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      Stephen King

      Stephen King

      Highest Rated: 93% Carrie (1976)

      Lowest Rated: 11% Cell (2016)

      Birthday: Sep 21, 1947

      Birthplace: Portland, Maine, USA

      With sales of over 300 million copies of more than 70 books, plus dozens of stories adapted for film and television, Stephen King has been the dominant American storyteller for over 25 years. While King wrote in a wide variety of genres, from the coming-of-age short story The Body (1982) to the psychological thriller Misery (1987), King was most closely associated with horror and fantasy stories with supernatural elements. A great storyteller with an eye for detail and an accessible narrative tone, King always grounded his fantastic elements in recognizable environments, while his demons often highlighted the rocky emotional dynamics of families and the ravages of dysfunction and addiction. Cultural critic Robin Wood once concluded that "The horrors of the King world are the horrors of our culture writ large, made visible and inescapable." With this curious but huge appeal, the name Stephen King became a powerful brand that sold books and film tickets, even though his name attachment to a film was hardly a guarantee of a good movie. Among the best King-based feature films were Brian De Palma's "Carrie" (1976), David Cronenberg's "The Dead Zone" (1983), Rob Reiner's "Stand by Me" (1986), Stanley Kubrick's "The Shining" (1980), which took more liberties than King was happy with, and Frank Darabont's "The Shawshank Redemption" (1995). The prolific writer's output diminished somewhat following serious injuries he sustained in a 1999 roadside accident, but just as throughout his career, new novels like Under the Dome (2009), speculative alt-history 11/22/63 (2011) and End of Watch (2016) were highly anticipated, topped the bestseller lists, and usually found its way to the screen as a feature film or television miniseries that drew consistently strong audiences.

      Highest rated movies

      66% Creepshow
      62% It: Chapter Two
      29% Sleepwalkers
      19% Stephen King's Thinner

      Photos

      CREEPSHOW, Stephen King, 1982, ©Warner Brothers PET SEMATARY, Stephen King, 1989, ©Paramount SLEEPWALKERS, writer Stephen King (left), director Mick Garris (center), on set, 1992. ©Columbia Pictures PET SEMATARY, Stephen King, director Mary Lambert, 1989, © Paramount GRAVEYARD SHIFT, (aka STEPHEN KING'S GRAVEYARD SHIFT), writer Stephen King, 1990. ©Paramount The View, Barbara Walters (L), Stephen King (R), 'Season 17', ©ABC CREEPSHOW, Stephen King, 1982, (c) Warner Brothers Under the Dome, Mike Vogel (L), Colin Ford (C), Stephen King (R), 'Season 2', 06/30/2014, ©CBS Under the Dome, Stephen King, 06/24/2013, ©CBS Under the Dome, Stephen King, 'Season 2', 06/30/2014, ©CBS Under the Dome, Stephen King, 'Season 2', 06/30/2014, ©CBS Under the Dome, Stephen King, 06/24/2013, ©CBS Under the Dome, Stephen King, 06/24/2013, ©CBS Under the Dome, Stephen King, 06/24/2013, ©CBS Good Morning America, George Stephanopoulos (L), Stephen King (R), 'Season', ©ABC PET SEMATARY, Stephen King, 1989, (c)Paramount The View, Barbara Walters (L), Stephen King (C), Sherri Shepherd (R), 'Season 17', ©ABC Under the Dome, Stephen King, 06/24/2013, ©CBS PET SEMATARY, Miko Hughes, 1989. Good Morning America, George Stephanopoulos (L), Stephen King (R), 'Season', ©ABC

