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John Landis was born on the 3rd August 1950, in Chicago, Illinois USA, and is a Primetime Emmy Award-winning director, producer, screenwriter, and actor, best known for directing such movies as “The Blues Brothers” (1980), “An American Werewolf in London” (1981), “Trading Places” (1983), and “Coming to America” (1988). Landis also made one of the most famous music videos for Michael Jackson – “Thriller”. His career started in 1969.

Have you ever wondered how rich John Landis is, as of early 2017? According to authoritative sources, it has been estimated that Landis’ net worth is as high as $70 million, an amount earned through his successful career in film industry. In addition to being a well-known director, Landis also works as a producer, actor and screenwriter, which also contribute to his wealth.

John Landis Net Worth $70 Million

John Landis was a son of Shirley Levine and Marshall Landis, an interior designer and decorator, and grew up in a Jewish family in California, where he parents moved when he was four months old.

He started his career as an assistant director of “Kelly’s Heroes” during filming in Yugoslavia in 1969, while in 1973 Landis directed and starred in “Schlock”. By the end of the ‘70s, John had made “The Kentucky Fried Movie” (1977) and “Animal House” (1978) starring John Belushi, Karen Allen and Tom Hulce. In 1980, Landis directed and co-wrote the huge hit called “The Blues Brothers” (1980) with John Belushi and Dan Aykroyd, with the movie earning more than $110 million worldwide, increasing his net worth significantly. The next year, Landis wrote and directed the Oscar-winning horror “An American Werewolf in London” starring David Naughton, Jenny Agutter, and Joe Belcher, which grossed over $60 million at the box office.

In July 1982, the actor Vic Morrow and two child extras died in an accident involving a helicopter during the filming of “Twilight Zone: The Movie”. Landis was charged with involuntary manslaughter, but was acquitted of the charges in 1987. The movie came out in 1983, and the same year Landis filmed the Oscar-nominated “Trading Places” starring Eddie Murphy and Dan Aykroyd, which was a huge hit and earned more than $90 million in the US alone. His next movie – “Into the Night” (1985) with Jeff Goldblum and Michelle Pfeiffer, wasn’t that successful, but by the end of the ‘80s, Landis had directed such movies as “Spies Like Us” (1985) starring Chevy Chase and Dan Aykroyd, “¡Three Amigos!” (1986) with Steve Martin, Chevy Chase, and Martin Short, and the Oscar-nominated “Coming to America” (1988) with Eddie Murphy, Arsenio Hall, and James Earl Jones – with a budget of around $40 million, the film grossed over $288 million worldwide, and is Landis’ most successful movie of his career.

In the early ‘90s, Landis made “Oscar” (1991) starring Sylvester Stallone and “Innocent Blood” (1992) with Anne Parillaud, Anthony LaPaglia, and Robert Loggia, while he also directed 17 episodes of the Primetime Emmy Award-winning series “Dream On” from 1990 to 1996. In 1994, he filmed “Beverly Hills Cop III” starring Eddie Murphy, and after spending most of the ‘90s and 2000s working on short films, music videos, and television series, Landis latest movie is “Burke and Hare” (2010) with Bill Bailey, Tom Wilkinson, and Michael Smiley. John also has over 40 acting credits, and has worked on 30 projects as a producer, significantly improving his wealth as well.

Regarding his persona life, John Landis married Deborah Nadoolman in July 1980 and has two children with her; they currently live in Beverly Hills, California. Although raised in a Jewish family, John states that he is an atheist.


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Producer

Producer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Last Kill 2015/I Short executive producer completed
An American Werewolf in London executive producer announced
Wendy Liebman: Taller on TV 2011 producer
Some Guy Who Kills People 2011 executive producer
Starz Inside: Ladies or Gentlemen 2008 TV Movie documentary executive producer
Mr. Warmth: The Don Rickles Project 2007 Documentary producer
Michael Jackson: Number Ones 2003 Video documentary producer - segment "Thriller"
The Kronenberg Chronicles 2002 TV Movie executive producer
The Lost World 1999 TV Series executive producer
The Lost World 1999 TV Movie executive producer
Honey, I Shrunk the Kids: The TV Show 1998 TV Series executive producer - 3 episodes
Susan's Plan 1998 producer
The Lost World 1998 executive producer
Blues Brothers 2000 1998 producer
Michael Jackson: HIStory on Film - Volume II 1997 Video documentary producer - segment "Thriller"
The Munsters' Scary Little Christmas 1996 TV Movie executive producer
Dream On 1990-1996 TV Series executive producer - 119 episodes
Campus Cops 1995 TV Series executive producer
Here Come the Munsters 1995 TV Movie executive producer
Michael Jackson: Video Greatest Hits - HIStory 1995 Video documentary producer - segment "Thriller"
Sliders 1995 TV Series executive producer - 9 episodes
Weird Science 1994 TV Series executive producer
Amazon Women on the Moon 1987 executive producer
Fuzzbucket 1986 TV Movie executive producer
Clue 1985 executive producer
B.B. King: Into the Night 1985 Video documentary short producer
The Making of 'Thriller' 1983 Video documentary producer
Michael Jackson: Thriller 1983 Video short producer
Twilight Zone: The Movie 1983 producer
Coming Soon 1982 Video documentary producer

