John Landis Biography

John Landis is the award-winning director of such films as “Animal House,” “The Blues Brothers,” “An American Werewolf in London,” “Three Amigos,” “Trading Places,” “Coming to America,” “Into the Night,” “Innocent Blood,” Michael Jackson’s groundbreaking music video, “Thriller,” and many others.

His many honors include People’s Choice Awards, the W.C. Handy Award, and the NAACP Image Award.  He was made a Chevalier dans l’Ordre des Arts et des Lettres by the French Government in 1985 and was recently given the Federico Fellini Prize by Riminicinema, Italy and made an Eastman Scholar by the George Eastman House in Rochester, New York.

He has acted in movies as diverse as “Death Race 2000,” “Muppets Take Manhattan” and “Spiderman 2.”