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Roger Corman

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Roger Corman

American film producer, director and actor add

Category: Movies & TV

Born in 1926.

Countries: United States (73%), United Kingdom (9%), (5%)

Education: undef.

Main connections: Joe Dante, The Trip (1967 film), Vincent Price

Linked to: Beverly Hills High School, Rock 'n' Roll High School, British Film Institute, Museum of Modern Art

 

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Roger Corman was born in 1926 add something


1948

In 1948, he worked briefly at U.S. Electrical Motors on Slauson Avenue in Los Angeles, but his career in engineering lasted only four days; he began work on Monday and quit on Thursday, telling his boss "I've made a terrible mistake add something


1950

Michael Forest - Forest was a rugged-looking addition to Roger Corman's list of leading men during their 1950s heyday, in some of his roles he does for non-union animation dubbing


1951

Pamela Duncan (actress) - Her first role came in 1951, when she appeared in the film "Whistling Hills", but she was best known for her role in "Attack of the Crab Monsters", a 1957 science-fiction release directed by Roger Corman


1953

He returned to Los Angeles, beginning his film career in 1953 as a producer and screenwriter, started directing films in 1955 add something


1954

The IMDB credits Corman with 55 directed films and some 385 produced films from 1954 through 2008, many as un-credited producer or executive producer add something

 

B movie - In 1954, a young filmmaker named Roger Corman received his first screen credits as writer and associate producer of Allied Artists' "Highway Dragnet"


1955

Ronald Sinclair - After that, he resumed work in 1955 Sinclair and began a long and fruitful collaboration with producer-director Roger Corman which led to a busy career in low-budget independent filmmaking


1956

Don Durant - In 1956, Durant starred and did his own stunts in Roger Corman's "She-Gods of Shark Reef", which became a cult classic

 

Tom Graeff - In 1956, Tom was hired as Roger Corman's assistant on "Not of This Earth"


1958

Armondo Linus Acosta - From 1958 through 1963, he shared the distinction of being in the Roger Corman stable of "maverick" up-and-coming young filmmakers

 

Charles Bronson - In 1958, he was cast in his first lead role in Roger Corman's "Machine-Gun Kelly"


1959

Corman's greatest acclaim as a director came with his Edgar Allan Poe cycle released between 1959 and 1964 add something

 

In 1959, Corman founded Filmgroup with his brother Gene, a company producing or releasing low-budget black-and-white films as double features for drive-ins and action houses add something


1960

Other Poe films were made at AIP in the late 1960s and early 1970s directed by other filmmakers with Price in starring roles add something

 

The late 1960s saw Corman and his films give a voice to the counter-culture of the time add something

 

Mark Damon - During the 1960s he was featured in Roger Corman's "House of Usher"

 

Mel Welles - His best-remembered role may be that of hapless flower shop owner Gravis Mushnik in the 1960 low-budget Roger Corman dark comedy, "The Little Shop of Horrors"

 

Vincent Price - In the 1960s, Price had a number of low-budget successes with Roger Corman and American International Pictures including the Edgar Allan Poe adaptations "House of Usher" , "The Pit and the Pendulum" , "Tales of Terror" , "The Comedy of Terrors" , "The Raven" , "The Masque of the Red Death" , and "The Tomb of Ligeia"

 

Peter Lorre - In the early 1960s he worked with Roger Corman on several low-budgeted, tongue-in-cheek, and very popular films.


1962

William Shatner - In 1962, he starred in Roger Corman's movie "The Intruder"

 

Joyce Jameson - In 1962, she starred alongside Vincent Price and Peter Lorre in the Roger Corman horror film "Tales of Terror" as Annabel Herringbone

 

Basil Rathbone - Rathbone appeared with Price in the final segment of Roger Corman's 1962 anthology film "Tales of Terror", a loose dramatisation of Poe's "The Facts in the Case of M. Valdemar

 

Barbara Steele - Steele starred in a string of horror films, including "The Horrible Dr. Hichcock" , "The Ghost" directed by Riccardo Freda, and Roger Corman's 1961 adaptation of Edgar Allan Poe's short story "The Pit and the Pendulum", among others

