Caption: Still of John Carpenter and Kurt Russell in Escape from New York (1981)
Soundtrack, Writer, Director
Born: January 16, 1948
Star sign: Capricorn
Height: 5' 11" (1.8 m)
Known for: Halloween (1978), Escape from L.A. (1996), Escape from New York (1981), They Live (1988)
John Carpenter was educated at Western Kentucky university. He began making short films in 1962. He won an academy award for Best Live-Action Short Subject in 1970, for The Resurrection of Broncho Billy (1970). Carpenter formed a band in the mid-1970s called The Coupe de Villes. Since the 1970s, he has had numerous roles in the film industry ...