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Name: Frank Darabont  
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Date of Birth: 28th January 1959
Place of Birth: Montbéliard, Doubs, France
Profession: Writer
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Frank Darabont (born on January 28, 1959) is an American film director, screenwriter, and producer.

He was born in a refugee camp in Montbeliard, France. His parents fled Hungary after the 1956 Hungarian Revolution. When he was still an infant, his family moved to the United States, where he lived for the rest of his life.

By the age of 20, Darabont became involved in filmmaking. He made his feature-long directorial debut with Buried Alive (1990), a TV movie. He became famous, however, after writing and directing The Shawshank Redemption (1994) for which he was nominated for an Academy Award for Writing Adapted Screenplay.

After a five-year hiatus, Darabont returned to the screen with the extremely well receieved The Green Mile, a film he directed, scripted, and produced. Like "The Shawshank Redemption," this film is also based on a novel by Stephen King. The film was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Picture and Darabont was nominated for his second Academy Award for Writing Adapted Screenplay.

Frank Darabont is considered one of the most talented writers in Hollywood, and he is known to have doctored the scripts of two Steven Spielberg films (namely Saving Private Ryan and Minority Report).

Notable Films by Darabont

  • Buried Alive (1990) (TV) - director
  • The Shawshank Redemption (1994) - director, screenwriter
  • The Green Mile (1999) - director, screenwriter, producer
  • The Majestic (2001) - director, producer
  • The Salton Sea (2002) - producer

Future Projects

  • Frank Darabont will remake Fahrenheit 451, a film based on the Ray Bradbury novel. Current release date is directed at late 2005.
  • Frank Darabont is planning to follow up his Stephen King legacy with yet another film based on his writings. This time he will adapt The Mist, a story about "a group of people trapped in a supermarket surrounded by a fog filled with hideous monsters."

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