John Landis is famous for being a film director, screenwriter, producer, and actor. He is known for directing comedy and horror films, commercials, and Michael Jackson’s music videos, including the classic Thriller.
Landis was a high-school dropout and at 18 years old, he made his way to Yugoslavia to start his career as a production assistant. It was while he was hitching from London to Yugoslavia that he came up with the idea for An American Werewolf in London. While he was in Europe, he also acted and worked as an extra and stuntman in various Spanish/Italian westerns.
As a director, he would often have his characters look into the camera lens and make eye contact with the audience.
He eventually returned to the US and debuted as a writer and director of Schlock at the age of 21. Some of his most recent awards were Golden Raspberry Award for Worst Director for the film The Stupids in 1997 and in 2012 for the Rondo Hatton Classic Horror Awards for Best Film for Burke and Hare.
He is married to an Oscar-nominated costume designer, Deborah Nadoolman. They have two children and are currently living in Beverly Hills, California.
What happened to John Landis?
In 1982, while filming his movie Twilight Zone at Indian Dunes in Valencia, Santa Clarita in California, an accident occurred on set when helicopter being used for a scene lost control. The actor Vic Morrow and 2 child actors, Renee Shin-Yi Chen and Myca Dinh Le died, six passengers were also injured. John Landis and four other members of the crew were charged with involuntary manslaughter. The prosecution argued that Landis and the crew had taken insufficient care on set and also flouted child acting laws. After a 10-month court case, they were all acquitted of the charges, however, the victim’s families all filed civil lawsuits that were settled for undisclosed sums.
Is John Landis married or single?
Yes, John Landis is married to Deborah Nadoolman. The couple tied the knot on July 27, 1980.
Does John Landis have any children?
Yes, John Landis and his wife Deborah Nadoolman have two children together, Max Landis and Rachel Landis. Rachel Landis is a teacher, while Max Landis has followed in his Father’s footsteps and works as a writer and filmmaker. In 2019 eight women came forward and accused him of sexual abuse and psychological manipulation.
What nationality is John Landis?
John Landis is an American who was born in Chicago, Illinois. His family relocated to Los Angeles when he was just four months old.
How old is John Landis?
John Landis was born on 3 August 1950, and is now 72 years old and his star sign is Leo.
How tall is John Landis and how much does he weigh?
John Landis stands 5ft11 or 180cms tall and weighs around 165lbs or 75kgs.
How much is John Landis’s net worth?
John Landis has an estimated net worth of $150 million which he earned for being an actor, director, producer, and screenwriter.