10 Ways B-Movie Master Roger Corman Changed Filmmaking

Roger Corman is one of those legendary filmmakers who propelled the indie movement back when indie didn’t mean “studio funded hipster movie”. A new documentary “Corman’s World: Exploits of a Hollywood Rebel” looks at the life of Roger Corman who’s still actively making films at the age of 85.

10.) He brought some of the world’s biggest actors to the screen.

Jack Nicholson, Robert DeNiro, Dennis Hopper — why did so many of Corman’s stars go on to become Hollywood legends? “Because he had the ability to find actors that gave it their all, no matter what the material was,” Stapleton says. “He hired people whose attitude was, ‘If I’m going to be in a women-in-prison movie, I’m going to make it the best damn women-in-prison movie that has ever seen the light of day.”

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