John Lennon

Musician, Composer, Actor
A founding member of The Beatles, and, along with Paul McCartney, half of one of the most celebrated and influential writing teams in the history of recorded music, John Lennon was a musician, writer and political ... Read more »
Born: 10/08/1940 in Liverpool, England, GB

Filmography

Music (169)

Foxcatcher 2014 (Movie)

("Fame") (Song)

Mr. Peabody & Sherman 2014 (Movie)

("Beautiful Boy (Darling Boy)") (Song Performer)

Mr. Peabody & Sherman 2014 (Movie)

("Beautiful Boy (Darling Boy) ") (Song)

Rush 2013 (Movie)

("Fame") (Song)

Rush 2013 (Movie)

("Fame") (Song Performer)

Big Time Rush: Big Time Movie 2011 - 2012 (TV Show)

Song

Flight 2012 (Movie)

("With A Little Help From My Friends") (Song)

Not Fade Away 2012 (Movie)

("I Want To Hold Your Hand") (Song)

Glee The 3D Concert Movie 2011 (Movie)

("I Want To Hold Your Hand") (Song)

Mr. Popper's Penguins 2011 (Movie)

("Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds") (Song)

Sucker Punch 2011 (Movie)

("Tomorrow Never Knows") (Song)

The Big Year 2011 (Movie)

("Blackbird") (Song)

The Music Never Stopped 2011 (Movie)

("All You Need Is Love") (Song)

Dinner for Schmucks 2010 (Movie)

("The Fool On The Hill") (Song)

The Social Network 2010 (Movie)

("Baby, You're A Rich Man") (Song)

Did You Hear About the Morgans? 2009 (Movie)

("We Can Work It Out") (Song)

Funny People 2009 (Movie)

("Watching The Wheels (Acoustic)") (Song Performer)

Funny People 2009 (Movie)

("Real Love") (Song)

Imagine That 2009 (Movie)

("Got To Get You Into My Life") (Song)

Ghost Town 2008 (Movie)

("I'm Looking Through You") (Song)

Yes Man 2008 (Movie)

"Can't Buy Me Love" (Song)

Across the Universe 2007 (Movie)

("Flying") (Song)

American Gangster 2007 (Movie)

("Why Don't We Do It In The Road") (Song)

Evan Almighty 2007 (Movie)

("Revolution") (Song)

Accepted 2006 (Movie)

("Eleanor Rigby") (Song)

Adam & Steve 2006 (Movie)

("Love") (Music)

Adam & Steve 2006 (Movie)

("Love") (Song)

Breaking and Entering 2006 (Movie)

("She Loves You") (Music)

Breaking and Entering 2006 (Movie)

("She Loves You") (Lyrics)

Children of Men 2006 (Movie)

("Bring on the Lucie") (Song)

Children of Men 2006 (Movie)

("Bring on the Lucie") (Song Performer)

Happy Feet 2006 (Movie)

("Golden Slumbers") (Song)

Living in TV Land 2005 - 2006 (Tv Show)

Song

Paul McCartney: St. Petersburg 2005 - 2006 (TV Show)

Song

The Departed 2006 (Movie)

("Well Well Well") (Song Performer)

The Departed 2006 (Movie)

("Well Well Well") (Song)

The U.S. vs. John Lennon 2006 (Movie)

("Watching The Wheels") (Song)

The U.S. vs. John Lennon 2006 (Movie)

("Oh, My Love") (Song Performer)

Kicking & Screaming 2005 (Movie)

("We Can Work It Out") (Song)

Little Manhattan 2005 (Movie)

("In My Life") (Song)

Little Black Book 2004 (Movie)

("Beautiful Boy (Darling Boy)") (Song)

Paul McCartney: The Journey to Red Square 2003 - 2004 (TV Show)

Song

Cheaper by the Dozen 2003 (Movie)

("Help") (Song)

Legally Blonde 2: Red, White and Blonde 2003 (Movie)

("Power To The People") (Song)

Legally Blonde 2: Red, White and Blonde 2003 (Movie)

("Power To The People") (Song Performer)

Love Actually 2003 (Movie)

("All You Need Is Love") (Song)

Radio 2003 (Movie)

("We Can Work It Out") (Song)

The Blues 2003 (Tv Show)

