Roger Corman, also called ‘The Pope of Pop Cinema,’ is known for his work in independent films. He started his career with ‘20th Century Fox’ in the mail room and later worked as a reader. However, he did not receive any credit for his work which prompted him to explore independent films. He wrote the script for the crime thriller ‘Highway Dragnet’ (1953) and produced the science fiction film ‘Monster From the Ocean Floor’ (1954) during his early career. He then went on to direct the western movie ‘Five Guns West’ (1955).
Box office hits produced by Corman include ‘The Big Doll House’ (1971), ‘The Big Bird Cage’ (1972), and ‘Cockfighter’ (1974). He was the Executive Producer for the film ‘Stepmonster’ (1993), which was a box office disaster.
He took to acting later in his career and appeared in films like ‘Easy Riders – Raging Bulls’ (2003), ‘Spine Tingler: The William Castle Story’ (2007), and ‘Nightmares in Red, White and Blue’ (2009).