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Dan O’Bannon

29 September 1946 to 17 December 2009

A co-writer of John Carpenter’s cult favourite Dark Star (1974), O’Bannon also played the role of Sgt. Pinback. He found further success scripting genre favourites including Alien (1979), Invaders From Mars (1986), Total Recall (1990) and Bleeders (1997). He also wrote and directed The Return of the Living Dead (1985).

*Read Dan O'Bannon's New York Times Obituary