John Carpenter is a film director from America who has made many films in his career. He has been associated with movies of different genres and has also worked as a composer, producer, screenwriter, editor, and musician. Some of his popular films are ‘Escape from New York’, ‘Starman’, ‘The Fog’, ‘Big Trouble in Little China’, ‘In the Mouth of Madness’, and ‘They Live’. Carpenter has also released albums. Here is a quick summary of John Carpenter’s net worth in 2019, career and earnings.
John Howard Carpenter is the son of Howard Ralph and Milton Jean. He was born in New York’s Carthage on 16 January 1948. He grew up in Bowling Green, Kentucky.
After completing his high school, Carpenter went to Western Kentucky University. Later, he got transferred to School of Cinematic Arts at the University of Southern California but dropped out.
From 1979 to 1984, John Carpenter was married to Adrienne Barbeau. They have a son named John Cody. In 1990, he got married to his current wife Sandy King, who is a movie producer.
From an early age, he was fascinated by movies. He quit his studies to make his first film. He is an atheist.
During his time at the School of Cinematic Arts, John Carpenter contributed in the Academy Award winning short film ‘The Resurrection of Broncho Billy’. His first movie as a director was ‘Dark Star’ in 1974. In 1976, he came up with the low-budget movie ‘Assault on Precinct 13’.
He then served as the writer and director of the television movie ‘Someone’s Watching Me!’. His first major studio film was ‘Eyes of Laura Mars’ in 1978. That same year, Carpenter made the commercially successful film ‘Halloween’. The following year, he made the TV movie ‘Elvis’.
In 1980, John Carpenter came up with the thriller ‘The Fog’. The following year, ‘Escape from New York’ was released’. He then made the horror film ‘The Thing’ in 1982. It was soon followed by the films ‘Christine’, ‘Starman’, and ‘Big Trouble in Little China’.
His film ‘Prince of Darkness’ was released in 1987. Soon after that, he made ‘They Live’. Throughout the 90s, Carpenter made the films ‘Memoirs of an Invisible Man’, ‘Body Bags’, ‘In the Mouth of Madness’, ‘Village of the Damned’, ‘Escape from L.A.’, and ‘Vampires’.
In 2001, Carpenter came up with ‘Ghosts of Mars’. His film ‘The Ward’ was released in 2010. He has also successfully released the studio albums ‘Lost Themes’ and ‘Lost Themes II’. In October 2017, he released the album ‘Anthology: Movie Themes 1974–1998’.
Awards & Achievements
In 1979, John Carpenter was nominated for the Edgar Allan Poe Awards. In 1995, he won the Fantasporto Award. In 2017, he was conferred with an honorary CinEuphoria Award. He has won the CableACE Award in 1991. In 1998, he won the Lifetime Achievement Award at the Bam Stroker Awards. He won the Saturn Award, George Pal Memorial Award, and Golden Scroll from the Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films.
Net Worth of John Carpenter
The estimated net worth of John Carpenter is more than $45 million. He has made severally commercially successful movies and has created some of the cult classics. His films have also been critically acclaimed and have made a number of movies in his career. Carpenter has also ventured into music and released three albums. Additionally, he released the EP ‘Classic Themes Redux EP’ in 2016 and the remix album ‘Lost Themes Remixed’ in 2015. He has frequently collaborated with several actors like Peter Jason, Kurt Russell, and Sam Neill.
John Carpenter is one of the most successful movie directors in the world. He has also successfully written and produced movies. He is the first filmmaker to ever work on ‘Elvis’. Apart from collaborating with actors, he has also worked with musicians like Alice Cooper, Ice Cube, and Jon Bon Jovi.