George A. Romero (I) (1940–2017)


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George A. Romero never set out to become a Hollywood figure; by all indications, though, he was very successful. The director of the groundbreaking "Living Dead" films was born February 4, 1940 ,in New York City to Ann (Dvorsky) and Jorge Romero. His father was born in Spain and raised in Cuba, and his mother was Lithuanian. He grew up in New York... See full bio »

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(2005)
(2007)
(1978)

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  Into the Dark: Exploring the Horror Film (Documentary) (executive producer) (post-production)
 2011 Deadtime Stories: Volume 2 (executive producer)
 2010 The Crazies (executive producer)
 2009 Deadtime Stories: Volume 1 (executive producer)
 2009 Survival of the Dead (executive producer)
 2008 One for the Fire: The Legacy of 'Night of the Living Dead' (Documentary) (executive producer)
 2004 Chill Factor: House Call (Video short) (executive producer)
 1998 Iron City Asskickers (TV Short) (producer)
 1993 The Dark Half (executive producer)
 1990 Night of the Living Dead (executive producer)
 1984-1988 Tales from the Darkside (TV Series) (executive producer - 77 episodes)
- Basher Malone (1988) ... (executive producer)
- Barter (1988) ... (executive producer)
- Hush (1988) ... (executive producer)
- Going Native (1988) ... (executive producer)
- Family Reunion (1988) ... (executive producer)
 1976 Magic at the Roxy (TV Special) (co-executive producer)
  The Winners (TV Series documentary) (executive producer - 1 episode, 1974) (producer - 1 episode, 1973)
- Willie Stargell: What If I Didn't Play Baseball (1974) ... (executive producer)
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Other Works:

In 1999, during the filming of Bruiser (2000), he directed the music video "Scream" for the horror-punk legends, 'The Misfits'. The video was done as a homage to his Dead films, casting 'The Misfits' as zombie versions of themselves who go berserk in a hospital. In return, 'The Misfits' agreed to appear in Bruiser (2000). See more »

Publicity Listings:

3 Biographical Movies | 1 Print Biography | 36 Interviews | 13 Articles | 1 Pictorial | See more »

Official Sites:

Facebook | Official Site

Alternate Names:

Georges A. Romero | George Romero | Romero

Height:

6' 5" (1.96 m)
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Personal Quote:

People say, well, what underlies this film is a satire about consumerism. Underlies?? I mean, God, it's like a pie in your face, it's just way up front. And I thought when I made the film, God, I went a little too far, I mean, this is too obvious. And yet, you know, people dig it, the high kicks, it's always the Rockettes that get the applause. See more »

Trivia:

His favorite of his own films, saying it's closest to the vision he had for it, is Martin (1977). He spent much of the time since his smash directorial debut, Night of the Living Dead (1968), trying to distance himself from the horror genre but has said the satisfying experience of creating "Martin" energized him to make Dawn of the Dead (1978), which would become his greatest financial and ... See more »

Trademark:

Towering height and slender frame See more »

Nickname:

King of the Zombies

Star Sign:

Aquarius

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