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The late writer Michael Crichton is among the hottest writers of his time, and he’s got an estimated net worth of about $175 million to establish it. Which will appear to be a astonishingly high net worth, but when you start to see the amount of bestselling novels which have Crichton’s name to them, you might find yourself wondering why he was not worth even more cash than that. His career as a published writer started in 1966 with Odds On, a novel in regards to a resort robbery planned by means of a computer program.

Michael Crichton Net Worth $175 Million Dollars

Crichton’s pet subjects of technology gone amok and mankind’s effort to take care of it were present even at now. That novel, coping using a killer virus from outer space, afterwards became a film, which created Crichton as a creative power in Hollywood. But it was only when the launch of Jurassic Park that Crichton achieved accurate hit status. In 2008, Crichton died unexpectedly after an undisclosed-to-the-pubic conflict with throat cancer. His novels and movies remain popular, and certainly will doubtlessly remain long after his departure.

Quick Facts

Birth date: October 23, 1942
Death date: November 4, 2008, Los Angeles, California, United States
Birth place: Chicago, Illinois, U.S.
Height:6' 9" (2.06 m)
Profession:Author
Education:Harvard Medical School, Harvard University, Harvard College, Roslyn High School
Nationality:American
Spouse:Sherri Alexander (m. 2005–2008), Anne-Marie Martin (m. 1987–2003), Suzanne Childs (m. 1981–1983), Kathy St. Johns (m. 1978–1980), Joan Radam (m. 1965–1970)
Children:Taylor Anne Crichton, John Michael Todd Crichton
Parents:Zula Miller Crichton, John Henderson Crichton
Siblings:Douglas Crichton, Catherine Crichton, Kimberly Crichton
Awards:Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Drama Series, Edgar Award for Best Novel, Hugo Award for Best Dramatic Presentation, Edgar Award for Best Motion Picture Screenplay, Academy Award for Best Technical Achievement, Writers Guild of America Award for Television: Long Form – Original, PGA Television Producer of the Year Award - Episodic
Nominations:Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Writing for a Drama Series, Edgar Award for Best Paperback Original, Locus Award for Best Science Fiction Novel, Nebula Award for Best Script, Prometheus Award for Best Novel
Movies:Westworld, Jurassic Park, Jurassic World, The 13th Warrior, The Lost World: Jurassic Park, Congo, Sphere, Timeline, Disclosure, The First Great Train Robbery, Rising Sun, Twister, Looker, Runaway, Jurassic Park III, The Terminal Man, The Carey Treatment, The Andromeda Strain, Physical Evidence, Coma, Extreme Close-Up, Pursuit, Dealing: Or the Berkeley-to-Boston Forty-Brick Lost-Bag Blues, King of the Night
TV shows:ER, Beyond Westworld
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Interesting Facts

#Fact
1Of all the film adaptations made from his novels, he said that the best was Jurassic Park (1993) and the worst was The Terminal Man (1974).
2After the success of Jurassic Park (1993), Rising Sun (1993), Disclosure (1994) and Congo (1995) (all adaptations of Crichton's novels), he was paid a substantial amount for the movie rights of his future bestseller Airframe before it was even published. Sigourney Weaver, Gwyneth Paltrow and Demi Moore were reportedly linked to the project. However, the movie adaptation was permanently shelved when Crichton could not agree on a screenplay that he liked, after which he returned the money.
3He wrote a screenplay about a genetically engineered dinosaur in 1983 but it was never produced.
4Son, John Michael Todd Crichton, was born February 12, 2009, three months after his death.
5Became a vocal skeptic of environmentalism and global warming later in his career.
6Original Job: Anthropology professor.
7His first child and daughter, Taylor Anne, was born in 1989.
8Biography/bibliography in: "Contemporary Authors". New Revision Series, volume 127, pages 65-72. Farmington Hills, MI: The Gale Group, 1994.
9Frequently hired Jerry Goldsmith to compose the scores for his films.
10After failing to get producers interested in ER (1994) in 1970, the script sat in a metal safe for twenty years until Steven Spielberg heard about it.
11Director Nicolas Roeg originally wanted him to play the alien in The Man Who Fell to Earth (1976). The role eventually went to androgynous rock star David Bowie instead.
12When writing a script or book, he always eats the same thing for lunch to aid his concentration. When writing Jurassic Park (1993), for example, he ate egg salad sandwiches with lots of pepper.
13He has related the story of his first visit to a movie studio, Universal, which was about to produce The Andromeda Strain (1971). A young novice director named Steven Spielberg was assigned the task of giving him a tour of the studio. It was almost 20 years later that he was contacted by Spielberg for a potential project that was dropped in favor of another of his stories, Jurassic Park (1993).
14ER (1994) began its life in the early 1970s as E.W.: Emergency Ward, which was what they were called at the time, and was a full-length film script. He was unable to get it produced. Steven Spielberg contacted him about it in 1989, expressing interest in turning it into a movie. It was dropped when Spielberg heard about Jurassic Park (1993). During the film's production, someone else at Amblin Entertainment read it and suggested that it was better suited for a television series.
15Has written two stories about futuristic theme parks that go haywire: Westworld (1973) and Jurassic Park (1993). Both films feature actors who worked with John Sturges. Yul Brynner appeared in The Magnificent Seven (1960), and referenced his earlier role as the robotic gunslinger. Richard Attenborough appeared in The Great Escape (1963).
16Biography in John Wakeman, editor, "World Film Directors, Volume Two, 1945-1985," pp. 248-250. New York: The H.W. Wilson Company, 1988.
17Was tied up and robbed at gunpoint by masked men in his home in Santa Monica, California, on 23 September 2002. No one was harmed.
18Played basketball at Roslyn High School
19Raised in Roslyn, New York.
20Education: Harvard Medical School.
21Association of American Medical Writers award for "Five Patients." [1970]
22Mystery Writer's of America Edgar award for The Great Train Robbery (1979). [1980]
23Mystery Writer's of America Edgar award for "A Case of Need." [1968]
24Visiting writer, MIT. [1988]
25Michael was exorcised in 1986.


