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John Landis is a Actor, Director, Scriptwriter, Producer, Co-Director and Stunts American born on 3 august 1950 at Chicago (USA)

John Landis

John Landis
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Birth name John David Landis
Nationality USA
Birth 3 august 1950 (73 years) at Chicago (USA)

John David Landis (born August 3, 1950) is an American film director, screenwriter, actor, and producer. He is known for his comedy films, his horror films, and his music videos with Michael Jackson. He directed National Lampoon's Animal House, An American Werewolf in London, Trading Places, Michael Jackson's music video Thriller, The Blues Brothers, and Beverly Hills Cop III.


Landis is married to Deborah Nadoolman Landis, an Oscar-nominated costume designer, two-term president of the Costume Designers Guild, and chair of The David C. Copley Center for the Study of Costume Design at UCLA. They have two children: Max, writer of Chronicle, and Rachel, a school teacher with a Master's Degree in Human Development. In a BBC Radio interview, he stated that he is an atheist.

Best films

Coming to America (1988)
Beverly Hills Cop III (1994)
The Blues Brothers (1980)
Trading Places (1983)
Spies Like Us (1985)
The Good, the Bad and the Ugly (1966)

Usually with

Dan Aykroyd
Dan Aykroyd
(10 films)
Rick Baker
Rick Baker
(7 films)
Mick Garris
Mick Garris
(9 films)
Frank Oz
Frank Oz
(8 films)
Source : Wikidata

Filmography of John Landis (73 films)