Song

15 Minutes 2001 (Movie)

("Fame") (Song)

Heartbreakers 2001 (Movie)

("Oh My Love") (Song Performer)

I Am Sam 2001 (Movie)

songs("Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds" "Two of Us" "Across the Universe" "I'm Looking Through You" "In a Swingin' Mood" "Strawberry Fields Forever" "Golden Slumbers" "You've Got to Hide Your Love Away" "Blackbird" "Mother Nature's Son") (Song)

Jump Tomorrow 2001 (Movie)

("Instant Karma") (Song Performer)

Jump Tomorrow 2001 (Movie)

(Song)

Moulin Rouge 2001 (Movie)

("All You Need is Love") (Song)

The Million Dollar Hotel 2001 (Movie)

("I Am the Walrus" "A Day in the Life" "Eleanor Rigby" "Hard Day's Night") (Song)

The Royal Tenenbaums 2001 (Movie)

("Hey Jude") (Song)

The Royal Tenenbaums 2001 (Movie)

("Look at Me") (Song Performer)

Goodnight Moon and Other Sleepytime Tales 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Song

Next Friday 2000 (Movie)

("Fame") (Song)

Purely Belter 2000 (Movie)

("Happy Xmas (War Is Over)") (Song Performer)

Steal This Movie 2000 (Movie)

("Power to the People") (Song)

Wonder Boys 2000 (Movie)

(Song)

Wonder Boys 2000 (Movie)

("Watching the Wheels") (Song Performer)

American Beauty 1999 (Movie)

("Because") (Song)

Never Been Kissed 1999 (Movie)

(Song)

Never Been Kissed 1999 (Movie)

("Watching the Wheels") (Song Performer)

The Out-Of-Towners 1999 (Movie)

(Song)

The Out-Of-Towners 1999 (Movie)

("(Just Like) Starting Over") (Song Performer)

A Soldier's Daughter Never Cries 1998 (Movie)

("Let It Be") (Music)

A Soldier's Daughter Never Cries 1998 (Movie)

("Fame") (Song)

Antz 1998 (Movie)

("Give Peace a Chance") (Song)

Armageddon 1998 (Movie)

("Come Together") (Song)

Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas 1998 (Movie)

("Sgt Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band") (Song)

Pleasantville 1998 (Movie)

("Across the Universe") (Song)

Rushmore 1998 (Movie)

("Oh Yoko") (Song Performer)

Rushmore 1998 (Movie)

(Song)

Bean 1997 (Movie)

("Yesterday") (Song)

I Know What You Did Last Summer 1997 (Movie)

("Hey Bulldog") (Song)

Pretty Village, Pretty Flame 1997 (Movie)

("Give Peace a Chance") (Song)

The Red Corner 1997 (Movie)

("I Want to Hold Your Hand") (Song)

Michael 1996 (Movie)

("All You Need Is Love") (Song)

Pine 1995 (Movie)

("Real Love") (Song)

The Rolling Stones Rock and Roll Circus 1994 (Movie)

("Yer Blues") (Song)

A Bronx Tale 1993 (Movie)

("Come Together") (Song)

National Lampoon's Loaded Weapon 1 1993 (Movie)

lyrics("We Can Work It Out") (Theme Lyrics)

The Great Ones: The National Sports Awards 1992 - 1993 (TV Show)

Song

The Making of Sgt. Pepper 1992 - 1993 (TV Show)

Song Performer

The Wonder Years 1987 - 1993 (TV Show)

Theme Music

Back in the U.S.S.R. 1992 (Movie)

(Song)

Noises Off 1992 (Movie)

("With a Little Help From My Friends") (Song)

Secrets 1992 (Movie)

songs (Song)

For the Boys 1991 (Movie)

("In My Life") (Song)

Grand Canyon 1991 (Movie)

("She's Leaving Home") (Song)

Tribute to John Lennon 1990 - 1991 (TV Show)

Song

Let It Be 1990 (Movie)

("Don't Let Me Down" "Maxwell's Silver Hammer" "Two of Us" "I've Got a Feeling" "Oh Darling" "One After 909" "Across the Universe" "The Long and Winding Road" "Dig It" "Let It Be" "Get Back") (Song)

Look Who's Talking Too 1990 (Movie)

("Jealous Guy") (Song Performer)