Net Worth & Salary

TitleSalary
Twister (1996)$2,500,000


Trademarks

#Trademark
1Known for doing exhaustive research
2Often expresses complex scientific terminology and theories in more layman's terms
3Towering height and slender frame
4Tells the story through multiple characters' viewpoints
5Cautionary tales about the dangers of technology


Quotes

#Quote
1Books aren't written - they're rewritten. Including your own. It is one of the hardest things to accept, especially after the seventh rewrite hasn't quite done it.
2The American media produce a product of very poor quality. Its information is not reliable, it has too much chrome and glitz, its doors rattle, it breaks down almost immediately, and it's sold without warranty. It's flashy, but it's basically junk.
3The belief that there are other life forms in the universe is a matter of faith. There is not a single shred of evidence for any other life forms, and in forty years of searching, none has been discovered. There is absolutely no evidentiary reason to maintain this belief.
4I want a news service that tells me what no one knows but is true nonetheless.
5Whenever you hear the consensus of scientists agrees on something or other, reach for your wallet, because you're being had.
6We are stubborn, self-destructive conformists. Any other view of our species is just a self-congratulatory delusion.
7The characteristic human trait is not awareness but conformity, and the characteristic result is religious warfare. Other animals fight for territory or food; but, uniquely in the animal kingdom, human beings fight for their 'beliefs.'
8Human beings never think for themselves; they find it too uncomfortable. For the most part, members of our species simply repeat what they are told - and become upset if they are exposed to any different view.
9They are focused on whether they can do something. They never think whether they should do something.
10Historically, the claim of consensus has been the first refuge of scoundrels; it is a way to avoid debate by claiming that the matter is already settled.
11I tended to faint when I saw accident victims in the emergency ward, during surgery, or while drawing blood.
12Readers probably haven't heard much about it yet, but they will. Quantum technology turns ordinary reality upside down.
13I am certain there is too much certainty in the world.
14We all live every day in virtual environments, defined by our ideas.
15In the information society, nobody thinks. We expect to banish paper, but we actually banish thought.
16I went to a museum and they had this sideshow. There was a little boy who couldn't have been more than six. His feet didn't even touch the ground. Each time they showed a dinosaur he would shout, "Tyrannosaurus!" "Stegosaurus!". He did that for an hour and I thought, "What is it about dinosaurs that's so fascinating?" That's when I decided to write "Jurassic Park".
17[First line of his autobiography] It's not easy to cut through a human head with a hacksaw."


