John Landis

John Landis

Highest Rated: 100% King Cohen: The Wild World of Filmmaker Larry Cohen (2017)

Lowest Rated: 7% An American Werewolf in Paris (1997)

Birthday: Aug 03, 1950

Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, USA

Though not nearly a household name like contemporary filmmakers Steven Spielberg and George Lucas, writer-director-occasional actor John Landis became one of the more important Hollywood filmmakers to come into prominence in the late 1970s. Enormously successful and influential, particularly because of the first half of his career, Landis directed some of the seminal comedies of the century, including "The Kentucky Fried Movie" (1977) and the college favorite "National Lampoon's Animal House" (1978). Following the huge success of "Animal House," which spawned new generations of fans throughout the years, Landis scored another big hit with "The Blues Brothers" (1980), marking a high point in his career, which he followed with the cult classic "An American Werewolf in London" (1981). Accused of being responsible for an unspeakable tragedy following the deaths of three actors, including Vic Morrow, on the set of "The Twilight Zone - The Movie" (1983), Landis hit a career skid that saw few highlights - only "Trading Places" (1983) and "Coming to America" (1988) being worthy of any note. Though he directed Michael Jackson's "Thriller" (1983), widely considered to be the best music video ever made, and later Jackson's "Black or White" (1991), one of the most-watched videos of all time, Landis was unable to resuscitate his feature career, even when trying to recapture old magic with "Blues Brothers 2000" (1998). Still, Landis remained an influential filmmaker, if only because of past glories.

Highest rated movies

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Filmography

Movies

Credit
90% 79% Belushi Self - 2020
22% 81% I Hate Kids Executive Producer - 2018
100% 84% King Cohen: The Wild World of Filmmaker Larry Cohen Self - 2017
79% 41% Tales of Halloween Jebediah Rex (Character) - 2015
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Frankenstein Complex Unknown (Character) - 2015
80% 54% Out of Print Unknown (Character) - 2014
80% 59% Some Guy Who Kills People Executive Producer - 2011
92% 71% Ray Harryhausen: Special Effects Titan Unknown (Character) - 2011
88% 73% Machete Maidens Unleashed! Unknown (Character) - 2010
32% 35% Burke & Hare Director $947 2010
75% 71% American Grindhouse Unknown (Character) $4.6K 2010
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Man Who Saw Frankenstein Cry Self - 2010
80% 79% Mr. Warmth: The Don Rickles Project Unknown (Character),
Director,
Producer
- 2007
No Score Yet No Score Yet Famous Monster: Forrest J. Ackerman Self - 2007
15% 25% Surviving Eden Dr. Levine (Character) - 2004
67% 63% Slasher Director - 2004
67% 74% American Nightmare Self - 2000
No Score Yet 55% The Lost World Executive Producer - 1999
26% 26% Diamonds Gambler (Character) $81.9K 1999
30% 64% Freeway II: Confessions of a Trickbaby Judge (Character) - 1999
46% 37% Blues Brothers 2000 Director,
Writer,
Producer
$14M 1998
No Score Yet 21% Susan's Plan Producer,
Director,
Writer
- 1998
7% 30% An American Werewolf in Paris Writer $26.6M 1997
No Score Yet 29% The Munsters' Scary Little Christmas Executive Producer - 1996
20% 37% The Stupids Director $2.4M 1996
No Score Yet No Score Yet Here Come the Munsters Executive Producer - 1995
93% 89% Smoke Director $8.3M 1995
9% 35% Beverly Hills Cop III Director $41.5M 1994
No Score Yet 80% The Legend of Dolemite! Unknown (Character) - 1994
33% 31% Sleepwalkers Lab Technician (Character) $28.1M 1992
No Score Yet 20% Body Chemistry II: The Voice of a Stranger Dr. Edwards (Character) - 1992
39% 44% Innocent Blood Director $4.2M 1992
12% 63% Oscar Director $23.5M 1991
No Score Yet 18% Spontaneous Combustion Radio Technician (Character) - 1990
72% 85% Coming to America Director $128.1M 1988
61% 57% Amazon Women on the Moon Director $388.2K 1987
45% 67% Three Amigos! Director $36.2M 1986
65% 86% Clue Writer,
Executive Producer
$13.4M 1985
32% 56% Spies Like Us Director $56.5M 1985
38% 49% Into the Night SAVAK (Character),
Director
- 1985
88% 84% Trading Places Director - 1983
No Score Yet 89% Thriller Director - 1983
58% 55% Twilight Zone: The Movie Director - 1983
87% 85% An American Werewolf in London Director,
Writer
- 1981
73% 92% The Blues Brothers Director,
Writer
- 1980
90% 89% National Lampoon's Animal House Director - 1978
81% 66% The Kentucky Fried Movie Director - 1977
36% 30% Battle for the Planet of the Apes Jake's friend (Character) - 1973
71% 44% Schlock Schlock (Character),
Director
- 1973
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Banana Monster Schlock (Character),
Director
- 1971
No Score Yet No Score Yet Spies A-Go-Go Director - 1964

TV

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet 20/20 Guest 2018
No Score Yet No Score Yet Face Off Unknown (Guest Star) 2017
61% 91% Franklin & Bash Director 2012
No Score Yet No Score Yet Holliston Unknown (Guest Star) 2012
89% 92% Psych Director 2008
No Score Yet No Score Yet Fear Itself Director 2008
63% 89% Masters of Horror Director,
Writer
2005-2006
No Score Yet No Score Yet Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's The Lost World Executive Producer 1999-2002
No Score Yet No Score Yet Honey, I Shrunk the Kids Executive Producer 1997-2000
No Score Yet No Score Yet Weird Science Executive Producer 1994-1998
No Score Yet No Score Yet Caroline in the City Unknown (Guest Star) 1996
No Score Yet 81% Sliders Executive Producer 1995
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Six Million Dollar Man Unknown (Guest Star) 1974

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