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Dan O'Bannon
Dan O'Bannon
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Name Dan O'Bannon
Aliases None
Roles Writer
Place of birth St. Louis, Missouri
Gender Male
Date of birth September 30th, 1946
Date of death December 17th, 2009
First appearance Dark Star (1974)

Dan O'Bannon was a movie screenwriter best known for writing the script for the 1979 film Alien. Dan O'Bannon's original script treatment for Alien did not include the character of Science Officier Ash. Producers Walter Hill and Ronald Shusett felt that the film needed a secondary story element, so they added the sub-plot of Ash, the android spy who ultimately betrays the crew. O'Bannon was displeased with this, feeling that it was a cheap gag and disingenuous to his original vision. He referred to the new material as suffering from "Russian Spy" syndrome. [1]

Body of work Edit

Film Year Role
Dark Star 1974 Writer
Alien 1979 Writer
Lifeforce 1985 Writer
Invaders from Mars 1986 Writer
Total Recall 1990 Writer
Screamers 1995 Writer

Notes & Trivia Edit

  • Made a cameo appearance in Dark Star playing the role of Sgt. Pinback.

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References Edit

  1. Dan O'Bannon; Alien (Special Edition); Audio Commentary; 2003

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