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George A. Romero
Birthday: February 4, 1940
Place: New York, New York, USA
Height: 6' 5"
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| American director George A. Romero was making films from the age of 14 — like most teen movie enthusiasts, with an 8 mm camera. Matriculating into the industrial-film business in Pittsburgh, Romero accrued enough capital to make his first feature-length film in 1968, a graphically gruesome zombie picture entitled Night of the Living Dead. Barely making back its cost on its initial release, the movie received some welcome, if adverse, publicity when Reader's Digest devoted an article to it. The magazine was appalled at the scenes of cannibalism and similar horrors, going so far as to insist that a movement be started to have the picture banned. Naturally, this made the movie more popular than ever, much more so than if Reader's Digest had simply ignored it. And the subsequent profits of Night of the Living Dead enabled Romero to finance several more low-budget scare pictures before he broke into the mainstream with Dawn of the Dead in 1978, a semi-comic sequel to his first film. Day of the Dead (1985), the third of the Dead Trilogy, was more elaborate than his earlier productions, but also more disappointing. Still, Romero could point with pride to such films as Creepshow (1980), Martin (1978), and his weekly TV terror anthology Tales From the Darkside (1984-1986), which belied its tiny budget with excellent writing, first-rate actors (Barnard Hughes, Fritz Weaver, Jerry Stiller, Eddie Bracken, et al.) and bone-chilling makeup effects. Although remaining in the realm of B-movies by choice, Romero has exerted considerable influence on an entire school of higher-budget horror directors, notably John Carpenter, Wes Craven, and especially Brian De Palma. Romero is married to actress and long-time collaborator Christine Forrest.
- Education: Carnegie-Mellon Institute (art, theater, design).
- Prior to Night of the Living Dead (1968), he was better known as an industrial film-maker, who created TV commercials, promotional featurettes and industrial training films. One of his assignments was to shoot short films that were used in the TV show "MisteRogers' Neighborhood" .
- Was originally slated to write and direct Resident Evil (2002).
- Was slated to direct a theatrical version of Stephen King's novel "The Stand" (1994) (mini), adapted for the screen by Rospo Pallenberg. The film never materialized. Instead, the novel was adapted into a TV mini-series.
- Frequently casts African Americans as the heroes of his films (although the parts aren't usually written specifically for any particular race), going against the stereotype of the Black character dying early in horror films.
- In 1968, he reinvented the horror genre with his Night of the Living Dead (1968), a cult classic that made its way onto the prestigious National Film Registry of the Library of Congress.
- The 2002 Sight & Sound Greatest Films Poll (2002) listed his Top Ten films as The Brothers Karamazov (1958), Casablanca (1942), Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb (1964), High Noon (1952), King Solomon's Mines (1950), North by Northwest (1959), The Quiet Man (1952), Repulsion (1965), Touch of Evil (1958), and The Tales of Hoffmann (1951).
- Originally set to direct Pet Sematary (1989), but when filming was delayed, he dropped out and Tom Savini was given the opportunity to direct the film but passed. Finally Mary Lambert stepped in.
- Began making movies at the age of 14 with an 8mm camera.
- Is good friends with stuntman-special-effects artist-actor-director Tom Savini. The two have worked together on many films.
- Dawn of the Dead (2004), the remake of his movie Dawn of the Dead (1978), was released before the fourth part of his Zombie-series, Land of the Dead (2005) was even filmed.
- He has two children. A son and a daughter (who will be attending Tisch, NYU in the Fall 2006 to study film-making).
- He resides in Toronto, Canada.
- Was originally set to direct two Stephen King stories that would later turn into TV-features: Salem's Lot (1979) (TV) & "The Stand" (1994) (mini).
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