Look Who's Talking Too 1990 (Movie)

(Song)

Pretty Woman 1990 (Movie)

("Fame") (Song)

Cousins 1989 (Movie)

("The Long and Winding Road") (Song)

Mala Noche 1989 (Movie)

("Sergeant Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band") (Song)

Outrageous Animation 1989 (Movie)

song "The End"(("Late Night With Myron")) (Song)

Rude Awakening 1989 (Movie)

("Revolution") (Song)

Scandal 1989 (Movie)

("Do You Want to Know a Secret?") (Song)

Troop Beverly Hills 1989 (Movie)

("When I'm Sixty Four") (Song)

A Matter of Trust: Billy Joel in the USSR 1987 - 1988 (TV Show)

Song

Five Corners 1988 (Movie)

("In My Life") (Song)

Imagine: John Lennon 1988 (Movie)

songs("Love" "How?" "Julia" "Mother" "Love Me Do" "Imagine" "I Want to Hold Your Hand" "Jealous Guy" "Help!" "Nowhere Man" "Strawberry Fields Forever" "A Day in the Life" "Lucy in the Sky With Diamonds" "I've Got a Feeling" "Revolution " "The Ballad of Jo (Song)

License to Drive 1988 (Movie)

("Drive My Car") (Song)

Moonwalker 1988 (Movie)

("Come Together") (Song)

Rain Man 1988 (Movie)

("I Saw Her Standing There") (Song)

Ten For Two 1988 (Movie)

("Attica State" "Luck of the Irish" "Sisters O Sisters" "John Sinclair") (Song Performer)

Track 29 1988 (Movie)

("Mother") (Song)

U2 Rattle and Hum 1988 (Movie)

("Helter Skelter) (Song)

Can't Buy Me Love 1987 (Movie)

("Can't Buy Me Love") (Song)

John Lennon: A Journey in the Life 1986 - 1987 (TV Show)

Song

The King's Singers on Stage at Wolf Trap 1986 - 1987 (TV Show)

Song

The Secret Policeman's Third Ball 1987 (Movie)

("Imagine") (Song)

Imagine 1986 (Movie)

("Imagine") (Song)

Pretty in Pink 1986 (Movie)

("Love") (Song)

Something Wild 1986 (Movie)

("Fame") (Song)

Letting Go 1984 - 1985 (TV Show)

Song

MARIE: A True Story 1985 (Movie)

("Yesterday") (Song)

Mask 1985 (Movie)

("I Want to Hold Your Hand") (Song)

Give My Regards to Broad Street 1984 (Movie)

("For No-One" "Eleanor Rigby" "Long and Winding Road" "Good Day Sunshine") (Song)

Le Bal 1984 (Movie)

("Michelle") (Song)

Once Upon A Time In America 1984 (Movie)

("Yesterday") (Song)

The Killing Fields 1984 (Movie)

("Imagine") (Song Performer)

The Killing Fields 1984 (Movie)

(Song)

Top Secret! 1984 (Movie)

("A Hard Day's Night") (Song)

Yesterday 1984 (Movie)

(Music)

Daniel 1983 (Movie)

("Give Peace a Chance") (Song)

Testament 1983 (Movie)

("All My Loving") (Song)

Les Jocondes 1982 (Movie)

(Music)

The World According to Garp 1982 (Movie)

("When I'm Sixty-Four") (Song)

Fighting Back 1981 (Movie)

("Give Peace a Chance ") (Song)

This Is Elvis 1981 (Movie)

("I Wanna Hold Your Hand") (Song)

Beatlemania 1980 (Movie)

songs (Song)

Birth of the Beatles 1979 - 1980 (TV Show)

Song

Little Darlings 1980 (Movie)

("Oh My Love") (Song Performer)

Little Darlings 1980 (Movie)

(Song)

Coming Home 1978 (Movie)

songs("Hey Jude" "Strawberry Fields") (Song)

Coming Home 1978 (Movie)

(Music)

I Wanna Hold Your Hand 1978 (Movie)

songs("I Want to Hold Your Hand" "Please Please Me" "I Saw Her Standing There" "Thank You Girl" "Misery" "Love Me Do" "Do You Want To Know A Secret?" "P S I Love You" "There's a Place" "I Wanna Be Your Man" "She Loves You" "From Me to You") (Song)

