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Birth information

16 January 1948 Carthage, New York, USA

Given Name

John Howard Carpenter

Nickname

JC

How tall is John Carpenter?

1.8 m

Who is(are) his/her spouse(s)?

Sandy King
Adrienne Barbeau

Life Story of John Carpenter

John Howard Carpenter was born in Carthage, New York, to mother Milton Jean (Carter) and father Howard Ralph Carpenter. His family moved to Bowling Green, Kentucky, where his father, a professor, was head of the music department at Western Kentucky University. He attended Western Kentucky University and then USC film school in Los Angeles. He began making short films in 1962, and won an Academy Award for Best Live-Action Short Subject in 1970, for The Resurrection of Broncho Billy (1970), which he made while at USC. Carpenter formed a band in the mid-1970s called The Coupe de Villes, which included future directors Tommy Lee Wallace and Nick Castle. Since the 1970s, he has had numerous roles in the film industry including writer, actor, composer, producer, and director. After directing Dark Star (1974), he has helmed both classic horror films like Halloween (1978), The Fog (1980), and The Thing (1982), and noted sci-fi tales like Escape from New York (1981) and Starman (1984).

Significant features of John Carpenter

[Horror] Although Carpenter has directed films in numerous other genres (dark comedy, sci-fi, romance), he is known primarily for making horror films (Halloween (1978) and the subsequent sequels not directed by him, The Fog (1980), The Thing (1982), etc.). He is also known as the...

How much money has John Carpenter earned?

Halloween (1978) $10,000
Halloween (1978) $10,000

Publications and Magazines about John Carpenter

John Kenneth Muir The Films of John Carpenter. 2000
Robert C. Cumbow Order in the Universe: The Films of John Carpenter (2nd ed.). 2000
Christian Genzel The Films of John Carpenter. An Auteur of Isolation: A Critical Analysis of a Genre Filmmaker's Body of Work. 2009
Kim Gottlieb-Walker On Set with John Carpenter. 2014

Biographical movies about John Carpenter

Celluloid Apocalypse: An Interview with John Carpenter 2006
Working with a Master: John Carpenter 2006

What movies did John Carpenter play or participate?

Producers Filmography
Escape from New York , Halloween (2018) , John Carpenter: Escape from New York (2016) , John Carpenter: Distant Dream (2016) , John Carpenter: Night (2015) , The Fog (2005) , Vampires: Los Muertos (2002) , Body Bags (1993) , Black Moon Rising (1986) , The Philadelphia Experiment (1984) , Halloween III: Season of the Witch (1982) , Halloween II (1981) , Halloween (1978) , Dark Star (1974) , Captain Voyeur (1969) ,
Directors Filmography
John Carpenter: Christine...

Birth information

16 January 1948 Carthage, New York, USA

Given Name

John Howard Carpenter

Nickname

JC

How tall is John Carpenter?

1.8 m

Who is(are) his/her spouse(s)?

Sandy King
Adrienne Barbeau

Life Story of John Carpenter

John Howard Carpenter was born in Carthage, New York, to mother Milton Jean (Carter) and father Howard Ralph Carpenter. His family moved to Bowling Green, Kentucky, where his father, a professor, was head of the music department at Western Kentucky University. He attended Western Kentucky University and then USC film school in Los Angeles. He began making short films in 1962, and won an Academy Award for Best Live-Action Short Subject in 1970, for The Resurrection of Broncho Billy (1970), which he made while at USC. Carpenter formed a band in the mid-1970s called The Coupe de Villes, which included future directors Tommy Lee Wallace and Nick Castle. Since the 1970s, he has had numerous roles in the film industry including writer, actor, composer, producer, and director. After directing Dark Star (1974), he has helmed both classic horror films like Halloween (1978), The Fog (1980), and The Thing (1982), and noted sci-fi tales like Escape from New York (1981) and Starman (1984).

Significant features of John Carpenter

[Horror] Although Carpenter has directed films in numerous other genres (dark comedy, sci-fi, romance), he is known primarily for making horror films (Halloween (1978) and the subsequent sequels not directed by him, The Fog (1980), The Thing (1982), etc.). He is also known as the...

How much money has John Carpenter earned?

Halloween (1978) $10,000
Halloween (1978) $10,000

Publications and Magazines about John Carpenter

John Kenneth Muir The Films of John Carpenter. 2000
Robert C. Cumbow Order in the Universe: The Films of John Carpenter (2nd ed.). 2000
Christian Genzel The Films of John Carpenter. An Auteur of Isolation: A Critical Analysis of a Genre Filmmaker's Body of Work. 2009
Kim Gottlieb-Walker On Set with John Carpenter. 2014

Biographical movies about John Carpenter

Celluloid Apocalypse: An Interview with John Carpenter 2006
Working with a Master: John Carpenter 2006

What movies did John Carpenter play or participate?

Producers Filmography
Escape from New York , Halloween (2018) , John Carpenter: Escape from New York (2016) , John Carpenter: Distant Dream (2016) , John Carpenter: Night (2015) , The Fog (2005) , Vampires: Los Muertos (2002) , Body Bags (1993) , Black Moon Rising (1986) , The Philadelphia Experiment (1984) , Halloween III: Season of the Witch (1982) , Halloween II (1981) , Halloween (1978) , Dark Star (1974) , Captain Voyeur (1969) ,
Directors Filmography
John Carpenter: Christine...

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John Carpenter, Natasha Henstridge, Joanna Cassidy, Ice Cube, Rodney A. Grant, etc.

