Born On This Day — August 3, 1950

John Landis & Kermit T. Frog 'The Muppets Take Manhattan' (1984)
John Landis and Kermit T. Frog in The Muppets Take Manhattan (1984)

The reason it changed my life, and it really did—I had complete suspension of disbelief. Really, I was eight years old, and it transported me. I was on that beach running from that dragon, fighting that Cyclops. It just really dazzled me and I bought it completely. All my energy and efforts were to be a filmmaker, and it was because of that film.

—John Landis discussing The 7th Voyage of Sinbad (Juran 1958)