Rockshow 1978 (Movie)

songs("I've Just Seen a Face" "Yesterday") (Song)

Rust Never Sleeps 1978 (Movie)

("A Day in the Life") (Song)

Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band 1978 (Movie)

songs("Sgt Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band" "With a Little Help From My Friends" "Getting Better" "She Came in Through the Bathroom Window" "Fixing a Hole" "Strawberry Fields Forever" "I Want You (She's So Heavy)" "Good Morning Good Morning" "Nowhere Man (Song)

To Russia... With Elton 1978 (Movie)

("Back in the USSR") (Song)

Helter Skelter 1975 - 1976 (TV Show)

Song

All This and World War II 1975 (Movie)

songs (Song)

Les Plaisirs Solitaires 1975 (Movie)

("Let It Be") (Song)

Shampoo 1975 (Movie)

("Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band" "Lucy in the Sky With Diamonds") (Song)

The Morning After 1973 - 1974 (TV Show)

Song

Sweet Toronto 1971 (Movie)

(Performer)

Superstars in Film Concert 1970 (Movie)

(Song)

Superstars in Film Concert 1970 (Movie)

("Instant Karma") (Song Performer)

The Strawberry Statement 1970 (Movie)

("Give Peace A Chance") (Song)

Yellow Submarine 1968 (Movie)

songs("Yellow Submarine" "When I'm Sixty-Four" "Nowhere Man" "Lucy in the Sky With Diamonds" "Eleanor Rigby" "All You Need Is Love" " Sgt Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band" "A Day in the Life" "All Together Now" "Hey, Bulldog") (Song)

Help! 1965 (Movie)

songs("Help!" "You're Gonna Lose That Girl" "You've Got to Hide Your Love Away" "The Night Before" "Another Girl" "Ticket to Ride") (Song)

A Hard Day's Night 1964 (Movie)

songs("A Hard Day's Night" "I Should Have Known Better" "I Wanna Be Your Man" "All My Loving" "If I Fell" "Can't Buy Me Love" "And I Love Her" "I'm Happy Just to Dance With You" "This Boy" "Tell Me Why" "She Loves You") (Song)

Calavera Highway (TV Show)

Song

Helter Skelter (Movie)

(Featured Music)

John and Yoko: A Love Story (TV Show)

Song Performer

Letting Go (Movie)

(Featured Music)

The Heidi Chronicles (TV Show)

Song
Actor (25)

The Beatles on Record 2009 - 2010 (TV Show)

Narrator

LennonNYC 2009 (Movie)

Himself (Actor)

I Met the Walrus 2008 (Movie)

Voice (Actor)

John Lennon's Jukebox 2004 - 2005 (TV Show)

Voice

Elvis Lives 2002 - 2003 (TV Show)

Actor

The Beatles Anthology 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

Actor

The Rolling Stones Rock and Roll Circus 1994 (Movie)

The Dirty Mac--Band Member (Actor)

John and Yoko's Imagine 1990 - 1991 (TV Show)

Actor

Let It Be 1990 (Movie)

Beatles Member (Actor)

Ready, Steady, Go! 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)

Actor

Imagine: John Lennon 1988 (Movie)

Narration (Narrator)

Ten For Two 1988 (Movie)

Himself (Actor)

Dynamite Chicken 1971 (Movie)

(Actor)

Sweet Toronto 1971 (Movie)

(Actor)

Superstars in Film Concert 1970 (Movie)

(Actor)

Apotheosis 1969 (Movie)

(Actor)

Diaries, Notes and Sketches 1968 (Movie)

Himself (Actor)

How I Won the War 1967 (Movie)

Gripweed (Actor)

Help! 1965 (Movie)

John (Actor)

A Hard Day's Night 1964 (Movie)

John (Actor)

What's Happening! The Beatles in the U.S.A. 1963 (Movie)

Himself (Actor)
Producer (5)

Let It Be 1990 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Ten For Two 1988 (Movie)

(Producer)

Erection 1970 (Movie)

(Producer)

Apotheosis 1969 (Movie)

(Producer)

Rape 1968 (Movie)

(Producer)
Director (4)

Erection 1970 (Movie)

(Director)

Apotheosis 1969 (Movie)

(Director)

Fly 1969 (Movie)

(Director)

Rape 1968 (Movie)

