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About George A. Romero
Nicknamed “Father of the Zombie Film”, George Andrew Romero made a name for himself for his zombie horror films. The American-Canadian filmmaker became famous through his “Night of the Living Dead” film series which he started releasing in 1968 and contains the cult classic titles “Day of the Dead” and “Dawn of the Dead”. He also worked in other films outside of the series such as “Knightriders” and “Bruiser”.
His parents were Anne Dvorsky and commercial artist George Romero. He grew up in the Bronx. He was married and divorced twice before meeting his third wife, Suzanne Desrocher, whom he married in 2011. He had two children with his second wife Christine Forrest and a son with his first wife, Nancy.
He won the Scream Awards’ “Mastermind Award” in 2009.
He died on 16 July 2017 from lung cancer at 77 years old.
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Famous quotes by George A. Romero
As great as Ed is, the wisdom out here is that he can't carry a movie. They'll pay him $3 million to be the second banana in Julia Roberts things. But they won't put up $3 million for an Ed Harris movie.George A. Romero
Ever since 'Lassie' and 'Old Yeller', I won't watch animal movies. Animals in movies always die.George A. Romero
For a Catholic kid in parochial school, the only way to survive the beatings - by classmates, not the nuns - was to be the funny guy.George A. Romero
I really liked the helicopter pilot in 'Dawn of the Dead', when he gets bitten and comes out of the elevator. That guy was amazing. He did this incredible walk that we didn't even know about until we started shooting.George A. Romero
Movies are about escape.George A. Romero
My stories are about humans and how they react, or fail to react, or react stupidly. I'm pointing the finger at us, not at the zombies. I try to respect and sympathize with the zombies as much as possible.George A. Romero
On the other side of that coin, and far outweighing it, is the fact that I've been able to use genre of Fantasy/Horror and express my opinion, talk a little about society, do a little bit of satire and that's been great, man. A lot of people don't have that platform.George A. Romero
People called '28 Days' and '28 Weeks' zombie movies, and they're not! It's some sort of virus they're not dead.George A. Romero
The guy that made me wanna make movies... and this is off the wall-is a guy named Michael Pal, the British director.George A. Romero
When I was old enough to go to movies alone, I got to see 'Frankenstein' and 'Dracula' on the big screen. I just fell in love with them.George A. Romero
George A. Romero's Popularity
George A. Romero was a famous American director and producer, who was born on February 4, 1940. As a person born on this date, George A. Romero is listed in our database as the 26th most popular celebrity for the day (February 4) and the 36th most popular for the year (1940).
People born on February 4 fall under the Zodiac sign of Aquarius, the Water Bearer. George A. Romero is the 672nd most popular Aquarius.
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