Roger Corman

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Real Name: Roger William Corman
Birth Place: Detroit, Michigan, USA
Birth Date: April 05, 1926
Occupation: Actor

Roger Corman Biography

Roger William Corman was born April 5, 1926 in Detroit, Michigan. Initially following in his father's footsteps, Corman studied engineering at Stanford, but, while in school, he began to lose interest in the profession, and developed a growing interest in filmmaking. Upon graduation, he worked a total of three days as an engineer (at U.S. Electrical Motors), which cemented his growing realization that engineering wasn't for him. He quit and took a job as a messenger for 20th-Century Fox, eventually rising to the position of story analyst.After a term spent studying modern English literature at Oxford and a year spent bopping around Europe, Corman returned to the U.S. intent on becoming a screenwriter/producer. He sold his first script in 1953, "The House in the Sea," which was eventually filmed and released as Highway Dragnet (1954).Horrified by the distance between his vision for the film and the final product, Corman took his pay from the picture, scraped together a little capital, and set himself up as a producer, turning out Monster from the Ocean Floor (1954). Corman used his next picture, the original version of The Fast and the Furious (1955), to finagle a multi-picture deal with a fledgling company called American Releasing. It would soon change its name to American International Pictures (AIP), and, with Corman as its major talent behind the camera, become one of the most successful independent studios in cinema history.With no formal training, Corman first took to the director's chair with Five Guns West (1955), and, over the next 15 years, he directed 53 films, mostly for AIP. Corman proved himself a master of quick, cheap productions, turning out several movies as director and/or producer in each of those years--nine movies in 1957, then again in 1958. His personal speed record was set with the original version of The Little Shop of Horrors (1960), which he shot in two days and a night.In the early 1960s, he began to take on more ambitious projects, gaining a great deal of critical praise (and commercial success) from a series of adaptations of Edgar Allan Poe stories, most of them starring Vincent Price. His film The Intruder (1962) was a serious look at racial integration in the South, starring a very young William Shatner. Critically praised, and winning a prize at the Venice Film Festival, the movie became Corman's first commercial flop. Corman called its failure "the greatest disappointment in my career." As a consequence of the experience, Corman opted to avoid such direct "message" films in the future, and resolved to express his social and political concerns beneath the surface of overt entertainments.Those messages became more radical as the '60s wound to a close, and, after AIP began re-editing his films without his knowledge or consent, he left the company, retiring from directing to concentrate on production and distribution through his own newly-formed company New World Pictures. In addition to low-budget exploitation flicks, New World dealt in distinguished art cinema from around the world, becoming the American distributor for the films of Ingmar Bergman, Akira Kurosawa, Federico Fellini, François Truffaut, and others. Selling off New World in the '80s, Corman has continued his work through various companies in the years since--Concorde Pictures, New Horizons, Millenium Pictures, New Concorde. In 1990, after the publication of his biography ("How I Made A Hundred Movies in Hollywood And Never Lost A Dime," one of the all-time great books on filmmaking), he returned to directing, but only for a single film, Frankenstein Unbound (1990)With hundreds of movies to his credit, Corman is one of the most prolific producers the film medium has ever produced, and one of the most successful--in his nearly-six-decades in the business, only about a dozen of his films have failed to turn a profit. Corman has been dubbed "The King of the Cult Film" and "The Pope of Pop Cinema," and his filmography is packed with hundreds of remarkably entertaining films, dozens of genuine cult classics. Corman has displayed an unrivaled eye for talent over the years--it could almost be said that it would be easier to name the top directors, actors, writers, creators in Hollywood who didn't get their start with Corman than those who did. Among those he mentored are Francis Ford Coppola, Martin Scorsese, Jack Nicholson, James Cameron, Robert De Niro, Peter Bogdanovich, Joe Dante and Sandra Bullock. His influence on modern American cinema is almost incalculable. In 2009, he was honored with an Academy Award for Lifetime Achievement.

