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Michael Crichton is a Actor, Director, Scriptwriter and Producer American born on 23 october 1942 at Chicago (USA)

Michael Crichton

Michael Crichton
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Birth name John Michael Crichton
Nationality USA
Birth 23 october 1942 at Chicago (USA)
Death 4 november 2008 (at 66 years) at Los Angeles (USA)
Awards Edgar Award

John Michael Crichton /dʒɑn ˈmaɪkl̩ ˈkɹaɪʔn̩/ (October 23, 1942 – November 4, 2008) was an American best-selling author, physician, producer, director, and screenwriter, best known for his work in the science fiction, medical fiction, and thriller genres. His books have sold over 200 million copies worldwide, and many have been adapted into films. In 1994 Crichton became the only creative artist ever to have works simultaneously charting at No. 1 in television, film, and book sales (with ER, Jurassic Park, and Disclosure, respectively).

His literary works are usually based on the action genre and heavily feature technology. His novels epitomize the techno-thriller genre of literature, often exploring technology and failures of human interaction with it, especially resulting in catastrophes with biotechnology. Many of his future history novels have medical or scientific underpinnings, reflecting his medical training and science background. He was the author of, among others, The Andromeda Strain, Jurassic Park, Congo, Travels, Sphere, Rising Sun, Disclosure, The Lost World, Airframe, Timeline, Prey, State of Fear, Next (the final book published before his death), Pirate Latitudes (published November 24, 2009), and a final unfinished techno-thriller, Micro, which was published in November 2011.

Biography

Michael Crichton est diplômé de la Harvard Medical School. Pendant ses études médicales, pour les financer, il écrit des romans, sous les noms de plume John Lange et de Jeffery Hudson. Ils sont principalement dans le même esprit que les James Bond écrits par Ian Fleming. Il remporte l'Edgar du meilleur roman en 1969 avec le roman Extrême Urgence publié sous le pseudonyme de Jeffery Hudson.

Il était membre du conseil d'administration de The Gorilla Foundation, fondation pour la protection des gorilles.

Michael Crichton meurt le 4 novembre 2008 d'un cancer, à l'âge de 66 ans. À sa mort, des ébauches de ses deux derniers romans sont retrouvés sur son ordinateur personnel. Ces écrits seront publiés à titre posthume par Harper Collins sous les titres Pirates et Micro.

Une nouvelle espèce fossile découverte en Chine en 2002 a été nommée Crichtonsaurus benxiensis en hommage à l'écrivain.

Best films

Jurassic World (2015)
(Characters)
Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom (2018)
(Characters)
Jurassic Park (1993)
(Novel)
The Lost World: Jurassic Park (1997)
(Novel)
Twister (1996)
(Scriptwriter)
Jurassic Park III (2001)
(Characters)

Usually with

Source : Wikidata

Filmography of Michael Crichton (25 films)

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Actor

The Andromeda Strain, 2h11
Directed by Robert Wise, James Fargo
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Science fiction, Thriller
Themes Medical-themed films, Films based on science fiction novels, Films about viral outbreaks, Disaster films, American disaster films
Actors Arthur Hill, James Olson, Kate Reid, David Wayne, Paula Kelly, George Mitchell
Rating71% 3.59863.59863.59863.59863.5986
Two crewmembers of the U.S. government's "Project Scoop" investigate the town of Piedmont, New Mexico, to retrieve the Scoop 7 satellite. They find townspeople dead in the streets and die themselves while reporting back to Scoop Mission Control. Suspecting the satellite may have brought back an extraterrestrial pathogen, Scoop Mission Control activates an elite scientific team it had previously recruited for just this type of emergency.