Director

Director

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Franklin & Bash 2012 TV Series 1 episode
Burke and Hare 2010
What If...? 2009 TV Series co-director - 1 episode
Psych 2007-2008 TV Series 3 episodes
Fear Itself 2008 TV Series 1 episode
Mr. Warmth: The Don Rickles Project 2007 Documentary
Masters of Horror 2005-2006 TV Series 2 episodes
The Great Sketch Experiment 2006 Short
Slasher 2004 TV Movie documentary
Michael Jackson: Number Ones 2003 Video documentary videos "Thriller", "Black or White"
The Kronenberg Chronicles 2002 TV Movie
Honey, I Shrunk the Kids: The TV Show 1999 TV Series 1 episode
Susan's Plan 1998
Blues Brothers 2000 1998
Michael Jackson: HIStory on Film - Volume II 1997 Video documentary video "Thriller"
The Stupids 1996
Dream On 1990-1996 TV Series 17 episodes
Michael Jackson: Video Greatest Hits - HIStory 1995 Video documentary videos "Thriller", "Black or White"
Beverly Hills Cop III 1994
Dangerous: The Short Films 1993 Video video "Black Or White"
Innocent Blood 1992
Michael Jackson: Black or White 1991 Video short
Oscar 1991
Disneyland's 35th Anniversary Special 1990 TV Movie
Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color 1990 TV Series 1 episode
Coming to America 1988
Amazon Women on the Moon 1987 segments "Mondo Condo", "Hospital", "Blacks Without Soul", "Don 'No Soul' Simmons", "Video Date"
¡Three Amigos! 1986
Spies Like Us 1985
George Burns Comedy Week 1985 TV Series 1 episode
Into the Night 1985
Disneyland's 30th Anniversary Celebration 1985 TV Movie documentary
B.B. King: Into the Night 1985 Video documentary short segments "Into the night", "My Lucille", "In the midnight hour"
Michael Jackson: Thriller 1983 Video short
Twilight Zone: The Movie 1983 prologue & segment 1
Trading Places 1983
Coming Soon 1982 Video documentary
An American Werewolf in London 1981
The Blues Brothers 1980
Animal House 1978
The Kentucky Fried Movie 1977
Schlock 1973

Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Ax 2005 Père copain Maxime
Spider-Man 2 2004 Doctor
Surviving Eden 2004 Doctor Levine
Freeway II: Confessions of a Trickbaby 1999 Judge
Diamonds 1999 Gambler
Mad City 1997 Doctor
Laws of Deception 1997 Judge Trevino
Quicksilver Highway 1997 TV Movie Surgical Assistant
Vampirella 1996 Video Astronaut #1 (Beard)
The Stand 1994 TV Mini-Series Russ Dorr
The Silence of the Hams 1994 FBI Agent
Dream On 1991-1994 TV Series Herb
Venice/Venice 1992 John Landis
Body Chemistry II: Voice of a Stranger 1992 Dr. Edwards
Sleepwalkers 1992 Lab Technician
Michael Jackson: Black or White 1991 Video short Director
Psycho IV: The Beginning 1990 TV Movie Mike Calveccio
Darkman 1990 Physician
Spontaneous Combustion 1990 Radio Technician
Into the Night 1985 SAVAK
The Muppets Take Manhattan 1984 Leonard Winesop
Trading Places 1983 Man with briefcase (uncredited)
Eating Raoul 1982 Man who bumps into Mary at the bank (uncredited)
An American Werewolf in London 1981 Man Being Smashed into Window (uncredited)
The Blues Brothers 1980 Trooper La Fong
1941 1979 Mizerany
The Muppet Movie 1979 Grover (uncredited)
The Kentucky Fried Movie 1977 TV Technician Thrown by Gorilla (segment "A.M. Today") (uncredited)
Death Race 2000 1975 Mechanic
The Six Million Dollar Man 1974 TV Series Michael
Schlock 1973 Schlock
Battle for the Planet of the Apes 1973 Jake's Friend
Red Sun 1971 Henchman (uncredited)
Kelly's Heroes 1970 Sister Rosa Stigmata (uncredited)
Tales of Halloween 2015 Jebediah Rex (segment "The Ransom of Rusty Rex")
Vanity Fair: Decades 2013 TV Mini-Series short
Blast Vegas 2013 TV Movie Salesman #1
Holliston 2012 TV Series John Landis
Attack of the 50 Foot Cheerleader 2012 Professor
Psychoville 2011 TV Series Director
The Boondocks 2010 TV Series Counseling Group Leader
The Scenesters 2009 Judge Paxton B Johnson
Parasomnia 2008 Dept. Store Manager
Look 2007 Aggravated Director
Torrente 3: El protector 2005 Embajador árabe

