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John Carpenter was educated at Western Kentucky university. He began making short films in 1962. He won an academy award for Best Live-Action Short Subject in 1970, for The Resurrection of Broncho Billy (1970). Carpenter formed a band in the mid-1970s called The Coupe de Villes. Since the 1970s, he has had numerous roles in the film industry ... See full bio »
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 2012 ParaNorman (writer: "Halloween Theme" - as John H. Carpenter)
 2010 Red Nose, Black Heart (Short) (writer: "The Fog" (excerpt from the soundtrack), "Big Trouble in Little China" (excerpt from the soundtrack) - uncredited)
 2009 Halloween II (writer: "Halloween Theme")
 2007 Planet Terror (performer: "Back To The Pod / The Crazies Come Out") / (writer: "Back To The Pod / The Crazies Come Out")
 2007 Grindhouse (performer: "Back to the Pod/The Crazies Come Out") / (writer: "Back to the Pod/The Crazies Come Out")
 2003 The Life of David Gale (writer: "Halloween Theme" (1978))
 2002 Haider lebt - 1. April 2021 (performer: "Halloween Theme") / (writer: "Halloween Theme")
 1998 Dernier moment (Short) ("Prince Of Darkness")
 1996 Escape from L.A. ("Escape From New York - Main Title")
 1988 Halloween 4: The Return of Michael Myers ("Halloween Theme")
 1986 Big Trouble in Little China (writer: "Big Trouble in Little China")
 1985 Huang jia shi jie (writer: "Halloween" (excerpts from the soundtrack) - uncredited)
 1974 Dark Star (music: "Benson Arizona")
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2 Biographical Movies | 3 Print Biographies | 43 Interviews | 4 Articles | 3 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »


Alternate Names:

Frank Armitage | Johnny Carpenter | James T. Chance | John T. Chance | Rip Haight | Martin Quatermass

Height:

5' 11" (1.8 m)
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Film buffs who don't live in Hollywood have a fantasy about what it's like to be a director. Movies and the people who make movies have such glamor associated with them. But the truth is, it's not like that. It's very different. It's hard work. If you were suddenly catapulted into that situation -- without any training -- you would say after it was over: "Oh, God! You're kidding! You mean, this ... See more »

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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. See more »

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Often references the works of Alfred Hitchcock See more »

Nickname:

JC

Star Sign:

Capricorn

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