      Filmography

      Movies

      Credit
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Salem's Lot Executive Producer - 2023
      62% 78% It: Chapter Two Shopkeeper (Character) $211.6M 2019
      No Score Yet No Score Yet 101 Seconds Unknown (Character) - 2018
      No Score Yet No Score Yet I Am the Doorway Writer - 2018
      15% 44% The Dark Tower Producer $50.7M 2017
      11% 17% Cell Screenwriter - 2016
      32% 20% A Good Marriage Screenwriter - 2014
      58% 69% Stuck in Love Stephen King (Voice) $79.0K 2012
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Dead On: The Life and Cinema of George A. Romero Unknown (Character) - 2008
      No Score Yet 33% Stephen King's Desperation Writer,
      Executive Producer
      - 2006
      23% 34% Riding the Bullet Writer,
      Executive Producer
      $101.1K 2004
      45% 65% Secret Window Writer $47.8M 2004
      17% 50% The Diary of Ellen Rimbauer Executive Producer - 2003
      28% 35% Dreamcatcher Writer $33.7M 2003
      No Score Yet 68% Rose Red Writer,
      Executive Producer
      - 2002
      No Score Yet No Score Yet My Bounty Hunter Special Agent Freeze (Character) - 2001
      49% 64% Hearts in Atlantis Writer $24.2M 2001
      79% 94% The Green Mile Writer $136.8M 1999
      54% 56% Apt Pupil Writer $8.8M 1998
      19% 31% Stephen King's Thinner Dr. Bangor (Character) $15.3M 1996
      85% 82% Dolores Claiborne Writer $22.8M 1995
      62% 41% The Dark Half Writer $9.0M 1993
      29% 31% Sleepwalkers Cemetery Caretaker (Character),
      Writer
      $28.1M 1992
      68% 64% It Writer - 1990
      46% 45% Tales From the Darkside: The Movie Writer $15.4M 1990
      55% 60% Pet Sematary Screenwriter - 1989
      14% 50% Maximum Overdrive Director,
      Screenwriter
      $6.0M 1986
      92% 94% Stand by Me Writer $46.7M 1986
      69% 53% Cat's Eye Screenwriter - 1985
      39% 40% Children of the Corn Writer - 1984
      59% 45% Cujo Writer - 1983
      89% 77% The Dead Zone Writer - 1983
      66% 69% Creepshow Jordy Verrill (segment "The Lonesome Death of Jordy Verrill") (Character),
      Screenwriter
      - 1982
      83% 93% The Shining Writer - 1980
      93% 77% Carrie Writer - 1976

      TV

      Credit
      60% 80% Chapelwaite Creator 2021
      No Score Yet 47% The Late Show With Stephen Colbert Guest 2015 2018-2021
      No Score Yet 9% The View Guest 2013-2014 2021
      53% 48% Lisey's Story Creator,
      Executive Producer,
      Writer
      2021
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Duncanville Himself (Guest Voice) 2021
      No Score Yet 28% The Drew Barrymore Show Guest 2021
      88% 79% Castle Rock Executive Producer 2018-2019
      91% 75% Mr. Mercedes Writer 2018-2019
      60% 46% The Mist Writer 2017
      83% 88% 11.22.63 Executive Producer 2016
      68% 45% Under the Dome Unknown (Guest Star),
      Executive Producer,
      Director,
      Writer
      2013-2015
      No Score Yet 61% Late Night With Seth Meyers Guest 2014
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Finding Your Roots Guest 2014
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Colbert Report Guest 2013
      87% 90% Sons of Anarchy Unknown (Guest Star) 2010
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Daily Show Guest 2004
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Kingdom Hospital Executive Producer,
      Writer
      2004
      42% 58% Stephen King's Rose Red Executive Producer,
      Writer
      2002
      95% 94% Frasier Brian (Guest Voice) 2000
      85% 77% The Simpsons Himself (Guest Voice) 2000
      83% 86% Stephen King's Storm of the Century Executive Producer,
      Writer
      1999
      74% 85% The X-Files Writer 1998
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Outer Limits Writer 1997
      No Score Yet 61% Stephen King's The Shining Executive Producer 1997
      70% 70% Stephen King's The Stand Executive Producer,
      Writer
      1994