Miscellaneous

Miscellaneous

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Top of the Pops 2 2009 TV Series director - 1 episode
Sliders 1996-1997 TV Series executive consultant - 38 episodes
The Muppet Movie 1979 additional puppeteer: "Grover" - uncredited
Kelly's Heroes 1970 production assistant - uncredited

Writer

Writer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
An American Werewolf in London 1981 screenplay announced
Masters of Horror 2005 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Susan's Plan 1998 written by
Blues Brothers 2000 1998 film The Blues Brothers / written by
Michael Jackson: HIStory on Film - Volume II 1997 Video documentary treatment - segment "Thriller"
An American Werewolf in Paris 1997 characters in An American Werewolf in London
Michael Jackson: Video Greatest Hits - HIStory 1995 Video documentary treatment - segment "Thriller"
Jason and the Argonauts: An Interview with Ray Harryhausen 1995 Video documentary short
Clue 1985 story
Michael Jackson: Thriller 1983 Video short written by
Twilight Zone: The Movie 1983 prologue - segment "1"
Coming Soon 1982 Video documentary
An American Werewolf in London 1981 written by
The Blues Brothers 1980 written by
Holmes and Yo-Yo 1976 TV Series story - 1 episode
Schlock 1973 writer

Stunts

Stunts

TitleYearStatusCharacter
An American Werewolf in London 1981 stunts - uncredited
My Name Is Nobody 1973 stunts - uncredited
Chato's Land 1972 stunts - uncredited
Once Upon a Time in the West 1968 stunt performer - uncredited
The Charge of the Light Brigade 1968 stunt performer - uncredited
The Good, the Bad and the Ugly 1966 stunt performer - uncredited

Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Blues Brothers 2000 1998 lyrics: "John The Revelator"
Schlock 1973 lyrics: "See You Next Wednesday"

Assistant Director

Assistant Director

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Kelly's Heroes 1970 assistant director - uncredited

Music Department

Music Department

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Blues Brothers 2000 1998 executive music producer

Thanks

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Mexican Thriller 2016 Short thanks
No Reasons 2016 grateful acknowledgment
Ask the StoryBots 2016 TV Series special thanks - 6 episodes
Shooting the Warwicks 2015 special thanks
Stairways 2015 Short special thanks
Nosferatu vs. Father Pipecock & Sister Funk 2014 special thanks
Attack of the Gorilla! 2013 special thanks
The Body 2013/I Short special thanks
Him Indoors 2012 Short special thanks
The Captured Bird 2012 Short special thanks
Grabbers 2012 special thanks
Acid Head: The Buzzard Nuts County Slaughter 2011 special thanks
Solo hay una 2011 Short very special thanks
Animal 2011/II Short special thanks
Noch' Naprolyot 2011 Short acknowledgment
Werebitches 2010 Short special thanks
2001 Maniacs: Field of Screams 2010 special thanks
Pure in Heart: The Life and Legacy of Lon Chaney Jr. 2010 Video documentary short special thanks
Starz Inside: The Face Is Familiar 2009 TV Movie documentary special thanks
Animal House: The Inside Story 2008 TV Movie special thanks
Homo Erectus 2007 the producers wish to thank
RKO Production 601: The Making of 'Kong, the Eighth Wonder of the World' 2005 Video documentary special thanks
Transposing the Music 2005 Video documentary short special thanks
2001 Maniacs 2005 special thanks
Live from New York: The First 5 Years of Saturday Night Live 2005 TV Special documentary acknowledgment: photos courtesy of
Zombie Honeymoon 2004 special thanks
Finding Home 2003 thanks
The American Nightmare 2000 Documentary special thanks
Monster by Moonlight! The Immortal Saga of 'The Wolf Man' 1999 Video documentary short special thanks
The Making of 'Blues Brothers 2000' 1998 Video documentary short special thanks
Mallrats 1995 the director would like to thank: for giving me something to do throughout my youth on Friday nights
The Dark Backward 1991 grateful acknowledgment
Waxwork 1988 dedicated to - as Landis
Eating Raoul 1982 the producers wish to thank

