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John Carpenter (Director)
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    (January 16, 1948- )
    Wrote and directed 'Halloween (1978),' 'Escape from New York (1981),' 'They Live (1988),' 'Escape from L.A. (1996)' and 'Ghosts of Mars (2001)'
    He uses his name before his films titles (i.e. John Carpenter's Ghost of Mars).
    He married actress Adrienne Barbeau.
    He makes his lead characters 'anti-heroes.'
    He said 'I just want to make a really successful movie so I can sit back and retire.'
    He is divorced.
    He shares names with 'Who Wants to be a Millionaire' winner John Carpenter.
    His films are usually not of the best quality.
    He considers wearing a crew cap during film production bad luck.
    He uses the name Rip Haight for all his cameo appearances.
    He won an academy award for 'Best Short Subject (Live Action)' for 'The Resurrection of Bronco Billy' (1970).
    He attended Western Kentucky University and the University of Southern California film school.
    He does the composing for his films.

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