Gordon Carroll

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Gordon Carroll
Born Charles Gordon Carroll III
(1928-02-02)February 2, 1928
Baltimore, Maryland, USA
Died May 20, 2005(2005-05-20) (aged 77)
Los Angeles, California, USA
Alma mater Princeton University
Occupation Film producer
Years active 1968–2005
Notable work Alien (1979)
Aliens (1986)
Family Robert Carroll (brother)

Gordon Carroll (February 2, 1928 – May 20, 2005) was an American film producer. He is known for his work on Alien (1979), Aliens (1986) and Alien³ (1992). He died on September 20, 2005 in Los Angeles, California, USA. He also Co-founded "Brandywine Productions" with David Giler and Walter Hill, a film company most famously associated with the Alien series of films.

Early life and Career[edit]

Gordon was raised in New York where he was influenced by his father's love of literature. He received his education from Princeton University in advertising and after military duty as a first Lieutenant in the Korean War, he returned to Manhattan and entered the advertising world at Foote, Cone and Belding. He began his film career in 1965 as executive producer of How to Murder Your Wife. From there he went on to produce films like Cool Hand Luke (1967), Blue Thunder (1983) and Red Heat (1988).

Filmography[edit]

Year Title Notes
1965 How to Murder Your Wife Executive Producer
1967 Cool Hand Luke
1969 The April Fools
1973 Pat Garrett & Billy the Kid
1979 Alien
1983 Blue Thunder
1986 The Best of Times
1986 Aliens Executive Producer
1988 Red Heat
1992 Alien³
1997 Alien: Resurrection
2004 AVP: Alien vs. Predator

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