Michael Crichton was a man who donned many hats in his lifetime. Right from being a best-selling author to a producer, director and screenwriter, he excelled in all the fields of work. Interestingly, right from a tender age, he developed an affinity for writing and went on to pursue a career in the same. His first ever written work was published in 1966 as ‘Odds On’. In the initial years, he employed a couple of pseudonyms. What made Crichton’s work different from his counterparts was his ability of mixing authentic technical information with fictional stories. It was due to this that his novels had a feel of realism in them. He excelled in the genres of science fiction, medical fiction and technological thrillers. In 1994, he created history be being the only creative artists ever to remain at the No 1 position in three mediums of entertainment including television, film and book, at once. While the adapted television series ER topped at the television ranking chart, Jurassic Park, a film adaption of his novel became a blockbuster movie. Furthermore, the novel, ‘Disclosure’ was declared a major hit. Overall, he has sold over 200 million copies worldwide. Of his 31 totals books written and published, including fiction and nonfiction and two posthumous publications, 14 of them have been adapted into films. To know in details about his life, career, profile and timeline, read through the following lines.
Author, Screenwriter, Film Director
Place Of Death
Harvard Medical School (1969), Harvard University (1964), Roslyn High School, Harvard College
John Henderson Crichton
Zula Miller Crichton
Anne-Marie Martin (m. 1987–2003), Joan Radam (m. 1965–1970), Kathy St. Johns (m. 1978–1980), Sherri Alexander (m. 2005–2008), Suzanne Childs (m. 1981–1983)