Producer and director Roger Corman has made more than 300 feature films. The “Godfather of Independent Film,” he is best known for his guerrilla filmmaking for pictures such as Little Shop of Horrors and for his internationally acclaimed Edgar Allan Poe adaptations starring Vincent Price. His exploitation style birthed the modern Hollywood blockbuster and influenced filmmakers such as Quentin Tarantino, Robert Rodriguez and Eli Roth.
Roger also discovered a generation of Hollywood talent including Jack Nicholson, James Cameron, Martin Scorsese, Francis Ford Coppola, Sandra Bullock, Will Ferrell, Mila Kunis, Sylvester Stallone, Tommy Lee Jones, Gale Anne Hurd, Ron Howard, Peter Fonda, Bruce Dern, Jonathan Demme, John Sayles, Joe Dante and Peter Bogdanovich.
Roger was one of the first American distributors to bring foreign cinema to the States, distributing the films of Akira Kurosawa, Francois Truffaut, Frederico Fellini, Ingmar Bergman and Werner Herzog through his company New World Pictures.
In 2009, Roger received the Academy Award for Lifetime Achievement.