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
How 2 Make a Film: Billion $ Weekend Documentary post-production Himself
How to Sell a Film Documentary filming Himself
Into the Dark: Exploring the Horror Film Documentary post-production Himself
King Cohen: The Wild World of Filmmaker Larry Cohen Documentary post-production Himself
Resurrecting Doug Dunning Documentary post-production
Días de cine 2016 TV Series Himself
Sidemen: Long Road to Glory 2016 Documentary Himself
Le complexe de Frankenstein 2015 Documentary Himself
The 1st Annual Carney Awards 2015 Himself - Presenter
In Their Own Words 2015 TV Series Himself - Friend & Filmmaker
DRUNK STONED BRILLIANT DEAD: The Story of the National Lampoon 2015 Documentary Himself / Film Director
Out of Print 2014/I Documentary Himself
The Real History of Science Fiction 2014 TV Mini-Series documentary Himself
Greatest Ever Christmas Movies 2013 TV Movie documentary Himself
Trespassing Bergman 2013 Documentary Himself
The Nation's Favourite Dance Moment 2013 TV Movie documentary Himself
The AckerMonster Chronicles! 2012 Documentary Himself
Bergmans video 2012 TV Mini-Series documentary Himself (2012)
Ain't It Cool with Harry Knowles 2012 TV Series Himself
Beast Wishes 2012 Documentary Himself
Inside Horror 2012 TV Series Himself - Guest
Zombies 2011 Documentary
Method to the Madness of Jerry Lewis 2011 TV Movie documentary Himself
Ray Harryhausen: Special Effects Titan 2011 Documentary Himself - Director of Blues Brothers
The Future of Fear 2011 TV Movie documentary Himself
The Wright Stuff 2011 TV Series Himself - Guest Panelist
Loose Women 2011 TV Series Himself
Nightmare Factory 2011 TV Movie documentary Himself
Landis, Baker and Burns 2011 Video short Himself
Vegas Cinefest 2011 Himself
Kevin Pollak's Chat Show 2011 TV Series Himself
Hollywood's Best Film Directors 2011 TV Series Himself - Interviewee / Film Director
Feel the Grind: The Making of 'American Grindhouse' 2010 Video documentary Himself
Post Mortem with Mick Garris 2010 TV Series Himself
The Man Who Saw Frankenstein Cry 2010 Documentary Himself
Machete Maidens Unleashed! 2010 Documentary Himself
American Grindhouse 2010 Documentary Himself - Director, Animal House
Pure in Heart: The Life and Legacy of Lon Chaney Jr. 2010 Video documentary short Himself - Writer / Director
Biography 1996-2010 TV Series documentary Himself / Himself - Director, Animal House / Himself - Director
Bob Burns' Hollywood Halloween 2009 Video documentary Himself
Teen spirit: Les ados à Hollywood 2009 TV Movie documentary Himself
Vittorio D. 2009 Documentary Himself
Beware the Moon: Remembering 'An American Werewolf in London' 2009 Documentary Himself
Breakfast 2004-2009 TV Series Himself
Into the Pit: The Shocking Story of Deadpit.com 2009 Documentary Himself
Tattoos: A Scarred History 2009 Documentary Himself
Starz Inside: The Face Is Familiar 2009 TV Movie documentary Himself
Fawlty Exclusive: Basil's Best Bits 2009 TV Movie documentary Himself
The Boys: The Sherman Brothers' Story 2009 Documentary Himself
Starz Inside: Ladies or Gentlemen 2008 TV Movie documentary Himself - Filmmaker
Starz Inside: Fantastic Flesh 2008 TV Movie documentary Himself
Animal House: The Inside Story 2008 TV Movie Himself
Dead On: The Life and Cinema of George A. Romero 2008 Documentary Himself
Séries express 2008 TV Series Himself
Secret's Out 2006-2008 TV Series Himself / Himself - Guest
Thou Shalt Not: Sex, Sin and Censorship in Pre-Code Hollywood 2008 TV Movie documentary Himself - Interviewee
Greatest Ever 80s Movies 2007 TV Movie documentary Himself
Ciak Point Torino 2007 2007 TV Movie Himself
Spine Tingler! The William Castle Story 2007 Documentary Himself
Bloodsucking Cinema 2007 TV Movie documentary Himself
Mr. Warmth: The Don Rickles Project 2007 Documentary Himself / Sister Rosa Stigmata
British Film Forever 2007 TV Mini-Series documentary Himself
TV Land Confidential 2007 TV Series documentary Himself - Interviewee
The Return of the Living Dead: The Decade of Darkness 2007 Video documentary short Himself
Character Building: The Many Faces of Rick Baker 2007 Video documentary short Himself
Composing America: The Musical Talents of Nile Rodgers 2007 Video documentary short Himself
Fit for Akeem: The Costumes of 'Coming to America' 2007 Video documentary short Himself
Insider Trading: The Making of 'Trading Places' 2007 Video documentary short Himself
Prince-ipal Photography: The Coming Together of America 2007 Video documentary short Himself
The Trade in 'Trading Places' 2007 Video short Himself
Trading Places: Dressing the Part 2007 Video documentary short Himself
Trailers from Hell 2007 TV Series Himself - Host
Famous Monster: Forrest J Ackerman 2007 Documentary Himself
2007 Muppet Presentation Pilot 2007 Video short Himself
Amazing! Exploring the Far Reaches of Forbidden Planet 2006 Video documentary short Himself
Greatest Ever Comedy Movies 2006 TV Movie Himself
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno 2006 TV Series Himself - Guest
