Frank Darabont (born on January 28, 1959 as Ferenc Darabont) is a Hungarian-American film director, screenwriter and producer who has been nominated for three Academy Awards and a Golden Globe. He has directed the films The Shawshank Redemption, The Green Mile, and The Mist, all based on stories by Stephen King. In 2010 he developed and executive produced the AMC network television series The Walking Dead.