Happy Birthday, Frank Darabont!
Born January 28, 1959
Screenwriter-Director, The Shawshank Redemption (1994)
Frank Darabont grew up mostly in LA from the age of twelve, and before that he bounced back and forth along the coast from San Francisco and back to LA.
“I was living in Chicago until the age of five on the immigrant side of town. I was born in France in a Hungarian Refugee Camp. My folks split Hungary when the Russian tanks rolled in 1956 and I was born three years later.”
It may be easy to leap at the idea of growing up in the shadow of Hollywood as a direct inspiration for a career in films, but Darabont isn’t so sure where the impetus to seek out his fate came from:
“I don’t know particularly. I think are things where you’re born with an ingrained love of something and I think I was born with a love for what I’m doing now—basically telling stories mostly as it applies to film.”
(Read more at http://www.filmsondisc.com/features/darabont/darabont.htm
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