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Roger William Corman is an American film producer, director and actor. He has mostly worked on low-budget films. Some of Corman's work has an established critical reputation, such as his cycle of films derived from the tales of Edgar Allan Poe, and he has won an Honorary Academy Award for his body of work. Corman is also an occasional actor, taking minor roles in such films as The Silence of the Lambs, The Godfather Part II, Apollo 13 and Philadelphia. A documentary about Roger Corman's life and career entitled Corman's World: Exploits of a Hollywood Rebel premiered at Sundance in 2011. Corman has been a mentor to young film directors including Francis Ford Coppola, Martin Scorsese, Ron Howard, Peter Bogdanovich, Jonathan Demme, James Cameron, Curtis Hanson, John Sayles, and many others. He has also helped launch the careers of actors including Jack Nicholson, Peter Fonda, Dennis Hopper, Talia Shire and Robert De Niro.
April 5, 1926, Detroit, Michigan, USA
1961 The Pit and the PendulumDirector and Producer 1964 The Masque of the Red DeathProducer and Director 1974 The Godfather Part IISenator #2 1978 PiranhaExecutive Producer 1981 The HowlingMan in Phone Booth 1986 HouseExecutive Producer 1989 WarlockProducer 1993 PhiladelphiaMr. Laird 1994 Dinosaur IslandExecutive Producer 1995 Apollo 13Congressman 2000 Scream 3Studio Executive 2003 Looney Tunes: Back in ActionHollywood Director 2004 The Manchurian CandidateMr. Secretary 2008 Death RaceProducer 2008 Rachel Getting MarriedWedding GuestLimited to the 15 most popular items