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John Landis

Best known as an Actor based on credits in that role in 19 films, with $1,145,830,288 worldwide aggregate box office (rank #2,465)
Best-known acting roles: Doctor (Spider-Man 2), Lab Technician (Sleepwalkers), Physician (Darkman), Trooper La Fong (The Blues Brothers), Man being smashed into a window (An American Werewolf in London)
Best-known technical roles: Coming to America (Director), National Lampoon's Animal House (Director), The Blues Brothers (Director), The Blues Brothers (Screenwriter), Twilight Zone: The Movie (Director)
Most productive collaborators: Eddie Murphy, Arsenio Hall, Robert D. Wachs, George Folsey, Jr., James Earl Jones

  1. Summary
  2. Acting Credits
  3. Technical Credits

Career Summary


  MoviesDomestic
Box Office
International
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
As an ActorSupporting5$124,347,629$60,937,628$185,285,257
Inverviewee4$123,726$0$123,726
Cameo2$384,085,523$421,586,185$805,671,708
(Unclassified)8$119,749,597$35,000,000$154,749,597
In Technical RolesDirector17$687,434,000$273,744,749$961,178,749
Screenwriter2$86,729,890$0$86,729,890
Producer1$29,500,000$0$29,500,000

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All Acting Credits


Release
Date
TitleRoleDomestic
Box Office
International
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
6/3/2016 Out of Print Himself  $0 $0 $0
10/16/2015 Tales of Halloween Jebediah Rex  $0 $237,628 $237,628
9/25/2015 Drunk Stoned Brilliant Dead The Story… Himself  $62,684 $0 $62,684
6/18/2010 American Grindhouse Himself  $5,529 $0 $5,529
5/22/2009 The Boys: The Sherman Brothers' Story Himself  $55,513 $0 $55,513
2/19/2008 Mr. Warmth: The Don Rickles Project Himself / Sister Rosa Stigmata  $0 $0 $0
6/30/2004 Spider-Man 2 Doctor  $373,524,485 $421,586,185 $795,110,670
12/10/1999 Diamonds   $81,897 $0 $81,897
11/7/1997 Mad City Doctor  $10,561,038 $0 $10,561,038
4/10/1992 Sleepwalkers Lab Technician  $30,524,763 $0 $30,524,763
8/24/1990 Darkman Physician  $32,942,739 $0 $32,942,739
2/22/1985 Into the Night Savak  $6,720,160 $0 $6,720,160
7/13/1984 The Muppets Take Manhattan Leonard Winesop  $25,534,703 $0 $25,534,703
9/24/1982 Eating Raoul   $1,114,825 $0 $1,114,825
8/21/1981 An American Werewolf in London Man being smashed into a window  $31,973,249 $30,000,000 $61,973,249
6/20/1980 The Blues Brothers Trooper La Fong  $57,229,890 $0 $57,229,890
12/14/1979 1941 Cpl. Mizerany  $34,175,000 $60,700,000 $94,875,000
8/10/1977 The Kentucky Fried Movie TV technician fighting with a gorilla  $15,000,000 $5,000,000 $20,000,000
1/1/1973 Battle for the Planet of the Apes Jake's friend  $8,800,000 $0 $8,800,000
Movies: 19Totals:$628,306,475$517,523,813$1,145,830,288
  Averages:$33,068,762$27,238,095$60,306,857


Supporting Roles


Release
Date
TitleOpening
Weekend
Box Office
Max
Theater
Count
Domestic
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
Domestic
Share
10/16/2015 Tales of Halloween $0 0 $0 $237,628 0.0%
2/19/2008 Mr. Warmth: The Don Rickles Project $0 0 $0 $0 0.0%
8/24/1990 Darkman $8,054,860 1,833 $32,942,739 $32,942,739 100.0%
6/20/1980 The Blues Brothers $4,858,152 594 $57,229,890 $57,229,890 100.0%
12/14/1979 1941 $2,701,898 325 $34,175,000 $94,875,000 36.0%
Movies: 5Totals:  $124,347,629$185,285,257 
 Averages:$3,122,982550$24,869,526$37,057,05159.0%