Roger Corman Movies / TV-Shows

Death Race 2050 (2017)
Sharktopus vs. Whalewolf (2015)
Doomed: The Untold Story of Roger Corman's the Fantastic Four (2015)
Operation Rogue (2014)
Sharktopus vs. Pteracuda (2014)
Fist of the Dragon (2014)
That Guy Dick Miller (2014)
Death Race: Inferno (2013)
Extraordinary Tales (2013)
Piranhaconda (2012)
Stealing Las Vegas (2012)
Blue Residents (2012)
Road Raiders (2011)
Corman's World: Exploits of a Hollywood Rebel (2011)
Camel Spiders (2011)
Dinocroc vs. Supergator (2010)
Sharktopus (2010)
Dinoshark (2010)
Death Race 2 (2010)
With Great Power: The Stan Lee Story (2010)
Machete Maidens Unleashed! (2010)
The 82nd Annual Academy Awards (2010)
A History of Horror with Mark Gatiss (2010)
Conan (2010)
Nightmares in Red, White and Blue: The Evolution of the American Horror Film (2009)
Popatopolis (2009)
Death Race (2008)
Rachel Getting Married (2008)
Cyclops (2008)
Supergator (2007)
Cry of the Winged Serpent (2007)
Mr. Warmth: The Don Rickles Project (2007)
Scorpius Gigantus (2006)
The Hunt for Eagle One (2006)
The Hunt for Eagle One: Crash Point (2006)
Comedy Central Roast of William Shatner (2006)
Bloodfist 2050 (2005)
Asphalt Wars (2005)
Bullets Over Hollywood (2005)
The Manchurian Candidate (2004)
Dinocroc (2004)
Looney Tunes: Back in Action (2003)
Easy Riders, Raging Bulls: How the Sex, Drugs and Rock 'N' Roll Generation Saved Hollywood (2003)
A Decade Under the Influence (2003)
Firefight (2003)
Sting of the Black Scorpion (2002)
Shakedown (2002)
Slaughter Studios (2002)
Wolfhound (2002)
The Arena (2001)
Raptor (2001)
Avalanche Alley (2001)
A Galaxy Far, Far Away (2001)
Schlock! The Secret History of American Movies (2001)
Black Scorpion (2001)
Hard As Nails (2001)
The Doorway (2000)
Scream 3 (2000)
Vaikea tappaa (2000)
Nightfall (2000)
A Girl, Three Guys, and a Gun (2000)
Dangerous Curves (2000)
Valkoinen poni (1999)
Desert Thunder (1999)
Prophet (1999)
A Very Unlucky Leprechaun (1998)
Watchers 4 (1998)
Shepherd (1998)
Club Vampire (1998)
Black Thunder (1998)
Termination Man (1998)
E! Mysteries & Scandals (1998)
Some Nudity Required (1998)
Spacejacked (1997)
Time Under Fire (1997)
Criminal Affairs (1997)
Inferno (1997)
The Second Civil War (1997)
Macon County Jail (1997)
The Haunted Sea (1997)
Born Bad (1997)
The Sea Wolf (1997)
Don't Sleep Alone (1997)
Falling Fire (1997)
The Practice (1997)
Death Game (1997)
Future Fear (1997)
Black Scorpion II: Aftershock (1996)
Carnosaur 3: Primal Species (1996)
Ladykiller (1996)
Vampirella (1996)
Subliminal Seduction (1996)
Circuit Breaker (1996)
Last Exit to Earth (1996)
Starquest II (1996)
House of the Damned (1996)
Black Rose of Harlem (1996)
Detonator (1996)
Not Like Us (1995)
Bloodfist VI: Ground Zero (1995)
Attack of the 60 Foot Centerfolds (1995)
Apollo 13 (1995)
Carnosaur 2 (1995)
Bloodfist VII: Manhunt (1995)
Droid Gunner (1995)
Body Chemistry 4: Full Exposure (1995)
Piranha (1995)
Black Scorpion (1995)
The Wasp Woman (1995)
Burial of the Rats (1995)
