Gordon Carroll

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Gordon Carroll
Charles Gordon Carroll III

(1928-02-02)February 2, 1928
DiedMay 20, 2005(2005-05-20) (aged 77)
Alma materPrinceton University
OccupationFilm producer
Years active1968–2005
Notable work
Alien (1979)
Aliens (1986)
FamilyRobert Carroll (brother)

Charles Gordon Carroll III (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 May 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[edit]

Carroll 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).


He was producer for all films unless otherwise noted.


Year Film Credit Notes
1965 How to Murder Your Wife Executive producer
1967 Luv Executive producer
Cool Hand Luke
1969 The April Fools
1973 Pat Garrett and Billy the Kid
1979 Alien
1983 Blue Thunder
1986 The Best of Times
Aliens Executive producer
1988 Red Heat
1992 Alien 3
1997 Alien Resurrection
2004 Alien vs. Predator Final film as a producer
Miscellaneous crew
Year Film Role Notes
2004 Dear Frankie Advisor: Philately Uncredited


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