 

Richard III of England - The film was later remade by Roger Corman in 1962, starring Vincent Price as Richard


1963

Debra Paget - Her final feature film was "The Haunted Palace", a 1963 horror movie directed by Roger Corman for American International Pictures

 

William Campbell (film actor) - In 1963, Campbell began a brief association with Roger Corman, starring in the director's "The Young Racers" that year


1964

In 1964, Corman was the youngest producer/director to be given a retrospective at the Cinémathèque Française, as well as retrospectives at the British Film Institute and the Museum of Modern Art add something

 

Jane Asher - Asher appeared in Roger Corman's "The Masque of the Red Death" , "Alfie", opposite Michael Caine in 1966, and in Jerzy Skolimowski's "Deep End"

 

Edd Byrnes - He was featured as one of the convict commandos in 1964 in Roger Corman's "The Secret Invasion"


1966

In 1966, Corman made the first biker movie with "The Wild Angels" add something

 

It starred Peter Fonda and Nancy Sinatra and opened the 1966 Venice Film Festival add something

 

Hells Angels - At other times, such as in the 1966 Roger Corman film "The Wild Angels" where they are depicted as violent and nihilistic, they are portrayed as a violent criminal gang and a scourge on society


1967

In 1967, "The Trip", written by Jack Nicholson and starring Peter Fonda, began the psychedelic film craze of the late 1960s and was the American entry at Cannes that year add something

 

Tim Lucas - Lucas' screenplay "The Man with Kaleidoscope Eyes" , a comedy about the filming of Roger Corman's 1967 film "The Trip" is currently optioned by Metaluna Productions for director Joe Dante

 

Playhouse 90 - "Seven Against the Wall" was scripted by Howard Browne, who later reworked his teleplay into the screenplay for Roger Corman's 1967 movie, "The St. Valentine's Day Massacre"

 

The Trip (1967 film) - "'The Trip"' is a counterculture-era cult film released by American International Pictures, directed by Roger Corman, written by Jack Nicholson, and shot on location in and around Los Angeles, including on top of Kirkwood in Laurel Canyon, Hollywood Hills, and near Big Sur, California in 1967


1970

In 1970, Corman founded New World Pictures which became a small independently-owned production/distribution studio, making many cult films such as "Women in Cages" , "Death Race 2000" , "Rock 'n' Roll High School" , "Galaxy of Terror" , "Children of the Corn" , and the Joe Dante film "Piranha" add something

 

Richard Bach - During the summer of 1970 Bach, and his friend Chris Cagle, travelled to Ireland where they participated in flying sequences supporting Roger Corman's film Von Richthofen and Brown.

 

New World Pictures - In 1970, the company was founded as "'New World Pictures, Ltd."', by B-movie director Roger Corman with his brother Gene, after leaving American International Pictures

 

Robert Walden - Walden's career began in 1970, in "Bloody Mama" for Roger Corman

 

Bloody Mama - "'Bloody Mama"' is a 1970 American low-budget drama film directed by Roger Corman and starring Shelley Winters in the title role


1972

Thom Mount - After "start up" jobs working for Roger Corman, Jane Fonda and Daniel Selznick, Mount started as an assistant at Universal Pictures in late 1972

 

Martin Scorsese - In 1972 Scorsese made the Depression-era exploiter Boxcar Bertha for B-movie producer Roger Corman, who had helped directors such as Francis Ford Coppola, James Cameron, and John Sayles launch their careers.


