John Landis (born 30th August, 1950) is a movie director, writer and producer. His career began as a teenager, working as a mailboy at 20th-Century Fox. He starred in Schlock (1976), which he also wrote and directed, as well as Kentucky Fried Movie (1977) and National Lampoon's Animal House (1978). With Dan Aykroyd he wrote and directed Blues Brothers (1980) and An American Werewolf in London (1981). The Michael Jackson Thriller music video was also produced by Landis.