Net Worth: $70 Million
- Source of Wealth Film
- Birth Place Chicago, Illinois, U.S.
- Height 5' 10" (1.78 m)
- Marital Status Married (Deborah Nadoolman Landis)
- Full Name John David Landis
- Nationality American
- Date of Birth August 3, 1950
- Ethnicity White
- Occupation Actor Director Producer Screenwriter
- Children 2 (Max, Rachel)
About John Landis
John Landis is an American screenwriter, actor, producer and film director who became more famous when he worked with Michael Jackson on the latter’s music videos. Before he became a successful director like he is today, he worked as a mailboy, stunt double, dialogue coach, actor and production assistant.
He directed the “National Lampoon’s Animal House” under the Universal Studios which paved him more opportunities in the entertainment industry. He co-wrote and directed one of the most expensive films made during that time, The Blues Brothers. It cost around $30 million. It was believed that he had a rivalry with Steven Spielberg who at that time directed the film 1941, which cost $35 million. Nevertheless, the rivalry was claimed to be a friendly one as Landis made a cameo appearance as a messenger in Spielberg’s 1941 and the latter played the role of a desk clerk in Landis’ Blues Brothers. John Landis is also known for his magnificent works in several horror and comedy movies.