(Director)
Editor (1)

Clancy in Close-Up 1991 - 1992 (TV Show)

Editor
Writer (1)

Oh! Calcutta! 1971 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Biography

A founding member of The Beatles, and, along with Paul McCartney, half of one of the most celebrated and influential writing teams in the history of recorded music, John Lennon was a musician, writer and political activist whose tragic death at the hands of a so-called "fan" deified him in the eyes of the world. Through his music with The Beatles and even his solo literary efforts, Lennon brought wit, fire and poetry to his work. In the wake of the band's very public and ugly dissolution in 1970, he emerged from the maelstrom that surrounded the group to forge his own musical identity; first as a raw and uncompromising experimental rocker alongside his controversial bride, Yoko Ono, and later as the composer of such wistful material as "Imagine" and "Woman." An assassin's bullet felled him in front of his New York City apartment on Dec. 8, 1980, but his name and image continued to live on as a symbol of peace and hope for future generations.

Relationships

Jacqueline Dykins

Half-Sister
Born in 1949 to Julia Stanley Lennon and John Dykins

Julia Dykins Baird

Half-Sister
Born in 1947 to Julia Stanley Lennon and John Dykins

Alfred Lennon

Father
Separated from John's mother c. 1943

Sean Lennon Actor

Son
Born Oct. 9, 1975; mother, Yoko Ono

Cynthia Lennon Actor

Wife
Married Aug. 23, 1962 Divorced Nov. 8, 1968

Julian Lennon Actor

Son
Born April 8, 1963; mother, Cynthia Powell Inspired the Beatles' song "Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds" (1967) Father and son were estranged until the early 1970s

David Lennon

Half-Brother
Born in 1969 to Alfred Lennon and Pauline Jones Lennon

Robin Lennon

Half-Brother
Born in 1973 to Alfred Lennon and Pauline Jones Lennon

Yoko Ono Actor

Wife
Met in the mid 1960s while John was still married to Cynthia Powell Married from March 20, 1969 until Lennon's death in 1980 Together formed the Plastic Ono Band in 1969; Lennon changed his middle name to "Ono" Separated in 1973 Reconciled in 1975 Lennon was murdered on Dec. 8, 1980

Kyoko Ono Cox

Step-Daughter
Born Aug. 3, 1963 Yoko Ono and her first husband Anthony Cox

May Pang Actor

Companion
Pang was Lennon and Yoko Ono's assistant from 1970-1980 Had an affair 1973-75

Ingrid Pedersen

Half-Sister
Born in 1945; was product of affair between Julia Lennon and unidentified soldier; given up for adoption at birth John reportedly searched for her after 1964 Revealed her identity in August 1998

Mary Smith

Aunt
Born in 1903 Raised Lennon after his parents separated in 1941 Died on Dec. 6, 1991

Julia Stanley Lennon

Mother
Killed in a traffic accident in 1957

EDUCATION

Liverpool College of Art

Liverpool 1957

Quarry Bank High School

Liverpool

Dovedale Primary School

Liverpool

Milestones

1980

Shot to death by deranged fan Mark David Chapman outside of NYC home on Dec. 8, 1980

1976

Given resident status in U.S. after years of wrangling with State Department

1974

Made last public performance (Nov. 28) at Madison Square Garden

1970

Best-selling album Imagine released

1968

Married Yoko Ono; held "Bed-In for Peace"; legally changed middle name to "Ono"; formed "Plastic Ono Band"; returned MBE to Queen Elizabeth

1968

Lennon and Ono arrested "for possession of cannabis"

1966

Met Yoko Ono at London art gallery

1963

The Beatles rocketed to worldwide stardom

1962

EMI signed group (which now included Ringo Starr); first hit records released

1961

Newly-named "Beatles" discovered by promoter Brian Epstein; first commercial record, "My Bonnie"

1957

Paul McCartney and George Harrison joined the group

1955

Started first music group "The Quarrymen"

Raised by aunt Mary Elizabeth Smith in Liverpool after parents separated

Bonus Trivia

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Lennon won an additional five Grammy Awards and an Oscar shared with The Beatles.

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In June 2001, it was announced that the Liverpool Airport would be renamed the Liverpool John Lennon Airport in the musician's honor. The actual re-naming occurred in March 2002.

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