Profession: Horror film director
Why Famous: American film director of horror and science fiction classics such as "Halloween" (1978), "The Fog" (1980) and "Escape from New York (1981).
"Halloween" is credited as the first slasher film and began a film franchise with 7 sequels and a reboot in 2007.
- 1979-01-01 Film director John Carpenter (30) weds actress Adrienne Barbeau (33)
- 1984-09-14 Film director John Carpenter (36) and actress Adrienne Barbeau (39) divorce after 5 years of marriage
- 1990-12-01 Film director John Carpenter (36) weds producer Sandy King
- 1978-10-25 "Halloween", directed by John Carpenter, starring Donald Pleasence and Jamie Lee Curtis in her film debut, is released
- 1981-07-10 "Escape from New York" directed by John Carpenter and starring Kurt Russell and Donald Pleasence, premieres in the US