George A. Romero

George A. Romero

Highest Rated: 97% Night of the Living Dead (1968)

Lowest Rated: 13% Day of the Dead (2008)

Birthday: Feb 04, 1940

Birthplace: New York, New York, USA

Dubbed the "Grandfather of Zombies," Pittsburgh-based independent filmmaker George A. Romero was a pivotal figure in the development of the contemporary horror film and the progenitor of the zombie apocalypse subgenre. Beginning with his first feature, "Night of the Living Dead" (1968), Romero not only upped the ante on explicit screen violence and gore, but also offered a satirical critique of American society that reflected the cultural upheavals of the late 1960s and early 1970s. Most importantly, Romero ushered in a fascination with zombies and spawned numerous imitators over the ensuing decades. Though he had a massive hit in terms of box office versus budget, Romero failed to capitalize with his following films until he returned to zombieland with "Dawn of the Dead" (1979), which went on to become one of the most successful independent movies ever made. Taking a brief sojourn into studio filmmaking with "Creepshow" (1982) and series television with "Tales from the Dark Side" (syndicated, 1984-85), Romero rounded out his trilogy with "Day of the Dead" (1985), only to take a seven-year hiatus from filmmaking. Returning in the new millennium, Romero reinvigorated his series with "Land of the Dead" (2005), "Diary of the Dead" (2007) and "Survival of the Dead" (2010), proving to all that even in the face of direct descendants "Shaun of the Dead" (2004) and "Zombieland" (2009), Romero was still the master of the zombie genre. His death from lung cancer on July 16, 2017 at the age of 77 inspired widespread remembrance from peers and fans alike, as well as wry jokes such as one film critic's phrase "If his work has taught us anything, it's that we haven't seen the last of him."

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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet Deadtime Stories: Volume 2 Himself - Host (Character) - 2011
70% 56% The Crazies Executive Producer $39.1M 2010
No Score Yet No Score Yet Deadtime Stories: Volume 1 Himself - Host (Character),
Executive Producer
- 2009
30% 19% Survival of the Dead Director,
Screenwriter
$101.1K 2009
No Score Yet No Score Yet Dead On: The Life and Cinema of George A. Romero Unknown (Character) - 2008
13% 22% Day of the Dead Original Concept - 2008
62% 41% Diary of the Dead Director,
Writer
$952.6K 2007
74% 51% Land of the Dead Director,
Writer
$20.4M 2005
75% 77% Dawn of the Dead Screenwriter $58.9M 2004
67% 74% American Nightmare Himself (Character) - 2000
67% 30% Bruiser Director,
Writer
- 2000
58% 37% The Dark Half Director,
Writer (Screenplay),
Executive Producer
$9M 1993
96% 95% The Silence of the Lambs FBI Agent in Memphis (Character) $130.7M 1991
66% 68% Night of the Living Dead Executive Producer,
Writer,
Screenwriter
$5.4M 1990
43% 44% Tales From the Darkside: The Movie Writer (Screenplay) $15.4M 1990
56% 35% Two Evil Eyes Director,
Writer
- 1990
53% 40% Monkey Shines Director $4.8M 1988
81% 75% Day of the Dead Director - 1985
73% 68% Creepshow Director,
Film Editor
- 1982
77% 61% Knightriders Director,
Writer
- 1981
90% 76% Martin Director,
Writer
- 1978
93% 90% Dawn of the Dead Director - 1978
67% 43% The Crazies Director,
Screenwriter,
Film Editor
- 1973
No Score Yet 24% There's Always Vanilla Director,
Cinematographer,
Film Editor
- 1972
63% 19% Season of the Witch Director,
Writer
- 1972
97% 87% Night of the Living Dead Director,
Writer,
Cinematographer,
Film Editor
$68.7K 1968

TV

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet Reelside Guest 2015
No Score Yet 95% Phineas and Ferb reporter Don Adaded (Guest Star) 2014
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Best of George Guest

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