Director

The 13th Warrior, 1h42
Directed by John McTiernan, Michael Crichton
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, War, Thriller, Fantasy, Action, Adventure, Historical
Themes Films about magic and magicians, Seafaring films, Films based on mythology, Transport films, Films set in the Viking Age, Films based on Norse mythology
Actors Antonio Banderas, Diane Venora, Vladimir Kulich, Clive Russell, Omar Sharif, Richard Bremmer
Rating65% 3.2999653.2999653.2999653.2999653.299965
Ahmad ibn Fadlan is a court poet to the Caliph of Baghdad, until his amorous encounter with the wife of an influential noble gets him exiled as an "ambassador" to Northern Barbarians. Traveling with Melchisidek, his caravan is saved from Turkic raiders by the appearance of Norsemen (presumably Varangian). Taking refuge at their settlement on the Volga river, communications are established through Melchisidek and Herger, a Norseman who speaks Latin. Ahmad and Melchisidek are in time to witness a fight, which establishes Buliwyf as heir apparent, followed by the Viking funeral of their dead king, cremated together with a young woman who agreed to accompany him to Valhalla.
Physical Evidence, 1h39
Directed by Michael Crichton
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Horror, Crime
Actors Burt Reynolds, Theresa Russell, Ned Beatty, Kay Lenz, Ted McGinley, Ray Baker
Rating52% 2.605482.605482.605482.605482.60548
Joe Paris awakens one morning with a splitting headache and blood on his shirt. He was drinking and cannot recall the events of the night before. A murder has been committed and Paris' fingerprints are found. He has a history of violence and is placed under arrest. A public defender, Jenny Hudson is assigned to defend him. They develop a physical attraction as they set about trying to determine who really committed the crime.
Runaway
Runaway (1984)
, 1h36
Directed by Michael Crichton
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Science fiction, Thriller, Action, Adventure, Crime
Themes Films set in the future, Robot films
Actors Tom Selleck, Gene Simmons, Cynthia Rhodes, Kirstie Alley, G. W. Bailey, Chris Mulkey
Rating58% 2.9482552.9482552.9482552.9482552.948255
The film is set in the near future, where robots are commonplace--a part of everyday life like any other electrical appliance--and are just as prone to malfunctions. But when a robot malfunctions, it could pose a threat to people or property. Such robots are known as "runaways." Since they are more dangerous than the average machine, they are handled by a division of the police trained in robotics. The "runaway" squad, however, is treated as an easy and unexciting assignment and often ridiculed.
Looker
Looker (1981)
, 1h33
Directed by Michael Crichton
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Thriller
Themes Films about computing, Films about suicide, Films about television, Films set in the future
Actors Albert Finney, James Coburn, Susan Dey, Leigh Taylor-Young, Terri Welles, Dorian Harewood
Rating61% 3.050233.050233.050233.050233.05023
Dr. Larry Roberts (Albert Finney), a Beverly Hills plastic surgeon, is puzzled when four beautiful models working in television commercials request cosmetic surgery to make changes so minor as to be imperceptible to the naked eye. When these models later start dying under mysterious circumstances, he discovers they are all linked to the same advertisement research firm.
The First Great Train Robbery, 1h50
Directed by Michael Crichton
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, Thriller, Comedy, Action, Adventure, Crime
Themes Transport films, Rail transport films, Heist films, Gangster films, Escroquerie, Film se déroulant dans un train
Actors Sean Connery, Donald Sutherland, Lesley-Anne Down, Alan Webb, Pamela Salem, Malcolm Terris
Rating68% 3.448463.448463.448463.448463.44846
In 1854, Edward Pierce (Sean Connery), to all appearances a charismatic and well-established member of London's high society, is secretly an opportunistic and cynical master thief. He plans to steal a shipment of gold (sent monthly to finance the Crimean War) travelling from London to Folkestone. The bank has taken strict precautions, including locking the gold in two heavy Chubb safes, each of which has two locks, requiring a total of four keys to open them. When a test robbery (using a hired stooge to test the security measures) goes awry, Pierce recruits his old acquaintance Robert Agar (Donald Sutherland), a pickpocket and screwsman. Pierce's mistress Miriam (Lesley-Anne Down), a beautiful actress, and his driver Barlow (George Downing) join the plot, and the guard to the safe car, Burgess (Michael Elphick), is also bribed into participation. Pierce plans the robbery in exquisite detail, and procures information on the security measures and locations of the keys. The executives of the bank who store the gold and arrange its transport, Mr. Henry Fowler and Mr. Edgar Trent, each possess a key; the other two are locked in a cabinet at the offices of the South Eastern Railway at the London Bridge train station. The keys are not to be stolen, but wax impressions are to be made of them in order to hide the robbers' intentions.
Coma
Coma (1978)
, 1h53
Directed by Michael Crichton
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Science fiction, Thriller, Horror, Crime
Themes Medical-themed films
Actors Geneviève Bujold, Michael Douglas, Elizabeth Ashley, Rip Torn, Richard Widmark, Lois Chiles
Rating68% 3.4490253.4490253.4490253.4490253.449025
Dr. Susan Wheeler (Geneviève Bujold) is a surgical resident at Boston Memorial Hospital. Wheeler is devastated when a patient, who happens to be her best friend, is pronounced brain dead and ends up in a coma after minor surgery at the hospital.
Westworld
Westworld (1973)
, 1h28
Directed by Michael Crichton
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Science fiction, Thriller, Action, Adventure, Horror, Western
Themes Films set in the future, Dystopian films, Robot films
Actors Yul Brynner, Richard Benjamin, James Brolin, Alan Oppenheimer, Victoria Shaw, Dick Van Patten
Rating69% 3.497613.497613.497613.497613.49761
Sometime in the near future a high-tech, highly-realistic adult amusement park called Delos features three themed "worlds" — West World (the American Old West), Medieval World (medieval Europe), and Roman World (the pre-Christian city of Pompeii). The resort's three "worlds" are populated with lifelike androids that are practically indistinguishable from human beings, each programmed in character for their assigned historical environment. For $1,000 per day, guests may indulge in any adventure with the android population of the park, including sexual encounters and even a fight to the death, depending on the android model. Delos' tagline in its advertising promises "Have we got a vacation for you!"

