|Born||Charles Gordon Carroll III
February 2, 1928
Baltimore, Maryland, U.S.
|Died||May 20, 2005
Los Angeles, California, U.S.
|Alma mater||Princeton University|
|Notable work||Alien (1979)
|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 Alien 3 (1992). He died on September 20, 2005 in Los Angeles, California. He also co-founded Brandywine Productions with David Giler and Walter Hill, a film company most famously associated with the Alien film series.
Early life and career
Gordon was raised in New York City 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 & 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).
|1965||How to Murder Your Wife||Executive Producer|
|1967||Cool Hand Luke|
|1969||The April Fools|
|1973||Pat Garrett and Billy the Kid|
|1986||The Best of Times|
|2004||Alien vs. Predator|
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