The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson 2006 TV Series Himself
The Sci-Fi Boys 2006 Documentary Himself
Inside the Asylum: The Making of '2001 Maniacs' 2006 Video documentary short Himself
(buz'be bur'kle)n. A Study in Style 2006 Video short Himself
Busby Berkeley's Kaleidoscopic Eyes 2006 Video short Himself
Footlight Parade: Music for the Decades 2006 Video short Himself
Animal Hooves: An Interview with John Landis 2006 TV Movie documentary Himself
The 50 Greatest Comedy Films 2006 TV Movie documentary Himself
The 100 Greatest Pop Videos 2005 TV Movie Himself
The Perfect Scary Movie 2005 TV Movie documentary Himself
RKO Production 601: The Making of 'Kong, the Eighth Wonder of the World' 2005 Video documentary Himself
Shadows in the Dark: The Val Lewton Legacy 2005 Video documentary Himself
Animal Icons 2005 TV Series documentary Himself
Remembering John 2005 Video documentary short Himself
Transposing the Music 2005 Video documentary short Himself
Hollywood's Master Storytellers: The Blues Brothers 2005 TV Movie Himself
Movies' Greatest Cars 2005 TV Movie documentary Himself
Ray Harryhausen: The Early Years Collection 2005 Video documentary
Edgar G. Ulmer - The Man Off-screen 2004 Documentary Himself
Mario Bava: Operazione paura 2004 TV Movie documentary Himself
Unseen + Untold: The Blues Brothers 2004 TV Movie documentary Himself
The 100 Scariest Movie Moments 2004 TV Mini-Series documentary Himself
The 100 Greatest Musicals 2003 TV Movie documentary Himself
The 100 Greatest Scary Moments 2003 TV Movie documentary Himself
Dinner for Five 2003 TV Series Himself
Unseen + Untold: National Lampoon's Animal House 2003 TV Movie documentary Himself - Interviewee
Night Bites: Women and Their Vampires 2003 TV Movie documentary Himself
This Is Your Life 2003 TV Series documentary Himself
Where Are They Now?: A Delta Alumni Update 2003 Video short Himself (voice)
Forever Ealing 2002 TV Movie documentary Himself - Interviewee
Masters of Horror 2002 TV Movie documentary Himself
The Essential Michael Jackson 2002 TV Movie documentary Himself - Director 'Thriller'
VH-1 Behind the Movie 2002 TV Series documentary Himself
Screen Tests of the Stars 2002 Documentary Himself - Interviewee
The Big Breakfast 2002 TV Series Himself
It's Black Entertainment 2002 TV Special documentary Himself
Beverly Hills Cop III: Triple Axel 2002 Video short Himself
I Love 1980's 2001 TV Series documentary Himself
An American Werewolf in London: Casting of the Hand 2001 Video short Himself
John Landis on an American Werewolf in London 2001 Video short Himself
The American Nightmare 2000 Documentary Himself
Monster by Moonlight! The Immortal Saga of 'The Wolf Man' 1999 Video documentary short Himself - -Host
Chicago Filmmakers on the Chicago River 1998 Documentary Himself
The Yearbook: An 'Animal House' Reunion 1998 Video documentary Himself
The Stories Behind the Making of 'The Blues Brothers' 1998 Video documentary Himself
The Making of 'Blues Brothers 2000' 1998 Video documentary short Himself
The Abbey Road Story 1998 TV Movie documentary Himself
A-Z of Horror 1997 TV Mini-Series documentary Himself
Who Is Henry Jaglom? 1997 Documentary Himself
Les deniers du culte 1997 TV Movie documentary Narrator (voice)
Caroline in the City 1996 TV Series Himself
Sex, Censorship and the Silver Screen 1996 TV Series documentary Quote Reader
Michael Jackson: Video Greatest Hits - HIStory 1995 Video documentary Director ('Black or White' video)
Eek!stravaganza 1995 TV Series Himself
Jason and the Argonauts: An Interview with Ray Harryhausen 1995 Video documentary short Himself
Dangerous: The Short Films 1993 Video Himself ('Making of Black or White segment')
Night of the Living Dead: 25th Anniversary Documentary 1993 Video documentary Himself
Jerry Lewis: Total Filmmaker 1993 TV Movie Himself
The Famous Monsters 1993 World Convention Souvenir Video 1993 Video documentary
Martin & Lewis: Their Golden Age of Comedy 1992 TV Movie Himself
Heartstoppers: Horror at the Movies 1992 TV Movie documentary Himself
The Horror Hall of Fame 1990 TV Movie documentary Himself - Presenter
Entertainment Tonight 1990 TV Series
Stand-up Comics Take a Stand 1988 TV Special documentary Himself
Stephen King's World of Horror 1986 TV Movie documentary Himself
B.B. King: Into the Night 1985 Video documentary short Himself / SAVAK
MTV 1st Annual Video Music Awards 1984 TV Special Himself
Trading Places: Industry Promotional for ShoWest 1983 Video short Himself
Trading Places: Trading Stories 1983 Video short Himself
The Making of 'Thriller' 1983 Video documentary Himself
Take One: Fear on Film 1982 TV Movie Himself
Behind the Scenes: 'An American Werewolf in London' 1981 TV Short documentary Himself
Fantasy Film Festival 1979 TV Series Himself
Good Morning America 1978 TV Series Himself
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson 1972 TV Series Himself
The T.A.M.I. Show 1964 Documentary Himself - Audience Member (uncredited)

