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Frank Miller

Frank Miller made his feature film directorial debut in 2005 with the adaptation of his graphic novel Sin City, which he co-directed with Robert Rodriguez. The critically acclaimed film was nominated for a Palme d'Or at the 2005 Cannes Film Festival, won the Austin Film Critics Award and garnered a Czech Lion nomination. Miller became a professional comic book artist while in his teens, working on a variety of assignments for major publishers, including Gold Key, DC and Marvel. He first drew attention to his work on two issues of Marvel's Spectacular Spider-Man, in a story that teamed the everpopular arachnid with another popular character Daredevil.

Shortly thereafter, Miller was offered the regular penciling slot on Daredevil's own book. Soon after, Miller took over the writing chores on the title and, during a run of several years, in collaboration with inker Klaus Janson, he created the ninja assassin-for-hire, Elektra. In the early 1980s, Miller attracted further attention as one of the first comic freelancers who braved the field outside the comfortable world of company-owned characters with the creation of Ronin, a futuristic high-tech samurai pop adventure. It was the first of many collaborations with Lynn Varley.

Since then, Miller has added a number of notable projects to his repertoire, including Batman: The Dark Knight Returns, with Janson and Varley; Batman: Year One, illustrated by David Mazzuchelli and colored by Richmond Lewis; Elektra: Assassin, illustrated by Bill Sienkiewicz; Elektra Lives Again, again with Varley; the award-winning Martha Washington miniseries Give Me Liberty, illustrated by Dave Gibbons; and Hard Boiled, illustrated by Geof Darrow.

The Sin City books have garnered numerous awards, including two Harvey awards for Best Graphic Album of Original Work in 1998 and Best Continuing Series in 1996; and six Eisner Awards, including those for Best Writer/Artist, Best Graphic Novel Reprint, Best Cartoonist, Best Cover Artist, Best Limited Series and Best Short Story. Currently, Miller is set to write, direct and produce parts two and three of his feature Sin City.

Note: This profile was written in or before 2007.

Frank Miller Facts

OccupationWriter, Director
BirthdayJanuary 27, 1957 (65)
BirthplaceOlney, Maryland, USA

Selected Filmography

Frank Miller's Sin City: A Dame To Kill For
Just Add Rose
Just Add Dogs
The Heist
Episode 9
The Pink Conspiracy
The Spirit
In Plain Sight
On the Town
Comix: Beyond the Comic Book Pages
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