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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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 2014/I The Babysitter (Short) (performer: "The Shape") / (writer: "The Shape")
 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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Other Works:

Sacred Bones Records releases "Lost Themes", his first album of original compositions not connected to a soundtrack.

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2 Biographical Movies | 3 Print Biographies | 44 Interviews | 5 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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Things haven't been going great lately. For a while now people haven't really been getting my movies. Certainly the box office hasn't been up to speed. Sure, some of my recent stuff hasn't been perfect, but neither has it been the shit that many have said. Critically, it's all become a bit of a crapshoot. The critics thought I was a bum when I started out and they think I'm a bum now. See more »

Trivia:

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. See more »

Trademark:

[Attribution] The words "John Carpenter's" appear before almost all of his film and TV titles (e.g., John Carpenter's Halloween (1978)). See more »

Nickname:

JC

Star Sign:

Capricorn

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