- NAME: Roger Corman
- OCCUPATION: Actor, Director, Producer
- BIRTH DATE: April 05, 1926 (Age: 87)
- EDUCATION: Stanford University, Oxford University
- PLACE OF BIRTH: Detroit, Michigan
- Full Name: Roger William Corman
- Nickname: "B-movie King"
- Nickname: "King of the B-Movies"
- AKA: Roger Corman
- ZODIAC SIGN: Aries
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Roger Corman is a film director and producer who helmed B-Movie classics and helped launch the careers of James Cameron, John Sayles, Ron Howard and others.
Roger Corman earned the nickname "King of B-movies" for his output of low-budget films. He created his films quickly and cheaply, with his most notable films being "The Swamp," "The Little Shop of Horrors," and his Edgar Allan Poe Series.
Clint Eastwood starred on the TV western "Rawhide" before transitioning to film as "the Man with No Name" in Sergio Leone's films. Eastwood has won the Academy Award for Best Director twice, for "Unforgiven" and "Million Dollar Baby."
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Although he retired from directing in 1971, Corman worked on several other projects throughout the 1990s and 2000s. In 1990, he directed his last film, Frankenstein Unbound. In 2009 he produced a web series for Netflix and the following year, he produced two films for the Syfy cable television channel.
As a result of his success and fame, in 2009 Corman was awarded an Honorary Academy Award for his body of work. Several of his protégés offered him cameos in their films, including The Silence of the Lambs and The Godfather Part II. A documentary about Corman's life and career, titled Corman's World: Exploits of a Hollywood Rebel, premiered at the Sundance and Cannes film festivals in 2011 and A&E IndieFilms picked up the film's television rights after a well-received screening at Sundance.
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