Saturday, January 28, 2012

Happy birthday, Frank Darabont!

I know people, and I bet you do, too, that will say they've never seen a Stephen King movie. Chances are good that they've seen "The Shawshank Redemption" and/or "The Green Mile." The man who made those Oscar-nominated films is celebrating his 53rd birthday today.

Frank Darabont, who got robbed by "Forrest Gump" for best picture in 1994, also directed "The Mist" and the old time theater movie "The Majestic." He was the mastermind behind the first season of "The Walking Dead." Before stepping behind the camera, Darabont was a writer. He wrote the remake of "The Blob," "The Fly II," and one of Freddy Krueger's better films.

That's right, Darabont wrote the screenplay for "A Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors."

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