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Entertainment Tonight 2005 TV Series Himself
Michael Jackson: Number Ones 2003 Video documentary Himself (segment "Black or White")
The Michael Jackson Story 2003 TV Movie documentary Himself
101 Most Shocking Moments in Entertainment 2003 TV Movie documentary Himself
Michael Jackson's Private Home Movies 2003 TV Movie documentary Himself
Great Performances 1994 TV Series Leonard Winesop
Joe Bob's Drive-In Theater 1993 TV Series Dr. Edwards
Welcome to the Basement 2014 TV Series Himself
Too Young to Die 2012 TV Series documentary Himself
Cinemassacre's Monster Madness 2009 TV Series documentary Radio Technician
Michael Jackson 2009 TV Movie documentary Himself
20 to 1 2007 TV Series documentary Himself

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2015 Golden Unicorn for Career Achievement Amiens International Film Festival
2010 Career Award Monte-Carlo Comedy Film Festival
2008 Primetime Emmy Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Variety, Music or Comedy Special Mr. Warmth: The Don Rickles Project (2007) · Mike Richardson (produced by)
· Robert Engelman (produced by)
· Larry Rickles (produced by)
2004 Copper Wing Tribute Award Phoenix Film Festival
2004 Time-Machine Honorary Award Sitges - Catalonian International Film Festival
1992 CableACE CableACE Awards Comedy Series Dream On (1990) · Kevin Bright (executive producer)
· David Crane (co-executive producer)
· Marta Kauffman (co-executive producer)
· Bill Sanders (supervising producer)
· Robb Idels (producer)
· Ron Wolotzky (producer)
1985 Special Jury Prize Cognac Festival du Film Policier Into the Night (1985)
1982 Best Film Fantafestival Schlock (1973)

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
1997 Razzie Award Razzie Awards Worst Director The Stupids (1996)
1995 CableACE CableACE Awards Comedy Series Dream On (1990) · Leslie Belzberg (executive producer)
· Kevin Bright (executive producer)
· Robert K. Weiss (executive producer)
· Stephen Engel (co-executive producer)
· Ron Wolotzky (co-executive producer)
· Jeff Greenstein (supervising producer)
· Tom Maxwell (supervising producer)
· Bill Sanders (supervising producer)
· Jeff Strauss (supervising producer)
· Don Woodard
1995 CableACE CableACE Awards Directing a Comedy Series Dream On (1990)
1995 CableACE CableACE Awards Comedy Series Dream On (1990) · Leslie Belzberg (executive producer)
· Robert K. Weiss (executive producer)
· Stephen Engel (co-executive producer)
· Ron Wolotzky (co-executive producer)
· Bill Sanders (supervising producer)
· Tom Maxwell (supervising producer/writer)
· Don Woodard (supervising producer/writer)
· Robb Idels (producer)
· Victor Levin (writer)
1995 CableACE CableACE Awards Directing a Comedy Series Dream On (1990)
1995 Razzie Award Razzie Awards Worst Director Beverly Hills Cop III (1994)
1994 CableACE CableACE Awards Comedy Series Dream On (1990) · Kevin Bright (executive producer)
· David Crane (co-executive producer)
· Marta Kauffman (co-executive producer)
· Jeff Greenstein (supervising producer)
· Bill Sanders (supervising producer)
· Jeff Strauss (supervising producer)
· Ron Wolotzky (producer)
· Robb Idels (producer)
1993 CableACE CableACE Awards Comedy Series Dream On (1990) · Kevin Bright (executive producer)
· David Crane (co-executive producer)
· Marta Kauffman (co-executive producer)
· Bill Sanders (supervising producer)
· Robb Idels (producer)
· Ron Wolotzky (producer)
· Jeff Greenstein (producer)
· Jeff Strauss (producer)
1992 Razzie Award Razzie Awards Worst Director Oscar (1991)
1991 ACE CableACE Awards Comedy Series Dream On (1990) · Kevin Bright (executive producer)
· Bill Sanders (supervising producer)
· David Crane (producer)
· Robb Idels (producer)
· Marta Kauffman (producer)
· Ron Wolotzky (producer)
1984 ACE CableACE Awards Documentary Special The Making of 'Thriller' (1983) · George Folsey Jr. (producer)
· Michael Jackson (producer)
1984 International Fantasy Film Award Fantasporto Best Film Twilight Zone: The Movie (1983) · Steven Spielberg
· Joe Dante
· George Miller
1984 Silver Ribbon Italian National Syndicate of Film Journalists Best Foreign Director (Regista del Miglior Film Straniero) Trading Places (1983)
1982 Saturn Award Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films, USA Best Writing An American Werewolf in London (1981)


