Frank Darabont – THE SHAWSHANK REDEMPTION (1994)
A director has to start somewhere and THE SHAWSHANK REDEMPTION was Frank Darabont’s first stop on the train of success. SHAWSHANK received seven Academy Award nominations including Best Adapted Screenplay and Best Lead Actor for Morgan Freeman. Though the film didn’t win any Oscars, it has become one of the most famous films of all time. Darabont hit the jackpot with SHAWSHANK and went on to direct another Stephen King novel, THE GREEN MILE, and now writes the hit TV show The Walking Dead.