Frank Miller

Artist, Screenwriter, Director
As one of the greatest innovators in the comic book field, particularly for his revisionist take on popular characters, hard-boiled writer and artist Frank Miller was destined to make his presence known in Hollywood ... Read more »
Born: 01/27/1957 in Olney, Maryland, USA

Filmography

Writer (13)

300: Rise of an Empire 2014 (Movie)

(from graphic novel "Xerxes") (Source Material)

Frank Miller's Sin City: A Dame to Kill For 2014 (Movie)

(based on characters from comic book: "Sin City") (Source Material)

The Spirit 2008 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

300 2007 (Movie)

(from graphic novel: "300") (Source Material)

Sin City 2005 (Movie)

(from graphic novel "Sin City") (Source Material)

Sin City 2005 (Movie)

(adaptation) (Screenplay)

Big Guy and Rusty the Boy Robot 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Characters as Source Material

Robocop 2 1990 (Movie)

(From Story)

Robocop 2 1990 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Harlem Rides the Range (Movie)

(Screenwriter)

Inquest (Movie)

(Screenwriter)

The Love Nest (Movie)

(Screenwriter)
Actor (9)

Comic-Con Episode Four: A Fan's Hope 2012 (Movie)

Himself (Actor)

With Great Power: The Stan Lee Story 2011 (Movie)

Himself (Actor)

Scream 2008 2008 - 2009 (TV Show)

Actor

The Spirit 2008 (Movie)

Liebowitz (Actor)

Scream Awards 2006 2006 - 2007 (TV Show)

Actor

Sin City 2005 (Movie)

Priest (Actor)

Comic Book Superheroes Unmasked 2002 - 2003 (TV Show)

Actor

Comic Book Confidential 1989 (Movie)

(Actor)
Producer (4)

300: Rise of an Empire 2014 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Frank Miller's Sin City: A Dame to Kill For 2014 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

300 2007 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Sin City 2005 (Movie)

(Producer)
Director (3)

The Spirit 2008 (Movie)

(Director)

Sin City 2005 (Movie)

Co-Director (Director)
Art Department (1)

The Spirit 2008 (Movie)

Storyboards Drawn(PIC) (Storyboard Artist)

Biography

As one of the greatest innovators in the comic book field, particularly for his revisionist take on popular characters, hard-boiled writer and artist Frank Miller was destined to make his presence known in Hollywood. After earning acclaim and a large fan base with his revival of Daredevil for Marvel Comics and his own original samurai-themed work Ronin (1983), Miller was propelled to comic book superstardom thanks to his groundbreaking, post-modern take on the Cape Crusader, Batman: The Dark Knight Returns (1986). Soon after, Hollywood beckoned, which led to writing the scripts for "RoboCop 2" (1990) and "RoboCop 3" (1993). But his experience with being rewritten without consideration left Miller a bit jaded about the Hollywood process. He did, however, have comic books to fall back on, and created what became his most personal and subsequently successful series, Sin City (1992). Full of gorgeous black-and-white drawings with only tinges of color - representing the bleak noir world he presented - the comic became Miller's most crowning achievement. Wary of Hollywood encroachment, he eventually consented to an adaptation after filmmaker Robert Rodriguez's insistent lobbying efforts, which resulted in the popular and better-than-expected commercial success of "Sin City" (2005). Miller found himself at the top of the comic book adaptation heap with "300" (2007), a huge box office hit that nonetheless received some moans from critics. Miller received harsh criticism when he went solo as a director for the first time with the underwhelming adaptation of "The Spirit" (2008), which seemed to confirm that his talents were best served when sitting at desk putting ink to paper.

Relationships

Lynn Varley Source Material

Wife
Provided the coloring for Miller's Ronin (1984) and Batman: The Dark Knight Returns (1986) also colored the backgrounds for the "300" (2007) film, produced by Miller divorced in 2005

Milestones

2008

Wrote and directed "The Spirit" from the newspaper comic book supplement of the same name created by Will Eisner

2007

"300" was adapted by director Zack Snyder into a highly successful film; was an executive producer

2005

Co-directed with Robert Rodriguez the film adaptation of his graphic series "Sin City"

1998

Wrote and illustrated, with painted colors by Varley, the graphic novel 300

1993

Scripted the film "RoboCop 3"

1992

First completely solo work, Sin City; wrote and drew the story in black and white to emphasize its film noir origins

1990

Wrote the screenplays for "RoboCop 2"

1986

Developed the groundbreaking four-issue miniseries Batman: The Dark Knight Returns; inked by Klaus Janson and colored by Lynn Varley

1983

During his run on Daredevil, Miller created the ninja mercenary Elektra

1983

Created the DC Comics' six-issue miniseries Ronin; first of many collaborations with his wife Lynn Varley

1980

Was an artist for Marvel comics' Daredevil; also began contributing to the story

1979

First gained attention from a two issue story for Marvel's Peter Parker, the Spectacular Spider-Man

1978

First published work in Gold Key Comics' The Twilight Zone

1978

Freelanced at DC Comics

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