Person Details

Birthday: 1942-10-23 07:44:18

Death: 2008-11-04 07:44:18

Aliases: No known aliases

Gender: Male

Place of birth: Chicago, Illinois, USA

Homepage:

Movie Involvements: 41

TV Involvements: 10


Most Famous Work

Biography

John Michael Crichton (October 23, 1942 – November 4, 2008), best known as Michael Crichton, was an American author, producer, director, and screenwriter, best known for his work in the science fiction, medical fiction, and thriller genres. His books have sold over 150 million copies worldwide, and many have been adapted into films. In 1994, Crichton became the only creative artist ever to have works simultaneously charting at #1 in television, film, and book sales (with ER, Jurassic Park, and Disclosure, respectively). His literary works are usually based on the action genre and heavily feature technology. His novels epitomize the techno-thriller genre of literature, often exploring technology and failures of human interaction with it, especially resulting in catastrophes with biotechnology. Many of his future history novels have medical or scientific underpinnings, reflecting his medical training and science background. He was the author of, among others, Jurassic Park, The Andromeda Strain, Congo, Travels, Sphere, Rising Sun, Disclosure, The Lost World, Airframe, Timeline, Prey, State of Fear, Next (the final book published before his death), Pirate Latitudes (published November 24, 2009), and a final unfinished techno-thriller yet to be released. Forbes listed Crichton in tenth place in its list of "Top-Earning Dead Celebrities" of 2009. Description above from the Wikipedia article Michael Crichton, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia

Most Famous Work

Westworld
Average
8

Westworld

(2016) Original Film Writer
Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom
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7

Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom

(2018) Characters
Jurassic World
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7

Jurassic World

(2015) Characters
Twister
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6

Twister

(1996) Screenplay
ER
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7

ER

(1994) Writer
Jurassic Park
Average
8

Jurassic Park

(1993) Screenplay
The 13th Warrior
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7

The 13th Warrior

(1999) Novel
The Andromeda Strain
Average
7

The Andromeda Strain

(1971) Novel

Acting

Writing

Year Role Movie/Tv
2022 Characters
2020 Writer
2019 Novel
2018 Characters
2016 Story
Original Film Writer
2015 Characters
2008 Writer
2003 Novel
2001 Characters
1999 Novel
1998 Author
1997 Novel
1996 Screenplay
1995 Author
1994 Writer
1993 Novel
Screenplay
Novel
Screenplay
1984 Screenplay
1981 Writer
1978 Screenplay
Screenplay
1974 Novel
1973 Screenplay
Writer
1972 Novel
Novel
Novel
1971 Novel
1960 Writer
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Year Role Movie/Tv

Production

Year Role Movie/Tv
1999 Producer
1998 Producer
1996 Producer
1994 Executive Producer
Year Role Movie/Tv

Creator

Year Role Movie/Tv
1994 Creator
1980 Creator
Year Role Movie/Tv

Directing


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