Pictures

Won Awards

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
1998Life Career AwardAcademy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films, USA
1997Razzie AwardRazzie AwardsWorst Written Film Grossing Over $100 MillionTwister (1996)· Anne-Marie Martin
1996Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Drama SeriesER (1994)· John Wells (executive producer)
· Carol Flint (co-executive producer)
· Mimi Leder (co-executive producer)
· Lydia Woodward (co-executive producer)
· Christopher Chulack
· Paul Manning (supervising producer)
· Wendy Spence (co-producer)
1996Lucien Barrière Literary AwardDeauville Film FestivalFor the novel "The Lost World".
1996WGA Award (TV)Writers Guild of America, USAOriginal Long FormER (1994)
1995Technical Achievement AwardAcademy Awards, USA· Emil Safier
1995PGA AwardPGA AwardsOutstanding Producer of Episodic TelevisionER (1994)· John Wells
1995Wise Owl Award - Honorable MentionRetirement Research Foundation, USATelevision and Theatrical Film FictionER (1994)· John Wells (executive)
1994Saturn AwardAcademy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films, USABest WritingJurassic Park (1993)· David Koepp
1994HugoHugo AwardsBest Dramatic PresentationJurassic Park (1993)· Steven Spielberg (director)
· David Koepp (screenplay)
1985Best Science-Fiction FilmBrussels International Festival of Fantasy Film (BIFFF)Looker (1981)
1980EdgarEdgar Allan Poe AwardsBest Motion PictureThe First Great Train Robbery (1979)

Nominated Awards

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2001Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Drama SeriesER (1994)· Jack Orman (executive producer)
· John Wells (executive producer)
· Neal Baer (executive producer)
· Meredith Stiehm (co-executie producer)
· R. Scott Gemmill (supervising producer)
· Dee Johnson (supervising producer)
· Jonathan Kaplan (producer)
· Christopher Misiano (producer)
· Joe Sachs (producer)
· Wendy Spence (producer)
· Richard Thorpe (produced by)
2000Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Drama SeriesER (1994)· John Wells (executive producer)
· Lydia Woodward (executive producer)
· Neal Baer (co-executive producer)
· Jack Orman (co-executive producer)
· R. Scott Gemmill (supervising producer)
· Penny Adams
· Patrick Harbinson
· Jonathan Kaplan
· Wendy Spence
· Richard Thorpe
1999Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Drama SeriesER (1994)· Lydia Woodward (executive producer)
· Carol Flint (executive producer)
· John Wells (executive producer)
· Christopher Chulack (executive producer)
· Neal Baer (supervising producer)
· Jack Orman (supervising producer)
· Penny Adams
· Jonathan Kaplan
· Wendy Spence
1998Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Drama SeriesER (1994)· John Wells (executive producer)
· Lydia Woodward (executive producer)
· Carol Flint (executive producer)
· Christopher Chulack (co-executive producer)
· Walon Green (co-executive producer)
· Neal Baer
· Lance Gentile
· Penny Adams
· Tom Park
· Wendy Spence (co-producer)
· Jack Orman (co-producer)
· David Mills (co-producer)
1997Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Drama SeriesER (1994)· John Wells (executive producer)
· Lydia Woodward (executive producer)
· Carol Flint (co-executive producer)
· Christopher Chulack (co-executive producer)
· Paul Manning (supervising producer)
· Penny Adams (co-producer)
· Neal Baer (co-producer)
· Lance Gentile (co-producer)
· Wendy Spence (co-producer)
1995Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Drama SeriesER (1994)· John Wells (executive producer)
· Mimi Leder (co-executive producer)
· Robert Nathan (co-executive producer)
· Lydia Woodward (co-executive producer)
· Paul Manning (producer)
· Christopher Chulack (producer)
· Dennis Murphy (producer)
1995Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Writing for a Drama SeriesER (1994)
1994Bram Stoker AwardBram Stoker AwardsOther MediaJurassic Park (1993)· David Koepp
1974HugoHugo AwardsBest Dramatic PresentationWestworld (1973)
1974Nebula AwardScience Fiction and Fantasy Writers of AmericaBest Dramatic PresentationWestworld (1973)
1972HugoHugo AwardsBest Dramatic PresentationThe Andromeda Strain (1971)· Robert Wise (director)
· Nelson Gidding (written by)


