Creator / John Landis

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Director known for a series of excellent comedies and horror movies, as well as two music videos for Michael Jackson, "Thriller" and "Black or White". He directed Animal House, The Blues Brothers, An American Werewolf in London, Trading Places, Spies Like Us, íThree Amigos!, Coming to America, Innocent Blood and most recently Burke and Hare. He also developed and produced Clue, the All-Star Cast mystery/comedy based on the popular board game.

He is also controversially known for taking part in the filming of Twilight Zone: The Movie, because 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 Karma Houdini. Beyond this is he is also known for being something of a bully towards his crews, something Chevy Chase, of all people, called him out on.

He is also the father of Max Landis, also a director.

Films directed by John Landis

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