Roger Corman

Roger Corman

  • Born on
    • April 5th, 1926
Roger William Corman (born April 5, 1926) is an American film director, producer, and actor. He has been called "The Pope of Pop Cinema" and is known as a trailblazer in the world of independent film. Many of Corman's films are based on works that have an already-established critical reputation, such as his cycle of low-budget cult films adapted from the tales of Edgar Allan Poe. In 1964, Corman—admired by members of the French New Wave and Cahiers du Cinéma—became the youngest filmmaker to have a retrospective at the Cinémathèque Française, as well as in the British Film Institute and the Museum of Modern Art. He was the co-founder of New World Pictures, the founder of New Concorde and is a longtime member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. In 2009, he was awarded an Honorary Academy Award "for his rich engendering of films and filmmakers". Corman mentored and gave a start to many young film directors such as Francis Ford Coppola, Ron Howard, Martin Scorsese, Jonathan Demme, Peter Bogdanovich, Joe Dante, John Sayles, and James Cameron, and was highly influential in the New Hollywood filmmaking movement of the 1960s and 1970s. He also helped to launch the careers of actors like Peter Fonda, Jack Nicholson, Dennis Hopper, Bruce Dern, Sylvester Stallone, Diane Ladd, and William Shatner. Corman has occasionally taken minor acting roles in the films of directors who started with him, including The Silence of the Lambs, The Godfather Part II, Apollo 13, The Manchurian Candidate, and Philadelphia. Description above from the Wikipedia article Roger Corman, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.

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Acting (27 Credits)

2013Extraordinary Tales as Prince Prospero (voice) (segment 'The Masque of the Red Death')
2012Attack of the 50 Foot Cheerleader as Dean Hinkle
2010Dinoshark as Dr. Frank Reeves
2010Sharktopus as Beach Bum
2010A History of Horror with Mark Gatiss
2008Rachel Getting Married as Wedding Guest
2004The Manchurian Candidate as Mr. Secretary
2003Looney Tunes: Back in Action as Hollywood Director
2000Scream 3 as Studio Executive
1997The Second Civil War as Sandy Collins
1995Apollo 13 as Congressman
1993Philadelphia as Mr. Laird
1993Body Bags as Dr. Bregman
1991The Silence of the Lambs as FBI Director Hayden Burke
1989Lords of the Deep as Corporate executive (uncredited)
1984Swing Shift as Mr. MacBride
1982The State of Things as The Lawyer
1981The Howling as Man in Phone Booth
1976Cannonball! as District Attorney
1974The Godfather: Part II as Senator #2
1960Ski Troop Attack
1959The Wasp Woman as Hospital Doctor
1958The Cry Baby Killer as Joe - TV Truck Man (uncredited)
1958War of the Satellites as Ground Control (uncredited)
1955Day the World Ended as Nelson - Louise's Fiancée in Framed Photograph (uncredited)
1954Monster from the Ocean Floor as Tommy
1954The Fast and the Furious as Roadblock State Trooper


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