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All Technical Credits


Release
Date
TitleRoleDomestic
Box Office
International
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
9/9/2011 Burke & Hare Director $4,833 $1,502,973 $1,507,806
2/6/1998 Blues Brothers 2000 Director $14,089,198 $0 $14,089,198
8/30/1996 The Stupids Director $2,415,593 $0 $2,415,593
5/25/1994 Beverly Hills Cop III Director $42,586,861 $76,594,077 $119,180,938
9/25/1992 Innocent Blood Director $4,877,567 $0 $4,877,567
4/26/1991 Oscar Director $23,562,716 $0 $23,562,716
6/29/1988 Coming to America Director $128,152,301 $160,647,699 $288,800,000
9/18/1987 Amazon Women on the Moon Director $548,696 $0 $548,696
12/12/1986 Three Amigos Director $39,246,734 $0 $39,246,734
12/6/1985 Spies Like Us Director $59,526,202 $0 $59,526,202
2/22/1985 Into the Night Director $6,720,160 $0 $6,720,160
6/24/1983 Twilight Zone: The Movie Director,
Written By,
Producer 
$29,500,000 $0 $29,500,000
6/8/1983 Trading Places Director $90,400,000 $0 $90,400,000
8/21/1981 An American Werewolf in London Director $31,973,249 $30,000,000 $61,973,249
6/20/1980 The Blues Brothers Director,
Screenwriter 
$57,229,890 $0 $57,229,890
7/28/1978 National Lampoon's Animal House Director $141,600,000 $0 $141,600,000
8/10/1977 The Kentucky Fried Movie Director $15,000,000 $5,000,000 $20,000,000
Movies: 17Totals:$687,434,000$273,744,749$961,178,749
  Averages:$40,437,294$16,102,632$56,539,926

Director Credits


Release
Date
TitleOpening
Weekend
Box Office
Max
Theater
Count
Domestic
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
Domestic
Share
9/9/2011 Burke & Hare $947 1 $4,833 $1,507,806 0.3%
2/6/1998 Blues Brothers 2000 $6,129,615 2,807 $14,089,198 $14,089,198 100.0%
8/30/1996 The Stupids $1,593,929 1,292 $2,415,593 $2,415,593 100.0%
5/25/1994 Beverly Hills Cop III $15,276,224 2,748 $42,586,861 $119,180,938 35.7%
9/25/1992 Innocent Blood $1,857,658 1,326 $4,877,567 $4,877,567 100.0%
4/26/1991 Oscar $5,091,027 1,391 $23,562,716 $23,562,716 100.0%
6/29/1988 Coming to America $21,404,420 2,064 $128,152,301 $288,800,000 44.4%
9/18/1987 Amazon Women on the Moon $0 0 $548,696 $548,696 100.0%
12/12/1986 Three Amigos $5,939,000 1,466 $39,246,734 $39,246,734 100.0%
12/6/1985 Spies Like Us $8,614,039 1,700 $59,526,202 $59,526,202 100.0%
2/22/1985 Into the Night $86,923 1,096 $6,720,160 $6,720,160 100.0%
6/24/1983 Twilight Zone: The Movie $6,614,366 1,288 $29,500,000 $29,500,000 100.0%
6/8/1983 Trading Places $7,348,200 1,387 $90,400,000 $90,400,000 100.0%
8/21/1981 An American Werewolf in London $3,786,512 870 $31,973,249 $61,973,249 51.6%
6/20/1980 The Blues Brothers $4,858,152 594 $57,229,890 $57,229,890 100.0%
7/28/1978 National Lampoon's Animal House $0 0 $141,600,000 $141,600,000 100.0%
8/10/1977 The Kentucky Fried Movie $0 0 $15,000,000 $20,000,000 75.0%
Movies: 17Totals:  $687,434,000$961,178,749 
 Averages:$5,211,8241,178$40,437,294$56,539,92682.8%

Producer Credits


Release
Date
TitleOpening
Weekend
Box Office
Max
Theater
Count
Domestic
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
Domestic
Share
6/24/1983 Twilight Zone: The Movie $6,614,366 1,288 $29,500,000 $29,500,000 100.0%
Movies: 1Totals:  $29,500,000$29,500,000 
 Averages:$6,614,3661,288$29,500,000$29,500,000100.0%

Writer Credits


Release
Date
TitleOpening
Weekend
Box Office
Max
Theater
Count
Domestic
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
Domestic
Share
6/24/1983 Twilight Zone: The Movie $6,614,366 1,288 $29,500,000 $29,500,000 100.0%
6/20/1980 The Blues Brothers $4,858,152 594 $57,229,890 $57,229,890 100.0%
Movies: 2Totals:  $86,729,890$86,729,890 
 Averages:$5,736,259941$43,364,945$43,364,945100.0%


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