In the movie Change of Habit (1969) Elvis Presley plays a character named John Carpenter. In 1979 Carpenter directed the TV movie Elvis (1979) starring his good friend Kurt Russell.

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John Carpenter in Body Bags (1993)

Is a fan of the Quartermass movies (The Quatermass Xperiment (1955), Quatermass and the Pit (1967)), wrote Prince of Darkness (1987) under the pseudonym of Martin Quatermass, and the village in In the Mouth of Madness (1994) is named after a rail station in "Quatermass and the Pit".

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John Carpenter in Body Bags (1993)

Appears in his own films under the name Rip Haight, appearing in in The Fog (1980), Starman (1984), Body Bags (1993), and Village of the Damned (1995).

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John Carpenter in Body Bags (1993)

Considers it bad luck to wear the hat of the show he's working on. Will not wear a crew cap until the film is over.

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John Carpenter in Body Bags (1993)

Loves Elvis Presley and old Cadillacs.

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John Carpenter and Debra Hill in Halloween: 25 Years of Terror (2006)

Is a major NBA fan and has a satellite dish installed on his location trailer to keep up with the games. Always has a portable basketball hoop on location.

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John Carpenter in Body Bags (1993)

Is a great fan of Sergio Leone and cast Lee Van Cleef in Escape from New York (1981) because of his work with Leone.

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John Carpenter in Body Bags (1993)

Carpenter's character Snake Plissken (of Escape from New York (1981) and Escape from L.A. (1996)) is about to become a comic book. Published by theCrossGen imprint Code 6 Comics, the book will be known as "John Carpenter's The Snake Plissken Chronicles". It is set for publication beginning in 2003.

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John Carpenter in Body Bags (1993)

With the exception of Escape from L.A. (1996), he has rarely made a sequel to any of his films. Has said that he got forced into writing Halloween II (1981), but refused to direct it because he "didn't want to direct the same movie again".

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Adrienne Barbeau, John Carpenter, Jamie Lee Curtis, etc.

Biography in the following: John Wakeman, editor. World Film Directors, Volume Two, 1945- 1985. pp. 184-189. New York: The H.W. Wilson Company, 1988.

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John Carpenter in The Ward (2010)

Praised longtime friend and frequent collaborator Kurt Russell for being a hard-working, professional actor who isn't afraid to take on roles that might hurt his image or make him look like a fool.

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John Carpenter in Flucht aus L.A. (1996)

He is a big fan of The Beach Boys and Howard Hawks.

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John Carpenter and Mick Garris in Post Mortem with Mick Garris (2009)

Was originally supposed to direct Firestarter (1984), and even had a screenplay written by Bill Lancaster. Both were replaced when The Thing (1982), a film on which they both collaborated, did poorly at the box office.

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John Carpenter and Mick Garris in Post Mortem with Mick Garris (2009)

Said in a 1982 interview that he thought the R rating for Halloween (1978) was justifiable, but The Fog (1980) should've been rated PG.

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John Carpenter and Nick Castle in Halloween - Die Nacht des Grauens (1978)

Was offered a chance to direct the Eddie Murphy film The Golden Child (1986), but turned it down.

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John Carpenter in Christine (1983)

Was offered the chance to direct Armed and Dangerous (1986) but turned it down. The job went to Mark L. Lester who also directed Firestarter (1984), which was offered to Carpenter.

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John Carpenter, Jamie Lee Curtis, and Janet Leigh in The Fog - Nebel des Grauens (1980)

Is an avid fan of the Godzilla films. He considers the first Godzilla movie (Godzilla - Das Original (1954)) to be an inspiration for him.

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John Carpenter, Rob Bottin, and Debra Hill in The Fog - Nebel des Grauens (1980)

Was approached to score Planet Terror (2007) for Robert Rodriguez, but was busy finishing up post-production on Masters of Horror (2005).

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John Carpenter and Jamie Lee Curtis in The Fog - Nebel des Grauens (1980)

Close friend of actor Jeff Bridges.

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John Carpenter and Hal Holbrook in The Fog - Nebel des Grauens (1980)

Turned down the chance to direct Zombieland (2009).

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John Carpenter in Big Trouble in Little China (1986)

In an interview, he stated that he takes much of the failure of his movies pretty hard. However, out of all the movies that he had done, he claimed that The Thing (1982) was the failure he took the hardest.

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John Carpenter in Big Trouble in Little China (1986)

Lives in West Hollywood, California.

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John Carpenter and Kurt Russell in Flucht aus L.A. (1996)

He has always claimed that the Western is his favorite genre but he's never made a full-length film within the genre.

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John Carpenter and Gary B. Kibbe in Flucht aus L.A. (1996)

Claims that his son, Cody Carpenter got him hooked on playing video games. When Cody was growing up, the two spent time playing together, with early games such as Sonic the Hedgehog (1991). As an avid gamer, he continues playing video games both with his son and independently. As of 2013, his recent favorites included: Dishonored (2012), Assassin's Creed III (2012), and the God of War (2005) Collection. He can frequently be seen at the Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) with his son. (Source: Magazine: gameinformer (Volume XXIII, Number 6, Issue 242)).

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John Carpenter, Kurt Russell, and Georges Corraface in Flucht aus L.A. (1996)

Based his most famous character, the iconic Michael Myers from Halloween (1978), on a thirteen year old boy he saw at a mental institution on a school trip.

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John Carpenter and Kurt Russell in Flucht aus L.A. (1996)

He said in an interview that he almost directed Tombstone (1993).

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John Carpenter, Donald Pleasence, etc.

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John Carpenter in Starman (1984)

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John Carpenter, Karen Allen, and Jeff Bridges in Starman (1984)

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