Scriptwriter

Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom, 2h8
Directed by Juan Antonio Bayona
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Science fiction, Thriller, Action, Adventure, Horror
Themes Films about animals, Clonage, Dinosaur films, La préhistoire, Films based on science fiction novels, Animaux préhistoriques
Actors Chris Pratt, Bryce Dallas Howard, Jeff Goldblum, Rafe Spall, B.D. Wong, Toby Jones
Roles Characters
Rating62% 3.1061553.1061553.1061553.1061553.106155
Trois ans après les événements du parc Jurassic World, les dinosaures, redevenus les maîtres d'Isla Nublar, se retrouvent soudainement menacés d'extinction lorsque le volcan de l'île, jusque là endormi, s'apprête à entrer en éruption. L'ancienne dirigeante du parc Claire Dearing, qui préside dorénavant une association pour la protection des dinosaures, se bat pour sauver les derniers dinosaures de la planète. Tout le monde lui tourne le dos jusqu'à ce qu'un dénommé Benjamin Lockwood, ancien collègue et ami de John Hammond, la contacte pour soutenir son projet. Celui-ci lui propose d'aller sauver les animaux piégés sur Nublar et de les amener dans un « sanctuaire » spécialement créé pour les protéger, loin des humains.
Jurassic World, 2h4
Directed by Colin Trevorrow
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Thriller, Fantastic, Action, Adventure
Themes Films about animals, Clonage, Dinosaur films, Films about computing, La préhistoire, Films based on science fiction novels, Animaux préhistoriques, Cyberpunk films
Actors Chris Pratt, Vincent D'Onofrio, Idris Elba, Bryce Dallas Howard, Josh Brolin, Ty Simpkins
Roles Characters
Rating69% 3.494513.494513.494513.494513.49451
Two decades after the events at Jurassic Park, a new theme park, Jurassic World, now operates in Isla Nublar, off the Pacific coast of Central America. This new park is run by the Masrani Global Corporation, which also owns InGen, the genetics company that creates the dinosaurs. Brothers Zach and Gray Mitchell are sent to visit their aunt, Claire, Jurassic World's operations manager. Claire's assistant greets them as she is too busy recruiting corporate sponsors.
The Andromeda Strain (miniseries), 2h54
Directed by Mikael Salomon
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Thriller, Romance
Themes La fin du monde, Films about religion, Films set in the future, Political films, Dystopian films, Disaster films
Actors Benjamin Bratt, Eric McCormack, Christa Miller Lawrence, Daniel Dae Kim, Paul Perri, Viola Davis
Roles Writer
Rating62% 3.1003053.1003053.1003053.1003053.100305
A United States government satellite crash lands near Piedmont, Utah, and two teenagers find it and bring it back to town. The town's inhabitants open it and release a deadly microorganism, which is later codenamed Andromeda by the Army. A team is sent from the Army's bio-defense department to retrieve the satellite, only to die from the disease themselves. The video footage recorded by the retrieval team and their strange deaths capture the attention of General George Mancheck, the head of the bio-defense department, who activates "Wildfire," a team of five scientists who are called upon when high-level bioterror threats occur in the United States. The team, headed by its creator, Dr. Jeremy Stone, investigates Piedmont. They retrieve the satellite and rescue a hysterical 60-year old man and a colicky baby who have survived the Andromeda outbreak.
Timeline
Timeline (2003)
, 1h56
Directed by Richard Donner
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Science fiction, Thriller, Fantastic, Fantasy, Action, Adventure
Themes Time travel films
Actors Paul Walker, Frances O'Connor, Gerard Butler, David Thewlis, Billy Connolly, Anna Friel
