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 was 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



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 (Story) - 2018
16% 45% The Dark Tower Producer $50.7M 2017
11% 17% Cell Screenwriter - 2016
32% 21% A Good Marriage Screenwriter - 2014
58% 68% Stuck in Love Stephen King (Voice) $79K 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
26% 34% Riding the Bullet Writer (Novel),
Executive Producer
$101.1K 2004
46% 65% Secret Window Writer (Book) $47.8M 2004
28% 35% Dreamcatcher Writer (Novel) $33.7M 2003
17% 50% The Diary of Ellen Rimbauer Executive Producer - 2003
No Score Yet 60% 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 (Novel) $24.2M 2001
78% 94% The Green Mile Writer (Novel) $136.8M 1999
53% 56% Apt Pupil Writer $8.8M 1998
15% 30% Stephen King's Thinner Dr. Bangor (Character) $15.3M 1996
84% 81% Dolores Claiborne Writer (Book) $22.8M 1995
58% 38% The Dark Half Writer (Novel) $9M 1993
33% 31% Sleepwalkers Cemetery Caretaker (Character),
$28.1M 1992
67% 63% It Writer (Novel) - 1990
43% 44% Tales From the Darkside: The Movie Writer (Story) $15.4M 1990
51% 59% Pet Sematary Screenwriter - 1989
15% 50% Maximum Overdrive Director,
$6M 1986
91% 94% Stand by Me Writer $46.7M 1986
67% 50% Cat's Eye Screenwriter - 1985
35% 40% Children of the Corn Writer - 1984
63% 45% Cujo Writer - 1983
89% 76% The Dead Zone Writer (Novel) - 1983
73% 68% Creepshow Jordy Verrill (segment "The Lonesome Death of Jordy Verrill") (Character),
- 1982
84% 93% The Shining Writer (Novel) - 1980
93% 77% Carrie Writer (Novel) - 1976


No Score Yet 21% The Drew Barrymore Show Guest 2021
No Score Yet No Score Yet Good Morning America Guest 2021 2019 2017 2015 2013 2009
No Score Yet 40% The Late Show With Stephen Colbert Guest 2018-2020 2015
88% 79% Castle Rock Executive Producer 2018-2019
91% 73% Mr. Mercedes Writer 2018-2019
No Score Yet No Score Yet Mr. Mercedes Executive Producer 2018-2019
No Score Yet No Score Yet CBS This Morning Guest 2016 2014
No Score Yet No Score Yet 11.22.63 Executive Producer 2016
68% 46% Under the Dome Unknown (Guest Star),
Executive Producer,
No Score Yet No Score Yet Today Unknown (Character),
2013-2014 2011 2008
No Score Yet 37% Late Night With Seth Meyers Guest 2014
No Score Yet No Score Yet The View Guest 2013-2014
No Score Yet No Score Yet Finding Your Roots Guest 2014
No Score Yet No Score Yet Q With Jian Ghomeshi Guest 2013
No Score Yet No Score Yet CBS News Sunday Morning Guest 2013
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Colbert Report Guest 2013
87% 91% Sons of Anarchy Unknown (Guest Star) 2010
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Daily Show With Jon Stewart Guest 2004
No Score Yet No Score Yet Kingdom Hospital Unknown (Guest Star),
Executive Producer,
No Score Yet No Score Yet Stephen King's Rose Red Executive Producer,
93% 95% Frasier Brian (Guest Voice) 2000
85% 76% The Simpsons Himself (Guest Voice) 2000
82% 88% Stephen King's Storm of the Century Executive Producer,
74% 86% The X-Files Writer 1998
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Outer Limits Writer 1997
No Score Yet No Score Yet Stephen King's The Shining Executive Producer 1997
70% 66% Stephen King's The Stand Executive Producer,
No Score Yet No Score Yet Stephen King's The Langoliers Unknown (Character)


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