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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 13 wins & 18 nominations. See more awards »

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 2016 The Huntsman (screenplay) (pre-production)
  The Walking Dead (TV Series) (developed by - 53 episodes, 2010 - 2014) (written by - 3 episodes, 2010 - 2011) (teleplay - 2 episodes, 2010)
- Strangers (2014) ... (developed by)
- No Sanctuary (2014) ... (developed by)
- A (2014) ... (developed by)
- Us (2014) ... (developed by)
- The Grove (2014) ... (developed by)
  Mob City (TV Series) (created by - 6 episodes, 2013) (written by - 3 episodes, 2013)
- Stay Down (2013) ... (created by) / (written by)
- Oxpecker (2013) ... (created by)
- His Banana Majesty (2013) ... (created by)
- Red Light (2013) ... (created by)
- Reason to Kill a Man (2013) ... (created by) / (written by)
 2007 The Mist (screenplay)
 1999 The Green Mile (screenplay)
 1998 Black Cat Run (TV Movie) (story) / (teleplay)
 1994 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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Interviewed in "Directors Close Up: Interviews with Directors Nominated for Best Film by the Directors Guild of America", ed. by Jeremy Kagan, Scarecrow Press, 2006.

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:

[on screenwriting and being a screenwriter] Don't get into this business if it's about trying to make a million-dollar sale. We've got plenty of assholes around trying to achieve that goal. There are more dilettantes in the game than real, committed, I'm-gonna-go-down-swinging kinda people. We need more of the latter and less of the former. We need people who care about this as an art form. ... See more »

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Wrote a draft of the screenplay for Collateral (2004). See more »

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

Star Sign:

Aquarius

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