, called him out on.
career since then has dwindled into the occasional TV show.
21st Jun '17 7:23:50 AM madorosh
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Director known for a series of excellent comedies and horror movies, as well as two music videos for Music/MichaelJackson, "Thriller" and "Black or White". He directed ''Film/AnimalHouse'', ''Film/TheBluesBrothers'', ''Film/AnAmericanWerewolfInLondon'', ''Film/TradingPlaces'', ''Film/SpiesLikeUs'', ''Film/ThreeAmigos'', ''Film/ComingToAmerica'', ''Film/InnocentBlood'' and most recently ''Film/BurkeAndHare''. He also developed and produced ''Film/{{Clue}}'', the AllStarCast mystery/comedy based on [[TabletopGame/{{Clue}} the popular board game]].

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Director known for a series of excellent comedies and horror movies, as well as two music videos for Music/MichaelJackson, "Thriller" and "Black or White". He directed ''Film/AnimalHouse'', ''Film/TheBluesBrothers'', ''Film/AnAmericanWerewolfInLondon'', ''Film/TradingPlaces'', ''Film/SpiesLikeUs'', ''Film/ThreeAmigos'', ''Film/ComingToAmerica'', ''Film/InnocentBlood'' and most recently ''Film/BurkeAndHare''. He also developed and produced ''Film/{{Clue}}'', the AllStarCast mystery/comedy based on [[TabletopGame/{{Clue}} the popular board game]].
5th Jan '17 8:44:16 PM NWolfman
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* ArcWords: "See you next Wednesday," a {{shout out}} to his favorite film, ''Film/TwoThousandAndOneASpaceOdyssey''.

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* ArcWords: "See you next Wednesday," a {{shout out}} to his favorite film, ''Film/TwoThousandAndOneASpaceOdyssey''.''Film/TwoThousandOneASpaceOdyssey''.
5th Jan '17 8:43:32 PM NWolfman
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* ArcWords: "See you next Wednesday," a {{shout out}} to his favorite film, ''Film/2001ASpaceOdyssey''.

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* ArcWords: "See you next Wednesday," a {{shout out}} to his favorite film, ''Film/2001ASpaceOdyssey''.''Film/TwoThousandAndOneASpaceOdyssey''.
5th Jan '17 8:43:13 PM NWolfman
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* ArcWords: "See you next Wednesday," a {{shout out}} to his favorite film, ''Film/2001ASpaceOdyssey''.
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