Knowledge Identifier: +John_Carpenter
Category: Movies & TV
Born in 1948.
Countries: United States (73%), Kentucky (6%), (6%)
Linked to: Western Kentucky University, Los Angeles Times, Universal Studios, USC School of Cinematic Arts
He and his family moved to Bowling Green, Kentucky in 1953.
Debra Hill - Hill first worked with John Carpenter in 1975, as the script supervisor and assistant editor of "Assault on Precinct 13"
Tony Burton - Burton is known for his role as Wells, one of the prisoners trapped in the besieged police station, Precinct 9, Division 13, in John Carpenter's 1976, Howard Hawks-inspired action film "Assault on Precinct 13"
Tommy Lee Wallace - In 1976 he worked as sound effects editor and art director on "Assault on Precinct 13", directed by longtime friend John Carpenter, with whom he had previously worked on 1974's "Dark Star", a low budget science fiction comedy that started life as a student film and took years to make
Jean-Francois Richet - It is a loose remake of John Carpenter's 1976 film of the same name, with an updated plot
Darwin Joston - Joston is known for his iconic portrayal of Napoleon Wilson, the sardonic, shotgun-toting, anti-hero in "Assault on Precinct 13", John Carpenter's 1976, Howard Hawks-inspired, action film
Carpenter both wrote and directed the Lauren Hutton thriller Someone's Watching Me/ in 1978.
Charles Cyphers - He is known in the horror movie community for his work in the films of John Carpenter, especially his role as Sheriff Leigh Brackett in Carpenter's 1978 hit horror movie "Halloween"
Nancy Stephens - She is best known for her appearances in John Carpenter films; her most well-known being in the 1978 hit horror movie "Halloween" as Nurse Marion Chambers, who assisted Dr. Loomis in treating Michael Myers and in the manhunt when he escaped
In 1979, John Carpenter began what was to be the first of several collaborations with actor Kurt Russell when he directed the TV movie Elvis.
George Buck Flower - Director John Carpenter gave Flower a cameo role in almost every film he made throughout the 1980s
The Fog - "'The Fog"' is a 1980 American horror film directed by John Carpenter, who co-wrote the screenplay and composed the music for the film
Hunter von Leer - Hunter appeared in the 1981 John Carpenter horror movie "Halloween II" as Deputy Gary Hunt
Moreover, unlike the Hawks film, The Thing was part of what Carpenter later called his "Apocalypse Trilogy," a trio of films with bleak endings for the film's characters, and being a graphic, sinister horror film, it did not appeal to audiences in the summer of 1982, especially when E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial, which would have illustrated a much more light-hearted picture of alien visitation, was released two weeks prior.
Drew Struzan - The poster artwork for John Carpenter's 1982 remake of "The Thing" was created literally overnight
Ironically, Carpenter's next film, Christine, was the 1983 adaptation of the Stephen King novel of the same name.
John Stockwell (actor) - His well known roles came in the 1983 comedy film "Losin' It" as Spider; later that year, he starred in the John Carpenter horror film "Christine" as Dennis Guilder and the 1985 comedy film, "My Science Project" as Michael Harlan
Thom Bray - He has appeared in other films like the 1987 comedy film "Burglar" as a shoplifter, in 1987, he appeared in the John Carpenter film "Prince of Darkness", his other films include "DeepStar Six" , and "The Horror Show", in 1989
Alice Cooper - In 1987, Cooper made a brief appearance as a vagrant in the horror movie "Prince of Darkness", directed by John Carpenter
They Live - "'They Live"' is a 1988 American science fiction film written and directed by John Carpenter
Carpenter was offered The Exorcist III in 1989, and met with writer William_Peter_Blatty over the course of a week.
Steve Vai - In 1991's "Bill & Ted's Bogus Journey", the introductory riff to KISS' "God Gave Rock 'n' Roll to You II", as performed by the Wyld Stallyns in the Battle of the Bands, was performed by Vai. He composed and performed the soundtrack to "PCU" , and made contributions in 2001 to the score for John Carpenter's "Ghosts of Mars", performing on the tracks "Ghosts of Mars" and "Ghost Poppin'"
Frances Bay - In 1994, she played Mrs. Pickman in John Carpenter's "In the Mouth of Madness"
Sheryl Lee - Other roles have included playing the part of Astrid Kirchherr in the 1994 movie "Backbeat", a bio-pic of the early career of The Beatles opposite Stephen Dorff, the part of Liza in Gary Walkow's 1995 adaptation of Fyodor Dostoyevsky's novella "Notes from Underground" opposite Henry Czerny, the role of Katrina in John Carpenter's 1998 film "Vampires" opposite James Woods and Daniel Baldwin, and the role of Marlene Cadena in the 2003 television series "Kingpin" opposite Yancey Arias and Bobby Cannavale
Thomas Ian Griffith - He appeared in the 1998 John Carpenter film "Vampires" as head vampire Jan Valek, and in the 2002 film "xXx", in which he portrayed Agent Jim McGrath
Halloween (1978 film) - In 2003, the film was released on a two-disc "25th Anniversary edition" with improved DiviMax picture and audio, along with an audio commentary by John Carpenter, Jamie_Lee_Curtis and Debra Hill, the "A Cut Above The Rest" documentary, "On Location: 25 Years Later" featurette, the trailer, TV spots, radio spots, poster and still gallery, and DVD-ROM content
Carpenter returned to the director's chair in 2005 for an episode of Showtime's Masters of Horror series as one of the thirteen filmmakers involved in the first season.
Moreover, in 2006, the United States Library of Congress deemed Halloween to be "culturally significant" and selected it for preservation in the National Film Registry.
In 2007 Rob Zombie produced and directed Halloween, a re-imagining of Carpenter's 1978 film that spawned a sequel two years later.
In February 2009, It was announced that Carpenter had planned for his newest project, called The Ward, starring Amber Heard.
In 2010, writer and actor Mark Gatiss interviewed Carpenter about his career and films for his BBC documentary series A History of Horror.
John Kenneth Muir - On October 25, 2010, he was featured on the Biography Channel's "The Inside Story: Halloween" documentary about director John Carpenter's 1978 film, "Halloween"
Dean Cundey - On February 2, 2014, he was honored with a Lifetime Achievement *award by The ASC; John Carpenter introduced him