George A. Romero

George A. Romero


2/4/1940, New York, New York, USA

Birth Name

George Andrew Romero



Also Known As

George Romero
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George A. Romero is a director, writer, editor, and actor. After dropping out of Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, George began shooting short films and commercials. In the late 1960s, George and his friends formed Image Ten Productions. Paying for the entire production costs out of their own…more


Trivia and Quotes

  • Trivia

    • George has an uncredited cameo in Dawn of the Dead. He appears as "TV Director."

    • George has been married three times. His first wife was actress Kate McNeil. His second wife was costume designer/director Nancy Romero. His third wife is actress Christine Forrest. They have been married since 1981.

    • George is 6'5".

    • George received an 8mm camera when he was 14 years old. He hasn't stopped making movies since.

    • George has an uncredited cameo in Day of the Dead, a movie that he wrote and directed. He played "Zombie with scarf."

    • George has a cameo in The Silence of the Lambs (1991). He played "FBI Agent in Memphis."

  • Quotes

    • George Romero: If I fail, the film industry writes me off as another statistic. If I succeed, they pay me a million bucks to fly out to Hollywood and fart.

    • George Romero: on Night of the Living Dead becoming public domain Our title was Night of the Flesh Eaters. We were just a bunch of young guys who made the movie and stuck it in the trunk of our car and drove it to New York to see if anybody wanted to show it. And we put the copyright right on the title card, so when the distributor changed the title to Night of the Living Dead they just never thought about it. So when the copyright thing came off, it became a public film.

    • George Romero: on zombies in general It's an easily identifiable monster. You say "vampire" you know what to expect. You say "zombie" you know what to expect. You don't have to have a scientist in the story explaining, "Well, here's what's happening..." I think it's just become idiomatic.

    • George Romero: on the public's fascination with zombies I don't think it's anything in particular. Zombies have become... not only because of movies but because of video games like Resident Evil and so forth... it's become sort of the pop culture.

    • George Romero: on Land of the Dead I wrote the first draft of this film right before 9/11. Literally I sent it out to studios three days before 9/11. That's a true story. Everybody then wanted to make friendly little lollipop movies, so I had to stick it on the shelf for a while.

    • George Romero: On the twenty years that passed between zombie movies Well, it hasn't taken me so long. It's taken the world too long to say, "Hey, let's do another one."

    • George A. Romero: On losing the rights to Night of the Living Dead We're still fighting it and there's a chance we'll get it back. A silly thing like that so, my advice to young filmmakers: Get a lawyer!

  • King of Zombie Films

    His Night of the Living Dead film is responsible for popularizing the zombie genre.

    Without him, we probably wouldn't have Walking Dead, Resident Evil, or Dead Rising. Zombie fans owe a lot to this man and is one of the best directors out there.
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    A legend and pioneer in film making. with out this man we wouldn't have one of my favourite genre's in film and video games- survival horror.

    his trilogy of the dead is with out a doubt one of my personal favourites with dawn of the dead at the top of the list.