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Dan O'Bannon (I) (1946–2009)


Dan O'Bannon was inspired at an early age by EC Comics like Tales from the Crypt and old horror films that he saw in St. Louis. He even wrote a few stories for Heavy Metal magazine (which also showed up in the film). O'Bannon got his start when he and John Carpenter collaborated on the cult sci-fi film Dark Star (1974). After a failed attempt to ... See full bio »

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 2012/I Total Recall (based on the motion picture "Total Recall", screen story by) / (based on the motion picture "Total Recall", screenplay by) / (screen story by)
 2012/I Prometheus (elements)
 2007 Aliens vs. Predator: Requiem ("Alien" characters)
 2004 AVP: Alien vs. Predator ("Alien" characters) / (screen story)
 2003 Batman: Dead End (Short) (characters: Alien - uncredited)
 1997 Alien: Resurrection (characters)
 1997 Hemoglobin (written by)
 1995 Screamers (screenplay)
 1993 Alien vs. Predator (Video Game) (characters)
 1992 Alien³ (Video Game) (characters)
 1992 Alien³ (characters)
 1990 Total Recall (screen story) / (screenplay)
 1986 Aliens (characters)
 1985 Lifeforce (screenplay)
 1985 The Return of the Living Dead (screenplay)
  Blue Thunder (TV Series) (story - 2 episodes, 1984) (teleplay - 1 episode, 1984)
- The Island (1984) ... (story)
- Arms Race (1984) ... (story) / (teleplay)
 1983 Blue Thunder (written by)
 1981 Heavy Metal (original story - segment "Soft Landing") / (story - segment "B-17")
 1981 Dead & Buried (screenplay)
 1979 Alien (screenplay) / (story)
 1974 Dark Star (original story and screenplay)
 1969 Blood Bath (Short)
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Height:

5' 6" (1.68 m)
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Personal Quote:

[talking about Lifeforce (1985)] The performances too could have been computer generated, it probably would have been a great improvement. We had the one and only Tobe Hooper at the helm which is approximately like having Bozo the Clown at the helm. See more »

Trivia:

Has one son, Adam. See more »

Star Sign:

Libra

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