John Landis Net Worth
John Landis is a film director, actor, producer and screenwriter who has a net worth of $70 million. John Landis has earned his net worth through his many films, music videos, as well as his documentaries and as executive producer and director of many television series. Some of his films include movies such as The Blues Brothers, Animal House, An American Werewolf in London and the Three Amigos. Landis has also directed music videos such as Michael Jackson's Thriller and BB King's My Lucille, as well as Paul McCartney's Spies Like Us. He has also made many television commercials for products like Taco Bell, Coca Cola, Pepsi and more. When he was only eight years old he was so impressed with the film, The 7th Voyage of Sinbad, that he decided right then that he wanted to make movies when he grew up. His first directing endeavor, "Schlock" was not a big hit, but six years later he directed Kentucky Fried Movie, which paved the way for his very successful directing career. During the filming of Twilight Zone in 1982, Vic Morrow and were killed in a helicopter accident and Landis, plus a few of his crew members stood trial for involuntary manslaughter and child endangerment, but were acquitted of all charges. After the tragic death of these two children, stricter enforcement of the child labor laws in the state of California. In 1982 he directed his first documentary, Coming Soon, and in 2008 John Landis won an Emmy Award for the filming of the documentary Mr. Warmth; The Don Rickles Project. Landis was born in Chicago, Illinois in 1950. His mother, Shirley Levine, a magaziner and his father, Martin Landis was an interior designer. The family moved to Los Angeles when he was a toddler. As his first job he worked at 20th Century Fox as a mail boy and later became an assistant director in Hollywood. John is married to Deborah Nadoolman Landis who is a costume designer and has served two terms as President of The Costume Designers Guild. They have two children, Rachel, a school teacher, and Max, a writer of the films, Amnesty and Chronicle.