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#Fact
1 Had an allergic reaction to shrimp on the set of Thriller.
2 The Ruling Class (1972) is one of his favorite movies.
3 During the filming of The Blues Brothers (1980) John Belushi's drug use was at its height. On a day of filming Belushi didn't want to come out of his trailer. John Landis, who was fed up with Belushi and his antics, reportedly forced his way in to Belushi's trailer, grabbed all of Belushi's drug stash and flushed them down the toilet. Landis told him he wasn't going to be putting up this anymore.
4 Says the scariest horror film for him is a "toss-up between" Tobe Hooper's The Texas Chain Saw Massacre (1974) and William Friedkin's The Exorcist (1973). [NYTimes, 8/21/11].
5 On 12 April 2011, when he was introducing his new film Burke and Hare (2010) at The Brussels International Fantastic Film Festival (BIFFF), he was knighted. He is now a "Knight of the Order of the Raven". It's one of the festival's highest honors given only to masters of the genre.
6 Five of his movies were nominated for AFI's 100 Years...100 Laughs: The Kentucky Fried Movie (1977), Animal House (1978), The Blues Brothers (1980), An American Werewolf in London (1981) and Trading Places (1983). "Animal House" made the list at #36.
7 Close friend, George Lucas, offered John Landis the role of director on Howard the Duck (1986). After reading the script Landis turned down the opportunity due to the police car crashes in the finale. He felt this was too similar to that of his previous film The Blues Brothers (1980).
8 Member of the jury at the Venice Film Festival in 1989.
9 One of his favorite movies is The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie (1972). He admits that this film inspired the use of the dream within a dream gag in An American Werewolf in London (1981).
10 Once worked as an attendant in a parking lot.
11 Has never shot a film in the 2.35:1 aspect ratio until 2010's Burke and Hare (2010).
12 Biography in: John Wakeman, editor. "World Film Directors, Volume Two, 1945-1985". Pages 555-559. New York: The H.W. Wilson Company, 1988.
13 Went to school with Eliza Roberts.
14 After he dropped out of school at age 17 he worked as mailman at the Fox studios.
15 Father of Max Landis and Rachel Landis.
16 He directed the music videos Michael Jackson: Thriller (1983) and Michael Jackson: Black or White (1991), both by Michael Jackson. He has a small cameo as the director in "Black Or White".
17 In his early career he worked as a stunt-man specialising in horse-falls.
18 The trademark trivia often mentioned in Landis-directed films, the inclusion in some form of the phrase "See you next Wednesday", is a reference to a script young Landis wrote at 15 (which in itself was named after a line in the Stanley Kubrick film 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968)). Whenever Landis uses an idea from it in a film he's made, he always "credits" the script. The reference appears during the werewolf rampage as the title on the marquee of a porno theater in An American Werewolf in London (1981). It is spoken in German when Vic Morrow is being shot at on the building in the sequence he directed for Twilight Zone: The Movie (1983). In The Blues Brothers (1980) it's on a billboard where the the cops are lying in wait. Then again, it mostly appears as the name on movie posters, so that it probably became merely something to watch for like Alfred Hitchcock's cameos. It first appeared in his first film Schlock (1973) as the name of a movie and as a movie poster in a theater lobby. It appeared again in his second film. The Kentucky Fried Movie (1977), as the title of the "Feel-O-Rama" movie. It surfaces in an apartment in Trading Places (1983) on a movie poster. In Coming to America (1988) it appears in a subway station (the movie claims to star Jamie Lee Curtis, who appeared in "Trading Places"). Another poster is visible in Ophelia's apartment. In Spies Like Us (1985) it appears on the recruitment poster behind the desk of the commander of the army training post. In Into the Night (1985) it appears on two posters in the office where Ed and Diana make the phone call. In Innocent Blood (1992) it is once again advertised on a movie marquee across the street from the Melody Lounge exotic dance bar near where a car crash takes place. It also appears in the Michael Jackson video Michael Jackson: Thriller (1983), which was directed by Landis. One of the men chasing the werewolf finds a note and reads this out while the shot shows MJ in the theater eating popcorn.