Roles Novel
Rating56% 2.8495452.8495452.8495452.8495452.849545
Professor Edward Johnston leads an archaeological study of the village of Castelgard near LaRoque Castle in Dordogne, France, the site of the 1357 hanging of Lady Claire, sister to Arnaut de Cervole; her martyrdom led the French the win the Hundred Years War against the English. Johnston's includes Scottish archaeologist André Marek, Johnston's students Kate Erickson, Josh Stern, and François Dontelle, and his son Chris who is infatuated with Kate. While excavating a nearby monastery, they find a sarcophagus with the remains of a French knight with a lopped ear holding the hand of his lady, an unheard-of practice for the time. Johnston travels to the American headquarters of the ITC Corporation, their sponsor, to question if they have tampered with the site. The students later discover a pair of Johnston's bifocals and a note begging for help, though both date over 600 years old. When they contact ITC, the company invites them to their headquarters.
Jurassic Park III, 1h32
Directed by Joe Johnston
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Adventure
Themes Films about animals, Clonage, Dinosaur films, Films about computing, La préhistoire, Films based on science fiction novels, Animaux préhistoriques, Cyberpunk films
Actors Sam Neill, William H. Macy, Téa Leoni, Alessandro Nivola, Trevor Morgan, Laura Dern
Roles Characters
Rating59% 2.9516352.9516352.9516352.9516352.951635
Tourists Ben Hildebrand and Eric Kirby decide to parasail around the island of Isla Sorna. A creature of unknown species attacks and kills the boat crew as it passes through a fog bank, but Ben uncouples the line, and with Eric bound with him, he goes sailing into the wilderness.
The 13th Warrior, 1h42
Directed by John McTiernan, Michael Crichton
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, War, Thriller, Fantasy, Action, Adventure, Historical
Themes Films about magic and magicians, Seafaring films, Films based on mythology, Transport films, Films set in the Viking Age, Films based on Norse mythology
Actors Antonio Banderas, Diane Venora, Vladimir Kulich, Clive Russell, Omar Sharif, Richard Bremmer
Roles Novel
Rating65% 3.2999653.2999653.2999653.2999653.299965
Ahmad ibn Fadlan is a court poet to the Caliph of Baghdad, until his amorous encounter with the wife of an influential noble gets him exiled as an "ambassador" to Northern Barbarians. Traveling with Melchisidek, his caravan is saved from Turkic raiders by the appearance of Norsemen (presumably Varangian). Taking refuge at their settlement on the Volga river, communications are established through Melchisidek and Herger, a Norseman who speaks Latin. Ahmad and Melchisidek are in time to witness a fight, which establishes Buliwyf as heir apparent, followed by the Viking funeral of their dead king, cremated together with a young woman who agreed to accompany him to Valhalla.
Sphere
Sphere (1998)
, 2h14
Directed by Barry Levinson
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Science fiction, Thriller, Adventure, Horror
Themes Seafaring films, Transport films, Time travel films, Underwater action films, Submarine films
Actors Dustin Hoffman, Sharon Stone, Samuel L. Jackson, Liev Schreiber, Peter Coyote, Queen Latifah
Roles Author
Rating60% 3.04953.04953.04953.04953.0495
A alien spacecraft is discovered on the floor of the Pacific Ocean, estimated to have been there for 300 years. A team of experts, including marine biologist Dr. Beth Halperin, mathematician Dr. Harry Adams, astrophysicist Dr. Ted Fielding, psychologist Dr. Norman Goodman, and U.S. Navy Capt. Harold Barnes, are assembled and taken to the Habitat, a state-of-the-art living environment located near the spacecraft.