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Born: January 16, 1948

"In France I'm an auteur; in Germany a filmmaker; in England, UK a genrefilm director; in USA a bum." - John Carpenter Hailing from Bowling Green, Kentucky, Carpenter always had a deep interest in filmmaking and started making short fantasy films at the age of eight. The son of a music professor, Carpenter attended Western Kentucky University, only to drop out years later to enrol in film school at the University of Southern California. While at film school he made over 12... See All


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