#Quote
1 (On The 7th Voyage of Sinbad) The reason it changed my life, and it really did-I had complete suspension of disbelief. Really, I was eight years old, and it transported me. I was on that beach running from that dragon, fighting that Cyclops. It just really dazzled me and I bought it completely. All my energy and efforts were to be a filmmaker, and it was because of that film.
2 I still think that The Exorcist (1973) is the scariest movie I ever saw. However I have never walked away from a movie uneasy - I've been creeped out during the movie, but once I leave the cinema, it's more about my next meal.
3 The new versions of The Texas Chainsaw Massacre (2003) and The Last House on the Left (2009) looked like shampoo commercials.
4 [on Blues Brothers 2000 (1998)] I never had that experience before, where committees are telling me what they're going to do. What I should have done is quit, but instead - out of loyalty to Danny [Aykroyd] - I finished the movie. We had fabulous music - I'm proud of the music - but by the time we were shooting, the movie was fucked.
5 [on the death of Michael Jackson] I was lucky enough to know and work with Michael Jackson in his prime. Michael was an extraordinary talent and a truly great international star. He had a troubled and complicated life and despite his gifts, remains a tragic figure. My wife Deborah and I will always have great affection for him.
6 I always loved those 1960s films and the things Richard Lester had done with The Beatles, and I conceived An American Werewolf in London (1981) with that spirit in mind. London was horror central, of course, home of Jack the Ripper, Jekyll and Hyde, so I wanted all that Victorian Gothic, but I also wanted to show the real London of 1981.
7 On working with Eddie Murphy in Coming to America (1988): Eddie is an immensely overpowering talent. But if you can imagine a nuclear plant, that energy is productive as long as it's contained. And if Eddie's not contained, he's gonna blow.
8 [on superstars] I've worked with Paul McCartney, and Michael Jackson, and The Blues Brothers, and David Bowie, and a lot of people that have gone through that experience, and man I think it's difficult to remain sane under those circumstances. When you see what happened to Elvis Presley - I mean, I understand it, but with that level of stardom, and that level of celebrity, it's a miracle if you can make it through it with any sense of sanity after that.
9 The Thing (1982) is a terrific movie, probably John Carpenter's best
10 See American Werewolf (In London) is not a comedy. People keep calling it a comedy, it's very funny I hope, but it is a horror film. We meet these guys in a truckload of sheep. This is not subtle. I mean these boys are dead by the end of the movie. That's not really a happy tale.
11 On working with Eddie Murphy on Trading Places (1983): His effect was dazzling. There was a "ding!" when he walked on, almost like Marilyn Monroe.
12 I've had people come up to me and say Jake and Elwood Blues are these legendary blues artists and I start thinking 'uh-oh'.
13 In 1991: "I live with the "Twilight Zone" every day of my life."
14 [Commenting on visiting Paramount for the first time in years.] "I felt like Norma Desmond."
15 I've done every job there is to do on a movie set except makeup. Wait a minute, I've done makeup. I've done every job there is to do on a movie set except hairdressing.
16 When 'Animal House' turned out the way it did, they all rushed to me with barrels of money begging me to make them rich.
17 The [movie industry] ratings board reflect[s] the morals of the times. So now, with Reagan as president, it's all right to shred children, but bare breasts are pretty disgusting. The morality of the times is deeply sick. American Film Institute speech, January 27, 1982

#Trademark
1 On YouTube's Trailers from Hell channel, always introduces himself with a joke name, while his actual name appears at the foot of the screen ("Hi, I'm First Lady Michelle Obama, and this is Trailers from Hell").
2 Often works with makeup artist Rick Baker ((Schlock (1973), An American Werewolf in London (1981), Coming to America (1988), Michael Jackson: Thriller (1983))
3 Films usually contain a scene where a full song is sung (see: Animal House (1978), The Blues Brothers (1980), Coming to America (1988), Blues Brothers 2000 (1998)).
4 Frequently works with Dan Aykroyd
5 He often has his characters look into camera lens to make eye contact with the audience or "break frame".
6 Features clips of cast members in the ending credits when their name appears
7 Often has an image of large gorilla, usually King Kong, somewhere in a movie.
8 Often casts Stephen Bishop as "Charming Guy" in his films, basically a bit part for a friend.
9 Frequently casts other directors and filmmakers in small roles
10 Music: 'The Girl from Ipanema'
11 Airport scenes in Into the Night (1985) and Coming to America (1988) have a call over the PA system for a 'Mr Frank Ozkerwitz' to pick up the white courtesy phone. This is Frank Oz's real name. Landis' work frequently features Oz.
12 The phrase "See You Next Wednesday". Supposedly, the phrase is the title of a film that Landis had an idea for at the age of 15. The title is a direct reference to a line in 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968). He describes the film as the kind of movie that a 15 year old adolescent boy would have made. He sometimes uses ideas from this movie, and when he does he puts the phrase in as a "homage". It is not in all of his movies [SYNW].
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