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The World Is Yours
Directed by Romain Gavras
Origin France
Genres Drama, Thriller, Comedy, Crime
Themes Medical-themed films, Films about drugs
Actors Karim Leklou, Isabelle Adjani, François Damiens, Vincent Cassel, Oulaya Amamra, Philippe Katerine
Roles Couple
Rating63% 3.1683653.1683653.1683653.1683653.168365
François, petit dealer, rêve de changer de vie en devenant le distributeur officiel au Maghreb des bâtonnets glacés Mr Freeze. Mais il découvre que Dany, sa mère, a dépensé toutes ses économies. Il tente alors de se refaire en s'associant avec Poutine, le caïd lunatique de la cité, dans une combine en Espagne. Mais l'entourage de François s'en mêle, ce qui perturbe bientôt leurs plans...
Tales of Halloween, 1h37
Directed by Neil Marshall, Darren Lynn Bousman, Lucky McKee, Axelle Carolyn, Mike Mendez, Adam Gierasch
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Horror
Themes Films about children
Actors Barry Bostwick, Keir Gilchrist, Adrienne Barbeau, Pollyanna McIntosh, Samuel Witwer, Ben E. Woolf
Roles Jebediah Rex
Rating55% 2.753492.753492.753492.753492.75349
Les 10 histoires se déroulent dans une ville américaine, dont les habitants sont terrorisés par des goules, des extraterrestres et des tueurs en série pendant la nuit d'Halloween.
Blast Vegas, 1h30
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Thriller, Fantasy, Action, Adventure
Themes Disaster films, American disaster films
Actors Frankie Muniz, Barry Bostwick, Maggie Castle, Andrew Lawrence, Summer Bishil, Allan Havey
Roles Salesman #1
Rating31% 1.5854651.5854651.5854651.5854651.585465
Frat brothers head to Las Vegas for spring break. When one of them steals an ancient Egyptian sword on display in a casino, they unwittingly release a curse that invokes a disastrous sandstorm in Las Vegas. This city is slowly being destroyed while Nelson (Frankie Muniz) and his girlfriend (Maggie King), along with Sal (Barry Bostwick) race to remove the curse and calm the storm.
Attack of the 50 Foot Cheerleader, 1h30
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Comedy, Horror comedy, Horror, Comic science fiction
Themes Comedy science fiction films, Comedy horror films
Actors Sean Young, Ryan Merriman, Treat Williams, Sasha Jackson, Ted Raimi, John Landis
Roles Professor
Rating44% 2.225432.225432.225432.225432.22543
Cassie Stratford is a plain science nerd, whose mother was captain of the cheersquad at Ivory Coast University and president of Zeta Mu Sorority, so she's pressured to join both cheerleading and the sorority. However, Brittany Andrews, Zeta President and Cheer Captain (who has a Napoleon complex), rejects her. Cassie works in the Biology Building of the University, where she and her friend Kyle are working on a drug that turns things beautiful. So in the night, Cassie steals the drug and injects herself with it. While she does become beautiful and makes the cheersquad when one of the cheerleaders is injured, she then discovers the drug has a side effect when she starts to grow taller and taller until she is a 50-foot tall giantess. When Brittany discovers this, she tries to seduce Kyle into telling her the secret, which leads to her being injected with more of the drug than Cassie and growing bigger too. Brittany goes through the town on her way to the stadium, being careful not to hurt anyone on the way. She begins to cheer, but is confronted by Cassie. This all leads to a large cat fight during the big homecoming game. Cassie wins by injecting the antidote into Brittany, making her shrink into a dwarf. Cassie then injects herself with a smaller portion and returns to her normal size.
Machete Maidens Unleashed!
Genres Documentary
Themes Documentary films about business, Documentary films about the film industry
Actors Roger Corman, Colleen Camp, John Landis, Sid Haig, R. Lee Ermey, Joe Dante
Roles Self
Rating72% 3.638693.638693.638693.638693.63869
Des femmes plantureuses, des monstres mutants et des agents secrets nains… On trouvait tout cela dans les films de genre philippins des années 70 et 80. Envahissant les drive-ins du monde entier, les Philippines sont devenues un eldorado pour les réalisateurs de films dits « d'exploitation », alliant une main d'œuvre bon marché, un cadre exotique et une règlementation inexistante en matière de santé et de sécurité. Ce documentaire retrace l'histoire d'un genre sans scrupules, sans scénarios, sans frontières et - plus souvent que jamais - sans vêtements…
The Boys: The Sherman Brothers' Story, 1h41
Origin USA
Genres Documentary, Musical
Themes Films about films, Films about music and musicians, Documentary films about music and musicians, Documentaire sur une personnalité, Musical films, Children's films
Actors Richard Morton Sherman, Robert Bernard Sherman, Roy E. Disney, Julie Andrews, Dick Van Dyke, John Williams
Roles Self
Rating76% 3.835423.835423.835423.835423.83542
The Boys: The Sherman Brothers' Story est un fascinant documentaire sur les frères Sherman, le duo extraordinairement prolifique oscarisé à qui l'on doit tant de chansons, et dont la grande réussite professionnelle dans le divertissement familial cachait des différences de vues de plus en plus grandes au cours de leurs soixante années de partenariat.
The Scenesters, 1h36
Directed by Todd Berger
Origin USA
Genres Thriller, Comedy, Crime
Themes Films about films
Actors Sherilyn Fenn, Todd Berger, John Landis, Robert R. Shafer, Joel Stoffer, Brian Huskey
Roles Judge Paxton B. Johnson
Rating55% 2.758192.758192.758192.758192.75819
A group of crime scene videographers go after a serial killer.
Dead On: The Life and Cinema of George A. Romero
Directed by Rusty Nails
Origin USA
Genres Documentary
Themes Documentary films about business, Documentary films about the film industry, Documentaire sur une personnalité
Actors George A. Romero, Dario Argento, Quentin Tarantino, Robert Rodríguez, Stephen King, John Landis
Rating61% 3.087263.087263.087263.087263.08726
Nails' documentary, Dead On: The Life and Cinema of George A. Romero will go over Romero’s body of film work as it stands to date. The film will also examine a number of aspects of George's work, working method, and association with the independent and Hollywood film communities. Among the interviewees are Dennis Hopper, Ed Harris, Stephen King, John Carpenter, Dario Argento, Danny Boyle, John Waters, Quentin Tarantino, Richard Linklater, Penn Jillette, Roger Ebert and Tom Savini. Dead On will investigate Romero's lifelong fascination with making films.
Parasomnia (2008)
, 1h43
Origin USA
Genres Thriller, Horror
Actors Jeffrey Combs, Timothy Bottoms, Patrick Kilpatrick, Sean Young, Alison Brie, Kathryn Leigh Scott
Roles Department Store Manager
Rating51% 2.553432.553432.553432.553432.55343
Danny Sloan (Dylan Purcell) is an art student who works in a record shop. He visits his friend Billy (Dov Tiefenbach), who is in drug rehab in hospital. Billy suggests Danny goes to see the "psycho ward" before he leaves, to see Byron Volpe (Patrick Kilpatrick), a serial killer kept in a padded cell after being convicted of murdering his wife Madeline (Sean Young) by hypnotizing her into jumping from a building. Volpe is explained to have extraordinary powers of hypnotism, and is kept restrained and hooded to stop hospital staff from seeing his eyes. During the visit, Danny sees Laura Baxter (Cherilyn Wilson) sleeping in the room next to Volpe. She suffers from a form of parasomnia in which she sleeps most of the time, and wakes occasionally for short periods of time.
Torrente 3: The Protector, 1h37
Directed by Santiago Segura
Origin Espagne
Genres Comedy, Crime
Actors Santiago Segura, José Mota, Tony Leblanc, Yvonne Sciò, Oliver Stone, Fabio Testi
Roles Embajador árabe
Rating55% 2.797712.797712.797712.797712.79771
L'eurodéputé italienne Giannina Ricci (célèbre pour sa lutte contre les entreprises polluantes) vient en Espagne pour dénoncer publiquement une multinationale espagnole. La direction de l'entreprise s'inquiète et suborne quelques hauts responsables de la police pour que la protection de l'eurodéputé ne soit pas la meilleure possible. C'est ainsi que Jose Luis Torrente, récemment réincorporé dans la police, a la tâche de protéger l'italienne.