Michael Crichton

Screenwriter / Film Producer / Film Director / Novelist / Physician Writer / Television Producer / Writer / Programmer | * 10/23/1942 († 66, 11/04/2008) | Chicago, Illinois (United States of America (USA))
John Michael Crichton (October 23, 1942 – November 4, 2008) was an American author, screenwriter and filmmaker. His books have sold over 200 million copies worldwide, and over a dozen have been adapted into films. His literary works heavily feature technology and are usually within the science fiction, techno-thriller, and medical fiction genres. Crichton’s novels often explore human technological advancement and attempted dominance over nature, both with frequently catastrophic results; many of his works are cautionary tales, especially regarding themes of biotechnology. Several of his stories center specifically around themes of genetic modification, hybridization, paleontology and/or zoology. Many feature medical or scientific underpinnings, reflective of his own medical training and scientific background. Crichton received an M.D. from Harvard Medical School in 1969 but did not practice medicine, choosing to focus on his writing instead. Initially writing under a pseudonym, he eventually wrote 26 novels, including: The Andromeda Strain (1969), The Terminal Man (1972), The Great Train Robbery (1975), ()
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Most frequent genres for this person: Science Fiction | Action | Adventure

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Awards & Nominations for Michael Crichton

Edgar Allan Poe Award for Best Novel Academy Award for Technical Achievement Hugo Award for Best Dramatic Presentation Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Drama Series
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Movies with Michael Crichton as Actor(9)

TV Shows/Series with Michael Crichton as Actor(2)

as himself1997 The View
as Self - Guest1968 The Dick Cavett Show

Movies with Michael Crichton as Crew(41)

Writing/Novel2023 Micro
Writing/Characters2022 Jurassic World Dominion
Writing/Novel2019 Battle at Big Rock
Writing/Characters2018 Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom
Writing/Characters2015 Jurassic World
Writing/Novel2003 Timeline
Writing/Characters2001 Jurassic Park III
Production/Producer1999 The 13th Warrior
Writing/Novel1999 The 13th Warrior
Production/Producer1998 Sphere
Writing/Author1998 Sphere
Production/Producer1996 Twister
Writing/Screenplay1996 Twister
Writing/Author1995 Congo
Production/Producer1994 Disclosure
Writing/Novel1994 Disclosure
Writing/Novel1993 Rising Sun
Writing/Screenplay1993 Rising Sun
Writing/Screenplay1993 Jurassic Park
Writing/Novel1993 Jurassic Park
Directing/Director1989 Physical Evidence
Directing/Director1984 Runaway
Writing/Screenplay1984 Runaway
Directing/Director1981 Looker
Writing/Writer1981 Looker
Directing/Director1978 The First Great Train Robbery
Writing/Screenplay1978 The First Great Train Robbery
Directing/Director1978 Coma
Writing/Screenplay1978 Coma
Writing/Novel1974 The Terminal Man
Writing/Writer1973 Extreme Close-Up
Directing/Director1973 Westworld
Writing/Screenplay1973 Westworld
Directing/Director1972 Pursuit
Writing/Novel1972 Pursuit
Writing/Novel1972 The Carey Treatment
Writing/Novel1971 The Andromeda Strain

TV Shows/Series with Michael Crichton as Crew(8)

Writing/Story2016 Westworld
Writing/Original Film Writer2016 Westworld
Production/Executive Producer1994 ER
Writing/Writer1994 ER
Creator/Creator1994 ER
Creator/Creator1980 Beyond Westworld
Writing/Writer1960 Insight

Additional Information

Full Name: John Michael Crichton
Born: Friday, 10/23 1942 (October) in Chicago, Illinois (United States of America (USA))
Died: Tuesday, 11/04 2008 (November) in Los Angeles (aged: 66)
Zodiac sign: Scorpio (Chinese zodiac sign: Horse)
Languages: English (EN)
Educated at: Harvard Medical School, Harvard University, Harvard College, Roslyn High School
Employer: University of Chicago, University of Cambridge
Member of: Phi Beta Kappa Society, PEN America, Writers Guild of America, West
Spouses (current/former): Anne-Marie Martin
Other names for Michael Crichton (nicknames, foreign languages etc.):
"John Lange" (Pseudonym)
"John Michael Crichton"
"Michael Douglas" (Pseudonym)
"Jeffery Hudson" (Pseudonym)
Michael Crichton frequently works together with these people:
Steven Spielberg (15x, Crew)
Colin Trevorrow (12x, Crew)
Frank Marshall (8x, Crew)
Martin Sheen (7x, Actor)
John Williams (7x, Crew)
Jerry Goldsmith (7x, Crew)
Dennie Thorpe (7x, Crew)
Lydia Woodward (7x, Crew)
Patrick Crowley (7x, Crew)
David Koepp (6x, Crew)
WatchPlayStream ID: PEOPLE:5362, Added: 03/23/2018, Last updated: 05/08/2024