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Frank Darabont


Three-time Oscar nominee Frank Darabont was born in a refugee camp in 1959 in Montbeliard, France, the son of Hungarian parents who had fled Budapest during the failed 1956 Hungarian revolution. Brought to America as an infant, he settled with his family in Los Angeles and attended Hollywood High School. His first job in movies was as a production... See full bio »

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Nominated for 3 Oscars. Another 12 wins & 21 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

The Green Mile
(1999)
The Walking Dead
(2010-2016)
The Mist
The Mist Writer
(2007)

Filmography

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  The Walking Dead (TV Series) (developed by - 85 episodes, 2010 - 2016) (written by - 3 episodes, 2010 - 2011) (teleplay - 1 episode, 2010) (teleplay by - 1 episode, 2010)
- Episode #7.2 (2016) ... (creator)
- Episode #7.1 (2016) ... (creator)
- Last Day on Earth (2016) ... (creator)
- East (2016) ... (creator)
- Twice as Far (2016) ... (creator)
  Mob City (TV Series) (created by - 6 episodes, 2013) (written by - 3 episodes, 2013)
- Stay Down (2013) ... (creator) / (written by)
- Oxpecker (2013) ... (creator)
- His Banana Majesty (2013) ... (creator)
- Red Light (2013) ... (creator)
- Reason to Kill a Man (2013) ... (creator) / (written by)
 2007 The Mist (screenplay)
 1999 The Green Mile (screenplay)
 1999 The Adventures of Young Indiana Jones: Adventures in the Secret Service (Video) (screenplay - segment "Austria")
 1999 The Adventures of Young Indiana Jones: Oganga, the Giver and Taker of Life (Video) (screenplay - segments "German East Africa", "Congo")
 1998 Black Cat Run (TV Movie) (story) / (teleplay)
 1994 Mary Shelley's Frankenstein (screenplay)
 1994 The Shawshank Redemption (screenplay)
 1994 Nightshift Collection (Video)
 1992-1993 The Young Indiana Jones Chronicles (TV Series) (writer - 5 episodes)
- Palestine, October 1917 (1993) ... (writer)
- Austria, March 1917 (1992) ... (writer)
- Congo, January 1917 (1992) ... (writer)
- German East Africa, December 1916 (1992) ... (writer)
  Tales from the Crypt (TV Series) (teleplay - 1 episode, 1992) (screenplay - 1 episode, 1990)
- Showdown (1992) ... (teleplay)
- The Ventriloquist's Dummy (1990) ... (screenplay)
 1992 Two-Fisted Tales (TV Movie) (segment "Showdown")
 1989 The Fly II (screenplay)
 1988 The Blob (screenplay)
 1983 The Woman in the Room (Short) (writer)
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Personal Details

Other Works:

Interviewed in "Directors Close Up: Interviews with Directors Nominated for Best Film by the Directors Guild of America", ed. by Jeremy Kagan, Scarecrow Press. See more »

Publicity Listings:

3 Interviews | 1 Article | See more »

Alternate Names:

Ardeth Bey | Frank A. Darabont

Height:

6' (1.83 m)
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Personal Quote:

The human race is fundamentally insane. If you put two of us into a room together we're soon gonna start figuring out good reasons to kill one another. See more »

Trivia:

The Shawshank Redemption (1994) is ranked #23 on the American Film Institute's 100 Most Inspiring Movies of All Time. See more »

Trademark:

Often casts actors Jeffrey DeMunn and William Sadler in his movies See more »

Star Sign:

Aquarius

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