Virtual Seduction (1995)
Sawbones (1995)
Hellfire (1995)
Dinosaur Island (1994)
Demon Keeper (1994)
Watchers III (1994)
The Fantastic Four (1994)
One Man Army (1994)
Bloodfist V: Human Target (1994)
Reflections on a Crime (1994)
Point of Seduction: Body Chemistry III (1994)
Cheyenne Warrior (1994)
The Unborn II (1994)
In the Heat of Passion II: Unfaithful (1994)
Movie Magic (1994)
New Crime City (1994)
No Dessert, Dad, Till You Mow the Lawn (1994)
Angel of Destruction (1994)
Philadelphia (1993)
Carnosaur (1993)
Little Miss Millions (1993)
The Skateboard Kid (1993)
Fire on the Amazon (1993)
To Sleep with a Vampire (1993)
Body Bags (1993)
Stepmonster (1993)
Angelfist (1993)
Eight Hundred Leagues Down the Amazon (1993)
Dracula Rising (1993)
The Liars' Club (1993)
Firehawk (1993)
Munchie (1992)
Blackbelt (1992)
Bloodfist IV: Die Trying (1992)
Bloodfist III: Forced to Fight (1992)
The Berlin Conspiracy (1992)
In the Heat of Passion (1992)
Final Embrace (1992)
Dance with Death (1992)
Crisis in the Kremlin (1992)
Deathstalker IV: Match of Titans (1991)
The Silence of the Lambs (1991)
Dead Space (1991)
Future Kick (1991)
The Terror Within II (1991)
Curse of the Crystal Eye (1991)
The Unborn (1991)
Dune Warriors (1991)
Immortal Sins (1991)
Body Chemistry II: The Voice of a Stranger (1991)
The Haunting of Morella (1990)
Roger Corman's Frankenstein Unbound (1990)
Barbarian Queen II: The Empress Strikes Back (1990)
Bloodfist II (1990)
Streets (1990)
Watchers II (1990)
Slumber Party Massacre III (1990)
Sorority House Massacre II (1990)
Beverly Hills, 90210 (1990)
Bloodfist (1989)
The Terror Within (1989)
Transylvania Twist (1989)
Wizards of the Lost Kingdom II (1989)
Last Stand at Lang Mei (1989)
Stripped to Kill 2: Live Girls (1989)
Time Trackers (1989)
Back to Back (1989)
Emmanuelle 6 (1988)
Not of This Earth (1988)
The Drifter (1988)
The Lawless Land (1988)
Watchers (1988)
Deathstalker and the Warriors from Hell (1988)
Apprentice to Murder (1988)
Crime Zone (1988)
Beach Balls (1988)
Saigon Commandos (1988)
Eye of the Eagle (1987)
Stripped to Kill (1987)
Summer Camp Nightmare (1987)
Slumber Party Massacre II (1987)
Deathstalker II (1987)
Munchies (1987)
Biography (1987)
Sweet Revenge (1987)
Amazons (1986)
Sorority House Massacre (1986)
Chopping Mall (1986)
Little Shop of Horrors (1986)
The Devastator (1986)
School Spirit (1985)
Wizards of the Lost Kingdom (1985)
House (1985)
Barbarian Queen (1985)
American Masters (1985)
Swing Shift (1984)
The Warrior and the Sorceress (1984)
Space Raiders (1983)
Mountaintop Motel Massacre (1983)
Love Letters (1983)
Deathstalker (1983)
Suburbia (1983)
Android (1982)
Sorceress (1982)
Forbidden World (1982)
The Slumber Party Massacre (1982)
The State of Things (1982)
The Howling (1981)
Galaxy of Terror (1981)
Smokey Bites the Dust (1981)
Battle Beyond the Stars (1980)
Humanoids from the Deep (1980)
Dr. Heckyl and Mr. Hype (1980)
Screamers (1979)
Rock 'n' Roll High School (1979)
Up from the Depths (1979)
