John Landis Overview

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Born: August 03, 1950

An incurable King Kong fan, Chicago native John Landis was moved early on to work in films. His early teens were spent writing for the defunct newsletter Castle of Frankenstein, a publication bathed in Famous Monsters of all shapes and sizes. Starting in the mailroom at Fox and then working in films as a stuntman and actor, Landis eventually gathered the money for his first feature as a director by borrowing from family and friends. The resulting film, Schlock, would in many ways set the basics... See All


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