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Who is John Carpenter?

John Howard Carpenter (born January 16, 1948) is an American filmmaker, actor and composer. Although he worked in various film genres, he is most commonly associated with horror, action, and science fiction films of the 1970s and 1980s.

He is generally recognized as one of the greatest masters of the horror genre. At the 2019 Cannes Film Festival, the French Directors’ Guild gave him the Golden Coach Award, lauding him as “a creative genius of raw, fantastic, and spectacular emotions”.

Jordan Peele Brooks No Disrespect For John Carpenter’s Hold On Horror Film Greatness

Jordan Peele has carved out an impressive niche for himself in horror films, thanks to the success of Get Out and Us, with momentum building for a similar surge on his new film, Nope.

But fans ready to anoint him as the Greatest of All-Time (G.O.A.T.) have one person firmly disagreeing – Jordan Peele himself.

Today, a Peele fan gushed a bit too much online. “I know this is a hot take but at what point do we declare Jordan Peele the best horror director of all time?” he wrote. “Can you think of another horror director that had 3 great films, let alone 3 in a row? I can’t.”

Of course, that overlooks John Carpenter’s Halloween series, as well as the double digits of horror films he churned out in the 1970s, 1980s and beyond. He is generally recognized as one of the greatest masters of the horror genre.

John Carpenter Biography, Wiki

John Carpenter, in full John Howard Carpenter, (born January 16, 1948, Carthage, New York, U.S.), American filmmaker who is regarded as a master of the low-budget horror film. He often wrote, produced, and scored the movies he directed, many of which became cult classics.

When Carpenter was five years old, he moved with his family from northern New York to Bowling Green, Kentucky, where his father began teaching music history and theory at Western Kentucky University.

Carpenter was a fan of western and horror films and wanted to make his own movies from an early age. After high-school graduation he spent two years (1966–68) at Western Kentucky before transferring to the University of Southern California’s cinema program (now the School of Cinematic Arts).

As a student, he cowrote, composed the music for, and edited a short western film, The Resurrection of Billy Broncho (1970), which won an Academy Award for best live-action short subject.

He also began his first feature film as a student, but he left school to complete Dark Star (1974), a science-fiction comedy that he wrote with Dan O’Bannon while they were classmates.

John Carpenter Biography Wikipedia
John Carpenter
BornJohn Howard Carpenter
January 16, 1948 (age 74)
Carthage, New York, U.S.
Other namesJohn T. Chance, Martin Quatermass
Alma materWestern Kentucky University
University of Southern California (dropped out)
OccupationFilm director, screenwriter, producer, actor, composer, musician
Years active1969–present
Notable workHalloween (1978)Escape from New York (1981)The Thing (1982)They Live (1988)
Spouse(s)Adrienne Barbeau
​​(m. 1979; div. 1984)​
Sandy King
​​(m. 1990)​
ChildrenCody Carpenter

John Carpenter Career

John Howard Carpenter was born in Carthage, New York, to mother Milton Jean (Carter) and father Howard Ralph Carpenter. His family moved to Bowling Green, Kentucky, where his father, a professor, was head of the music department at Western Kentucky University.

He attended Western Kentucky University and then USC film school in Los Angeles. He began making short films in 1962, and won an Academy Award for Best Live-Action Short Subject in 1970, for The Resurrection of Broncho Billy (1970), which he made while at USC. Carpenter formed a band in the mid-1970s called The Coupe de Villes, which included future directors Tommy Lee Wallace and Nick Castle.

Since the 1970s, he has had numerous roles in the film industry including writer, actor, composer, producer, and director. After directing Dark Star (1974), he has helmed both classic horror films like Halloween (1978), The Fog (1980), and The Thing (1982), and noted sci-fi tales like Escape from New York (1981) and Starman (1984).

John Carpenter Wife

Carpenter met his future wife, actress Adrienne Barbeau, on the set of his 1978 television film Someone’s Watching Me!. They married on January 1, 1979, and divorced in 1984. During this time, she starred in The Fog and appeared in Escape from New York. They have one son, John Cody Carpenter (born May 7, 1984).

Carpenter has been married to producer Sandy King since 1990. She produced his films In the Mouth of MadnessVillage of the DamnedVampires, and Ghosts of Mars.

She was earlier the script supervisor for StarmanBig Trouble in Little ChinaPrince of Darkness, and They Live. Of the latter, she was also associate producer. She co-created the comic book series Asylum, with which Carpenter is involved.

John Carpenter FAQ’s

Who is John Carpenter?

John Howard Carpenter (born January 16, 1948) is an American filmmaker, actor and composer. Although he worked in various film genres, he is most commonly associated with horror, action, and science fiction films of the 1970s and 1980s.

How old is John Carpenter?

John Carpenter is currently 74 years old.

Who is John Carpenter’s wife(s)?

Adrienne Barbeau​​(m. 1979; div. 1984)​, Sandy King(m. 1990).

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