Filmography

Writer

Writer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Untitled Jurassic World Sequel2018characters filming
WestworldTV Series based on the film written by - 10 episodes, 2016 story - 1 episode, 2016
Lego Dimensions2015Video Game characters created by - uncredited
Jurassic World2015characters
Sala de Urgencias2015TV Series format creator - 1 episode
Aberrant Forms: A Jurassic Short2014Short based on characters created by
Jurassic Park: The Game2011Video Game characters
ERTV Series created by - 331 episodes, 1994 - 2009 written by - 1 episode, 1994
The Andromeda Strain2008TV Mini-Series novel - 4 episodes
Timeline2003novel
Jurassic Park: Operation Genesis2003Video Game characters
Universal Studios Theme Parks Adventure2001Video Game concept: Jurassic Park
Jurassic Park: Scan Command2001Video Game original concept
Jurassic Park III: The DNA Factor2001Video Game original concept
Jurassic Park III2001characters
Warpath: Jurassic Park1999Video Game original concept
The 13th Warrior1999novel "Eaters of the Dead"
Trespasser1998Video Game character John Hammond
Sphere1998novel
The Lost World: Jurassic Park1997novel "The Lost World"
The Lost World: Jurassic Park - Chaos Island1997Video Game characters
Twister1996written by
Congo1995novel
Disclosure1994novel
Jurassic Park: Rampage Edition1994Video Game original characters - uncredited
Rising Sun1993novel / screenplay
The Real Jurassic Park1993TV Movie documentary
Jurassic Park1993novel / screenplay
Jurassic Park1993/IVideo Game characters
Runaway1984/Iwritten by
Looker1981written by
Beyond Westworld1980TV Series creator - 5 episodes
The Great Train Robbery1979novel / screenplay
Coma1978screenplay
The Terminal Man1974novel
Insight1971-1974TV Series written by - 3 episodes
Westworld1973written by
Extreme Close-Up1973writer
Pursuit1972TV Movie novel "Binary" - as John Lange
The Carey Treatment1972novel "A Case of Need" - as Jeffery Hudson
Dealing: Or the Berkeley-to-Boston Forty-Brick Lost-Bag Blues1972novel - as Michael Douglas
The Andromeda Strain1971novel

Producer

Producer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
ER1994-2009TV Series executive producer - 331 episodes
The 13th Warrior1999producer
Sphere1998producer
Twister1996producer
Disclosure1994producer
Information Processing1971Documentary short consulting producer

Director

Director

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The 13th Warrior1999reshoots, uncredited
Physical Evidence1989
Runaway1984/I
Looker1981
The Great Train Robbery1979
Coma1978
Westworld1973
Pursuit1972TV Movie

Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Andromeda Strain1971Bearded Surgeon (uncredited)

Thanks

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Jurassic Park: Island Survivaldedicated in loving memory of pre-production
Jurassic Park: Prime Survival2010Short dedicated to
Threnody2010/IIShort special thanks
ER2008TV Series special acknowledgment - 1 episode
A Federal Case2008the producers wish to thank
Beneath the Surface: The Making of 'Sphere'1998TV Movie documentary special thanks

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Man Who Shot Chinatown: The Life and Work of John A. Alonzo2007DocumentaryHimself
Charlie Rose1995-2007TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Continuarà...2005TV SeriesHimself
Els matins a TV32005TV SeriesHimself
Druckfrisch2005TV SeriesHimself
NewsNight with Aaron Brown2004TV SeriesHimself
Richard & Judy2004TV SeriesHimself
Dateline NBC2003TV Series documentaryHimself
Sean Connery, an Intimate Portrait2002DocumentaryHimself
A Portrait of Michael Crichton2001Video documentary shortHimself
Beyond Jurassic Park2001VideoHimself - Writer
The Andromeda Strain: Making the Film2001Video documentary shortHimself
The Jurassic Park Phenomenon: A Discussion with Author Michael Crichton2001Video documentary shortHimself
Scene Smoking: Cigarettes, Cinema & the Myth of Cool2001DocumentaryHimself
Jurassic Park: Behind the Scenes2000Video shortHimself
Closer to Truth2000TV SeriesHimself
HBO First Look1998TV Series documentary shortHimself
Beneath the Surface: The Making of 'Sphere'1998TV Movie documentaryHimself (uncredited)
Making the 'Lost World'1997Video documentaryHimself
Sean Connery Close Up1997Video documentaryHimself
The 53rd Annual Golden Globe Awards1996TV SpecialHimself - Presenter
The 21st Annual People's Choice Awards1995TV SpecialHimself - Accepting Award for Favorite Television Dramatic Series / New Dramatic Television Series
The Making of 'Jurassic Park'1995Video documentaryHimself - Author, 'Jurassic Park'
The Making of 'Jurassic Park'1993Video shortHimself
All Aboard: Riding the Rails of American Film1993TV Movie documentaryHimself
On Location with Westworld1973ShortHimself (uncredited)
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson1972TV SeriesHimself
The Dick Cavett Show1970TV SeriesHimself - Author

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Le Fossoyeur de Films2017TV Mini-Series documentaryHimself
Welcome to 'Jurassic World'2015Video documentaryHimself
Return to Jurassic Park: Dawn of a New Era2011Video documentary shortHimself - Author & Co-Screenwriter
Return to Jurassic Park: Making Prehistory2011Video documentary shortHimself - Author & Co-Screenwriter
The 81st Annual Academy Awards2009TV SpecialHimself - Memorial Tribute

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