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      Frank Darabont

      Frank Darabont

      Highest Rated: 91% The Shawshank Redemption (1994)

      Lowest Rated: 33% The Fly II (1989)

      Birthday: Jan 28, 1959

      Birthplace: Montbéliard, Doubs, France

      A lifelong horror fan who possessed great love for the genre and the works of Stephen King in particular, Frank Darabont's career as a writer and director yielded three Oscar nominations and worldwide acclaim for "The Shawshank Redemption" (1994), "The Green Mile" (1999) and "The Mist" (2007). He began his filmmaking career after asking King's permission to shoot a short film based on one of his stories; the project led to scripting for several minor horror films and TV series before the bittersweet drama of "Shawshank" brought him to international attention. Darabont found the heart and the literacy at the center of King's works - something few other directors had achieved - and continued to mine success from the author's library with "The Green Mile" and the darker "Mist." In doing so, Darabont brought integrity artistic quality to a genre that had sorely lacked such laudable elements for decades.

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      Drew: The Man Behind the Poster


      DREW: THE MAN BEHIND THE POSTER, Frank Darabont, 2012. ©Kino TALES FROM THE SCRIPT, screenwriter Frank Darabont, 2009. ©First Run Features TALES FROM THE SCRIPT, screenwriter Frank Darabont, 2009. ©First Run Features THE GREEN MILE, Tom Hanks, Harry Dean Stanton and Barry Pepper with director Frank Darabont on-set, 1999 THE MAJESTIC, Director Frank Darabont, Jim Carrey, on set, 2001, (c)Warner Bros. THE GREEN MILE, Director Frank Darabont, Tom Hanks on-set, 1999. (c) Warner Brothers THE SHAWSHANK REDEMPTION, director Frank Darabont, on set, 1994. (c)Columbia Pictures THE MIST, director Frank Darabont, on set, 2007. ©Weinstein Company THE SHAWSHANK REDEMPTION, producer Niki Marvin, director Frank Darabont on set, 1994, (c) Columbia



      65% No Score Yet King on Screen Self - 2022
      50% 71% Drew: The Man Behind the Poster Unknown (Character) $3.1K 2013
      73% 65% The Mist Director,
      $25.6M 2007
      86% 84% Collateral Executive Producer,
      $100.0M 2004
      63% 82% The Salton Sea Producer $676.7K 2002
      42% 60% The Majestic Director,
      $27.8M 2001
      79% 94% The Green Mile Director,
      $136.8M 1999
      No Score Yet 69% Young Indiana Jones and the Daredevils of the Desert Writer - 1999
      42% 49% Mary Shelley's Frankenstein Screenwriter $22.0M 1994
      91% 98% The Shawshank Redemption Director,
      $27.3M 1994
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Nightshift Collection Director - 1994
      No Score Yet 50% Buried Alive Director - 1990
      33% 24% The Fly II Screenwriter $19.6M 1989
      66% 58% The Blob Screenwriter $7.8M 1988


      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Walking Dead: Best of Michonne Executive Producer 2024
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Walking Dead: Best of Rick Executive Producer,
      79% 78% The Walking Dead Director,
      Executive Producer
      66% 80% Mob City Executive Producer,
      65% 82% Entourage Frank Darabont (Guest Star) 2008-2009
      78% 87% The Young Indiana Jones Chronicles Writer 1992-1993