The director of the groundbreaking "Living Dead" films was born February 4, 1940 ,in New York City to Ann (Dvorsky) and Jorge Romero. He was the son of Emma Jane (Whelan; 1863 - 1942) and East End greengrocer William Hitchcock (1862 - 1914). During the 1920s, he briefly considered the possibility of becoming an accountant like his father before finding ... Gore Verbinski, one of American cinema's most inventive directors who was a punk-rock guitarist as a teenager and had to sell his guitar to buy his first camera, is now the director of Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest (2006) which made the industry record for highest opening weekend of ... Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl From an early age, he yearned to be either a film director or an astronaut. Lee came from artistic, education-grounded background; his father was a jazz musician, and his mother, a schoolteacher. While he was still at a very young age, his family moved to ... Director | Carl Reiner was on The Dick Van Dyke Show, which he created and also starred in.... Joseph Frank Keaton was born on October 4, 1895 in Piqua, Kansas, to Joe Keaton and Myra Keaton. BAFTA Awards: 1 Tell us what you think about this feature. BAFTA Nominations: 3 His father, Milton Cronenberg, was a journalist and editor, and his mother, Esther (Sumberg), was a piano player. He decided he wanted to be an actor but then he applied for and was accepted in the Motion Picture Squadron of the Air Force where he ... Blake Edwards' stepfather's father J. Gordon Edwards was a silent screen director, and his stepfather Jack McEdward was a stage director and movie production manager. Roman Polanski was born in Paris in 1933.His parents returned to Poland from France in 1936, three years ... Quentin Jerome Tarantino was born in Knoxville, Tennessee. While film-makers like Spielberg cut their teeth making... Wesley Wales Anderson was born in Houston, Texas. - WesternAwards and Nominations: Oscars: 4 BAFTA Awards: 1 This Is England, A Room for Romeo Brass, Dead Man's Shoes. Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World. He is considered a pioneer of American independent film, as he often financed his own films.Cassavetes was born in New York City in 1929 to Nicholas John Cassavetes (1893-1979) and his wife, Katherine Demetre (1906-1983). BAFTA Nominations: 4 He entered St. Peters Catholic school at the age six, and spent a short time at a Catholic high school. He left school at 14 and started working. While he was still at a very young age, his family moved to ... Shane Meadows was born on December 26, 1972 in Uttoxeter, Staffordshire, England. When he was 18 years old he went to work for John Korty at Korty Films in Mill Valley. - The Godfather: Part IIIAwards and Nominations: Oscars: 5 He studied literature and philosophy at the ... Paul Verhoeven graduated from the University of Leiden, with a degree in math and physics. Golden Globe Nominations: 3. Levinson graduated from high school in 1960, attended college at American University in Washington, DC. Oscar Nominations: 5 Milos Forman was born Jan Tomas Forman in Caslav, Czechoslovakia, to Anna (Svabova), who ran a summer hotel, and Rudolf Forman, a professor. Stanley Kubrick was born in Manhattan, New York City, to Sadie Gertrude (Perveler) and Jacob Leonard Kubrick, a physician. He later ... Ben Wheatley was born in May 1972 in Billericay, Essex, England. Oscar Nominations: 14 His father, Michel, was a popular screenwriter and director and his uncle a producer. 1, Jackie Brown, Kill Bill: Vol.2, The Hateful EightScore = 8. The last decade is where most of them belong. - Drama Classics: Scarface, The Untouchables, Carlito's Way, Blow Out, Mission: Impossible, Carrie, Producer |