Frank Darabont

Frank Darabont

writer, producer, director

Frank Darabont was born on Jan 28, 1959 in France. Frank Darabont's big-screen debut came with A Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors directed by Chuck Russell in 1987. Frank Darabont is known for The Mist directed by Frank Darabont, Thomas Jane stars as David Drayton and Marcia Gay Harden as Mrs. Carmody. Frank Darabont has got 15 awards and 30 nominations so far. The most recent award Frank Darabont achieved is CinEuphoria Awards. The upcoming new movie Frank Darabont plays is Godzilla which will be released on May 16, 2014.

Three-time Oscar nominee Frank Darabont was born in a refugee camp in 1959 in Montbeliard, France, the son of Hungarian parents who had fled Budapest during the failed 1956 Hungarian revolution. Brought to America as an infant, he settled with his family in Los Angeles and attended Hollywood High School. His first job in movies was as a production assistant on the 1981 low-budget film, Une nuit infernale (1981), starring Linda Blair. He spent the next six years working in the art department as a set dresser and in set construction while struggling to establish himself as a writer. His first produced writing credit (shared) was on the 1987 film, Les Griffes du cauchemar (1987), directed by Chuck Russell. Darabont is one of only six filmmakers in history with the unique distinction of having his first two feature films receive nominations for the Best Picture Academy Award: 1994's Les Évadés (1994) (with a total of seven nominations) and 1999's La ligne verte (1999) (four nominations). Darabont himself collected Oscar nominations for Best Adapted Screenplay for each film (both based on works by Stephen King), as well as nominations for both films from the Director's Guild of America, and a nomination from the Writers Guild of America for Les Évadés (1994). He won the Humanitas Prize, the PEN Center USA West Award, and the Scriptor Award for his screenplay of "The Shawshank Redemption". For "The Green Mile", he won the Broadcast Film Critics prize for his screenplay adaptation, and two People's Choice Awards in the Best Dramatic Film and Best Picture categories. The Majestic (2001), starring Jim Carrey, was released in December 2001. He executive-produced the thriller, Collatéral (2004), for DreamWorks, with Michael Mann directing and Tom Cruise starring. Future produced-by projects include "Way of the Rat" at DreamWorks with Chuck Russell adapting and directing the CrossGen comic book series and "Back Roads", a Tawni O'Dell novel, also at DreamWorks, with Todd Field attached to direct. Darabont and his production company, "Darkwoods Productions", have an overall deal with Paramount Pictures.

  • Birthday

    Jan 28, 1959
  • Place of Birth

    Montbéliard, Doubs, France
  • Also known

    Френк Дарабонт, Frank A. Darabont, Ardeth Bey, 프랭크 다라본트

Known For


15 wins & 30 nominations

CinEuphoria Awards
Merit - Honorary Award
Winner - CinEuphoria
20/20 Awards
Best Adapted Screenplay
Winner - Felix
Best Director
Winner - Felix
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