Dan O'Bannon

Screenwriter / Film Director / Actor | * 09/30/1946 († 63, 12/17/2009) | St. Louis, Missouri (United States of America (USA))
Daniel Thomas O'Bannon (September 30, 1946 – December 17, 2009) was an American film screenwriter, director, visual effects supervisor, usually in the science fiction and horror genres. O'Bannon wrote the screenplay for Alien, adapted from a story he wrote with Ronald Shusett. He also wrote and directed the cult horror comedy The Return of the Living Dead. He contributed computer animation to Star Wars and worked on cult classics such as Dark Star, Heavy Metal, and Total Recall. ()
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Most frequent genres for this person: Science Fiction | Horror | Documentaries

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Movies with Dan O'Bannon as Actor(13)

Movies with Dan O'Bannon as Crew(35)

Writing/Characters2019 Alien: Ore
Writing/Characters2019 Alien: Containment
Writing/Characters2019 Alien: Harvest
Writing/Characters2019 Alien: Night Shift
Writing/Characters2019 Alien: Specimen
Writing/Writer2019 Alien: Alone
Writing/Characters2019 Alien: Alone
Writing/Characters2017 Alien: Covenant
Writing/Characters2012 Prometheus
Writing/Screenstory2012 Total Recall
Writing/Characters2007 Aliens vs Predator: Requiem
Writing/Screenplay2004 AVP: Alien vs. Predator
Writing/Author2004 AVP: Alien vs. Predator
Writing/Writer1997 Bleeders
Writing/Characters1997 Alien Resurrection
Writing/Screenplay1995 Screamers
Writing/Characters1992 Alien³
Directing/Director1991 The Resurrected
Writing/Screenplay1990 Total Recall
Writing/Screenplay1986 Invaders from Mars
Writing/Characters1986 Aliens
Directing/Director1985 The Return of the Living Dead
Writing/Screenplay1985 The Return of the Living Dead
Writing/Screenplay1985 Lifeforce
Writing/Writer1983 Blue Thunder
Writing/Screenplay1983 Blue Thunder
Writing/Screenplay1981 Dead & Buried
Writing/Screenplay1979 Alien
Writing/Story1979 Alien
Art/Production Design1974 Dark Star
Crew/Special Effects1974 Dark Star
Editing/Editor1974 Dark Star
Writing/Screenplay1974 Dark Star
Directing/Director1969 Blood Bath
Writing/Writer1969 Blood Bath

TV Shows/Series with Dan O'Bannon as Crew(1)

Writing/Writer1984 Blue Thunder

Born: Monday, 09/30 1946 (September) in St. Louis, Missouri (United States of America (USA))
Died: Thursday, 12/17 2009 (December) in Los Angeles (aged: 63)
Zodiac sign: Libra (Chinese zodiac sign: Dog)
Languages: English (EN)
Educated at: University of Southern California, USC School of Cinematic Arts, McCluer High School
Other names for Dan O'Bannon (nicknames, foreign languages etc.):
"Daniel Thomas O'Bannon"
"Dan O’Bannon"
Dan O'Bannon frequently works together with these people:
Ronald Shusett (26x, Crew)
H.R. Giger (13x, Actor)
David Giler (11x, Crew)
Walter Hill (10x, Crew)
Ridley Scott (8x, Crew)
Sigourney Weaver (8x, Actress)
Ron Cobb (7x, Crew)
Gordon Carroll (7x, Crew)
John Carpenter (6x, Crew)
Jerry Goldsmith (6x, Crew)
Tom Woodruff Jr. (5x, Actor)
David Moessinger (2x, Crew)
WatchPlayStream ID: PEOPLE:52596, Added: 05/17/2018, Last updated: 09/23/2021