CBS News Sunday Morning (1979)
Galaxy Express 999 (1979)
Piranha (1978)
Deathsport (1978)
The Bees (1978)
Avalanche (1978)
The Evil (1978)
Ilsa the Tigress of Siberia (1977)
Grand Theft Auto (1977)
I Never Promised You a Rose Garden (1977)
Thunder and Lightning (1977)
Assault in Paradise (1977)
Jackson County Jail (1976)
Cannonball (1976)
Eat My Dust (1976)
Fighting Mad (1976)
Moving Violation (1976)
Death Race 2000 (1975)
Capone (1975)
TNT Jackson (1974)
The Godfather Part II (1974)
Candy Stripe Nurses (1974)
Caged Heat (1974)
The Arena (1974)
Big Bad Mama (1974)
Dirty Duck (1974)
Cockfighter (1974)
Savage! (1973)
The Cremators (1973)
I Escaped from Devil's Island (1973)
The Twilight People (1972)
Boxcar Bertha (1972)
The Big Bird Cage (1972)
Sweet Kill (1972)
The Woman Hunt (1972)
The Unholy Rollers (1972)
The Big Doll House (1971)
The Velvet Vampire (1971)
Angels Hard as They Come (1971)
The Beast of the Yellow Night (1971)
Women in Cages (1971)
Von Richthofen and Brown (1971)
Lady Frankenstein (1971)
Scream of the Demon Lover (1970)
The Dunwich Horror (1970)
Bloody Mama (1970)
Gas! -Or- It Became Necessary to Destroy the World in Order to Save It. (1970)
Naked Angels (1969)
Pit Stop (1969)
Voyage to the Planet of Prehistoric Women (1968)
Targets (1968)
The Trip (1967)
A Time for Killing (1967)
The St. Valentine's Day Massacre (1967)
Devil's Angels (1967)
The Shooting (1966)
Ride in the Whirlwind (1966)
Queen of Blood (1966)
Blood Bath (1966)
The Navy vs. the Night Monsters (1966)
The Wild Angels (1966)
Voyage to the Prehistoric Planet (1965)
The Tomb of Ligeia (1964)
The Secret Invasion (1964)
The Masque of the Red Death (1964)
The Young Racers (1963)
The Terror (1963)
Dementia 13 (1963)
The Haunted Palace (1963)
The Raven (1963)
X: The Man with the X-Ray Eyes (1963)
Tales of Terror (1962)
Tower of London (1962)
The Intruder (1962)
Premature Burial (1962)
The Broken Land (1962)
Pit and the Pendulum (1961)
Creature from the Haunted Sea (1961)
Battle of Blood Island (1960)
Ski Troop Attack (1960)
House of Usher (1960)
Last Woman on Earth (1960)
The Little Shop of Horrors (1960)
The Wasp Woman (1959)
High School Big Shot (1959)
Attack of the Giant Leeches (1959)
Beast from Haunted Cave (1959)
A Bucket of Blood (1959)
Battle Beyond the Sun (1959)
The Brain Eaters (1958)
She Gods of Shark Reef (1958)
Night of the Blood Beast (1958)
The Cry Baby Killer (1958)
Machine-Gun Kelly (1958)
Teenage Cave Man (1958)
Attack of the Crab Monsters (1957)
The Saga of the Viking Women and Their Voyage to the Waters of the Great Sea Serpent (1957)
The Undead (1957)
Carnival Rock (1957)
Rock All Night (1957)
Not of This Earth (1957)
Swamp Women (1956)
It Conquered the World (1956)
Gunslinger (1956)
The Beast with a Million Eyes (1955)
Day the World Ended (1955)
Five Guns West (1955)
Monster from the Ocean Floor (1954)
The Fast and the Furious (1954)
Highway Dragnet (1954)
The Gunfighter (1950)

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