1978

Corman was the subject of the 1978 documentary "Roger Corman: Hollywood's Wild Angel", produced and directed by Christian Blackwood add something

 

Joe Dante - His first full feature film, Roger Corman produced quickee "Piranha", was released in 1978


1979

Grace Zabriskie - After making her major film debut in 1979's "Norma Rae", Zabriskie went on to appear in dozens of other works, including the 1981 Roger Corman horror film "Galaxy of Terror", 1981 miniseries adaptation of John Steinbeck's "East of Eden", as the nanny in 1980's "The Private Eyes", as Debra Winger's mother in "An Officer and a Gentleman"; as Paul Le Mat's mother in 1984's "The Burning Bed" starring Farrah Fawcett; in 1989's "Drugstore Cowboy"; as the ill-fated orphanage owner Grace Poole in "Child's Pl

 

Ramones - After the band's movie debut in Roger Corman's "Rock 'n' Roll High School" , renowned producer Phil Spector became interested in the Ramones and produced their 1980 album "End of the Century"


1980

David DeCoteau - He got his start through Roger Corman, who hired him in 1980 as a production assistant at New World Pictures


1981

Robert Englund - " He acted out Ranger in "Galaxy of Terror," produced by Roger Corman, which was released in 1981


1983

Corman eventually sold New World to an investment group in 1983 and later formed Concorde Pictures and New Horizons add something


1985

Spider-Man in film - In 1985, after a brief option on "Spider-Man" by Roger Corman expired, Marvel Comics optioned the property to Cannon Films


1990

Jennifer Runyon - In 1990 she played a supporting role in the World War II parody "A Man Called Sarge", produced by the brother of Roger Corman, Gene Corman, father of her husband Todd Corman

 

Michael Hutchence - In 1990, Hutchence portrayed nineteenth-century Romantic poet, Percy Shelley, in Roger Corman's film version of "Frankenstein Unbound" based on a science fiction time travel story of the same name written by Brian Aldiss

 

Kevin Williamson (screenwriter) - Though he landed a part on the soap opera "Another World" in 1990, he moved to Los Angeles the following year where he had small parts in "In Living Color", a Roger Corman film, "Hard Run", and in music videos


 

In 1998, he won the first Producer's award ever given by the Cannes Film Festival add something

 

Mel Welles - In 1998, Welles took to the stage in a community theater production of Little Shop of Horrors as Mushnik, the role he created in the original Roger Corman film


2000

These titles include "Rock 'n' Roll High School", "Death Race 2000", "Galaxy of Terror", "Forbidden World" and "Piranha", with additional titles continuing to be released add something

 

Paul Chihara - His first film score was for Roger Corman's "Death Race 2000" , and came at a point that he decided to leave academia to pursue a living as a composer

 

Ib Melchior - Melchior's short story "The Racer" was adapted as Paul Bartel's cult film favorite, "Death Race 2000" , starring David Carradine and Sylvester Stallone and produced by Roger Corman


2006

Also in 2006, his film "Fall of the House of Usher" was among the twenty-five movies selected for the National Film Registry, a compilation of significant films being preserved by the Library of Congress add something

 

In 2006, Corman received the David O. Selznick award from the Producers Guild of America add something


2008

"The Silence of the Lambs", "Apollo 13", and as recently as Demme's 2008 film "Rachel Getting Married" add something


2009

In 2009, Corman produced and directed alongside director Joe Dante the web series "Splatter" for Netflix add something


2010

In 2010, Corman was inducted into the Beverly Hills High School Hall of Fame add something

 

In 2010, The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences awarded Corman with an Academy Honorary award at the inaugural Governors awards, on November 14, 2009 add something

 

In 2010, writer and actor Mark Gatiss interviewed Corman for his BBC documentary series "A History of Horror", of which the second half of the second episode focuses on Corman add something

 

"Dinoshark" premiered on March 13, 2010 add something

 

"Sharktopus", a Syfy production, premiered in September 2010 add something


2011

A documentary about Corman's life and career entitled "Corman's World: Exploits of a Hollywood Rebel" premiered at Sundance and Cannes Film Festivals in 2011, directed by Alex Stapleton add something

 

Portions of the film reappeared in 2011's "Corman's World" add something


 

In 2012, Corman was honored with the Filmmaker on the Edge award at the Provincetown International Film Festival add something


2017

Corman produced the 2017 film "Death Race 2050", a sequel to the 1975 film "Death Race 2000" add something


2018

On April 3, 2018, a lawsuit by Corman's sons, Roger Martin Corman and Brian Corman, was filed against Corman to prevent the trade of his film collection add something