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John Carpenter

Horror film director John Carpenter

Profession: Horror film director

United States of America

Biography: 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.

Born: January 16, 1948
Birthplace: Carthage, New York, USA
Age: 74 years old

Generation: Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Pig
Star Sign: Capricorn

Married Life

  • 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

Historical Events

  • 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

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