Won 1 Primetime Emmy.
Another 5 wins & 14 nominations.
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(TV Series) (executive producer - 119 episodes)
(TV Series) (executive producer - 9 episodes)
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Directed "Great Sketch Experiment", six short films featuring sketch comedians for JibJab.com and Verizon's V CAST
5' 10" (1.78 m)
Did You Know?
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.
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 ...