Frank Darabont

Highest Rated: 93% Saving Private Ryan (1998)
Birthday: Jan 28, 1959
Birthplace: Montbéliard, Doubs, France
A director who has all but put his trademark on the humane prison drama, director, screenwriter, and producer Frank Darabont made his triumphant feature film directorial debut with The Shawshank Redemption (1994). Starring Tim Robbins and Morgan Freeman as two inmates imprisoned for life, the film earned wide acclaim and a number of honors, including Best (Adapted) Screenplay Oscar and Golden Globe nominations for Darabont. Darabont, who spent his early years in Hollywood as a set decorator and production assistant, got his first break as a production aide on the 1981 horror film Hell Night. His work on the film introduced him to filmmaker Chuck Russell, with whom he would write the screenplays for A Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors (1987), the 1988 update of The Blob, and The Fly 2, the 1989 sequel to David Cronenberg's 1986 classic.Darabont made his directorial debut with the 1990 made-for-cable Buried Alive, a thriller starring Tim Matheson and Jennifer Jason Leigh. Following the success of The Shawshank Redemption in 1994, Darabont took a five-year hiatus from directing, making a triumphant return with the 1999 prison drama The Green Mile. Starring Tom Hanks as a kind prison guard and Michael Clarke Duncan in an Oscar-nominated performance as a saintly death row inmate, the film garnered a slew of awards in addition to Duncan's nomination; they included a Directors Guild of America Best Director Award nomination, as well as three more Oscar nominations, including Best Picture and a second Best Adapted Screenplay nomination for Darabont.His next project was the ill-received Jim Carrey drama The Majestic. He attempted to right himself by adapting Stephen King yet again, this time with the horror film The Mist. He began taking on small-screen projects, developing a hit when he was the show runner on The Walking Dead for that program's first two seasons.

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

CREDIT
75% Godzilla Screenwriter $173M 2014
50% Drew: The Man Behind The Poster Actor $3.6K 2013
No Score Yet 100 Porsches And Me Actor 2012
75% Tales From the Script Actor 2010
26% Law Abiding Citizen Screenwriter $73.4M 2009
No Score Yet Fantastic Flesh Actor 2008
72% The Mist Producer Director Screenwriter $25.5M 2007
No Score Yet Hope Springs Eternal: A Look Back at 'The Shawshank Redemption' Actor 2004
86% Collateral Executive Producer $100.1M 2004
62% The Salton Sea Producer $0.7M 2002
42% The Majestic Producer Director 2001
No Score Yet Shawshank: The Redeeming Feature Actor 2001
80% The Green Mile Producer Screenwriter Director 1999
39% John Carpenter's Vampires Buick Man 1998
No Score Yet Black Cat Run Screenwriter Executive Producer 1998
93% Saving Private Ryan Screenwriter 1998
39% Mary Shelley's Frankenstein Screenwriter 1994
91% The Shawshank Redemption Director Screenwriter 1994
No Score Yet Buried Alive Director 1990
27% The Fly II Screenwriter 1989
60% The Blob Screenwriter 1988
74% A Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors Screenwriter 1987
No Score Yet The Woman in the Room (Stephen King's The Woman in the Room) Director 1983

TV

CREDIT
80% The Walking Dead
2010
Screenwriter Creator Director Producer Executive Producer
  • 2019
  • 2018
  • 2017
  • 2016
  • 2015
  • 2014
  • 2013
  • 2012
  • 2011
  • 2010
No Score Yet The Director's Chair
2014-2015
Guest
  • 2015
66% Mob City
2013
Screenwriter Creator Director Producer Executive Producer
  • 2013
No Score Yet Hollywood Treasure
2010-2012
Guest
  • 2011
No Score Yet Last Call With Carson Daly
2007
Guest
  • 2010
  • 2009
66% Entourage
2004-2011
Himself
  • 2009
  • 2008
No Score Yet Raines
2007
Director Executive Producer
  • 2007
89% The Shield
2002-2008
Director
  • 2007
No Score Yet Charlie Rose
2013-2017
Guest
  • 2000

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